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Hunting Rifle
Hunting Rifle.png
Type: Weapons
Weight: 8.82lbs / 4.00kg

The Hunting Rifle is one of the Items available in The Long Dark.

General Overview

The Hunting Rifle is one of two firearms (the other being the Distress Pistol) present in game. It holds a maximum of 10 rounds and has a basic iron sight. It will usually bring a Deer down in one shot. Wolves can take 2 shot on the torso, but will die with 1 headshot. Bears can stand to 2-3 headshots, and 5 shots at his torso with full health. Since Rifle Rounds are rare and Rifle Ammunition even rarer, the Hunting Rifle is better used for defensive purposes only.

It can be repaired using the Rifle Cleaning Kit.


Possible locations where the rifle might be found.

Mystery Lake

Coastal Highway

Pleasant Valley

Desolation Point


  • You can unload the rifle by selecting it on the bag and clicking the option "unload". All rounds/ammunition will be placed on the "materials" section
  • Harvesting the rifle will give the player 2 Scrap Metals


  • The hunting rifle is a Lee-Enfield rifle (as the advanced gun research magazine tells you), It has a 10-round capacity and are popular among hunting rifle enthusiasts.
Hunting Rifle
Lee Enfield Photo.jpg
  • Being a Lee-Enfield, the hunting rifle seems a bit underpowered, as it takes 1-2 shots to kill a wolf, whereas in real life, some have used them to hunt dangerous game (safari-type animals). The Enfield rifles have also been used to extensive success in multiple major wars.
  • Its weight is exactly on par with the real thing, 8.8 lbs.
  • Per every five rounds loaded into a hunting rifle, the character will insert a stripper clip to load them.

See also