|Ammunition per clip:||10 shots|
|Launch succession:||4 seconds|
- "You can use a Sniper Rifle to pick off foes from a distance."
- — Peppy Hare
The Sniper Rifle is a powerful default weapon available in Star Fox: Assault. It is equipped with a double magniscope for zooming. This gun is armed with bullets that kill most enemies in one precise shot.
The player must press the X button to begin scoping with this weapon. Once scoped, press the L button to zoom in or out, A to fire, and X to cease scoping.
The shots are thin, very powerful laser blasts, but shooting leaves you vulnerable for a good moment. This weapon is very useful against vehicles such as the Landmaster or Arwing because of the high amount of damage it does. In Single Mode, the Sniper Rifle is one of the few weapons capable of taking an Aparoid shield generator down in a single shot on the Aparoid Homeworld.
Though zooming in onto a target after scoping provides more accuracy in contrast to just firing the weapon, it decreases the overall field of vision, making it difficult to hit the enemy if they have dodged. It should also be noted that while scoping with this weapon, Barrier Spheres do not activate automatically, regardless of handicap settings.