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5.56 rounds are a type of ammunition in Fallout 76.

Background

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The 5.56x45mm round is a rifle cartridge derived from the .223 Remington, originally developed for the M16 service rifle of the United States Army.[1][2] It is a rimless, bottleneck cartridge that offers tremendous wounding potential under the right condition. Its performance and popularity among military forces endures despite the Great War: By 2287, it has served Americans for over two centuries, from the United States Army to the New California Republic Army.

Characteristics

The 5.56mm round is a fifty-five grain rimless hollow-point cartridge. Being produced by Circle G ammunition, the rounds came packaged in twenty count green and orange boxes. 5.56mm rounds are mid-sized cartridges making them ideal for weapons such as the assault rifle.

Crafting

Standard 5.56 rounds
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (6)
Steel (12)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Known by default
Perks:
Ammosmith (optional)
5.56 round (20)
Ultracite 5.56 rounds
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (9)
Steel (18)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Perks:
Ammosmith (optional)
Ultracite 5.56 round (80)

Weapons using this ammunition

Locations

Notes

With the Ammosmith perk or Ammo Factory legendary perk, the crafted amount of rounds increase incrementally, coinciding with the perk's added percentages, crafting more rounds for the same amount of materials.

Gallery

References

  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-17: "Rifle caliber ammunition. The FMJ stands for Full-Metal Jacket, which describes the bullet that is used in the round of ammo. A FMJ bullet is very tough, and has pretty good penetration without sacrificing good expansion. In other words, it‘s an average round."
  2. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.119: ".223 Full Metal Jacket (FMJ): This is the same ammo used in the late 20th century by various military rifles, including the M-16. A good, basic, hard-hitting round."
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