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The .308 caliber round is a type of ammunition found in Fallout 3. It is only used with the sniper rifle and its unique variants.


Main article: .308 round

The .308 caliber rounds were a full-size rifle cartridge, used primarily in hunting rifles in the United States before the Great War.[1] Known brands include "Circle G" and "Grandad's".


The .308 caliber round is the third rarest Small Guns ammunition found in the game, next to .44 round, Magnum, and BBs; very few enemies carry sniper rifles and many are located in hard to reach places or have only a small number of rounds to be looted. A notable sniper is Arkansas in Minefield.

The hunting rifle largely provides the same effect while using the much more common .32 caliber round, making the sniper rifle and variants limited in effectiveness until a stockpile of ammunition is acquired.

Weapons using this ammunition



Map locations

Closest map marker Amount Description
Bethesda ruins At least 50 (with Scrounger perk) There is a sniper perched in a window of a dilapidated office building. While the sniper rifle itself is in poor condition, there are two ammunition boxes by the window and a dead raider's corpse to be looted for .308 caliber rounds.
Calvert Mansion Point Lookout (add-on)

(Point Lookout add-on)

Roughly 5 .308 rounds To the west in an old greenhouse (average locked ammunition box)
Megaton Roughly 10 .308 rounds There is a hollowed-out rock to the South behind Megaton which contains .308 caliber rounds, in addition to a sniper rifle and some stimpaks.
Minefield A set of .308 ammunition boxes Two ammunition boxes can be found near Arkansas.
Rivet City Several ammunition boxes roughly 5 rounds in each box There are several ammunition boxes on the upper balconies.
Rockbreaker's Last Gas Roughly 10 .308 rounds In a sniper shack west of Rockbreaker's Last Gas. .308 rounds in average locked ammunition box. The Victory rifle is also here in a very hard locked locker.
Turtledove Detention Camp Point Lookout (add-on) Roughly 50 .308 rounds In the administration office, to the left.
Yao guai tunnels Roughly 10 .308 rounds Southwest of the yao guai tunnels, near the wastelander tent at the sniper perch.
The Mall Roughly 10 .308 rounds In an ammunition box in the trenches between the Super mutant bunker and the Capitol Building.