.308 round (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of .308 caliber ammunition throughout the Fallout series, see .308 caliber round.
.308 round
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.308 round
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.308, armor piercing
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.308, hollow point
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.308, JSP (hand load)
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.308, (Junk) JSawyerSourcebox default.png
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The .308 FMJ round[1] (pronounced: "three-oh-eight" or "three-aught-eight") is a type of ammunition in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

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The .308 is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge that enjoyed tremendous popularity on the market before the Great War. Excellent performance in all aspects led to its widespread adoption by civilian and military weapons manufacturers, with hunting, marksman, and even automatic rifles manufactured to use this type of ammunition. Grandad's brand[2] .308 full metal jacket was particularly popular before the war and packages of this ammunition are still commonly available from merchants and within ruins, though military cases with .308 ammunition are more common in some areas. It was this cartridge from which the 7.62mm round was derived.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The standard .308 full metal jacket round is a lead core jacketed with copper and offers excellent performance against soft targets, with or without body armor.

The .308 retains its niche from the previous game, though the pool of weapons using it has been greatly expanded and includes the hunting rifle. The world model of the ammo was changed from a military case to a civilian box.

Weapons using this ammunition[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

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Breakdown[edit | edit source]

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Variants[edit | edit source]

.308, armor piercing[edit | edit source]

A .308 round crafted to defeat enemy body armor. The softer metal jacket covers a dense penetrator, while the bullet is loaded with a higher powder load, offering excellent performance against armor. However, the higher velocity reduces the amount of kinetic energy transferred to the target on impact, reducing damage somewhat.

.308, JSP (hand load)[edit | edit source]

Jacketed soft point ammunition is a variant of the .308 round, designed to maximize the amount of damage transferred to the target by expanding, much like a hollow point round. Unlike the hollow point round, however, the soft point bullet has a flat, soft tip slowing down the expansion of the bullet enough to retain the .308's performance against armor. The drawback of this ammunition is that lead fouls the barrel faster, leading to a deterioration of weapon function.

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.308, hollow point[edit | edit source]

.308 hollow point rounds feature a pit or a hollowed out shape at the tip of the bullet. As a result, the bullet expands upon impact, delivering more kinetic energy to the target and disrupting tissue more extensively. However, this same property also leads to dramatically reduced penetrative power, as the bullet will be stopped by armor more easily due to its properties.

.308 (Junk)[edit | edit source]

Sourcebox default.pngThe following is based on the JSawyer mod and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Rounds crafted with the use of scrap metal, these offer lower ballistic performance and significantly stress the firearm, but are better than nothing.


Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name Damage Damage Threshold Condition Weapons Spread 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
.308 (Junk) JSawyerSourcebox default.png x 0.95 x 1 x 1.2 x 1 Yes 40% Chance

Notable locations[edit | edit source]


Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The ammo pack uses a model named 3006rramo.nif, indicating it was originally intended to be the .30-06 ammo.

Gallery[edit | edit source]


  1. Stated on the in game model of the box
  2. Fallout: New Vegas ammo box.