A Hunting Rifle is a simple but effective, rifle used primarily by hunters as their principle weapon of choice. Their ease of construction, maintenance and reliability makes them popular in big games. They can be equipped with a scope to turn it into a sniper or marksman rifle for long range hunting.
Hunting Rifles come in multiple forms, including bolt-action and break-action. One such variant, used by Brandon Turrall, was an old over-under, 12.5mm break-action rifle.
After the devastation of the Hammer of Dawn Strikes, Hunting Rifles became a prominent weapon among the Stranded due to its simplicity of construction, in contrast to the much more complex Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle or the Longshot Sniper Rifle.
Refuge in Anvil Gate
After taking refuge in Anvil Gate following the invasion of Lambent forces. Bernadette Mataki took several refugees including a Pesanga child named Jasi under her wing to teach them how to hunt wild game. Jasi used a Hunting Rifle to score his first kill on a Goat and promptly celebrated his first hunt.
Later, on a trade mission, Dizzy Wallin and Nathan was ambushed by hostile Stranded, one of which was brandishing a Hunting Rifle. Padrick Salton managed to sneak up on one of them and ambushed them, forcing the Stranded to have their weapons confiscated in the process.
Behind the Scenes
- Hunting Rifles bare similarities with many real-world hunting weapons.