Are there any weapons in FO4 that are natively chambered in .50 caliber?

By natively chambered, I mean a gun that doesn't need a ".50 caliber receiver" mod to fire .50 caliber rounds, so that it can potentially take other receiver mods and still shoot .50 caliber bullets.

I was really looking forward to finding my first anti-materiel rifle and modding it up with a Calibrated Powerful Receiver and the other top tier sniper mods to relive the fun I had in FO:NV, sneaking around with my silenced anti-materiel rifle and one-shot-killing all the Mojave's toughest creatures with a headshot.

Sadly, I haven't been able to find any common weapons that are natively chambered in .50 caliber, preventing me from reliving that fun in FO:4. (And no, slapping a .50 caliber receiver into something isn't even close to the same experience.)

So, while I'm pretty sure there are no common guns that are natively .50 caliber, I'm still holding out a faint hope that maybe there's a unique or rare weapon that is. Does anyone know, one way or the other?

  • Can't prove the negative, but I really don't think there are. What's wrong with a sniper rifle chambered for .50?
    – DCShannon
    Dec 3, 2015 at 19:24
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    Agree with @DCShannon. And I found my sniper with a .50 caliber receiver. It's actually quite underwhelming too, even fully upgraded. Dec 3, 2015 at 19:27
  • @DCShannon Well, no "better" receiver mods for that ammo type, unlike all other ammo types (AFAIK), and well, just slapping the receiver in there is underwhelming. It's still just a hunting rifle, and therefore looks exactly like... a hunting rifle. In FO:NV, when I had my anti-materiel rifle slung over my back it was taller than my character was! It was big, and impressive, and kicked like a mule on steroids... it looks and feels like a heavy weapon, instead of being a hunting rifle with an invisible damage stat increase. Dec 3, 2015 at 19:31
  • @HopelessN00b That's a decent point about not being able to further upgrade the receiver. I would add that to your question to make your objections clearer. That being said, it won't be called a hunting rifle once you have it upgraded. It also changes color to look like the sniper rifle in previous games, especially with a Marksman or Recoil-Compensating Stock.
    – DCShannon
    Dec 3, 2015 at 19:33
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    @DCShannon It'd be ideal if the .50 was the native ammo type for a gun, save the receiver slot to upgrade it further. Honestly, if .50 ammo is ONLY used on guns that have the .50 cal receiver mod upgrade, I don't see myself using my .50 ammo at all. I'd rather upgrade the gun with a powerful receiver instead...
    – king14nyr
    Dec 3, 2015 at 19:35

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If the Fallout Wikia's Fallout 4 Weapons wiki page and table is accurate and contains all information, then no, there are no base weapons that use .50 ammo.

Their ammunition page has the following weapons listed as using .50 ammo:

  1. Hunting rifle
  2. Pipe bolt-action pistol
  3. Reba II (unique weapon)
  • Thanks, +1. I'm kind of hoping for a more definite source than a fan-wiki, so I'll hold off on accepting this for the moment... probably means I'll have to hunt through the game files myself, blech. The Reba II page has an interesting note on it though, saying If collected at a currently unknown level, the gun will instead use .50 rounds`. Seems like a possibility worth looking into. Dec 4, 2015 at 17:35
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    @HopelessN00b The fallout wiki is pretty comprehensive, I doubt you will find a more definite source than them. A lot of their info is taken from hunting through the game files anyway. As for the Reba II, it's a unique Hunting Rifle, it just has a chance to come with a .50 receiver already installed if you are higher level. It is not a native .50. (I know because I have it). Dec 4, 2015 at 21:07

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