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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
FalloutColt Rangemaster hunting rifle
Fallout 2Colt Rangemaster hunting rifle
Colt Rangemaster scoped hunting rifle
Fallout 3.32 hunting rifle
Ol' Painless
FO: New Vegas.308 hunting rifle
Boone's scoped hunting rifle
Varmint rifle
Gun Runners' ArsenalPaciencia
Fallout 4Hunting rifle
Tinker Tom Special
Reba II
FO TacticsColt Rangemaster hunting rifle
Fallout ShelterRusty hunting rifle
Hunting rifle
Enhanced hunting rifle
Hardened hunting rifle
Armor piercing hunting rifle
Ol' Painless
Fallout: BoS9mm hunting rifle
Van Buren.223 hunting rifle
FO ExtremeHunting rifle
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Hunting rifles are semi-automatic weapons designed for use in hunting, as opposed to personal defense. After the Great War, their accuracy and power allowed them to be adapted for hunting non-traditional types of game as well.


Colt Rangemaster

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Gameplay articles:

The Colt Rangemaster is a powerful semiautomatic rifle chambered for .223 caliber ammunition.[1] The ammunition combined with a 1:10" barrel rifling twist gives it excellent accuracy at range.[2] Combination of durable metals and wooden furniture make it an exceptionally durable firearm. The rifle can accept an aftermarket Loophole x20 or Triveld x10 scope.[3][4]

Bolt action hunting rifle


A classic bolt-action rifle design dating back to the 20th century. Its rugged design, performance against a variety of game, and accuracy made it a staple of American hunting before the Great War. The nuclear holocaust has merely changed the type of animal hunted by the owner of the rifle. The availability of replacement units often cause owners to neglect their rifles, though their performance even while damaged and far between repairs is a testament to the quality of this all American design. While the basic model was chambered for the venerable .308 round, hunters in the Capital Wasteland area are known to use a model chambered for .32 caliber rounds meant for pistols.

Varmint rifle

Gameplay article:

A lightweight bolt-action rifle chambered in 5.56mm, the varmint rifle is exactly what it says on the tin: A hunting weapon designed for pest control. Although ostensibly designed for non-game varmints (rodents, birds, small canines, and other pests), it performs reasonably well against game animals of all kinds. The rugged design, common ammo, and good performance make it a favorite of hunters on a budget – or simply looking to acquire their prey in good condition.

9mm hunting rifle

FOBoSLogo.pngThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

A portable hunting rifle for small game, it is good for attacking targets located a fair bit of distance away, especially if they do not realize they are sighted for an attack.

Behind the scenes



  1. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.115: "Colt Rangemaster/223 Rifle: The basic hunting semiautomatic rifle in the Fallout World. Fires .223 FMJ ammo, with fair range and accuracy."
  2. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-15: "A longer ranged, and more powerful, firearm. The Rangemaster is your basic, solid rifle. It uses the .223 caliber rifle round, a standard for over 110 years. The .223, combined with a 1:10” twist, gives good accuracy at range and solid knockdown capability."
  3. In-game description for the scoped hunting rifle in Fallout 2: "{28700}{}{Scoped Hunting Rifle}"
    "{28701}{}{Nothing's better than seeing that surprised look on your target's face. The Loophole x20 Scope on this hunting rifle makes it easier than ever before. Accurate from first shot to last, no matter what kind of game you're gunning for. Min ST: 5.}"
  4. Buster: "{121}{}{Maybe. Just might have a Triveld x10 rifle scope - would fit just fine on a hunting rifle, if somebody was interested. Let it go cheap -- $500.}"
  5. Fallout demo item description: "{1000}{}{Semi_Auto Rifle}"
    "{1001}{}{A Colt Rangemaster semi-automatic rifle, in .223 caliber. Single-shot only.}"
  6. Liquid Development portfolio