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For an overview of hunting rifle models in all games, see hunting rifle.
For the weapon found in Fallout Shelter, see Ol' Painless (Fallout Shelter).

Ol' Painless is a unique version of the .32 hunting rifle in Fallout 3.


Ol' Painless does slightly more damage per shot, has a faster rate of fire and reloads faster than the regular hunting rifle, and also has a good durability and can be repaired with ordinary hunting rifles. Since it is repaired with hunting rifles, it is easy to maintain due to its commonality. Ol' Painless is one of the few weapons with 0 spread, meaning with a 100 Small Guns skill, non-V.A.T.S. shots go exactly where they are aimed.


Ol' Painless can fire a total of about 556 rounds, the equivalent of 112 reloads, from full condition before breaking, roughly 111 shots less than the regular hunting rifle.



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 ratio
Lever-action rifle Gametitle-FO3 PL40
Backwater rifle Gametitle-FO3 PL45
Lincoln's repeater 50
Hunting rifle 25
Ol' Painless 30


Even though Dave claims he lost his hunting rifle stalking mirelurks, Ol' Painless is located in his safe right next to his chair. Dave's special key is required to open the safe. The key is carried by Dave, one can complete the Election Day unmarked quest to get it, or one can get it through dialogue options and Speech checks if during the quest You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head.[1] Taking the rifle will cost Karma in any event, residents will see it as stealing even if they gave the Lone Wanderer the key.

Related questsEdit


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Even when given permission to raid Dave's safe, it will still be marked "red" as private property. Therefore, if you drop Ol' Painless and move the cross hair over it, the cross hair is red and "steal" is shown. Non-player characters will not turn hostile and you will not lose Karma when you pick it up. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Be careful storing this weapon because any unowned item may disappear from your storage. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 If Pronto, Smiling Jack, Knick Knack, or Moira catch you pickpocketing them, they will take Ol' Painless like any stolen items, and will then have it for sale in their store. [verified]
    • To avoid, just "fence" the item by selling it and then buying it back.
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes Ol' Painless will just disappear from your inventory even if you have it equipped. This happens when exiting buildings, Fast traveling etc. It could happen in an in-game day, weeks or immediately once you leave the building. [verified]





  1. Dave: "Here, take the key. It is a gift from the Republic of Dave to the Wasteland."
    (Dave's dialogue)
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