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The Scattergun is the Scout's primary weapon in Team Fortress 2. It looks like an ordinary sawn-off double-barrel shotgun, but the Scout (or someone else) cleverly modified the weapon to hold more ammo (3 times more ammo than ordinary double-barreled shotguns,which is 6)and also turned it into a lever-action shotgun. Like the ordinary pump-action Shotgun that other classes use, the Scattergun excels in close quarters but does a horrible job at long range combat. Also, the Scattergun has a slow reload since it is not magazine fed, as the weapon's internal magazine has no opening large enough to put magazines through. Unlike the normal pump-action Shotgun, the Scattergun seems to have a higher rate of fire than the Shotgun. This is probably because the Scattergun does not require reloading after each shot.