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For the smaller caliber version of this weapon in Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics, see Colt Rangemaster Hunting Rifle.
For the other hunting rifle seen in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, see 9mm Hunting Rifle.
.32 Hunting Rifle
Attack statistics
dmg/attack: 25
DPS: 18.75
attacks/sec: 0.75
# of projectiles: 1
spread: 0.3
crit dmg: 25
crit chance: x 1
ammo type: .32 caliber
ammo per shot: 1
ammo capacity: 5
shots/reload: 5
skill: Small Guns
AP: 25
item HP: 500
repair: .32 Hunting Rifles
weight: 6
value: 150
base id: 00004333

The .32 Hunting Rifle is a type of .32 caliber Small Gun, bolt action rifle found in Fallout 3.

It is a Mauser-type bolt-action rifle, and resembles such venerable models as the Remington 700, Winchester Model 70 series, the M1903 Springfield, or the FN Mauser Sporting Rifle .30.



  • Sheriff Lucas Simms' House has a damaged rifle sitting on a shelf in a room upstairs. The door requires 50 lockpick, you can pickpocket the house key from Lucas Simms, or you can use an empty, upturned metal barrel (carried to and placed near the Water Processing Plant railing) to jump onto Lucas Simms' roof and enter his house via the roof hatch (which is never locked) to his lookout point, or you can just enter the house during the day if you saved Megaton.
  • Just west of Vault 101 is an old barn with a random encounter spawn point located inside. Going up the stairs in the barn will reveal a hunting rifle and .32 ammo next to a skeleton and a Ham Radio.
  • There is a damaged rifle behind Springvale School among a pile of nuclear waste barrels (in a fenced-in area with a locked gate).
  • In one of the abandoned houses in Grayditch there is a hunting rifle leaning neatly against a shelf.
  • The vast majority of regular Super Mutants use this weapon exclusively.
  • The Hunting Rifle can also be found on low level raiders.
  • Most (if not all) random encounter Hunters carry this weapon.
  • This weapon can also be found frequently in downtown Washington, DC.
  • This is a common rifle used by most enemies for a majority of the game. Raiders will use it (However, near the end of your level cap, they may spawn with more snipers) and Super Mutants favor it when using a rifle.
  • If you have a high repair skill, this is an easy weapon to keep in condition as many enemies use it. Despite being uncommon early on, it becomes fairly common later on.


  • Ol' Painless - While only slightly stronger than the regular Hunting Rifle, Ol' Painless has a hastened reload time, (both for replacing the magazine and cycling the bolt), and no spread.


This weapon is often the very first rifle type firearm the Player can acquire after leaving Vault 101 for the first time. (Although the BB Gun is the first rifle given to the Player, the .32 Hunting Rifle is the first actual combat rifle acquired.) This weapon is very accurate, and has the best zoom aside from the scoped weapons. The standard hunting rifle has spread, unlike the Sniper Rifle (and the Hunting Rifle's unique variant Ol' Painless). This can make the weapon hard to use for sniping at long ranges without V.A.T.S.. A skilled player can use this weapon to great effect in most situations, even close quarters combat inside buildings. As always, its best to take cover between shots.

Unlike most guns in the game, this rifle is not self-loading (automatic). Since the player must operate the bolt between shots, this weapon is best used at a safe range, point-blank range, or on relatively weak NPCs.

A fully repaired Hunting Rifle can fire 666 shots, about 134 magazines, before breaking.


  • A confirmed bug stated that a Hunting Rifle found near Big Town near a Super Mutant corpse had a scope, though the rifle had no scope when equipped. This has also been located by the Outcast Outpost. It is a gun model glitch. Sometimes killing a Super Mutant as he is reloading causes the bolt of the gun to float above the rifle making it seem like a scope.


  • It is interesting to note that while this is a very accurate weapon, the in-game weapon model does not have rear or front sights, nor does it have a scope. In reality, this would make the weapon extremely difficult to aim at longer ranges and would render it almost totally worthless beyond close-range encounters, even to a skilled marksman.
  • It is coming apart and held together with duct tape and wire (while other weapons in the game are either rusted or scratched).
  • It appears to be based on the Remington 700 and Winchester 70 series.
  • It is possible (though unconfirmed) that this weapon is still being made post-war.


.32 Hunting Rifle appears only in Fallout 3.

Weapons of Fallout 3

This article uses material from the ".32 Hunting Rifle" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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