A round with an armor-piercing bullet for the SVDm 2 and the SVUmk2 sniper rifles.Shadow of Chernobyl in-game description
The ammunition is compatible with the SVUmk-2 and SVDm-2 sniper rifles. It has the best properties of all sniper rounds, featuring high penetration and damage. Much like the 7.62x54mm 7N14 cartridge, BP rounds generate a small 'explosion' on impact. The BP rounds are found in boxes of 10 rounds in Shadow of Chernobyl and boxes of 30 rounds in Clear Sky.
The ammunition does not appear in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, but its menu icon is still in the game files.
Shadow of Chernobyl
This ammunition is extremely rare and is not sold by any trader. Sixty of these bullets can be found in a secret stash - Under the trap door - in Agroprom; its coordinates can be obtained from dead Loners or soldiers in the area. Several more boxes can be randomly spawned in boxes in Yantar, Lab X-16, inside of the Sarcophagus, in the Monolith Control Center, and on the rooftops of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
The 7.62x54mm BP ammunition was partially included in Clear Sky, implying it was supposed to feature in the game, but was cut from the final version. While the ammunition features its own box model, it shares its name and description with the 7.62x54mm PP rounds. The ammunition is not compatible with any weapon, and thus serves no purpose whatsoever. According to game files, it is identical to the 7.62x54mm 7N14 ammunition in terms of performance.
- The Cyrillic script on the upper right corner of the box spells out Broneboi'niy , or "Armor-Piercing". It is followed underneath by the Latinate script letters AP, which stands for "Armor-Piercing" in English. The letters BP stand for Broneboi'niy Pulya, or "Armor-Piercing Bullet".
- The Cyrillic letter code BTZ on the upper left corner of the box stands for Broneboi'niy Trasseruyushchey Zazhigatelniy, or "Armor-Piercing Tracer - Incendiary".
- The Cyrillic letters on the bottom edge read SVD SVU-AS PKM, indicating the weapons that chamber the cartridge. Interestingly, the RP-74 is not able to use these rounds in Clear Sky.