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The category of handloading items regroups every type of item that is useful for handloading.
There are six types of handloading items: Kits, primers, cases and hulls, wads, powders, and projectiles.
Handloading kits are portable kits containing equipment necessary for handloading and disassembling rounds of firearm ammunition.
There are 3 different types of handloading kits. Each kit type corresponds to ammunition categories ((P)istol, (R)ifle and (S)hotgun), and allows a character to handload and disassemble all ammunition of the corresponding category (with a few listed exceptions).
It is important to note that they are not consumable items and that they are always available as long as they're in the inventory. As such, if all three are carried, nearly all types of firearm ammunition can be handloaded and disassembled.
Handloading kits can be found for sale at workshops, and each has a Weight of 5.
|Kit name||Cost (in )||Notes|
|Handloading kit, Pistol||2500||Allows for handloading and disassembling of all (P)istol calibers (.22 Long Rifle can only be disassembled but not handloaded)|
|Handloading kit, Rifle||2500||Allows for handloading and disassembling of all (R)ifle calibers (except 4.73x33mm Caseless)|
|Handloading kit, Shotgun||2500||Allows for handloading and disassembling of all (S)hotgun calibers.|
A primer is a small, cylindrical, button-shaped object that is found at the base of a complete round of ammunition. Primers contain a small charge of shock-sensitive compound. When struck by a firing pin, the primer compound releases heat, which ignites the powder and in turn generates the energy necessary to push the bullet (or projectiles) out of the barrel.
There are seven types of primers, all standardized by size: Small pistol (SP), Small rifle (SR), Shotshell (SS), Large pistol (LP), Large rifle (LR), Large rifle magnum (LRM), and Machine gun (MG).
Primers can be found for sale at gun shops and weapon shops, in boxes of 100.
All primers have a Weight of 0.01.
|Primer type||Cost per box (in )||Cost per unit (in )||Compatible calibers|
|Small pistol (SP)||10||0.10|| .32 ACP|
7.62x38mm R Nagant
|Small rifle (SR)||15||0.15|| .30 Carbine|
.300 AAC Blackout
|Shotshell (SS)||12.50||0.125|| .410 bore|
12 gauge CAWS
|Large pistol (LP)||12.50||0.125|| .44 AMP|
.475 Wildey Magnum
.50 Action Express
|Large rifle (LR)||17.50||0.175|| .260 Remington|
.500 S&W Magnum
6.5x50mm SR Arisaka
|Large rifle magnum (LRM)||20||0.20|| .300 Winchester Magnum|
.338 Lapua Magnum
.338 Norma Magnum
.577 Nitro Express
|Machine gun (MG)||25||0.25|| .50 BMG|
Cases and hulls
The term case (or casing) refers to the brass container, into which all of the other components of a round of ammunition are inserted. After firing, a spent case or hull is all that remains.
A hull is the shotgun shell equivalent of a case, but is otherwise identical in function.
Cases and hulls may be found in one of two states: Unprimed/Spent and Primed. The term "spent case" specifically refers to the case that remains after a round has been fired, but otherwise, they are considered identical to unprimed (as in, brand new, never loaded) cases, in that they do not have a live primer inserted. A primed case is a case with a fresh primer inserted, ready for the next steps of handloading.
Unprimed cases can be found for sale at gun shops and weapon shops, in boxes of 50. Primed cases can never be found or purchased; they have to be made, as part of the process of handloading.
The Weight of a case (primed or unprimed) is the same as that of a complete round of ammunition. E.g. a .45 ACP case will have a Weight of 0.02.
|Caliber||Cost per box (in )||Cost per unit (in )|
|.300 AAC Blackout||39.65||0.793|
|.300 Winchester Magnum||148.35||2.967|
|.338 Lapua Magnum||170.85||3.417|
|.338 Norma Magnum||166.65||3.333|
|.475 Wildey Magnum||30||0.60|
|.50 Action Express||42.50||0.85|
|.500 S&W Magnum||53||1.06|
|.577 Nitro Express||170.85||3.417|
|6.5x50mm SR Arisaka||71.35||1.427|
|7.62x38mm R Nagant||10||0.20|
|12 gauge CAWS||102||2.033|
Wads are plastic cups, found exclusively inside shotshells. Their purpose is to act as a buffer between the powder and the projectiles inside of a shotshell, allowing the powder to push against an even surface and waste as little energy as possible when fired.
There is one type of wad per shotgun bore size, and therefore, only 3 types of wads. 12 gauge and 12 gauge CAWS can both use the same type of wad, the 12 gauge wad.
Wads can be found for sale at gun shops and weapon shops, in boxes of 50.
All wads have a Weight of 0.01.
|Wad type||Cost per box (in )||Cost per unit (in )||Compatible calibers|
|.410 bore||2.50||0.05||.410 bore|
|20 gauge||5||0.10||20 gauge|
|12 gauge||5||0.10|| 12 gauge|
12 gauge CAWS
Powder (or gunpowder) is the charge of propellant contained within a round of ammunition. The type and quantity of powder may influence the performance of the ammunition.
Powders in the game are divided in two types and three subvariants, representing the powder's quality. The two types of powder are simply known as pistol powder and rifle powder. Each is available in three subvariants: Regular, Surplus and Premium.
As explained on this page, quantity of powder determines pressure level, and quality of powder determines how cleanly powder burns and in turn how much Condition the weapon loses if a critical failure is sustained when firing.
- Regular (Reg) powder is standard, factory-grade propellant suitable for most purposes, and is found in the vast majority of ammunition found in the mazes.
- Surplus (Surp) powder is low-quality, bulk-grade propellant; it is much cheaper and far easier to acquire in large quantities. However, when sustaining a critical failure while shooting ammunition loaded with Regular powder, Condition lost is tripled (3x).
- Premium (Prem) powder is high-quality, clean-burning propellant made for handloaders and discerning shooters, conscious of their weapons' longevity. When sustaining a critical failure while shooting ammunition loaded with Premium powder, Condition lost is divided by 4 (0.25x).
The exact type (pistol or rifle) and quantities of powder required to handload a single round of ammunition depends on the caliber and desired pressure level; see each individual caliber page for more information.
Powders are sold in jars containing up to 35 000 powder units (pwdr) each, but powder may also be harvested from disassembling rounds of ammunition, as long as you have empty powder jars to contain the ammunition into, or partially filled jars of the same type and quality.
All powder jars have a Weight of 0.5, regardless of how much powder they contain.
|Powder type and quality||Cost per jar (in )|
|Empty powder jar||10|
|Pistol powder, Regular||80|
|Pistol powder, Surplus||20|
|Pistol powder, Premium||240|
|Rifle powder, Regular||100|
|Rifle powder, Surplus||25|
|Rifle powder, Premium||300|
Projectiles are what leave the barrel of a firearm when a round is fired. This general term is used to cover bullets (pistol and rifle projectiles), and shotgun projectiles: Shot (groups of round pellets), Slugs (large singular projectiles) and Exotic (everything else).
The exact cost of a box of projectiles depends as much on its dimensions as its type; all can be found for sale at gun shops and weapon shops.
Bullets follow a basic nomenclature of bullet dimensions and type. Just like complete rounds of ammunition, may be categorized as either (P)istol bullets or (R)ifle bullets. Dimensions include the bullet's diameter and mass in grains, whereas type refers to the ammo type.
Bullet dimensions determine which cases (and in turn which caliber) they are compatible with, whereas type will simply influence the ammo type of the completed round of ammunition.
- Example: .308, 150 grain, JSP - The dimensions of this bullet are .308, 150 grain, making it compatible with 7.62x51mm NATO or .30-06 Springfield. JSP means this is a jacketed soft point bullet, and will create a round of JSP ammunition when loaded.
The category of a bullet ((P)istol or (R)ifle) determines what bullet types may be available. For instance, (P)istol bullets have exclusive access to LSWC and LSWCHP whereas (R)ifle bullets have exclusive access to HPX, APX and API.
Certain combinations of projectile dimensions and bullet types are only available as handloading ingredients and cannot be found for sale in factory-loaded, retail ammunition. As such, careful selection of caliber, projectile, and powder quality may allow a discerning handloader to create unique, fully custom ammunition.
All bullets have an individual Weight of 0.01 and all are sold in boxes of 50. Thus, a full box of bullets has a Weight of 0.5. The table below will list the cost of a box of FMJ projectiles. For other types of bullets, refer to this table and apply the corresponding value multiplier to the box's shop value, rounding to the nearest 0.05.
- Cat: Category; either (P)istol or (R)ifle
- /box: Cost per box of 50 bullets.
- /unit: Cost per unit (single bullet).
|Cat||Projectile dimensions||/box (FMJ)||/unit (FMJ)||Compatible calibers|
|(R)||.183, 42 grain||8.40||0.168||4.6x30mm|
|(R)||.221, 54 grain||10.80||0.216||5.45x39mm|
|(R)||.224, 31 grain||6.20||0.124||5.7x28mm|
|(R)||.224, 55 grain||11||0.220||5.56x45mm NATO|
|(R)||.236, 71 grain||15.40||0.308||5.8x42mm|
|(R)||.264, 130 grain||26||0.520||.260 Remington|
|(R)||.264, 139 grain||27.80||0.556||6.5x50mm SR Arisaka|
|(P)||.308, 97 grain||20||0.400||7.62x38mm R Nagant|
|(P)||.308, 110 grain||22||0.440||.30 Carbine|
|(R)||.308, 125 grain||25||0.500||.300 AAC Blackout|
|(R)||.308, 150 grain||30.40||0.608||.30-06 Springfield, 7.62x51mm NATO|
|(R)||.308, 170 grain||34||0.680||.30-30 Winchester|
|(R)||.308, 200 grain||40||0.800||.300 Winchester Magnum|
|(P)||.310, 85 grain||17||0.340||7.62x25mm Tokarev|
|(R)||.311, 123 grain||24.60||0.492||7.62x39mm|
|(R)||.311, 148 grain||29.60||0.592||7.62x54mm R|
|(P)||.312, 73 grain||14.60||0.292||.32 ACP|
|(R)||.312, 174 grain||34.80||0.696||.303 British|
|(R)||.323, 125 grain||25||0.500||7.92x33mm Kurz|
|(R)||.323, 198 grain||39.60||0.792||7.92x57mm Mauser|
|(R)||.338, 300 grain||60||1.200||.338 Lapua Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum|
|(P)||.355, 95 grain||19||0.380||.380 ACP|
|(P)||.355, 115 grain||23||0.460||.357 SIG, 9x19mm Parabellum, 9x25mm Dillon|
|(P)||.357, 125 grain||25||0.500||.357 Magnum, .38 Special|
|(R)||.364, 259 grain||51.80||1.036||9x39mm|
|(P)||.365, 95 grain||19||0.380||9x18mm Makarov|
|(P)||.400, 200 grain||40||0.800||.40 S&W, 10x25mm Auto|
|(R)||.408, 400 grain||83.80||1.676||.408 CheyTac|
|(P)||.429, 240 grain||48||0.960||.44 Magnum, .44 Special|
|(P)||.452, 230 grain||46||0.920||.45 ACP, .460 Rowland|
|(P)||.454, 250 grain||50||1.000||.45 Colt, .454 Casull|
|(P)||.458, 405 grain||81||1.620||.45-70 Government|
|(P)||.475, 300 grain||60||1.200||.475 Wildey Magnum|
|(P)||.500, 325 grain||65||1.300||.50 Action Express|
|(P)||.500, 400 grain||80||1.600||.500 S&W Magnum|
|(R)||.510, 800 grain||160||3.200||.50 BMG|
|(R)||.511, 744 grain||149||2.980||12.7x108mm|
|(R)||.585, 750 grain||150||3.000||.577 Nitro Express|
Three different types of shotgun projectiles exist: Shot (groups of round pellets), Slugs (large singular projectiles) and Exotic (everything else).
Nomenclature may vary a little bit more, as these projectiles are more diverse in sizes and shapes, but all describe their dimensions and types.
All shot projectiles have an individual Weight of 0.01, and are sold in bags of 100 (for a total Weight of 1).
|Projectile type||Ammo type||/bag||/unit||Compatible calibers|
|00 buckshot, copper-plated lead||P-Buck||40||0.400||.410 bore (5 pellets), 20 gauge (8 pellets), 12 gauge (9 pellets), 12 gauge CAWS (15 pellets)|
|00 buckshot, lead||Buck||35||0.350||.410 bore (5 pellets), 20 gauge (8 pellets), 12 gauge (9 pellets), 12 gauge CAWS (15 pellets)|
|00 buckshot, rubber||R-Buck||7.50||0.075||.410 bore (5 pellets), 20 gauge (8 pellets), 12 gauge (9 pellets), 12 gauge CAWS (15 pellets)|
Slugs have varying individual Weights; 0.01 for .410 bore slugs, 0.02 for 20 gauge and 12 gauge.
All slugs are sold in boxes of 25 (thus have a Weight of either 0.25 or 0.50 depending on dimensions).
|Projectile type||Ammo type||/box||/unit||Compatible calibers|
|.410 slug, lead||Slug||25||1.000||.410 bore|
|.410 slug, rubber||R-Slug||12.50||0.500||.410 bore|
|.410 slug, lead/incendiary||I-Slug||75||3.000||.410 bore|
|20 gauge slug, lead||Slug||60||2.400||20 gauge|
|20 gauge slug, FMJ||F-Slug||70||2.800||20 gauge|
|20 gauge slug, JHP||HP-Slug||80||3.200||20 gauge|
|20 gauge slug, rubber||R-Slug||17.50||0.700||20 gauge|
|20 gauge slug, lead/incendiary||I-Slug||95||3.800||12 gauge, 12 gauge CAWS|
|12 gauge slug, lead||Slug||95||3.800||12 gauge, 12 gauge CAWS|
|12 gauge slug, FMJ||F-Slug||105||4.200||12 gauge, 12 gauge CAWS|
|12 gauge slug, JHP||HP-Slug||125||5.000||12 gauge, 12 gauge CAWS|
|12 gauge slug, rubber||R-Slug||25||0.700||12 gauge, 12 gauge CAWS|
|12 gauge slug, lead/incendiary||I-Slug||125||5.000||12 gauge, 12 gauge CAWS|
|FRAG-12 slug||FRAG-12||315||12.600||12 gauge, 12 gauge CAWS|
Flechettes are sold in bags of 100. Nickel coins aren't sold anywhere, as they're actual, physical money being used directly as the projectiles!
Both flechette and Nickel coins have an individual Weight of 0.01. As such, a full bag of flechettes has a Weight of 1.
|Projectile type||Ammo type||/bag||/unit||Compatible calibers|
|Flechette, 1 inch, fin-stabilized||Flech||40||0.400||.410 bore (10 flechette), 20 gauge (15 flechette), 12 gauge (20 flechette), 12 gauge CAWS (20 flechette)|
|Nickel coin (0.05)||Coin||N/A||N/A||12 gauge (20 projectiles), 12 gauge CAWS (20 projectiles)|