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Assault Rifles
Skill combat assaultrifles.png
TypeCombat skill
  • Reduces weapon recoil
  • Increases reload speed
  • Increases weapon switching speed
  • Elite level: Doubles mastering gain

Assault Rifles is a Combat skill in Escape from Tarkov.


Assault rifles handling skill improves the overall handling, reduces recoil and reload time of Assault rifles.


  • Reduces weapon recoil (-15% at elite level)
  • Increases reload speed (+20% at elite level)
  • Increases weapon switching speed (+40% at elite level)
  • Elite level: Doubles mastering gain

How to raise


  • For weapons which can be top reloaded, each round reloaded counts as a separate reload. It is possible to quickly gain points by repeatedly reloading an SKS so long as the raid was started without a round in the chamber.
    • This will eject a round to the ground each time, so use cheap ammo or pick it up from the ground.