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For the unique sniper rifle in Borderlands, see Whitting's Elephant Gun.

Elephant Gun is a unique aftermarket sniper rifle in Borderlands 2 manufactured by Jakobs. It is exclusive to the Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC and can be obtained as a rare drop from Arizona.

Special Weapon Effects[]

Hated by large numbers of people. – +150% damage with reduced accuracy, fire rate, reload speed and magazine size. Cannot spawn with a scope.

Usage & Description[]

The Elephant Gun is a sniper rifle with abnormally high damage output, and an extremely low reload speed and fire rate. The rifle also lacks a scope or accurate iron sights, further increasing the difficulty to snipe. This weapon can be devastating in medium range combat, easily able to kill a lesser enemy with a critical hit. At close range, the fire rate restricts the weapon's usefulness.


  • The extremely slow fire rate of the Elephant Gun can be offset by Zer0's reload speed bonus gained from Legendary Hunter and At 0ne with the Gun, making it ideal for 0ne Sh0t 0ne Kill.
  • When aiming down the sights during Decepti0n, the crosshair that appears is a noticeable distance above the muzzle. This can lead to inaccuracy if the player uses the top of the muzzle as an aiming point.
  • Axton's Ready and Pressure reduce the Elephant Gun's long reload time, and Metal Storm improves the fire rate of the weapon.
  • As the Elephant Gun will always lack a scope, it cannot spawn with the accessories that would affix to the scope. These include the fire rate (Klook), damage (Skookum) and magazine size (Hyiu) accessories.


  • The Elephant Gun has the cylindrical magazine used in white and green rarity Jakobs sniper rifles instead of the polygonal one.
  • During the fight to liberate the lodge in the mission Savage Lands, Sir Hammerlock has an Elephant Gun holstered on his back and uses it to support the Vault Hunters.
  • The flavour text is a reference to the essay Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell.