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Gold .45 Auto Round

Gold, like lead, is a soft metal that can be melted down and cast with relative ease. While it would be prohibitively expensive and not offer much practical benefit, there's no technical reason why one can't make bullets out of solid gold. Gold is denser and heavier than lead, meaning each bullet would impart more energy for greater stopping power while also looking damn stylish in the process. Just be sure to pack a little extra powder into the case to compensate for the drop in muzzle velocity due to the increased mass of the projectile.

This ludicrously-ostentatious and supremely-impractical ammo is intended to pair with the unique Ryu no Kiba pistol for maximum style points.

This is a custom ammunition type created especially for the NIF-Bashed Weapons Mega-Pack.


All weapons chambered in .45 Auto can fire this ammunition.

There is a random chance (\(2.5 \times Luck\) %) to recover a small amount of Gold from targets who have been shot with this ammo type. \[GoldRecoveryAmount = \frac{1 + (GetRandomPercent \times \frac{Barter} {10})} {100}\]


This ammo type can be crafted at any reloading bench.

To obtain gold for crafting, each Gold Bar can be broken down into 15,000 units of Gold 1). Legion Aurei can also be broken down into 32 units of Gold 2).

.45 Auto, Gold
Materials Primer, Large Pistol
Case, .45 Auto
Powder, Pistol (x10)
Gold (x16)
Skill Requirements Repair 25
Hand Loader
Gold .45 Auto Round
Effects 0x weapon spread
Technical Data
Value 10 Weight 0.15
FormID ##FA003A
A single Gold Bar weighs 35 game-pounds, while a single unit of Lead weighs 0.0014 game-pounds. By doing a little math, we find that it would take 25,000 units of lead to make up a 35-pound ingot.

Given that lead weighs 11.342 grams per cubic centimeter, and gold weighs 19.32 grams per cubic centimeter, we can calculate that gold is roughly 1.7 times heavier than lead.

\(\frac{25,000} {1.7} = 14,706\), which I rounded up to an even 15,000 units of Gold for each 35-pound ingot – enough to craft 937 rounds per bar, or 34,687 rounds in total if every gold bar is broken down and used to craft this ammo type.
Since the in-game Aureus has no weight, and going by its value in caps provides a meaningless result, we need to make some assumptions – namely that an Aureus contains 1 troy ounce of gold (which equals 31.103 grams). A single unit of Gold weighs 0.0024 game-pounds, which equals 1.09 grams. Doing the math should give us 28.5 units of Gold per Aureus, but I bumped this value up to give 32 units of Gold – both to make it a nice whole number, and to also give exactly enough Gold to craft two bullets per Aureus.
weapons/ammo/45autogold.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/08 22:55 by mc_tammer

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