Sniper rifle (Fallout)

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For an overview of sniper rifle models throughout the Fallout series, see Sniper rifle.
Sniper rifle
Fo1 Sniper Rifle.png
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Damage & attacks
Damage14 - 34
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
SingleAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 6
RangeIcon range.png Range: 50
Ammunition
Ammo Type.223 FMJ
Capacity6
Requirements
Strength5
Hands2
Other
Weight10
Value$ 2200
weapon perkWeapon Long Range
Technical
Prototype id00000143
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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Ahh, the DKS is a fine long range weapon. It was originally .308, but we rechambered it for the more common .223 round. We tuned the barrel, too. Most importantly, check out this trigger. Smooth, huh? The trigger breaks perfectly now. Overall, this is a good choice for hunting any type of animal...

Jake

The DKS-501 sniper rifle is a long range projectile weapon in Fallout. A laser-based variant is also available.

Background[edit | edit source]

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A DKS-501 sniper rifle. Excellent long range projectile weapon.[1] Originally .308, this one is chambered in the more common .223 caliber.[2]A DKS-501 sniper rifle. Excellent long range projectile weapon. Originally .308, this one is chambered in the more common 7.62 caliber.[3]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This military grade sniper rifle is the top of the line weapon. It is very accurate and deals lots of damage, making hits to vulnerable locations devastating. The downside is that it requires an additional action point to aim (6 for hip shots, 7 for aimed shots) and requires frequent reloading.

Regardless, it's very powerful for sniper builds and Tycho. The Ranger is particularly good with it, as he only gets one attack per turn with rifles. The sniper rifle makes it count.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Quests
Loot
  • The Glow: Several, usually found on inactive robots.
Vendors
Non-player characters

References

  1. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.115: "Sniper Rifle: A DKS-501 military-style Sniper Rifle. An accurate weapon at long range."
  2. Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{14300}{}{Sniper Rifle}"
    "{14301}{}{A DKS-501 Sniper Rifle. Excellent long range projectile weapon. Originally .308, this one is chambered in the more common .223 caliber. Min ST: 5.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  3. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_sniperRifle = {Sniper Rifle}"
    "desc_sniperRifle = {A DKS-501 Sniper Rifle. Excellent long range projectile weapon. Originally .308, this one is chambered in the more common 7.62 caliber.}"
    (Items.txt)