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For an overview of 12 gauge shotgun shells throughout the Fallout series, see 12 gauge shotgun shell.
12 gauge shotgun shell
Mag. Size
AC Mod
Intended: -10%
damage mod
Intended: 1/1
DR mod
Weight1Value$ 225
Prototype ID00000095

12 gauge shotgun shells are ammunition in Fallout.


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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]


Common and powerful, the shells would've been even better, if the executable bug didn't prevent the Armor Class modifier from being applied. However, it remains an excellent ammo type, due to the combat shotgun being available.

Weapons using this ammunition



  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)