A Hunting Rifle is a medium to long range bolt action firearm which can be found throughout the world in 7 Days to Die. It is an uncommon weapon and can also be crafted using the correct Gun Parts. This weapon requires the 7.62mm Bullet and will hold 1 round. Its durability will last for 150 shots. It will reload automatically if the player is carrying the correct Ammunition or it can be done manually at any time using the reload key (default key R ).
During combat, a Hunting Rifle is a very powerful long range weapon. At short range, however, the player may have trouble because it requires reloading for each shot and therefore has a slow rate of fire. A Hunting Rifle can kill most Zombies with one head shot. Due to its slow firing rate and relatively uncommon ammunition (7.62mm), the Hunting Rifle should be used conservatively and with care.
The required items are placed into the crafting grid in the positions as shown below.
The Condition of a Hunting Rifle deteriorates with each use until eventually it will stop working and will need to be repaired. This can be done using a Weapon Repair Kit.
- One Weapon Repair Kit will restore 40 durability.
- With a durability of 150, four Weapon Repair Kits will be required to restore a fully depleted Hunting Rifle.
The example shown below is merely to illustrate the items needed as currently they can be placed into the crafting grid in any position.
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A Hunting Rifle can be dismantled by placing it into the output slot of the crafting grid. This will break the weapon down into its component state, and display the parts in the main crafting grid. The player can then remove the parts and place them into their bag or tool belt.
Players who have read the appropriate Recipe Book can also use this method to upgrade gun parts in the weapon to a higher quality. To do so, remove the desired gun part from the crafting grid, and replace it with a similar gun part of higher quality. Note that this action must be done in a specific order. You cannot first drag the NEW gun part onto the crafting grid and "swap" it with the OLD one. You must first drag the OLD gun part off of the crafting grid and replace or swap it with the NEW one.
Any player can place the weapon in the output slot, observe the weapon's component gun parts, and remove it from the output slot again without dismantling it. This action will also automatically unload the bullets into their bag or tool belt.
However, although any player can dismantle a weapon, only players who have read the appropriate Recipe Book can reassemble or upgrade it. Players without this knowledge should never remove any gun parts from the crafting grid, unless they intend to permanently dismantle the weapon.
The player can place a Hunting Rifle into a Forge and it will be melted down into iron. Each Hunting Rifle will produce 6.0 lbs of iron.
A Hunting Rifle can be scrapped by placing it into the center of the crafting grid to craft Scrap Iron.
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- A Hunting Rifle, like all weapons, can destroy blocks and structures.