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


Hunting rifle expanded

The hunting rifle is a bolt-action rifle. It has an iron sight attached and uses .308 rounds. This weapon's iron sights are lined with luminescent markers. It has a high damage output, but its cycling action limits the speed at which it can put rounds in a target at close range.

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. The hunting rifle 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


  • Hunting rifle stripper clip - A variant that was cut from the game, no model exists and is listed in the game by name only.



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
Hunting rifle 52
Hunting rifle With all weapon mods attached 52
Paciencia Gun Runners' Arsenal55




  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 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 360Xbox 360 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 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The gun will sometimes be held higher than usual in 1st person.[verified]