|For an overview of .308 caliber ammunition throughout the Fallout series, see .308 caliber round.|
The .308 is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge that enjoyed tremendous popularity on the market before the Great War. Excellent performance in all aspects led to its widespread adoption by civilian and military weapons manufacturers, with hunting, marksman, and even automatic rifles manufactured to use this type of ammunition. Grandad's brand .308 full metal jacket was particularly popular before the war and packages of this ammunition are still commonly available from merchants and within ruins, though military cases with .308 ammunition are more common in some areas. It was this cartridge from which the 7.62mm round was derived. After the war, the .308 cartridge has become a popular round for more powerful homemade bolt action weaponry in the Boston area.
The standard .308 full metal jacket round is a lead core jacketed with copper and offers excellent performance against soft targets, with or without body armor.
Weapons using this ammunition
10 .308 round
- A few dozen .308 rounds are commonly found in the inventory of weapon dealers.
- They can also be manufactured using an ammunition plant.
- Fallout: New Vegas ammo box.