"The Hunting Rifle does a MUCH larger amount of damage than the pistol, but takes longer to fire. It is useful in hunting targets at long distances. You may find that it’s less accurate when fired “from the hip”. To maximize the rifle’s effectiveness, you need to use the secondary fire key to bring up the scope. Once the scope is up, you can use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out, then use the fire key as normal to shoot. You will find that this will greatly increase the rifle’s precision." — The hunting rifle's description in the manual
In Enhanced Mode, the Hunting Rifle fires explosive rounds. These explosive rounds create splash damage and will hurt you by a maximum of 27 points.
The Hunting Rifle is a sniper rifle, and is therefore very powerful, killing with one shot unless the victim was hit in the arms or legs. The weapon has a scope which can be zoomed in or out, increasing accuracy and allowing for steadier shots. It is a very rare sight, only being found in later days in the hands of SWAT snipers or lying around.
- The Hunting Rifle is loosely based on the M24 Sniper Weapon System with the bolt on the left instead of the right.
- The above left-sided bolt is only on the weapon's model when in the hands of the Postal Dude - when not in anybody's hands, the weapon appears with a correct right-sided bolt.
- The Hunting Rifle can be also found in the Police Armory when dressed in Police uniform.