Red Dead Redemption 2 Varmint Rifle
Varmint Rifle

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Varmint Rifle is a Rifle Weapon Type, which is ideal for hunting Medium and Large Animals. This weapons best stats are Accuracy 3.2/4 (Best) and Reload 2.8/4 (Good) and its lowest stats being Damage 1.5/4 (Weak).

You can attach components like Rifling Mods, Iron Sights, Scopes, Stocks, Wraps.

Varmint Rifle Stats and Gunsmith cost

Damage Range Firing Rate Reload Accruacy Cost
1.5 2.8 2.8 3.2 2.8 $72

Animal sizes you should hunt with the Varmint Rifle

Varmint Rifle

  • However, the large ammo capacity and fast fire rate make this an effective weapon against large groups of enemies.
  • This gun has an ammo capacity of fourteen rounds, and can only use .
  • 22 caliber ammo.
  • The quick-firing Lancaster Varmint Rifle is designed for hunting small mammals and large birds, using a special low-caliber type of ammunition with reduced damage.
  • A quick pump-action rifle.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Varmint Rifle How to Get

Locations where you can find Varmint Rifle.

Name How to unlock
Varmint Rifle After you complete “Eastward Bound”, Chapter 1 - Available at all Gunsmiths - Free with Special And Ultimate Editions of the game

Varmint Rifle Ammunition

Varmint Rifle ammo types.

Ammo Types

Ammo Crafting

Recipe Name Ingredients Where to find Description
Split Point Cartridge – 1x Hunting Knife – 1x Regular Cartridge Received at the start of Chapter 2 + 5 Damage | + 10 Accuracy
Explosive Cartridge – 1x Express Cartridge – 1x Animal Fat Received at the start of Chapter 2 + 25 Damage | Explosive Effect

Varmint Rifle Components

Weapon modifications you can purchase at the Gunsmith to improve your weapon stats and performance.


Rifling Mods Effect Cost
Standard Rifling N/A $0.00
Improved Rifling Improves Range $20.00

Iron Sights

Iron Sights Effect Cost
Stock Sights None $0.00
Improved Sights Improves Accuracy $5.00

Weapon Scopes

Scopes Effect Cost
No Scope None $0.00
Short Scope Improves Range, and adds Scope $15.00
Medium Scope Improves Range, and adds Scope $5.00


Stocks Effect Cost
Basic Grain N/A $0.00
Straight Grain Style $14.00
Wide Grain Style $20.00


Wraps Effect Cost
No Wrap None $0.00
Wrap Adds Leather Wrap to Stock $10.00

Varmint Rifle Styles

Weapon customizations you can purchase at the Gunsmith to change the look of your best weapons.


Metals Barrel Frame Trigger Hammer Lever Sight Effect
Iron $5.00 $7.50 $3.50 $4.00 $2.50 N/A
Nickel $5.50 $8.25 $4.00 $4.50 $2.75 Style
Blued Steel $6.00 $9.00 $4.25 $5.00 $3.00 Style
Blackened Steel $7.00 $10.50 $5.00 $5.50 $3.50 Style
Browned Steel $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Style
Brass $8.00 $12.00 $5.75 $6.50 $4.00 Style
Silver $9.00 $13.50 $6.50 $7.00 $4.50 Style
Gold $10.00 $15.00 $7.00 $8.00 $5.00 Style
Gold $10.00 $15.00 $7.00 $8.00 $5.00 Style


Engraving Base Art Nouveau Ornamental Baroque Victorian


Grip Base Buck Scorpion Puma Deer Rattlesnake Eagle
Price $0.00 $18.50 $15.00 $16.00 $16.75 $14.50 $18.00


Stock Style Hazelnut Olive Walnut Pebble Tobacco Brick Red Chestnut Chocolate
Price $5.00


Stock Style Bocote Dark Rosewood Mahogany Bubinga Black Walnut Cocobolo Ebony Birch Walnut Maple Mesquite Myrtle Dark Walnut Rosewood Wild Cherry Bright Maple