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For an overview of hunting rifle models, see hunting rifle.

The hunting rifle is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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The hunting rifle is very similar in appearance to the .32 caliber hunting rifle found in the Capital Wasteland, though differs from the .223 Colt Rangemaster seen previously in New California. Compared to its Capital Wasteland counterpart, it has an iron sight attached and is much more powerful per shot, due to the more powerful round used. This weapon's iron sights are lined with luminescent markers. This hunting rifle is less common than its Capital Wasteland counterpart, as is its ammunition.

When fully modified, the hunting rifle is a very stable platform for long-range sniping and overall combat. The increased magazine size of the fully upgraded hunting rifle coupled with the higher damage per shot, faster reload speed, moderate Strength and skill requirement and very high durability make it a viable sniper rifle in its own right. The maximum damage of the weapon stacked with damage perks and Sneak Attack Critical multipliers will kill most enemies in one shot. It also matches the other top-tier 3.5x magnification scopes of other weapons, though with a different appearance when the scope modification is attached. Its significantly high maximum condition also allows it to fire .308 JSP ammunition for a prolonged period. However, the one disadvantage of the hunting rifle is that it cannot be upgraded with any sort of silencer modification.


The hunting rifle can fire a total of about 1,495 standard rounds, the equivalent of 299 reloads, or 150 reloads when modified with extended magazines, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeUnmodifiedW/ Extended mag
Standard, HP, & AP14952991495150


Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Hunting rifle stripper clip - A variant that was cut from the game, no model exists and is listed in the game by name only.
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.



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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  • The hunting rifle looks like it is in poor condition, with the butt plate falling off, and the barrel being taped in place, and part of the bolt receiver held together with wire, but this does not reflect its durability from a statistical standpoint, which is substantially higher than the sniper rifle (300 HP compared to 80).
  • The hunting rifle scope actually has more zoom than the sniper rifle's or the anti-materiel rifle's scopes.
  • Finding modifications for the weapon can be difficult, because not every vendor, including the Gun Runners, has them in stock at certain points in the game.
  • The hunting rifle is the standard issue rifle for the NCR 1st Recon and is frequently carried by Caesar's Legion soldiers.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The ironsights of the hunting rifle (and, to a degree, all non-pistol-grip two-hand rifles) are misaligned with the center of the screen, with shots landing a fair bit to the right of the gun's sights. The scope mod rectifies this.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If the gun is holstered while wearing Chinese stealth armor, zooming in while in first person will show a chunk of metal on the screen.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The gun will sometimes be held higher than usual in 1st person.[verified]




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