.308 round (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of .308 munitions in the Fallout series of games, see .308 caliber round.

The .308 round is a type of ammunition in Fallout: New Vegas.


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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.


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


.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
Case Lead Powder Primer
.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
Case Lead Powder Primer
.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 these rounds now only do 1.3x damage and deteriorate the gun 50% faster than normal. They require the Hand Loader perk to craft.


Name DMG DT CND SPRD Other Craftable Empty Casing
.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

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