Is it just me or does it seem that the hunting rifle should use the .308 ammo? I already noticed that the icons for the .44 and 10mm were switched, so I figure this is another "technical gun nut type of question/opinion/bias" that only the hardcore-types would notice or care about...
Except that If you changed all the muties and raiders with hunting rifles to carrying .308, it would be a lot different since the fact that .308 is so rare. This would drastically changes the game's balance. But I can't help but wonder if it might have been intended that way. Thoughts? Photonlust 03:44, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
If the hunting rifle used 308 what would be the point of having 32 ammo? only for the 32 pistol? They purposely make weapons with scopes have rare ammo. Ralphredimix 15:18, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Yeah that's kind of the conclusion I arrived at. There is a mod on www.fallout3nexus.com to give the hunting rifle 5.56mm ammo. That would provide more balance between the pistol cartridge glass, the scoped rifle class and the midrange standard run of the mill rifle class. It would not offset the balance between the assault rifle "class" (that shares the 5.56 ammo) and weapons belonging to it, since those weapons are more rare, and generally more useful. However, It would make sense to also up the damage for the hunting rifle is this is done, and like ralph says, then you would be left with only the .32 pistol using that .32 ammo. And considering your 10mm pistol you start out with is already a beast by the time you find the Chinese pistol (making it essentially useless by the time you first find it), why not make use the .32 ammo? thoughts?--Photonlust 21:51, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
You can farm infinite Sniper Ammo at Bethesda Ruins. Every 3 in game days a sniping Raider spawns there with the rest, and he carries around 10 rounds of .308 Caliber. Just make sure to wait the 3 days at a separate city.
Is this .308 match grade sporting ammunition or the military version (7.62x41mm NATO)?
- It's probably the civilian version, judging by its name, .308 calibre. Americans like to convert millimetres into inches, so, thus, 7.62mm becomes 0.308 in. TheCzechDuck 23:16, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Not as rare as .44? Edit
Is the claim that .308 is less rare than .44 based on anything? In my game experience .44 is about three times as plentiful, as loot, in ammo boxes and from fallen enemies. Also .44 is sold more often and in (slightly) higher quantities as far as my game time goes. 184.108.40.206 14:05, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Base ID? Edit
The current base ID appears to be the one for Electron charge packs, and it gives you electron charge packs in-game. the base ID (6b53e) is the same on both the electron charge pack and .308 pages. The id 6b53c gives you .308 ammunition in-game. 220.127.116.11 14:49, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Less ammo consumption Edit
I am not sure if this works with other type of ammo, or other containers. I have found a quite beneficial glitch.
I had 49 .308 rounds. I reloaded so it was 5/44. I was at the , and went to the sniper point. I had already taken the goods inside. I put 47 rounds into the container. I had two rounds in my inventory(I checked each time I fired). My ammo was 5/-2(or something similar). I was able to fire 3 more times than the ammo I had in my inventory.
Sorry if I am not being clear. So I had two rounds in my inventory,but was able to fire as if I had 5. Can anyone one confirm if it is just me? I will also be doing more tests later.Jericho's own cigarette 23:15, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
I Always thought 44. was more rare then 308. Edit
Ive found three times as much 308 bullets as i do 44.
Checking it now,i have 912 308 Bullets.
But only having 304 44. Bullets.
I have all the DLC's. and i have the 360 Version,no cheats/mods. Is that unnatural to have that many 308's or?
Rivet City's Flak and Shrapnels usually sell 10+.
Lemme guess, you're using Lincoln's Repeater or Blackhawk like a good little Very Good noob? Nitty 23:37, 29 August 2009 (UTC)