Bolt-Action Rifle

The Bolt-Action Rifle is a weapon that appears in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Redemption. It doesn't appear in any form in Red Dead Revolver.

Bolt-action Rifle

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The Bolt-Action Rifle belongs to the Rifle weapon class. An extremely powerful weapon, the clip loading allows for quick reloading, making it an extremely useful rifle in all combat situations.

The weapon is said to be the best choice for long-range combat against multiple targets, thanks to its firepower and ammo capacity.

The Bolt-Action Rifle's stats make it ideal for long-range use in missions where you know in advance where encounters will take place, allowing you to position yourself ideally. The weapon has High Power and Range, with a Low Rate of Fire and Medium Reload Speed. You get 5 shots per clip with a maximum ammo capacity of 100, using Rifle Ammo. Its Accuracy is Very High, and the base price is $180.


  • The Bolt-Action Rifle is based upon a real weapon, the Springfield Model 1892 Krag-Jørgensen Rifle. The weapon is a Norwegian designed bolt action rifle that was adopted by the US Army in 1892 as its standard rifle to replace the Springfield Model 1873 "Trapdoor" Carbine, which also makes an appearance in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Redemption as the Springfield Rifle. The weapon was manufactured by the Springfield Armory until 1903, when the rifle started getting replaced by the M1903 Springfield rifle, due to the slow side loading gate mechanics which made it reloading in combat cumbersome.
  • Despite being based on the Springfield Model 1892 Krag-Jørgensen Rifle, the Bolt-Action Rifle in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Redemption uses clip loading, which makes reloading much faster. Clip loading was typical of the Spanish Mauser rifles used during the Spanish-American War in the early 1990s.
  • Due to its extreme firepower, the Bolt-Action Rifle isn't the best weapons for hunting, as a shot fired from short-range makes it impossible to gather materials from small animals.

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