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The 5.56mm round is a type of ammunition in Fallout 3.

Characteristics

Relatively speaking, the 5.56mm round is the third most common small guns ammunition found in the game, compared to the .32 caliber and 10mm rounds. After The Waters of Life quest, the 5.56mm cartridge becomes more common as enemies will use assault rifles more often than hunting rifles chambered in .32. The 5.56mm ammo's world model is a black curved box magazine (resembling ones utilized by the Chinese assault rifle).

Weapons using this ammunition

Locations

5.56mm rounds are typically found on raiders, the Talon Company mercs, and at super mutant camps. Notable areas to search include the ruins of Washington, D.C. and the Metro tunnels underneath the Downtown area. However, 5.56mm rounds appear to be scarce early in the game, but large amounts of this ammunition can be acquired quickly through several means:

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