I only recently tried out some of the smart weapons for the first time. Among them: Devided We Stand, Prototype Shingen 'digits' and Ashura.try countermass - or used the smart sniper called "Ashura".
It's as good as tech weapon because bullets auto hit the head and arc over cover most of the time on their way to the enemies head. so instead of firing through walls you are just arcing bullets over obstacles with the smart rifle. Also with legendary smart link cyberware from Vik you get bonuses to crit on smart weapons to make dps comparable to tech.
I only recently tried out some of the smart weapons for the first time. Among them: Devided We Stand, Prototype Shingen 'digits' and Ashura.
Installed that Tyger Claw tribal tattoo and boy... Has my weapon loadout changed heavily from my old go-to weapon types.
My current loadout for all playthroughs is currently transitioning to
* Smart Assault Rifle (or iconic when acquired)
* Ashura (legendary version from specs.)
* SPT32 Grad (or Overwatch when acquired)
* Potential for cyberware blades.
And in that order
Holding your breath will make your aim less steady. It is an overused game mechanic. You should gently exhale as you squeeze the trigger.
You can tell most of the cdpr crew has never shot a real gun in their lives lol