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Starfield:Experiment A-7


Experiment A-7
Experiment A-7
Base Damage Physical Damage119
Fire Rate 10
DPS 19.83
Ammo 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell
Mag Capacity 6
Accuracy 50.6%
Range 20
Mass 6.9
Mod Slots 3/8
Base Value 19662
Type Ballistic Shotgun
Item ID 0031F257
Variants Breach

Experiment A-7 is a ballistic Shotgun which is a unique variant of the Breach Shotgun in Starfield. It uses 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell ammo.

Weapon Effects

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Name Tier Effect Description
Exterminator 1 +30% damage against aliens -

How to Get Guide

Location/Quest

  • Its possible to miss the unique shotgun Experiment A-7 in Starfield. You can find the Experiment A-7 location during the main story questline mission Final Glimpses. From here you must go to Freya III, once you arrive at this system you will unlock the mission Entangled. During this quest you will meet Ethan, you can ask him if the scorpions your encountering are native to the planet or not, you'll then get the chance to persuade him to give you the unique Experiment A-7 weapon.

Modification.png Weapon Modification

Pre-Attached

Category Available Mods Effect
Batteries Flechette Rounds Multiple razor-edged rounds that slice through unarmed targets and cause a bleeding effect
Optic Reflex Sight Reflex sights for quicker target acquisition and visibility
Stocks Tactical Stock Lighter stock for quicker Aim Down Sights speed and better Stability

Compatible Mods

Category Available Mods Effect
Barrels Long Barrel Increases Accuracy, Recoil Control and Range at the cost of Aim Down Sight speed
Batteries EM-Charged Shot EM-charged ballistic rounds, typically non-lethal
Batteries Explosive Rounds Rounds that explode on contact with a surface
Batteries Flechette Rounds Multiple razor-edged rounds that slice through unarmed targets and cause a bleeding effect
Batteries Slug Shots Single, large projectiles that can be fired much further and do vastly more damage
Batteries Tesla Pylons Pylons that can be fired into surfaces that arc electricity between them. Mainly used for area denial
Internal Hair Trigger Installs a lighter trigger pull for increased Fire Rate
Internal High Powered Increases Damage done
Internal High Velocity Internal module that increases accuracy and range
Lasers Laser Sight Laser Sight attachment to help with target acquisition and increase Accuracy
Lasers Recon Laser Sight Marks enemies while Aiming and greatly increases Accuracy
Magazines Tactical Magazine Lighter mag that vastly increases Aim Down Sight speed and Reload speed
Muzzles Choke Muzzle device specially designed to reduce shotgun spread
Muzzles Compensator Increases Stability and Hip-Fire accuracy at the cost of long-range Accuracy
Muzzles Muzzle Brake Increases long-range Accuracy and Stability at the cost of Hip-Fire Accuracy
Optic Iron Sights Standard issue iron sights
Optic Reflex Sight Reflex sights for quicker target acquisition and visibility
Optic Short Scope Short scope or 2x magnified view
Receivers Fully Automatic Receiver that fires continuously while the trigger is pulled
Receivers Semi-Automatic Receiver that fires once per trigger pull
Stocks Tactical Stock Lighter stock for quicker Aim Down Sights speed and better Stability
Suppressors Suppressor Vastly reduces acoustic intensity while increasing Accuracy at the cost of Range

Item tier.png Weapon Tier Level

Starfield has four weapon tier levels: Base, Calibrated, Refined, Advanced (in ascending order). The higher the tier, the better the damage of the weapon. As you level up, your chances of finding higher tier weapons increase, defeating higher level enemies will also increase the drop chance of best weapons. Note that superior weapons do exist, but they are incorrectly named as advanced weapons despite dealing more damage.

Unique Weapons in Starfield scale in base damage depending on their weapon tier level (Base, Calibrated, Refined, Advanced), but they keep the same unique name without any prefixes being added. You can find out more information on how to get the best version of each unique weapon you come across on the unique weapon tier system page.

Below you can find the stats for each tier level of this unique weapon.


Tier Loot Level Damage Change Damage Fire Rate DPS Tier ID
Base 0 0.0% Physical Damage99.0 10 16.5 0028F441
Calibrated 27 48.0% Physical Damage146.5 10 24.4 0028F442
Refined 37 56.0% Physical Damage228.6 10 38.1 0028F443
Advanced 47 65.0% Physical Damage377.1 10 62.9 0028F444



Weapon Categories





Unique Shotguns



Shotguns Jake's Hangover Cure.webp

Shotguns in Starfield are one of the best weapons to use early game since they deal high damage at close range with very little combat skills investment. To get the most damage out of a shotgun you must ensure that all the pellets fired hit the target. The better the accuracy of a shotgun the tighter the spread of pellets will be.

There are a number of unique shotguns to collect. unique weapons range from; rare, epic, legendary and come with pre-defined rarity modifiers that increase your damage output.

Using the science skill: weapon engineering you can modify your Shotguns with the best mods for your playstyle. This will affect the damage, fire rate, magazine capacity, range, mass and accuracy of the weapon. Each gun has a limited number of mod slots to utilise.

Below you will find a list of all the common and unique Shotgun locations in Starfield along with the weapon ID which can be used to add the weapon to your inventory using console commands.

Name Image Damage Fire Rate DPS Ammo Mag Capacity Accuracy Range Mass Mod Slots Value Item ID
Boom Boom Shotguns Boom Boom.webp Physical Damage50 60 50 Caseless Shotgun Shell 20 44.1% 24 3.75 3/8 18113 001AC6BB
Brute Force Shotguns Brute Force.webp Physical Damage68 20 22.6 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 7 57.1% 20 4.4 5/6 15146 001AC6E0
Experiment A-7 Shotguns Experiment A-7.webp Physical Damage119 10 19.83 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 6 50.6% 20 6.9 3/8 19662 0031F257
Jake's Hangover Cure Shotguns Jake's Hangover Cure.webp Physical Damage 32 + Energy Damage94 14 29.4 Heavy Fuse 8 54.6% 20 7.0 0/7 12870 002BD871
Rapidshot Shotguns Breach.webp Physical Damage99 18 29.7 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 6 56.9% 24 7.45 6/8 23730 0016CFA
Riot Shotgun Shotguns Riot Shotgun.webp Electromagnetic Damage25 10 19.83 15x25 CLL Shotgun Shell 6 50.6% 20 6.9 7/8 14965 0031F257
The Cursed Shotgun Shotguns The Cursed Shotgun.webp Physical Damage73 6 7.3 12G Shotgun Shell 6 67.9% 24 4.8 4/5 10391 001AC6E7

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