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For an overview of .308 munitions in the Fallout series of games, see .308 caliber round.
.308 round
308 round
FNV 308 ammo icon
.308 round
weight
0.055
value
4
base id0006b53c
.308, armor piercing
weight
0.055
value
9
base id0013e442
.308, hollow point
weight
0.055
value
9
base id0013e443
.308, JSP hand load
weight
0.055
value
5
base id00140aa0
 
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The .308 round is a type of ammunition in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background

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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.

Characteristics

The .308 round is the same as the Fallout 3 version and is still used by the sniper rifle and now the hunting rifle. However, the world model for the round was changed from a metal ammunition box to a cardboard box of bullets.

Weapons using this ammunition

Production

.308 standard and JSP rounds can be crafted at a reloading bench. A single cartridge requires the following:

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (17)
rangeIcon range
Repair: 25
levelIcon level
.308 round (1)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (19)
rangeIcon range
Repair: 50
levelIcon level
.308, JSP (hand load) (1)

Breakdown

Breaking down a standard .308 round yields:

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
.308 round (1)
rangeIcon range
Repair: 25
levelIcon level
Lead (15)

Variants

.308, armor piercing

Armor-piercing rounds are designed for punching through armor plating, and for this purpose they have a greatly strengthened case with a specially hardened core and shaped nose. Due to the high velocity and penetrative properties of the round, the target's DT is reduced by 15. However, due to the limited expansion of the armor piercing round, damage to the target is reduced by 5%.

.308, hollow point

Hollow point bullets mushroom and break up on impact, causing massive trauma on fleshy, unarmored targets. However, this also means they break up when they hit things like armor plate, drastically reducing the weapon's penetrating power.

.308, JSP hand load

Jacketed, soft point ammunition is designed with a semi-jacketed harder metal coating with a soft bullet tip. It offers evenly managed damage and penetrative power. This round will do more damage than armor piercing rounds and hollow point rounds in most situations making it the best all-round .308 ammo. Originally tagged with a 1.5x damage multiplier, as of patch 1.3.0.452 these rounds now only do 1.3x damage and deteriorate the gun 50% faster than normal. They require the Hand Loader perk to craft.

Comparison

Ammunition typeAssault carbine extended magazines Damage modifierIcon damage Damage Threshold modifierIcon shield gold Condition penaltyIcon repair Spread modifierIcon spread CraftableIcon crafting Percentage chance of empty casingIcon chance
.308 round, standardx 1x 1x 1x 1yesIcon check40% chance
.308 round, armor piercingx 0.95- 15x 1x 1noIcon cross40% chance
.308 round, JSP (hand load)x 1.3x 1x 1.5x 1yesIcon check25% chance
.308 round, hollow pointx 1.75x 3x 1x 1noIcon cross40% chance

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