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12 Gauge Shotgun Shells are the only types of 12 Gauge ammunition in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3 and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and it is one of the types of 12 Gauge ammunition in Fallout Tactics. It is marked "12-gauge shells, not for use by children under the age of 3."


Fallout/Fallout 2

12 Gauge Shotgun Shells
ammo type: Shotgun Shells
capacity: 20
AC modifier: -10%
DR modifier: 0
damage modifier: 1/1
used in:
weight: 1 pound
value: $225

Fallout 3

Shotgun Shell
used in: Combat Shotgun
Sawed-Off Shotgun
The Terrible Shotgun
The Kneecapper
Double-Barrel Shotgun
weight: 0
value: 2
base id: 28EEA
4CF59 (Charon's and Clover's special version)

The Shotgun Shell is common in Fallout 3 as it is used by almost all enemies that carry any shotgun weapon. Also, shotgun shells seem to be found in almost every container possible. they can be found mostly in filing cabinets and enclave supply crates. They are rarely found on desks. Almost every merchant has a good supply of shells, even Scavengers and junk traders sometimes may have them in their inventory. The average amount you will find inside random containers is around 10, while the Scrounger perk will grant you up to 46 shells in case of high-leveled ammo crates. Also, Gore Bags are a useful but somewhat rare ammo source, giving you good amounts of ammo (average 24, up to 60 with Scrounger). If you get around Evergreen Mills, Smiling Jack in the Bazaar will have around 70 of them in his inventory, if you want to steal some ammo with no karma loss.

Weapons using this ammunition

Fallout Tactics

12 Gauge Shotgun Shells
ammo type: Shotgun Shells
capacity: 20
penetration: +0%
damage: +0%
used in:
weight: 1 lbs.
value: n/a

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

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Up to date as of February 08, 2010
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The 8 gauge 3.5" magnum shotgun shell.
The M90 round from The Art of Halo 3.

The Soellkraft 8-Gauge Shell is used primarily in Weapon System Technologies' DTM Series Shotguns.


This shell uses an extremely large gauge not used in the modern shotgun, the reason being 10 and 12 gauge shells are viewed as being powerful enough for almost all the uses of a shotgun. In the Halo Universe, the 8 gauge shell was reborn as the Soellkraft Hippo 8 gauge magnum round.

The gauge of eight is also equal to .835 inches, or 21.21 millimeters. The rounds use quadruple-ought, or 0000, buckshot. Oddly enough, twin zeros can be seen on the side of the shot shell boxes seen in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, suggesting that 00 buckshot is used. The box also indicates the rounds use 15 pellets in each shot, and counting the shot holes in a wall after firing will confirm this.

Quadruple-ought is .375" (9.5 mm) in diameter, and is immensely more damaging to a larger target than smaller shot sizes. The pellets themselves may be made of steel, or tungsten, and possibly lead or other metals. It could also be made from a mix of these materials. The title of 3.5" magnum means that the shell is that long. 3.5 inch magnum rounds traditionally contain the highest amount of powder of that particular size. Other smaller sizes include 3" and 2 3/4" rounds.

8 gauge shells are almost extinct as of today, but due to the shell's extremely high stopping power it is very effective, and it can kill a fully shielded Sangheili with one shell at point-blank range. The shells can also be used to dispatch several enemies at longer ranges. Each pellet is quite powerful, with only about one or two needed to kill an Unggoy in range and, needless to say, all fifteen pellets combined are devastating.

The reason that the 8-gauge shell is almost extinct in the real world is because it was considered a "destructive device" and subsequently banned in major countries, with the exception of a few who still use the gun for water fowling, but they were not very popular as 8-gauge black powder shotguns were far too large and clumsy to be used effectively (although they saw a large market in water fowling industries and boiler cleaning cannon slugs). Also firearms studies have found that the modern 12 and 10 gauge magnum shells are far more powerful opposed to an 8-gauge shell from one hundred years ago, due to better modern manufacturing techniques.


  • The hippo on the outside of the casing was included as a gift to Matt Soell, a former employee and Community manager of Bungie Studios with an obsession with hippos (Hippo in Halo) , and so the shell is named after him.
  • The outline of a hippo can be seen on the outside of the casing by looking at a spent shell through the Sniper Rifle's scope, suggesting the name.
  • In Bungie's recent update on the UNSC weapons, the shell dimensions for the M90 Shotgun are listed as 8 gauge 3.75", and may be a typo, but might also suggest the round used in the Halo 3 model use even larger magnum rounds than the normal 3.5" shells.

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