Automatic rifle

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Automatic rifle
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SkillGuns 100
Strength Req.8
Attack statistics
40 (47.6)
240 (399.8)
DPS (reload)
126.3 (205.6)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
6 (8.4)AP35
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type.308 round
Ammo Cap.20
Reload Time
3 (2.3)
Item HP200
Automatic rifles
Two-handed automatic guns
Editor ID?
Base IDxx00a7a9
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload
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The automatic rifle is a weapon in Dead Money.


Automatic rifle expanded

One of the rarest machine guns in the pre-War United States was this selective fire, air-cooled automatic rifle chambered for the powerful .308 caliber rounds, loaded using detachable 20 round magazines. The striker fired automatic rifle was one of the oldest and earliest light machine gun models, with a barrel screwed into the receiver, greatly limiting the ability to quickly replace barrels in the field, forcing the operator to fire carefully and more precisely than with stationary machine guns.[1]

Automatic rifles found in the wastelands come with a fixed wooden buttstock and closed-type adjustable iron sights, consisting of a forward post and a rear leaf sight with 100 to 1,500 yard range graduations.[1]


An excellent automatic weapon and the only one, in fact, using .308 caliber rounds. The combination of these two factors, coupled with a high base critical chance results in excellent Damage Per Second performance.

The trade off is that the powerful ammunition leads to plenty of sway. The spread is very high for an automatic weapon, the highest in the game, in fact, and requires choosing targets carefully and firing in short, controlled bursts. As an automatic weapon, it also loses durability rapidly and requires regular repairs. If fully repaired, it will serve for 996 rounds without breaking, just short of 50 magazines.

Fires two rounds per attack when used in V.A.T.S.



Behind the scenes

  • This weapon is based on the M1918 Browning automatic rifle with some modifications.[2]
  • The collision mesh indicates that the weapon's bipod could be unfolded. In fact, the weapon's icon shows it with the bipod unfolded.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Automatic rifle damage does not increase the Click challenge damage count.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Automatic rifle appearance.
  2. Joshua Sawyer on Formspring June 11, 2011: "Is the Automatic Rifle from the Dead Money add-on based off of the M1917 Browning machine gun?
    No, it's based off of the M1918 but with modifications to the grip and other parts."