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For an overview of shotgun models in the Fallout series of games, see shotgun.

The caravan shotgun is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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A shotgun, also called a "scattergun," is a firearm designed to shoot a multitude of lead or steel balls of varying sizes, greatly increasing the weapon's hit potential. This makes it very effective at hunting game. However, the accuracy and power found at close range starts to diminish as the target gets farther away. Shotguns designed for the military's use are often called "combat shotguns."


This is a double-barreled shotgun that sports barrels mounted in an over-and-under configuration. It features several signs of wear and decay following extensive use in the desert, and has been maintained in a makeshift manner. This is especially clear around the buttstock, where the shoulder pad has been secured with flexible, thin metal strips and duct-tape. The rusting barrels are kept together with zip-ties and scraps of tightly-wrapped leather. Furthermore, they appear to have been sawed-off.

It can be a bit confusing when trying to aim with the iron sights, the target has to be placed behind the screw that is somewhat blocking the Courier's view. There are four horizontal marks on the screw; the target needs to be behind the second mark from the top. Because of that, and its large spread, this makes it very difficult to utilize slugs effectively.


The caravan shotgun can fire a total of about 695 standard shells, the equivalent of 348 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, 3/0 buck, slug & pulse slug695348
Magnum & 3/0 buck Magnum604302



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapWeapon spreadIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Assault carbine extended magazinesDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
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Sturdy caravan shotgun fnvcsGametitle-FNV CS50



  • This weapon has a Strength requirement of 3, which is quite low.
  • Since the rear sight is quite obtrusive, it completely blocks the player's view of the front sight, which may make it difficult to aim at longer ranges when aiming down the sights.