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The Gobi Campaign scout rifle is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Gobi Campaign sniper rifle expanded

The Gobi Campaign scout rifle is a unique sniper rifle that was used by the United States Armed Forces in the Gobi Desert military campaign in China before the Great War. The scout rifle is coated in a desert camouflage with a black rubber eye-piece on the scope and comes pre-equipped with an extended magazine, a slightly shorter barrel and a maintenance kit stored in the stock.[1] Its condition deteriorates slower than standard sniper rifles.

Like most unique weapons, it cannot be modified with a suppressor or carbon fiber parts.

Compared to a normal sniper rifle, the Gobi Campaign scout rifle does slightly more damage, has a higher DPS, has a lower weapons spread, fires more rapidly, degrades slower and has greatly increased critical hit damage. Its reduced Action Points cost can also be very useful for squeezing an extra shot into a V.A.T.S. sequence. However, the major downsides are that it cannot be suppressed, and weapons to repair it are severely limited without the Jury Rigging perk.


The Gobi Campaign scout rifle can fire a total of about 795 standard rounds, the equivalent of 133 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP, & AP795133



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
Sniper rifle 45
Sniper rifle With all weapon mods attached 45
Christine's CoS silencer rifle Old World Blues (add-on)62
Gobi Campaign scout rifle 48


Sniper's nest - Found in the Very Hard-locked gun case that is next to an ammunition crate with .308 rounds. There is no key to open it if the lock breaks.


The magnification level of the scope is 3.5x for this weapon.



  1. "Maintenance kit" written on the stock of the weapon