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Heavy Scout Rifle

soldier displays an HSR
soldier displays an HSR

Certification Required Sniping
Empire Common Pool
Primary Mode Semi-Automatic
Secondary Mode -
Ammunition Bolt
Range Visual rendering distance
Inventory Dimensions 3 x 9 (Rifle Holster)
Magazine Capacity 10
Zoom 2, 4 and 8x

Heavy Scout Rifle (HSR)

The Heavy Scout Rifle, commonly called the HSR was introduced in May 2005 in patch 3.6.8. The rifle fires the same Bolt ammunition as the Bolt Driver and has a 10 round magazine. The HSR does far less damage than the Bolt Driver, but the 10 round clip, faster Cone of Fire recovery, and faster rate of fire are advantages in some situations. The HSR also has a slightly larger cone of fire than the Bolt Driver making it a little less accurate at longer ranges.

The HSR is free for characters with the Two Year Term of Service merit. Others may obtain it by purchasing the Sniping certification.

Shots to kill:

Standard Exo-Suit 3 shots
Agile Exo-Suit 4 shots
Reinforced Exo-Suit 5 shots
MAX 27 shots

(The above numbers are taken with 100 Health and full Armor; no MedKits, Implants or Empire Incentives applied)