|For an overview of .44 Magnum ammunition, see .44 Magnum.|
The .44 Magnum round is a high powered Magnum pistol cartridge derived from the .44 special pistol round. The round can be utilized for revolvers and carbines.
Standard and SWC .44 Magnum rounds can be crafted at a reloading bench, with the latter requiring either the schematics (obtainable from Jules after passing a check for Guns (50) and Survival (60)) or the Hand Loader perk. A single cartridge requires the following components:
Powder, pistol (10)
.44 Magnum round (1)
Powder, pistol (12)
.44 Magnum, SWC (hand load) (1)
Breaking down a .44 Magnum round yields:
.44 Magnum round (1)
Powder, pistol (8)
Weapons using this ammunition
.44 Magnum round, hollow point
Hollow point bullets break on impact, reducing the weapon's penetrating power.
.44 Magnum round, SWC (hand load)
This flat-nosed bullet is effective against higher-level enemies and can penetrate armor. These characteristics make it much more effective than standard ball ammunition.
.44 special round
The parent cartridge for the .44 Magnum, the .44 special that shares all dimensions except case length. It is similar enough to be used in guns chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge.
|- Ammunition Type||Weapon Spread modifer|
|- Weapon Damage modifier||Ammo bonus effect|
|- Target Damage Threshold modifier||- Ammo is craftable|
|- Weapon condition modifier||- Percentage change of empty casing, hull or drained cell/pack/tank|
|.44 magnum round, standard||x 1||x 1||x 1||x 1||35% chance|
|.44 special round||x 0.75||x 1||x 0.75||x 1||0% chance|
|.44 magnum round, SWC (hand load)||x 1.2||- 6||x 1||x 1||20% chance|
|.44 magnum round, hollow point||x 1.75||x 3||x 1||x 1||35% chance|
- The .44 special rounds used to be the rarest type of .44 caliber ammunition in the game, with a single box appearing in only one location, the NCR Ranger safehouse. They were added to vendor lists with patch 220.127.116.112.
- If one looks closely at the headstamp on the cartridge's model, it reads ".357 Magnum".
- The cartridge model differs in appearance to the rounds loaded into the .44 Magnum revolver.