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Fallout 2FN FAL
FN FAL (night sight)
Fallout: New VegasThis Machine
Gun Runners' ArsenalBattle rifle (GRA)
Fallout TacticsFN FAL
M1 Garand
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A battle rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full power rifle cartridge, such as 7.62x51mm NATO. This designation is usually given to post-World War II select-fire infantry rifles, such as the FN FAL or the M-14.


Battle rifleEdit

Battle rifle

The battle rifle was used by American soldiers during the Resource Wars. This rifle is effective in mid-to-long range combat. However, long range combat is difficult because of the gun's relatively wide spread.


Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The FAL is an all-around, select-fire rifle whose burst mode is effective against light and medium armor. It uses 7.62mm ammunition.

  • FN FAL (night sight) - an upgraded version of the FN FAL equipped with a night vision scope
  • FN FAL HPFA - an upgraded version of the FN FAL with increased damage and full automatic fire


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Tactics m-14 rifle
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The M-14 succeeded the M1 Garand as the standard US Army rifle. It chambered the NATO standard 7.62mm round and like its predecessor, was noted for its reliability and ease of operation. It has a better range but lower damage than the AK47, and the same AP costs as a similar weapons.

M1 GarandEdit

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.
Tactics m1 garand
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The .30 Cal Garand was the first automatic rifle to be used as the standard infantry weapon of a major army when it was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1936. Its rugged construction and reliability make this weapon a popular and valuable addition to anyone. It's a gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle, utilizing an internal magazine fed with an en-bloc clip holding 8 .30-06 caliber rounds.

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