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.44 round, Magnum (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of .44 ammunition types in the Fallout series of games, see .44 Magnum.
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The .44 round, Magnum is a Small Guns ammunition found in Fallout 3.

Background

The powerful .44 Magnum round was originally developed for revolvers. Soon adapted for pistols and even rifles, it is a large-bore cartridge delivering a heavy, sizable bullet at very high velocities. Its excellent stopping power and range also result in plenty of recoil and a distinctive muzzle blast, making it a poor choice for users prizing maneuverability and control over sheer firepower. However, it remains well suited for any inhabitant of the wasteland needing a round capable of stopping monsters, human or otherwise.

The basic .44 Magnum ammunition is a standard full metal jacket bullet: A soft metal core surrounded by a jacket made from tougher metal. This allows for higher muzzle velocities and greater damage, as well as increased performance against armor. The increased damage is reduced somewhat by the fact that the metal jacket limits the expansion, resulting in less kinetic energy transferred to the target.

Characteristics

One of the rarest types of ammunition in the wastelands, as .44 weapons are extremely rare and few enemies use them. The best source of this type of ammunition are either merchants or caches of ammunition. Thankfully, the latter are not uncommon.

Weapons using this ammunition

Locations

Vendors

Map locations

Closest map marker Amount Description
Bethesda Ruins ~20 rounds West offices, in an office to the right at the top of the left staircase
Cargo hold

(Mothership Zeta add-on)

2 ammunition boxes In the ammunition box hoard near the conveyor belt (Mothership Zeta).
Engineering core

(Mothership Zeta add-on)

20 rounds Right next to the Decompression Chamber, under a work bench (Mothership Zeta).
Rivet City 2 ammunition boxes Inside the broken bow.
Tepid sewer ~20 rounds Near Rocksalt.
Tepid sewer 2 ammunition boxes Between the tepid sewer and Farragut West Metro Station
The Mill (The PittGametitle-FO3 TP.png Ammo press The player can manufacture ammunition of this caliber after Free Labor