12 gauge shotgun shell (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of 12 gauge shotgun shell types in various Fallout games, see 12 gauge shotgun shell.
12 gauge shotgun shell
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12 gauge round
Weight
0.075
Value2
base id0008ecf5
12 gauge, bean bag
Weight
0.075
Value3
base id0013e446
12 gauge, coin shot
Weight
0.075
Value40
base id001582da
12 gauge, magnum
Weight
0.075
Value3
base id00165e79
12 gauge, slug
Weight
0.075
Value2
base id0013e447
12 gauge, 4/0 buck (GRA)
Weight
0.075
Value2
base idxx000861
12 gauge, 4/0 buck mag. (Hand Loader) (GRA)
Weight
0.075
Value3
base idxx000862
12 gauge, dragon's breath (GRA)
Weight
0.075
Value4
base idxx00085f
12 gauge, flechette (GRA)
Weight
0.075
Value3
base idxx00085e
12 gauge, pulse slug (GRA)
Weight
0.075
Value5
base idxx00085d
 
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The 12 gauge shotgun shell is a type of ammunition manufactured by Purebore in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

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The most common type of shotgun shell, 12 gauge rounds are the de facto standard for shotguns across the wasteland, corresponding to an 18.53mm/.729 bore. Purebore ammunition is the most popular and most durable shell brand to hit the wastelands after the Great War, loaded with leaden pellets that can take down humans, mutants, and monstrosities with equal ease. All shells have a print reminding the users that they are not for use by children under 3. Shoot responsibly![1]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Fallout: New Vegas and Gun Runners' Arsenal include an extreme variety of different types of ammunition, the most out of any other ammunition type. These include flamethrower shells, flechettes, Magnum, slugs, and more. They are also easy to make and offer an excellent source of gunpowder and other raw materials.

Weapons using this ammunition[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
40 Lead

Breakdown[edit | edit source]

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
37 Lead

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name Damage Damage Threshold Condition Weapons Spread Other Craftable Empty Casing
12 gauge round x 1.2 x 1 x 1 x 1 7 projectiles Yes 40% chance
12 gauge, magnum x 1.3 - 2 x 1.15 x 1 7 projectiles Yes 25% chance
12 gauge, 4/0 buck (GRA) x 1
x 1.2 (jsawyer.esp)
x 1 x 1 x 1 4 projectiles No 40% chance
12 gauge, 4/0 buck magnum (GRA) x 1.3 - 2 x 1.15 x 1 4 projectiles Yes 25% chance
12 gauge, coin shot x 1.3 - 2 x 1 x 1 8 projectiles
10% chance of Denarii or
15% chance of mangled Denarii
left in damaged targets
Yes None
12 gauge, flechette (GRA) x 0.9 - 6 x 1 x 1 5 projectiles
Silence
No 40% chance
12 gauge, slug x 1 x 1 x 1 x 0.35 Single projectile Yes None(bugs)
12 gauge, dragon's breath (GRA) x 0.9 x 1 x 1 x 1 8 FireIcon fire.png for 5s No 40% chance
12 gauge, pulse slug (GRA) x 0.7 x 1 x 1 x 0.35 Single projectile
+50 damage against robots
+25 damage against power armor
No 30% chance
12 gauge, bean bag x 0.05 x 1 x 1 x 1 Fatigue + 250(bugs) No None
12 gauge (junk) JSawyerSourcebox default.png x 1 x 1 x 1.2 x 1 Yes 40% Chance

12 gauge, bean bag[edit | edit source]

View of the slug fired by bean bag.
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A specialized shotgun shell, where the lead shot is contained within a fabric "pillow". Said pillow is filled with lead shot and is designed to deliver a non-penetrative blow that will cause minimal long-term damage, but will cause the body to spasm violently, stunning and immobilizing the target. A long term favorite of law enforcement agencies, bean bags are perfect for subduing targets, though care should be taken as they can still cause actual trauma to unprotected targets.

  • Note: Shells of this type use the normal slug projectile.

12 gauge, coin shot[edit | edit source]

View of a coin from coinshot
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A near-legendary method of loading shotgun shells, originating from the 19th century wild west and tall tales of gun fighters. In the Mojave, shotgun users use Legion denarii to prepare these shotgun shells. They replace regular lead pellets with these coins, adding an additional pellet to the shot. Legion denarii can sometimes survive impact and be found in the victims. Naturally, coin shot is also a very expensive type of ammunition, both for the denarii inside and the novelty value.

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12 gauge, Magnum[edit | edit source]

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Standard 12 gauge shotgun shells loaded with a higher than normal amount of gun powder, resulting in higher pellet velocities, increasing the amount of damage dealt to the target. However, the load also puts more stress on the weapon components, resulting in faster weapon deterioration.

Crafting
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
40 Lead

12 gauge, slug[edit | edit source]

View of a slug
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The 12 gauge slug is a Brenneke-type solid lead slug cast with outside fins, allowing it to deform in the shotgun barrel and fly in a stable trajectory. As it is a single projectile, the slug focuses all the power of a powder load is transferred to it, resulting in excellent accuracy and range.

Crafting
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
45 Lead

12 gauge, Dragon's Breath (GRA)[edit | edit source]

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An exotic type of shotgun ammunition, the leaden pellets are loaded with a charge consisting primarily of magnesium pellets and shards. When fired, they ignite creating a short-lived torrent of fire which sets the target alight for five seconds.

12 gauge, 4/0 buck (GRA)[edit | edit source]

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A specialized type of shotgun ammunition, using just four large pellets in place of the regular seven. This makes them more powerful and more accurate.

12 gauge, 4/0 buck Magnum (GRA)[edit | edit source]

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A variant of the 4/0 buckshot ammunition. Not only does it use four large lead pellets, it is also loaded with a larger than usual powder load, resulting in better damage and penetration.

Crafting
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
45 Lead

12 gauge, flechette (GRA)[edit | edit source]

View of a flechette
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A specialist variant of the shotgun shell, with the standard leaden shot replaced by five metal flechettes, originally designed to kill snipers hiding in dense foliage. These arrow-like projectiles trade a minor reduction in damage for excellent penetration of targets. Furthermore, the shells are designed in a way that allows them to be fired near-noiselessly. As such, using them is like using silencer on regular weapons.

12 gauge, pulse slug (GRA)[edit | edit source]

View of a slug
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A specialized variant of ammunition, with the tip of a Brenneke-style slug replaced by a device designed to release an electromagnetic pulse on impact. This contraption is particularly well suited against power armor and robots.

12 gauge (junk)[edit | edit source]

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A makeshift shotgun shell loaded with scrap in place of leaden pellets. The uneven profile and subpar composition of the pellets make it an ammunition of last resort, which is still better than nothing.

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Locations[edit | edit source]

Loot
Vendors

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PCIcon pc.png Bean bags nominally cause 250 points of fatigue damage, but due to the nature of the game engine, they can only deal 50 per shot. Additionally, there is a base damage each shotgun shell inflicts (12.25 per shot), meaning that most targets will sooner get killed than knocked out.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Both standard slugs and Gun Runners' Arsenal pulse slugs have the same chance to drop empty hulls as the rest of the shells, at 40%, but do not actually reference the 12 gauge hull item.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References

  1. Item description in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics: "{9500}{}{12 ga. Shotgun Shells}"
    "{9501}{}{Shotgun ammunition. This particular ammo is marked: "12-gauge shells, not for use by children under the age of 3."}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2), Items.txt)
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