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For the Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics ammunition round, see 7.62mm.
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This is an overview article which contains background information and cross-game comparisons. For game-specific information and stats, see the articles linked on the right.
Gameplay articles
Fallout 3.308 caliber round
Fallout: New Vegas.308 round
.308, armor piercing
.308, hollow point
.308, JSP hand load
Fallout 4.308 round

.308 caliber round is a type of ammunition in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4.


The "Grandad's" brand .308 caliber round is a full-size rifle cartridge used primarily in hunting rifles in the United States before the Great War. In the post-War era, it has become a cartridge of choice for high-power conventional weapons and long-range sharpshooters.


.308 roundEdit

308 round

Standard .308 is primarily used by highly accurate weapons, or by heavy automatic ones. .308 is particularly rare on the East Coast, but the Mojave has larger quantities of .308 available.

.308 armor piercingEdit

308 round
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

.308 armor piercing rounds are able to punch through lighter armor with ease. They exhibit a slight lack of actual wound-causing potential, but the high base damage of the round easily rectifies this.

.308 JSPEdit

308 round
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

.308 jacketed soft point rounds exhibit all-around better penetration ability, but the nature of the ammunition also greatly increases the wear-and-tear on the weapon being fired.

.308 hollow pointEdit

308 round
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

.308 hollow point rounds are especially devastating, considering the high impact of the round plus the flesh-shredding tip, but even light armor is able to resist a large amount of the damage they cause.

Behind the scenesEdit

The .308 in real life is made by Winchester and is the commercial version of the military grade 7.62x51mm NATO full sized rifle round.