|“|| Cheap 7.62 caliber machine gun round. Its design makes it unsuitable for sniper rifles, so it is used only with the RP-74 machine gun.|
- Call of Pripyat in-game description
A special type of 7.62x54mm ammunition only suitable for use with the RP-74 machine gun. The rounds feature high power and penetration performance. The PP rounds come in boxes of 100 rounds in both games.
Several stashes include these bullets, such as one in the Agroprom Underground. They can also be bought from Mitay, Sakharov, and the Duty trader in the Red Forest. Some Duty experts use the RP-74; if they die, 7.62 PP rounds can be taken from their bodies. More than 2000 PP rounds can be found in the hatch of a T-64 tank in the Red Forest, and if the player accepted the Bring back the tank machine gun mission, the hatch will also contain a Tank machine gun, loaded with 2000 PP rounds. 30 PP rounds are also loaded in the Trophy AKM-47/2.
In Clear Sky, 7.62x54mm PP rounds use the icon previously associated with 7.62x54mm 7N1 rounds.
Call of PripyatEdit
Much like Clear Sky, one can still salvage PP rounds from RP-74-clad stalkers, however they won't have any extra ammo in their inventory, meaning one will have to unload the discarded RP-74 to collect ammunition, and will not be able to collect more than 100 rounds per NPC. One box can be found in the Poltergeist room in Lab X-8 along with a RP-74 loaded with 27 rounds, two boxes can be found in the Old Service Center, and three can be found atop the Vine anomaly along with another RP-74 loaded with 100 rounds. PP rounds can also be acquired for free periodically by asking Kirillov for MG ammunition. Hawaiian is the only trader to sell these rounds, but only after one has acquired the A Friend of Duty and A Wealthy Client achievements. One box can be found in a tree north to the Circus anomaly in Zaton.
- The ' PP ' stands for Povishennaya Probivaemost ("Enhanced Penetration") ,according to their specification in the GRAU index (7N13).
- Contrary to the ingame description, 7.62x54mm PP can indeed be used by sniper rifles. It is likely that 7.62x54mm PP was excluded from snipers for balancing reasons, as the ammunition is quite cheap and plentiful in comparison to 7.62x54 7N1.