| ||For an overview of .308 munitions in the Fallout series of games, see .308 caliber round.|
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.
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
- Automatic rifle Dead Money
- Battle rifle fnvgra
- Hunting rifle
- Paciencia fnvgra
- Sniper rifle
.308 standard and JSP rounds can be crafted at a reloading bench. A single cartridge requires the following:
|Name||Skill Requirement||Produced on||Items Required|
|.308 round||Repair: 25||Reloading bench||Case, .308 (1)||Lead (17)||Powder, rifle (5)||Primer, large rifle (1)|
|.308, JSP (hand load)||Repair: 50||Reloading bench||Case, .308 (1)||Lead (19)||Powder, rifle (6)||Primer, large rifle (1)|
Breaking down a standard .308 round yields:
|Name||Skill Requirement||Produced on||Items Produced|
|.308 round||Repair: 25||Reloading bench||Case, .308||Lead (15)||Powder, rifle (4)||Primer, large rifle|
.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 126.96.36.1992 these rounds now only do 1.3x damage and deteriorate the gun 50% faster than normal. They require the Hand Loader perk to craft.
|.308 round||x 1||x 1||x 1||x 1||Yes||40% Chance|
|.308, armor piercing||x 0.95||- 15||x 1||x 1||No||40% Chance|
|.308, hollow point||x 1.75||x 3||x 1||x 1||No||40% Chance|
|.308, JSP hand load||x 1.3||x 1||x 1.5||x 1||Yes||25% Chance|
- Up to 2000 rounds and a few hundred AP can be bought from Sgt. Contreras in Camp McCarran every 72 hours. This does not apply anymore if he gets incarcerated.
- After the completion of the Dead Money add-on, the player may receive up to 20 .308 rounds (360 rounds if the player also received a complimentary voucher) from the vending machine in the abandoned Brotherhood of Steel bunker every 72 hours.
- The NCR Rangers that appear at Camp Forlorn Hope carry 150 .308 rounds each.
- The arms merchant sells quite a few .308 rounds at the 188 trading post.
- Special .308 rounds are rare in Mojave Wasteland, they are easier to find in add-on areas.