I am a SAR user, I use this gun because I want a gun that can down in 2~3 shots and can be silenced. The Revolver can't be silenced. Bow can't shoot behind covers at certain angle. You can't shoot extreme right/left plus most of your body pops out of cover. I am not a sniper gamer (not used to sniping), aiming without a scope is the way for me. I could have tried El Diablo but SAR is "cheaper" with its ammo and you don't have to spend parts equipping it. It's for me, so far the only gun that I can compete with a HR sniper, I can down him before he downs me.
With all these said, I have to say it's irritating to play against a team of 4 all using SAR and especially they are level 100-200+. I have to say SAR is the "most versatile gun" in regards to OP weapons. With upgrades, it shoots as well as Burst Rifle at close range (although I can down melee rusher with Burst Rifle WITHOUT upgrades). SAR, I believe anyone with a decent aim can excel with this gun.
However, if there is anyone on your team who do headshot with HR, SAR can't compete with it. A Revolver user who can do 2 headshots consecutively can also kill a SAR user efficiently. I have to say SAR could be the easiest gun to master. But I strongly believe, if you are used to a gun you make the gun OP. Like how so many other threads of "insert weapon name is OP". Last but not least, the last nerf to SAR didn't affect me at all. I wouldn't mind further nerf to this gun if ND decided to nerf it. I wouldn't mind doesn't mean I'm campaigning for it.
Niema-The SAR can be beaten by the HR,BR,Revolver and all purchaseable guns. I have 2 loadouts with the SAR. Never have I thought it nor any gun in TLOU was OP. Sooner or later we have to take responsibility. Stuntdouble may be right not everyone can be a winner at this game and if that's not the case, Step your game up.