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The battle rifle is a weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


A gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle chambered for .308 rounds. In terms of operation, it is a relic of 20th century engineering, utilizing an "en bloc" clip system that allows ammunition to be inserted from above, clip included, into the fixed internal magazine. When all eight rounds are expended, the clip is ejected with a very distinct metallic "ping." Despite the archaic loading method, the combination of powerful rounds and semi-automatic fire makes it a viable choice for a post-nuclear combatant.[1]


Battle rifle blown up

Battle rifle expanded

Compared to This Machine, the battle rifle does less damage per shot, has a slower rate of fire and so a lower damage-per-second (DPS) value, does less critical hit damage, has a higher AP cost, has slightly higher spread, has significantly lower durability, has the same weight, and has a much lower caps value.


The battle rifle can fire approximately 1,495 standard rounds, the equivalent of 187 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP, & AP1495187



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Battle rifle Gun Runners' Arsenal48
This Machine 55



Behind the scenes[]

Like its unique variant This Machine, the battle rifle is based on the M1 Garand, though not an exact reproduction.[2]


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  1. Weapon appearance and functionality is modeled off the M1 Garand.
  2. J.E. Sawyer on Formspring