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For an overview of shotgun models in the Fallout series of games, see shotgun.

The caravan shotgun is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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A shotgun, also called a "scattergun," is a firearm designed to shoot a multitude of lead or steel balls of varying sizes, greatly increasing the weapon's hit potential. This makes it very effective at hunting game. However, the accuracy and power found at close range starts to diminish as the target gets farther away. Shotguns designed for the military's use are often called "combat shotguns."


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This is a double-barreled shotgun that sports barrels mounted in an over-and-under configuration. It features several signs of wear and decay following extensive use in the desert and has been maintained in a makeshift manner. This is especially clear around the buttstock, where the shoulder pad has been secured with flexible, thin metal strips and duct-tape. The cracked fore-end is held to the rusty barrels with zip-ties and scraps of tightly-wrapped leather. Furthermore, they appear to have been sawed-off.

It can be a bit confusing when trying to aim with the iron sights. The target has to be placed behind the screw that is somewhat blocking the Courier's view. There are four horizontal marks on the screw; the target needs to be behind the second mark from the top. Because of that, and its large spread, this makes it very difficult to utilize slugs effectively.


The caravan shotgun can fire a total of about 695 standard shells, the equivalent of 348 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, 3/0 buck, slug & pulse slug695348
Magnum & 3/0 buck Magnum604302



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
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Sturdy caravan shotgun Gametitle-FNV CS50



  • This weapon has a Strength requirement of 3, which is quite low.
  • Since the rear sight is quite obtrusive, it completely blocks the player's view of the front sight, which may make it difficult to aim at longer ranges when aiming down the sights.




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