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For an overview of sniper rifle models in Fallout series of games, see sniper rifle.

The Gobi Campaign scout rifle is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The Gobi Campaign scout rifle is a unique sniper rifle that was used by the United States Armed Forces in the Gobi Desert military campaign in China before the Great War. The scout rifle is coated in a desert camouflage with a black rubber eye-piece on the scope and comes pre-equipped with an extended magazine, a slightly shorter barrel and a maintenance kit stored in the stock.[1] Its condition deteriorates more slowly than standard sniper rifles.

Like most unique weapons, it cannot be modified with a suppressor or carbon fiber parts, although its decreased weight and texture imply that the latter modification has already been applied.

Compared to a normal sniper rifle, the Gobi Campaign scout rifle does slightly more damage, has a higher DPS, has a lower weapons spread, fires more rapidly, degrades more slowly and has greatly increased critical hit damage. Its reduced Action Points cost can also be very useful for squeezing an extra shot into a V.A.T.S. sequence. However, the major downsides are that it cannot be suppressed, and weapons to repair it are severely limited without the Jury Rigging perk.


The Gobi Campaign scout rifle can fire a total of about 795 standard rounds, the equivalent of 133 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP, & AP795133



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
Sniper rifle 45
Sniper rifle With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus 45
Christine's CoS silencer rifle fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB62
Gobi Campaign scout rifle 48


  • Sniper's nest - Found in the Very Hard-locked gun case that is next to an ammunition crate with .308 rounds. There is no key to open it if the lock breaks.


The magnification level of the scope is 3.5x for this weapon.


  1. "Maintenance kit" written on the stock of the weapon