Shotgun shell (Fallout 4)

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For an overview of the various gauged shotgun shell types throughout the Fallout series, see shotgun shell.
Shotgun Shell
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Shotgun shell is an ammunition type in Fallout 4.


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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]


Shotgun shells are a common sight in the Commonwealth, and are are used by every shotgun in the region. They are also among the more bulky small arms munitions, weighing a tenth of a pound each.

Weapons using this ammunition


10 Shotgun shell


  • Raiders and Gunners who use shotguns carry several shotgun shells.
  • Shotgun shells are commonly found in ammunition boxes, and in the inventory of weapon merchants.
  • They can also be manufactured using an ammunition plant.


  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)