There's also a couple of tricks to get all of the gold bars out also. you can sell them once you get out for about 10k caps a piece.
yea, originally there was a glitch which allowed you to take all 37 bars without the weight holding you down.
but, not counting the glitch, those gold bars play into the storyline, there are 37 gold bars, each is worth 10,000 caps.
the problem is tho, each bar weighs 35lbs. very heavy.
of course, when you first see how much the gold bars are worth, most people would go dumping all the armor&guns they had in order to make weight room to try to take them all.
but thats the foolish thing to do. as Elijah had said,Greed had claimed the lives of many doomed treasure of the Serria Madre. and many wont be able to survive the confrontation with Elijah due to them dumping all there weapons to make room for the gold.
you have to "let go" of your greed in order to make it out of the vault alive.
i was able to actually make it out with 2 gold bars, could of made it 3, but i didnt want to get rid of the assasins armor so i passed it up.