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A hunting rifle is a weapon appearing in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Fallout Shelter.


Hunting rifles are weapons designed for use in hunting. After the Great War, their accuracy and power allowed them to be adapted for hunting non-traditional types of game as well.


.223 Colt RangemasterEdit

Fo1 Hunting Rifle
Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The Colt Rangemaster is a powerful semi-automatic rifle chambered for .223 caliber ammunition.[1] The ammunition combined with a 1:10" barrel rifling twist gives it good accuracy at range.[2] Combination of durable metals and wooden furniture make it an exceptionally durable firearm. The rifle can accept an aftermarket Loophole x20 or Triveld x10 scope.[3][4]

Bolt action hunting rifleEdit


A classic bolt-action rifle design dating back to the 20th century. Its rugged design, performance against a variety of game and accuracy made it a staple of American hunting before the Great War. They weren't designed with the intent to survive a nuclear war in mind, however the availability of replacement units makes finding parts easy, though their performance even while damaged and far between repairs is a testament to the quality of this all American design. The accuracy of the weapon means that it is often used in place of dedicated sniper rifles by some groups in the wasteland, such as the New California Republic Army's 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.

While most commonly chambered for the .308 round, some models can be modified to fire .50 caliber, while models in the Capital Wasteland are chambered for .32 caliber rounds.

Varmint rifleEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A lightweight bolt-action rifle chambered in 5.56mm, the varmint rifle is exactly what it says on the tin: A hunting weapon designed for pest control. Although ostensibly designed for non-game varmints (rodents, birds, small canines, and other pests), it performs reasonably well against game animals of all kinds. The rugged design, common ammo, and good performance make it a favorite of hunters on a budget or simply looking to acquire their prey in good condition.

9mm hunting rifleEdit

FOBoSLogoThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

A much better rifle than the home-made variety, the hunting rifle is great for picking off a faraway target that isn't likely to realize it's being shot at.

Hunting rifleEdit

Gametitle-FOXThe following is based on Fallout Extreme and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
Tactics hunting rifle
Gameplay article: Fallout Extreme

A rifle used for hunting wildlife. It was to appear in the game and could be used.

Behind the scenesEdit



  1. Fallout Official Survival Guide p. 115: "Colt Rangemaster/223 Rifle: The basic hunting semiautomatic rifle in the Fallout World. Fires .223 FMJ ammo, with fair range and accuracy."
  2. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-15: "A longer ranged, and more powerful, firearm. The Rangemaster is your basic, solid rifle. It uses the .223 caliber rifle round, a standard for over 110 years. The .223, combined with a 1:10” twist, gives good accuracy at range and solid knockdown capability."
  3. In-game description for the scoped hunting rifle in Fallout 2: "{28700}{}{Scoped Hunting Rifle}"
    "{28701}{}{Nothing's better than seeing that surprised look on your target's face. The Loophole x20 Scope on this hunting rifle makes it easier than ever before. Accurate from first shot to last, no matter what kind of game you're gunning for. Min ST: 5.}"
  4. Buster: "{121}{}{Maybe. Just might have a Triveld x10 rifle scope - would fit just fine on a hunting rifle, if somebody was interested. Let it go cheap -- $500.}"
  5. Fallout demo item description: "{1000}{}{Semi Auto Rifle}. {1001}{}{A Colt Rangemaster semi-automatic rifle, in .223 caliber. Single-shot only.}"
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