|“|| A 7.62 caliber sniper round with a steel penetrator specially designed for the SVD. Unlike the machine gun round, the 7H1 provides tight groupings and excellent penetration characteristics.|
- Call of Pripyat description
The 7.62x54mm 7N14 ammunition is a type of sniper ammunition featured in all three S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.
This ammunition is compatible with the SVUmk-2 and the SVDm-2. Compared to the 7.62x54mm 7N1 cartridge, the 7N14 features higher penetration power. The ammunition is found in boxes of 10 rounds in Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat, and boxes of 30 rounds in Clear Sky.
Shadow of ChernobylEdit
These bullets are very rare as they are not sold by any trader, or carried by any NPC. Several boxes of these bullets are randomly spawned in boxes located in Yantar, Lab X-16, in the Sarcophagus, inside of the Monolith Control Center, and on the rooftops of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Though functionally different, 7N14 rounds are labeled as 7.62x54mm 7N1 rounds in the menu, and both types of bullets share the same description. The only ways to distinguish the two types of ammunition are by the weight and price of the bullets. Normal 7N1 rounds have a 450 RU price tag in the menu, while 7N14 rounds have a 1000 RU price tag. As well, much like 7.62x54mm BP rounds, the 7N14 rounds generate a small 'explosion' on impact. These bullets are not carried by any NPC; they can only be purchased from the Duty trader in the Red Forest.
- A box of 30 rounds must be retrieved from the body of a dead stalker in the Army Warehouses, atop an irradiated tower in the military base, as part of a side mission provided by stalkers in the area.
- Two boxes can be found in the armory of the military base in the same location.
- Some boxes can be found in the Agroprom Underground, not far from the entrance to Strelok's hideout. It is atop a damaged air conditioning ventilation duct, on the right side of the long hall where the entrance to the hideout is.
Call of PripyatEdit
With the removal of both 7N1 and BP rounds, the 7N14 is the only ammunition type available for both the SVD and the SVU. Unlike most ammo types in the game, NPCs wielding sniper rifles will not have extra ammunition in their inventory, and the only rounds that one can acquire are loaded into the NPC's weapon, thus one has to unload the weapon in order to collect ammunition. The best place to go for these rounds is the River Port as it has often Monolith marksmen guarding it. More rounds can be found in a stash north to the Kopachy village in Yanov, and atop a train north to the Jupiter factory. These rounds are sold by Owl from the beginning of the game, and after completing some missions he will sell more of them.