5.56 round (Fallout 76)
|For an overview of 5.56 rounds throughout the Fallout series, see 5.56 round.|
Background[edit | edit source]
The 5.56x45mm round is a rifle cartridge derived from the .223 Remington, originally developed for the M16 service rifle of the United States Army. It is a rimless, bottleneck cartridge that offers tremendous wounding potential under the right condition. Its performance and popularity among military forces endures despite the Great War: By 2287, it has served Americans for over two centuries, from the United States Army to the New California Republic Army.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Weapons using this ammunition[edit | edit source]
20 5.56 Round
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Locations[edit | edit source]
- Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-17: "Rifle caliber ammunition. The FMJ stands for Full-Metal Jacket, which describes the bullet that is used in the round of ammo. A FMJ bullet is very tough, and has pretty good penetration without sacrificing good expansion. In other words, it‘s an average round."
- Fallout Official Survival Guide p.119: ".223 Full Metal Jacket (FMJ): This is the same ammo used in the late 20th century by various military rifles, including the M-16. A good, basic, hard-hitting round."