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The combat rifle is a weapon in Fallout 4.

BackgroundEdit

A common pre-War firearm that can be commonly found in the Commonwealth. Various factions, such as Gunners and raiders, are frequently seen carrying them as well.

CharacteristicsEdit

The combat rifle is capable of filling various roles depending on its configuration, such as a close-quarters automatic or a precision sniper. It is also chambered for .45 rounds, one of the most abundant forms of ammunition in the game. With higher ranks of Gun Nut, caliber conversions to the weaker .38 rounds and more powerful .308 rounds become available.

Weapon modificationsEdit

Receiver
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixDamage per shot changeIcon damageFire rate changeIcon attackRange changeIcon rangeAccuracy changeIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload) changeAssault carbine extended magazinesWeight changeIcon weightWeapon value change in capsIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Standard receiverStandard.Adhesive x1
Gears x2
Oil x3
Screw x2
Spring x2
Steel x4
001a8a53
Light frame receiverLighter weight. Reduced damage.Light-6-3.6+6Adhesive x1
Aluminum x4
Gears x2
Oil x3
Screw x2
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Heavy frame receiverHeavier weight. Improved damage.Heavy+5+3.4+10Adhesive x1
Gears x2
Oil x3
Screw x2
Steel x6
00185bea
Calibrated receiverBetter critical shot damage.Calibrated+1+0.6+17Adhesive x2
Gears x3
Oil x4
Screw x3
Steel x6
00185be8
Hardened receiverBetter damage.Hardened+14+0.9+25Adhesive x3
Gears x3
Oil x4
Screw x4
Steel x8
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Automatic receiverImproved rate of fire. Inferior damage and range.Automatic-12+57-12-3+1.3+29Gun Nut: 1Adhesive x3
Gears x4
Oil x6
Screw x4
Steel x9
00185be2
Armor piercing automatic receiverImproved rate of fire and armor penetration. Reduced range. Inferior damage.Armor piercing automatic-12+57-10-3+1.6+32Gun Nut: 2Adhesive x3
Aluminum x8
Gears x4
Oil x5
Screw x5
00185be3
Hair trigger receiverMore sensitive trigger. Better rate of fire.Hair trigger+16-1+0.2+40Gun Nut: 2Adhesive x5
Aluminum x9
Gears x4
Oil x5
Screw x5
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Powerful receiverSuperior damage.Powerful+16+1.6+40Gun Nut: 2Adhesive x5
Aluminum x9
Gears x4
Oil x6
Screw x5
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Hardened automatic receiverImproved rate of fire. Reduced damage. Inferior range.Hardened automatic-3+57-12-3+2+44Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x4
Aluminum x9
Gears x4
Oil x6
Screw x6
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Rapid automatic receiverSuperior rate of fire. Inferior Range. Inferior damage.Rapid-12+80-12-5+2+47Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x5
Aluminum x9
Gears x5
Oil x7
Screw x6
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Calibrated powerful receiverSuperior damage. Better critical shot damage and accuracy.Calibrated powerful+16+1+2.3+51Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x5
Aluminum x10
Gears x5
Oil x6
Screw x6
00185bee
Hardened piercing auto receiverImproved rate of fire and armor penetration. Reduced damage and range.Hardened piercing automatic-3+57-10-3+2.7+59Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x6
Aluminum x11
Gears x6
Oil x6
Screw x7
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.38 receiverReduced damage. Changes ammo type to .38 Caliber..38-14+3+62Gun Nut: 4Adhesive x7
Aluminum x12
Gears x6
Oil x6
Screw x8
00210488
Powerful automatic receiverImproved damage and rate of fire. Inferior Range.Powerful automatic+5+57-12-3+3.4+66Gun Nut: 4Adhesive x8
Aluminum x13
Gears x6
Oil x7
Screw x8
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.308 receiverExceptional damage. Changed ammo type to .308 Caliber. More sensitive trigger. Better rate of fire..308+24+16-1+3+70Gun Nut: 4Adhesive x7
Aluminum x12
Gears x6
Oil x6
Screw x8
00185be1
Barrel
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixDamage per shot changeIcon damageFire rate changeIcon attackRange changeIcon rangeAccuracy changeIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload) changeAssault carbine extended magazinesWeight changeIcon weightWeapon value change in capsIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Short barrelStandard.ShortAdhesive x1
Screw x3
Steel x3
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Short light barrelImproved hip-fire accuracy.Short+1-1.7+4Adhesive x2
Aluminum x3
Screw x3
00185bfd
Long barrelSuperior range and sighted accuracy. Better recoil. Poor hip-fire accuracy.+84+3+1.8+8Adhesive x2
Screw x6
Steel x6
00185bf9
Long light barrelSuperior range and sighted accuracy. Better recoil. Reduced hip-fire accuracy.+84+4+11Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x4
Aluminum x8
Screw x6
00185bfa
Short ported barrelSuperior recoil.Ported+1+15Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x4
Aluminum x6
Screw x3
00185bfe
Long ported barrelSuperior recoil, range and sighted accuracy. Poor hip-fire accuracy.ported+84+3+1.8+23Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x6
Aluminum x10
Screw x7
00185bfb
Stock
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixDamage per shot changeIcon damageFire rate changeIcon attackRange changeIcon rangeAccuracy changeIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload) changeAssault carbine extended magazinesWeight changeIcon weightWeapon value change in capsIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Short stockStandard.Adhesive x2
Screw x5
Wood x5
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Full stockBetter recoil.+0.8+7Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x4
Screw x6
Steel x6
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Marksman's stockSuperior recoil. Better aim with scopes.Marksman's+1.5+15Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x5
Aluminum x6
Rubber x2
Screw x6
Spring x3
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Recoil compensating stockExceptional recoil.Recoil compensated+1+1.8+22Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x6
Aluminum x7
Rubber x3
Screw x8
Spring x6
00185c01
Magazine
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixDamage per shot changeIcon damageFire rate changeIcon attackRange changeIcon rangeAccuracy changeIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload) changeAssault carbine extended magazinesWeight changeIcon weightWeapon value change in capsIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Standard magazineStandard.Adhesive x4
Screw x3
Spring x3
Steel x5
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Large magazineBetter ammo capacity. Inferior reload speed.High Capacity+20+0.7-3Gun Nut: 2Adhesive x5
Screw x4
Spring x5
Steel x6
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Medium quick eject magBetter reload speed.Quick+0.4+8Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x6
Aluminum x3
Oil x3
Screw x3
Spring x6
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Large quick eject magBetter ammo capacity. Improved reload speed.Quick high capacity+20+1.1+23Gun Nut: 4Adhesive x7
Aluminum x10
Oil x5
Screw x4
Spring x8
00185c04
Sights
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixDamage per shot changeIcon damageFire rate changeIcon attackRange changeIcon rangeAccuracy changeIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload) changeAssault carbine extended magazinesWeight changeIcon weightWeapon value change in capsIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Standard sightsStandard.Adhesive x1
Steel x2
001a8a54
Glow front sight ringImproved focus and sighted accuracy.Sighted+1+2Adhesive x1
Steel x2
00185c09
Glow sightsImproved focus and better sighted accuracy.Glow-sighted+2+6Adhesive x2
Nuclear material x2
Steel x2
00185c08
Short scopeImproved magnification. Superior sighted accuracy.Scoped+16+1.3+14Adhesive x2
Glass x1
Screw x2
Steel x2
00185bf4
Reflex sight (circle)Better focus and sighted accuracy.Tactical+7+0.6+17Adhesive x2
Aluminum x2
Glass x1
Nuclear material x2
Screw x2
Silver x1
00185bf8
Reflex sight (dot)Better focus and sighted accuracy.Tactical+7+0.6+17Adhesive x2
Aluminum x2
Glass x1
Nuclear material x2
Screw x2
Silver x1
0018004d
Medium scopeBetter magnification. Superior sighted accuracy.Scoped+23+1.6+29Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x3
Glass x2
Screw x2
Steel x3
00185bf2
Long scopeSuperior magnification and sighted accuracy.Scoped+36+2+36Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x4
Glass x4
Screw x2
Steel x4
00185bf0
Short night vision scopeNight vision. Improved magnification. Superior sighted accuracy.Night-vision+16+1.3+47Gun Nut: 3
Science!: 1
Adhesive x4
Aluminum x4
Circuitry x1
Fiber optics x1
Glass x2
Nuclear material x2
Screw x2
Silver x2
00185bf5
Medium night vision scopeNight vision. Better magnification. Superior sighted accuracy.Night-vision+23+1.6+55Gun Nut: 3
Science!: 1
Adhesive x4
Aluminum x5
Circuitry x2
Fiber optics x1
Glass x4
Nuclear material x4
Screw x2
Silver x2
00185bf3
Long night vision scopeNight vision. Superior magnification and sighted accuracy.Night-vision+36+2+62Gun Nut: 4
Science!: 1
Adhesive x5
Aluminum x6
Circuitry x2
Fiber optics x2
Glass x5
Nuclear material x6
Screw x2
00185bf1
Short recon scopeTracks targets. Improved magnification. Superior sighted accuracy.Recon+16+2.3+74Gun Nut: 4
Science!: 1
Adhesive x5
Aluminum x7
Circuitry x3
Crystal x6
Fiber optics x2
Nuclear material x7
Screw x3
002492d7
Long recon scopeTracks targets. Superior magnification and sighted accuracy.Recon+36+2.3+74Gun Nut: 4
Science!: 1
Adhesive x5
Aluminum x7
Circuitry x3
Crystal x6
Fiber optics x2
Nuclear material x7
Screw x3
00185bf7
Muzzle
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixDamage per shot changeIcon damageFire rate changeIcon attackRange changeIcon rangeAccuracy changeIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload) changeAssault carbine extended magazinesWeight changeIcon weightWeapon value change in capsIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
No muzzle
Large bayonetSuperior bash. Inferior range.Bayoneted-18+1.8+15Adhesive x2
Screw x3
Steel x3
00185bdc
CompensatorImproved per-shot recoil. Improved recoil control. Reduced range.Compensated-12+1+1.4+37Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x3
Aluminum x4
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Muzzle brakeExceptional recoil control. Better per-shot recoil. Inferior range.Muzzled-18+2+1.4+56Gun Nut: 3Adhesive x4
Aluminum x5
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SuppressorSuppresses sound from firing. Exceptional per-shot recoil. Improved recoil control. Poor range.Suppressed-30+1+1.8+75Gun Nut: 4Adhesive x5
Aluminum x7
Plastic x4
Screw x3
00185be0

VariantsEdit

LocationsEdit

  • Can be purchased at the Diamond City market.
    • Arturo may sell two or three of these rifles. Higher levels would see him selling one already modified with a .308 receiver.
  • One can be found next to a dead soldier next to a beached tank directly west of Libertalia.
  • At any level, a long barrel full stock is in the raider cottage east of Pickman Gallery.
  • At higher levels, the combat rifle and modded variants can be found on almost all the mercenaries at Parsons State Insane Asylum along with plenty of combat armor. These respawn almost daily, making them ideal for obtaining many for settlers.
  • Around level 15, Gunners will start equipping these with large magazines and long barrels.
  • Can also be commonly found in US Army bases.
  • Fairly common among raiders after a certain level.
  • One can be found during the miscellaneous quest Find the Treasures of Jamaica Plain.
  • On the east side of Greater Mass blood clinic in the back of a burned out vehicle there is a chance one will spawn next to a skeletal soldier.
  • One will spawn at any level on top of the roof of the Greater Mass blood clinic, next to the body of a dead survivor.
  • Daisy frequently sells one.
  • Alexis Combes frequently sells one.
  • Multiple Gunners may spawn with this weapon. They however, are almost always found stock.
  • fo4nwGametitle-FO4 NW Sold at the Nuka-Cade for 21600 Nuka-Cade tickets (items rotate every couple of days).

NotesEdit

  • Any combat rifle with a low scope or higher will be labeled as "combat sniper" along with other titles, unless another name takes precedence over it.
  • The full stock and long scope mods cause the combat rifle to use more AP in VATS in order to be fired.
  • Despite being chambered for a handgun caliber by default, there are always rifle cartridges seen in the magazine when reloading, suggesting the combat rifle was originally chambered for either .308 or 5.56mm, and was switched to the more abundant .45 round at the last minute in development. This makes it a rather curious weapon, being a large-caliber rifle that fires pistol rounds in two of its three configurations. Only a select few weapons in the Fallout universe share this kind of oddity, like That Gun and its regular counterpart for instance, which are pistols that fire rifle rounds.
  • The combat rifle makes the best use of .45 rounds, boasting the highest damage for those calibers out of all other weapons that utilize them as well.

BugsEdit

  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 xboxoneIcon xboxone The modification menu for scopes and sights on the combat rifle does not show the 'Glow Front Sight Ring' mod unless there is something other than the basic 'Front Sight Ring' mod attached, but will not be craftable even though its components required are shown as 'None,' which is grayed out. This affects both the normal combat rifle and its variant, Overseer's Guardian.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc xboxoneIcon xboxone The standard magazine for the Combat Rifle can be invisible, however while reloading the magazine can be seen.[verified]
  • ps4Icon ps4 Firing and then swimming will cause the weapon to be held like a bat and prevent firing the weapon.[verified]
    • To fix it, just unequip and re-equip the rifle.
    • Can also happen while using unique or legendary variants of the rifle.

GalleryEdit