|Straight Pull Bolt|
"A Straight Pull Bolt allows the Recon soldier to chamber another round in his Bolt-Action sniper rifle without having to first zoom out."
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles
60 Kills (Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles)
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In Battlefield 3, the Straight-Pull Bolt is an attachment for any and all bolt-action rifles. When attached to a bolt-action rifle, the straight-pull bolt allows for the shooter to chamber and then fire another round without being required to leave the scoped view as normal. This can make it much easier to keep an eye on long-distance targets in between shots. It can prove very useful for weapons with slower bolt action, such as the JNG-90, M98B and the L96 sniper rifles, but it will help the other sniper rifles, the SV98 and M40A5, equally as well.
Semi-auto sniper rifles instead receive the Foregrip attachment as an unlock.
Awkwardly enough, the attachment does NOT change the animation of cycling the bolt to load the next round from the magazine, as the character model still lifts the bolt before pulling it back.
The Straight-Pull Bolt is featured in the ninth Singleplayer Campaign level Night Shift. It appears on the M40A5 bolt-action rifle (the Primary weapon of the level), along with an IRNV thermal vision scope and a Suppressor.
- The Straight-Pull Bolt didn't function properly in the Battlefield 3 Open Beta. In the beta, the straight-pull bolt still required the user to zoom out to load and chamber the next round into the action of their rifle. This problem made the attachment ineffective and therefore useless to all of its users for the duration of the Open Beta.