Cade Locksley loved to brag and he was certainly known for exaggerating things at times. But one thing he didn’t lie about was his skill at shooting.
He really was the best gunslinger in the world.
Sniping was a different story. He was certainly one of the best, but he’d never competed with the others, since the only two other experts he knew were both extraordinarily eccentric (one being an assassin who’s face he’d never seen before and the other being a cheater who didn’t understand the concept of fair play). Since sniping wasn’t his preferred way of fighting to begin with, he didn’t really care about not having the title as best so long as he was definitely one of the best.
Plus, he still had the undisputed title of best gunslinger.
“Come on, Bluebell, what’s the matter?! Still can’t handle my haki?! If you don’t find a way to strike back, you’ll end up losing to yourself before you even put a scratch on me!”