|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
The Browning Auto Rifle is used as a support weapon and for pinning enemy soldiers with the high powered 30.06 rifle rounds. Developed in the early 20th century.”
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For a big, heavy support firearm, the Browning has a relatively small bite to go with its bark. The biggest problem with the Browning is the fact that it uses 30.06 rounds, which are a mid-game ammunition not meant for late-game guns, especially when you've been using all of the limited amounts of 30.06 in the M1 Garand. The low amount of damage coupled with the low accuracy and lack of AP capabilities also cripple its use against the robots. All in all, you'll be much better off with a lighter FN FAL, or a more powerful M249 SAW.
- Found on a dead civilian in one of Great Bend's factories (near junk yard), surrounded by security robots.
- May be purchased on the lowest tier of Cold Water mission.
- The automatic rifle, a weapon visually similar to the Browning, appears in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Dead Money.
Behind the scenesEdit
The M1918 Browning automatic rifle, more commonly known as a BAR, was developed by John Browning in 1917 for the U.S. Expeditionary Corps. Mass production of the BAR came to a halt when superior rifles with less recoil were produced. The BAR was mass produced from 1917 to 1950, with a supposed 100,000 made during this period of time.