This sniper rifle is an older model of the famed DKS-501, chambered for .308ammunition. Apart from a frame tailored for sniping, it boasts a muzzle flash dampener, a monopod that doubles as a forward grip as well as a rubberized eyepiece and stock for extra comfort. It's an extremely fragile precision rifle and requires regular repair and maintenance to keep it in working condition.
While identical inpower to the sniper rifle, the Victory rifle is significantly more durable. It additionally knocks down targets when a critical hit is scored. However, this ability is hampered with a reduced critical chance of x3 rather than the sniper rifle's normal x5.
Reservist's rifle, identical to the sniper rifle in strength, the Reservist's rifle uses less AP to fire, but only holds 3 rounds in a magazine. It also fires slightly faster, and has slightly less recoil when using the scope.
The Victory rifle is inside a locked (very hard) locker in the Sniper Shack overlooking Rockbreaker's Last Gas from a hill to the west. Getting it will require a lockpick skill of 100. There is no key or trigger that will open the locker; however, Dogmeat can be told to find a weapon in the house and retrieve it from the locker for you. Star Paladin Cross will also pick it up to kill the Caged radroaches.
There is a glitch where the rifle will not appear, requiring a reload from an earlier save.