The Semi-Automatic Rifle (SAR) is a mid-damage, accurate, mid-range rifle often considered the backbone weapon by the PVP community in RUST. This weapon is probably one of the most used, versatile craftable weapons in the game.
While not particularly suited for use with the 8x Zoom Scope, the SAR is capable of longer-ranged shots that other tier 2 pistol guns aren’t. The recoil is controlled by the player’s rate of fire as the gun isn’t fully automatic, and the gun deals damage comparable to the LR-300. It has a default magazine capacity of 16.
The SAR is a player-crafted weapon, and players tend to rely on it heavily, especially in the areas of disposable PVP weapons and raiding implements. The SAR can be found in multitudes of mid-to-high tier lootable crates, as well as drops from most scientist types. Players may research it directly or invest considerable Scrap into the tier 2 workbench tech tree.
The SAR accepts the following bullet types: 5.56 Rifle Ammo, Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo, Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo, and HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo.
SARs are a popular option for Auto Turret defense systems. They have a relatively low crafting cost and are viewed as universally disposable.