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Fallout.44 Magnum JHP
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.44 Magnum FMJ
Fallout 3.44 round, Magnum
Fallout: New Vegas.44 Magnum round
.44 Magnum, hollow point
.44 Magnum, SWC (hand load)
.44 special round
Fallout 4.44 round
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.44 Magnum JHP
.44 Magnum AP
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.44 caliber DD
.44 caliber FMJ
.44 caliber HP
.44 caliber JHP
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The .44 round, Magnum or .44 Magnum round is a type of ammunition found in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Fallout Tactics.

Background

The powerful .44 Magnum round was originally developed for revolvers and then adapted for pistols and rifles.[Non-game 1] It is found commonly throughout the wasteland by way of several variants.

Variants

.44 Magnum ball

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Standard .44 Magnum ammunition is only used by large caliber handguns and high-powered long arms. It has high base damage, and is rare. The .44 Magnum bullets are called "large bullets" in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

.44 caliber FMJ

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2, Van Buren

Full metal jackets give .44 Magnum rounds the ability to pierce armor. The green-branded magazines are common compared to other .44 variants.

.44 caliber JHP

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Jacketed hollow points are common, and will double the base damage of the .44 Magnum bullet.

.44 Magnum, hollow point

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Gameplay articles: Fallout: New Vegas, Van Buren

.44 Magnum rounds are tipped with hollow points, effective against light armor.

.44 Magnum, SWC hand load

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The bullets cause extra damage and pierce light armor. Use of the ammunition requires more frequent weapon repair.

.44 special round

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The .44 Special bullets are loaded identically to others. They aren't as powerful as Magnum rounds, but weapons that use them require less frequent repair.

.44 Magnum AP

Mini-FOT Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and is not canon.

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Gameplay articles: Fallout Tactics, Van Buren

These armor piercing rounds deal 40% less damage but can piece through 80% of the armor built into any of the robots in the Midwest.

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References

  1. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, p. 93: "The powerful .44 Magnum round was originally developed for revolvers. Its excellent stopping power makes it well suited for any inhabitant of the wasteland needing a round capable of stopping monsters, human or otherwise. All this is limited mainly by the scarcity of these rounds"
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