The New California Republic service rifle is a lightweight, air-cooled, magazine-fed, gas-operated rifle that uses the direct impingement gas principle with a rotary bolt locking mechanism. It is typically loaded with 20 5.56mm rounds per magazine, giving NCR troopers good firepower in the field, despite the absence of automatic firing modes. The key here is its conventional layout, with excellent ergonomics, gas operation, and straight recoil combining to create a very accurate rifle, even in the hands of untrained conscripts. As a bonus, the full wood-and-metal rifle can be easily broken down for cleaning or replaced with a new unit manufactured by the Gun Runners.
The service rifle is a moderately powerful mid-tier rifle using the common 5.56mm round as ammunition. As of patch 18.104.22.1682, the weapon has dramatically increased rate of fire along with increased accuracy. Additionally, it has low skill and strength requirements, making it a very viable weapon for low level players. This also means NCR troopers are far more effective in combat, with a squad able to project a much greater amount of firepower.
This rifle can be found in a small, unmarked coyote den west of Primm (exact location would be further on west from the drive-in cinema and playground, just south of the Canyon Wreckage spot on the map) guarded by at least 2 coyotes the rifle and NCR trooper seem to respawn over a period of time also two ammunition box can be found here.
The service rifle is based on a mishmash of the AR-15 and the AR-10.
The reflex sight and bayonet mods were cut because they couldn't be coded to work properly.
Xbox 360 Sometimes when you go into 3rd person with the gun in your hands, your hands will be about the size as a pair of deathclaw hands.
Xbox 360 Sometimes in V.A.T.S., the service rifle will disappear from the PCs hands; the animation will continue, however, which will waste ammunition, and do no damage to the enemy. The gun will reappear when the V.A.T.S. animation ends. This glitch may happen outside V.A.T.S. as well, when crouching, but can be fixed by simply standing up.
Xbox 360 When completing the aid for Camp Guardian a loop can be created through dialog with Private Halford to obtain 1 service rifle, 15 armor piercing 5.56mm rounds and 32 5.56mm rounds by going through the top dialog options repeatedly.
A service rifle model with all the modifications, excluding cut content.
A service rifle model with the reflex sight modification. Cut content
A service rifle model with the bayonet modification. Cut content
A service rifle model with all the modifications, including cut content. Cut content