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Hunting Rifle (Fallout: New Vegas)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor an overview of the topic, see hunting rifle.

The Hunting Rifle is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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 TypeDurability
Standard, HP, & AP1495299




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Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per second Damage per second
Area of effect damage Area of effect damage Effect damage & duration Effect damage & duration
Bonus effects Bonus effects Attacks per second Attacks per second
Critical chance % multiplier Critical chance % multiplier Critical damage Critical damage
Critical effect damage & duration Critical effect damage & duration With all mods attached With all mods attached
Attacks in V.A.T.S. Attacks in V.A.T.S. Action point cost Action point cost
Damage per action point Damage per action point Weapon spread Weapon spread
Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Durability (number of attacks before breaking) Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Weight Weight Value in caps Value in caps
Value to weight ratio Value to weight ratio Skill required Skill required
Strength required Strength required
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.
    • Repair This is fixed in version 1 of YUP.
  • 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.
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The gun will sometimes be held higher than usual in 1st person.