|For an overview of sniper rifle models, see sniper rifle.|
This rifle allows the user to cause high damage to enemies from long range, especially if the player character has the necessary attributes to induce the more destructive critical hit effects. Despite the telescopic sight, the sniper rifle does not suffer from the same reduction in accuracy when enemies close in as the scoped hunting rifle.
The sniper rifle boasts good damage, excellent max range, and ammo for it is quite common. It has two drawbacks, including a small ammo capacity and costing extra AP to fire. This means targeted shots, although accurate, can take up to 7 AP to complete.
- Sold by Jake in the Hub.
- Robots in the Glow carry sniper rifles.
- Given by Mathia for the assignment from General Maxson.
- One of the Regulators outside Jon Zimmerman's home in Adytum has one.
- At the east section of Vault 15, looted from Karla, a woman guarding Chrissy.
- Next to a corpse outside Sierra Army Depot, just inside the gun turrets' range.
- Very commonly found carried by mobsters in random encounters around New Reno.
Behind the scenes
The sniper rifle, unlike most of the rest of the game's weapons, has a reused sprite: the Wattz 2000 laser rifle uses the same basic sprite, lacking a scope and having several wires jutting out. It also lacks the sniper rifle's long barrel, though retains the barrel shroud.