.223 FMJ (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of .223 rounds throughout the Fallout series, see .223 round.
.223 FMJ
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Mag. Size
50
AC Mod
-20%
damage mod
1/1
DR mod
-20%
Weight2Value$ 200
Prototype ID00000034
 
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.223 FMJ is a common rifle round in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

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The .223 Remington is a commonplace rifle cartridge, originally developed for the M16 service rifle of the United States Army. Adopted with slight modifications by the military as the 5.56x45mm military round, the original .223 ammunition gained widespread popularity among the civilian population, specifically in the Colt Rangemaster, of which the round had been a standard of since 2051.[1] The common variant has a full metal jacket, offering good penetration without sacrificing damage. Its wide availability makes it a popular choice for wastelanders, due to the number of weapons that can accept the round.[2][3]

The basic variant of the .223 round offers good penetration and expansion, without excelling in either. This commercial cartridge has identical dimensions to the military round, though it is loaded with less powder, leading to lower internal pressures. Though this lowers damage, it leads to less wear on the weapon.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

An excellent all-around rifle round. The modifiers to AC and DR make it the round of choice for long range combat in mid-game and even in late game, with the two Big Guns available.

Weapons using this ammunition[edit | edit source]

Pistols
Rifles
Heavy weapons
Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
.223 pistol .223 FMJ

24 - 36

20 - 30

17.1 - 26.6

14.4 - 23.4

12 - 20

6.4 - 14.4

3.25 - 9.75

Hunting rifle .223 FMJ

9.6 - 24

8 - 20

5.7 - 17.1

3.6 - 14.4

2.4 - 12

-3.2 - 6.4

-4.55 - 3.25

Sniper rifle .223 FMJ

16.8 - 40.8

14 - 34

11.4 - 30.4

9 - 27

7.2 - 23.2

1.6 - 17.6

-0.65 - 12.35

Bozar .223 FMJ

30 - 42

25 - 35

21.85 - 31.35

18.9 - 27.9

16 - 24

10.4 - 18.4

6.5 - 13

Light support weapon .223 FMJ

24 - 36

20 - 30

17.1 - 26.6

14.4 - 23.4

12 - 20

6.4 - 14.4

3.25 - 9.75

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Commonly found throughout the game.

References

  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-15: "A longer ranged, and more powerful, firearm. The Rangemaster is your basic, solid rifle. It uses the .223 caliber rifle round, a standard for over 110 years. The .223, combined with a 1:10” twist, gives good accuracy at range and solid knockdown capability."
  2. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-17: "Rifle caliber ammunition. The FMJ stands for Full-Metal Jacket, which describes the bullet that is used in the round of ammo. A FMJ bullet is very tough, and has pretty good penetration without sacrificing good expansion. In other words, it‘s an average round."
  3. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.119: ".223 Full Metal Jacket (FMJ): This is the same ammo used in the late 20th century by various military rifles, including the M-16. A good, basic, hard-hitting round."