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Look, It's literally his best tool that net's 30 AP. If you use it, fine. The thing is, it's not that good when you can just counter/jump/punish.....only good on flat stages and when people are in groups. You can combo it from FWD +  but it doesn't always due to the terrain of some stages, that and Fwd + isn't exactly the easiest move to hit with.
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It depends how you use it. If you sit at the edge of the stage ALL MATCH doing it, even when the enemy is not in the line of fire, then I'd call that spamming. If you get knocked away or something and use the sniper once or twice to get back into the action then fair enough.
why would Radec wanna "get back into the action"? to make it easier for Kratos and Raiden to gain easy meter off of him? Radec is a range character. his whole playstyle revolves around getting out of the mix, staying out of the mix, and gaining meter from a distance. his best meter gaining tool from a distance is his sniper shot. call it spamming if you want, but thats his game.
The sniper is Radec's only real advantage! Other characters have several advantages and really good moves but Radec's sniper is the whole thing that makes his character unique and useful. Drake has a better assault rifle and grenades and melee and moveset all around (even a revolver attack that's similar to the sniper), but only Radec can set up completely across the map and snipe people. He's MADE to sniper spam.
Now if someone tries to sniper spam up close and that's ALL they do, well then the'yre just dumb. Obviously he has to change up his strategy if people come after him, but those that don't and truly spam will suffer anyway.