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.44 Magnum round (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of .44 Magnum munitions throughout the Fallout series, see .44 Magnum.
.44 Magnum round
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.44 Magnum round
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.44 Magnum, hollow point
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.44 Magnum, SWC (hand load)
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.44 special round
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Power you can trust

— on-box slogan

The .44 Magnum round is a type of ammunition in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background

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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.

Characteristics

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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.

Weapons using this ammunition

Crafting

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
30 Lead

Breakdown

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
27 Lead

Variants

.44 Magnum round, hollow point

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Hollow point bullets feature a hollowed out shape at the tip of the bullet, causing the bullet to expand upon impact, delivering more kinetic energy to the target and disrupting tissue more extensively. However, this same property also leads to reduced penetrative power, as the bullet will be stopped by armor much more easily due to its properties.

.44 Magnum round, semiwadcutter (SWC)

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The semiwadcutter is a .44 Magnum round loaded to combine the best properties of a traditional bullet and a wadcutter. It features a conical nose with a flat point, sitting on a larger cylinder, which transitions into a narrower end. As a result, rather than tearing into the target like a standard bullet would, the semiwadcutter punches a clean hole, with the middle segment of the bullet enlarging the hole. The result? A bullet offering superior damage and performance against reinforced targets.

In order to craft this ammunition, the player has to obtain the relevant schematics from Jules. Two skill checks (Guns 50 and Survival 60) are necessary. An alternative is selecting the Hand Loader perk.

Crafting
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
32 Lead

.44 Special round

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The .44 Special is an older type of the .44 Magnum bullet, dating back to the early 20th century. It has a lighter powder load, resulting in less damage to the target, but also put much less strain on the weapon.

.44 Magnum round (junk)

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

Crafting
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Comparison

Name Damage Damage Threshold Condition Weapons Spread Other Craftable Empty Casing
.44 Magnum round x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 Yes 35% Chance
.44 Magnum, hollow point x 1.75 x 3 x 1 x 1 No 35% Chance
.44 Magnum, SWC (hand load) x 1.2 - 6 x 1 x 1 Yes 20% Chance
.44 Special round x 0.75 x 1 x 0.75 x 1 No None
.44 Magnum (junk) JSawyerSourcebox default.png x 0.95 x 1 x 1.2 x 1 Yes 35% Chance

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Vendors

Bugs

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Though Jules mentions .44 SWC increase the deterioration rate of the firearm, they do not have the AmmoEffectSWCConditionPenalty set.

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