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.357 Magnum round

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.357 Magnum round
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.357 Magnum round
Weight
0.035
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.357 Magnum, hollow point
Weight
0.035
Value3
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.357 Magnum, JFP (hand load)
Weight
0.035
Value3
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.38 Special round
Weight
0.035
Value1
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.357 Magnum (Junk) JSawyerSourcebox default.png
Weight
0.035
Value0
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America's finest

— Manufacturer's slogan

.357 Magnum round is a type of ammunition in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics

The .357 Magnum (9×33mmR) is a rimmed, straight cased cartridge originally introduced in 1934, as a development of the .38 Special ammunition. It has the same chambering diameter as the parent round, though it uses a different powder load for enhanced penetration and firepower. Though originally developed as a law enforcement round for use against early body armor and to penetrate light cover used by U.S. gangsters, its excellent stopping power and timeless design resulted in enduring popularity, well into the 21st century. The Big Chef brand of bullets was particularly popular among civilians and law enforcement alike. Packages of this ammunition are still common throughout the wastes.[1]

Weapons using this ammunition

Crafting

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
16 Lead

Breakdown

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
15 Lead

Variants

.357 Magnum, hollow point

hollow point bullets feature a hollowed out shape at the tip of the bullet. As such, 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 the armor more easily.

.357 Magnum, JFP (hand load)

Jacketed flat point ammunition is designed to maximize the amount of damage transferred to the target by expanding, much like a hollow point round. Unlike that type of ammunition, however, the flat point bullet has a flat tip slowing down the expansion of the bullet. Hand loaded ammunition typically features higher powder loads as well, resulting in a round that boasts improved damage, ballistic performance, and performance against enemy armor.

Crafting
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
20 Lead

.38 Special round

The rimmed, centerfire cartridge the .357 Magnum was developed from. The .38 Special has the same chambering diameter, though it has a shorter case (metric designation 9×29mmR). This result in a smaller powder load and less damage, but the ammunition also puts less stress on the weapon, resulting in longer lifetime.

.357 Magnum (Junk)

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.

Crafting
ComponentsRequirementsProducts

Comparison

Name Damage Damage Threshold Condition Weapons Spread Other Craftable Empty Casing
.357 Magnum round x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 Yes 30% Chance
.357 Magnum, hollow point x 1.75 x 3 x 1 x 1 No 30% Chance
.357 Magnum, JFP (hand load) x 1.25 - 3 x 1 x 0.8 Yes 15% Chance
.38 Special round x 0.75 x 1 x 0.75 x 1 No None
.357 Magnum round (Junk) JSawyerSourcebox default.png x 0.95 x 1 x 1.2 x 1 Yes 30% Chance

Notable locations

Vendors (regular and special types)
Loot

Gallery

References

  1. Appearance of the bullet and its history.