Light machine gun

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For an overview of machine gun models in various games, see Machine gun.

The light machine gun is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The light machine gun is a fully automatic 5.56mm machine gun with a rapid rate of fire and an ammunition capacity of 90 5.56mm rounds. In 2281 within the New California Republic Army, the light machine gun is only issued to the NCR heavy troopers, the finest of the NCR troops.


The light machine gun has a decent rate of fire, high magazine capacity, damage, and remarkably fast reload speed. The weapon has moderate spread unless aimed down sights. However, it is very hefty, weighing in at fifteen pounds. The weapon additionally has a Strength requirement of 8 and a Guns requirement of 100, making it difficult to wield. With the requirements and associated perks, this weapon is especially good for killing large packs of enemies, regardless of armor, due to its high rate of fire and its ability to chamber armor piercing ammunition.


The light machine gun can fire a total of about 3995 standard rounds, the equivalent of 45 reloads, or 20 reloads when modified with expanded drums, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeUnmodifiedW/ Expanded drums
Standard, HP, AP & match399545399520
.223 caliber round499556499525




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Light machine gun 21
Light machine gun With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus 21
Bozar fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA19



  • The light machine gun and its unique version the Bozar are the only fully-automatic 5.56mm firearms in the entire game.
  • In Hardcore mode with the expanded drum modification, a magazine at full capacity weighs a hefty 5.2 pounds. With the Pack Rat perk this is halved to a still considerable 2.6 pounds.

Behind the scenesEdit

The light machine gun was designed as a hybrid of certain elements of the M60 and M249 SAW.[1]





  1. J.E. Sawyer on Formspring - Was the light machine gun from New Vegas based on any one weapon in particular?

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