|For an overview of sniper rifles, see Sniper rifle.|
This weapon has a big aiming bonus when used at long ranges. This bonus comes with a close range aiming penalty which is bigger than the standard penalty other ranged weapons have.
“A DKS-501 Sniper Rifle. Excellent long range projectile weapon. Originally .308, this one is chambered in the more common 7.62 caliber.”— Items.txt
- One in a chest, another carried by a super mutant in St. Louis mission.
- Sold by the Brotherhood after finishing St. Louis.
- Hidden in a fridge on top of Jefferson's train station.
- In Kansas City some ghouls are armed with it.
- During Junction City mission several Reavers protect their camp with sniper rifles from the balcony.