For an overview of 12 gauge shotgun shell in the Fallout games, see 12 gauge shotgun shell.

 
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Shotgun ammunition. This particular ammo is marked: "12-gauge shells, not for use by children under the age of 3."

12 gauge shotgun shells is a type of ammunition in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Characteristics

A fairly common ammo type, the AC modifier of the shotgun shell will make it a little bit more accurate than any of the other starting guns until .223 FMJ weaponry are found. Even late-game enemies will use Pancor Jackhammers, making the shotgun shell a valuable ammo type.

In Fallout, ammunition modifiers are not applied properly which makes the 12 gauge equal to any other kind of ammunition. In practice, this only means the accuracy bonus is not applied and damage remains consistent.

Weapons using this ammunition

Fallout

Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
Shotgun 12 gauge

12 - 22

9.6 - 17.6

7.5 - 15

5.6 - 12.6

4.2 - 10.2

0 - 6

-1.35 - 3.15

Combat shotgun 12 gauge

15 - 25

12 - 20

9.75 - 17.25

7.7 - 14.7

6 - 12

1.8 - 7.8

0 - 4.5

Fallout 2

Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
Shotgun 12 gauge

12 - 22

9.6 - 17.6

7.5 - 15

5.6 - 12.6

4.2 - 10.2

0 - 6

-1.35 - 3.15

Sawed-off shotgun 12 gauge

12 - 24

9.6 - 19.2

7.5 - 16.5

5.6 - 14

4.2 - 11.4

0 - 7.2

-1.35 - 4.05

Combat shotgun 12 gauge

15 - 25

12 - 20

9.75 - 17.25

7.7 - 14.7

6 - 12

1.8 - 7.8

0 - 4.5

H&K CAWS 12 gauge

15 - 25

12 - 20

9.75 - 17.25

7.7 - 14.7

6 - 12

1.8 - 7.8

0 - 4.5

Pancor Jackhammer 12 gauge

18 - 29

14.4 - 23.2

12 - 20.25

9.8 - 17.5

7.8 - 14.4

3.6 - 10.2

1.35 - 6.3

Locations

Fallout

Fallout 2

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