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 model of shotgun was deployed as a powerful hunting rifle for Americans who wanted tu hunt elephants in Africa. It use .12 slug ammo to maximised his precision and pierce big animals armored skin easily.
Superior to the other shotguns, it combines a powerful ammunition and very good precision for the weapon. The only drawback is the weapon's poor ammo capacity, as it can only chamber one round per shot.
The combat shotgun can fire a total of about 4995 rounds, the equivalent of 4995 reloads (of course), from full condition before breaking.
- The actual mechanism of the shotgun is not standard because the feeder is in place of a traditionnal ejection port and the ejection port is under.
- Like .12 slug ammo is not from to Fo3, it use common Shotgun shell (Fallout 3) and fire only one bullet-sized steel ball.