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As best I can tell, it is still the best ranged weapon in the Fallout Universe, Capitol Wasteland or no. It does a heap of damage, has decent range and speed, and still turns your foes into tidy little piles of ash. Plus, it looks wicked cool. Downsides are (of course) that it uses Energy weapons skill, which most people neglect, and now it uses it's own type of power cell, instead of one of the standard types as in previous games. Bummer. Whatever, it is still the best gun in the game. Deal with it.