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Escape from Tarkov Ammo Chart

Escape from Tarkov Ammo Chart

In-depth comparison of all ammunition types in EfT including detailed graphs and charts for various weapon types

Escape From Tarkov Ammo Chart

Introduction

Escape from Tarkov does a great job reflecting the real-life ballistics and ammunition behavior. Bullets drop off over distance, lose velocity while traveling through the air, ricochet after impact, have a chance to fragment after entering the body, and so on. Understanding these gun-play mechanics is vital for in-game success, but it does not guarantee it. The other, maybe even more important, component of a successful raid is the right choice of ammo. Every Weapon available in the EfT has a variety of compatible cartridges and these cartridges have different properties that determine their combat effectiveness.

This guide aims to show off all important EfT's ammunition parameters, compare different ammo types, point you towards the best cartridge of each caliber, and directly compare two parameters that you are, probably, the most interested in - Penetration Power and Damage Value, within respective calibers.

EfT Ammo Chart

This is a complete list of ammunition available in the Escape from Tarkov. Cartridges of the same caliber are marked with the same color, and all compatible weapons are listed below each section.

We are aware that there are a lot of numbers featured in the table, and this is why we have decided to divide the table into caliber sections and show the data in a more accessible way in a further paragraph.

Here is a quick explanation of Table's Headlines meaning:

  • Penetration Power - A number used to determine bullet's penetration chances, and damage inflicted to armor when it fails to penetrate.
  • Damage Value - The number of Hit Points subtracted from Targets Total HP Pool when a bullet manages to penetrate through Armor.
  • Armor Damage Ratio (%) - Percentage of Bullet's Damage that is done to Armor when it fails to penetrate.
  • Projectile Speed - Bullet's initial velocity in meters per second (this speed lowers over distance because of air friction, gravity, humidity, and some other factors that are reflected in the game).
  • Fragmentation Chance - A likelihood of a bullet splitting/splintering after entering Target's body. Bullets that have Fragmented after impact deal high bonus Damage to Targets
  • Ricochet Chance - Rather self-explanatory. Chance of bullet bouncing off a surface when it is shot at an angle.
Ammunition Type Penetration Power Damage Value Armor Damage Ratio % Projectile Speed (m/s) Fragment.
Chance
Ricochet Chance
4.6x30mm Action SX 13 65 26 690 0.5 0.3
4.6x30mm AP SX 46 35 32 680 0.1 0.6
4.6x30mm FMJ SX 30 43 28 620 0.2 0.4
4.6x30mm Subsonic SX 34 41 32 290 0.2 0.5
Compatible With SMG: MP7A1, MP7A2
.366 TKM EKO 26 65 25 770 0.2 0.1
.366 TKM FMJ 20 71 24 580 0.25 0.065
.366 TKM Geksa 14 77 25 550 0.45 0.05
Compatible With Assault Rifle: Vepr AKM/VPO-209
12x70mm Buckshot 3 32×8 20 320 0 0
12x70mm RIP 2 256 1 410 1 0.01
12x70mm Slug 21 165 48 370 1 0.1
Compatible With Shotgun: Saiga-12, MP-133, MP-153, M870
20x70mm Buckshot 3 20×8 22 320 0 0
Compatible With Shotgun: TOZ-106
9x39mm 7N12 BP 44 60 50 295 0.1 0.5
9x39mm SP-5 30 68 37 290 0.2 0.4
9x39mm SP-6 38 58 44 305 0.1 0.5
9x39mm 7N9 SPP 38 67 40 310 0.2 0.4
Compatible With Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR): VSS Vintorez
Assault Carbine: AS VAL
9x21mm SP10 28 45 32 410 0.2 0.4
9x21mm SP11 12 66 30 413 0.3 0.2
9x21mm SP12 10 72 46 415 0.35 0.2
9x21mm SP13 30 58 33 397 0.2 0.4
Compatible With Pistol: SR-1MP Gyurza
9x19mm PSO gzh 13 63 20 340 0.25 0.065
9x19mm Pst gzh 18 56 21 457 0.15 0.05
9x19mm Luger CCI 10 70 25 420 0.25 0.065
9x19mm RIP 2 102 2 381 1 0.002
9x19mm Green Tracer 16 58 33 365 0.15 0.05
9x19mm AP 6.3 25 52 48 392 0.05 0.2
Compatible With SMG: Saiga-9, Vityaz-SN, PP-19-01, MPX, MP5
Pistol: P226R, MP-443 "Grach", Glock 18C, Glock 17
9x18mm PM 9 BZT gzh 8 44 15 325 0.17 0.095
9x18mm PM PBM 8 39 15 519 0.16 0.09
9x18mm PM PMM 8 59 15 420 0.17 0.095
9x18mm PM PPe gzh 5 58 13 297 0.35 0.05
9x18mm PM PPT gzh 6 53 14 301 0.166 0.1
9x18mm PM PRS gs 5 56 13 302 0.3 0.01
9x18mm PM PSO gzh 5 54 13 315 0.35 0.065
9x18mm PM PPT gzh 7 49 15 298 0.2 0.1
9x18mm PM PSV 5 62 18 280 0.02 0.05
9x18mm PM PS gs PPO 6 53 14 330 0.25 0.065
9x18mm PM 9 P gzh 5 53 14 302 0.25 0.065
9x18mm PM RG028 gzh 7 51 15 330 0.02 0.05
9x18mm PM SP7 gzh 6 70 25 420 0.02 0.05
9x18mm PM SP8 gzh 3 67 27 250 0.02 0.05
Compatible With SMG: PP-91-01 "Kedr-B", PP-91 "Kedr", PP-9 "Klin"
Pistol: PM, PM (t), PB, APB, APS
7.62x39mm BP 45 50 48 730 0.12 0.315
7.62x39mm HP 15 76 31 754 0.2625 0.175
7.62x39mm PS 33 57 35 700 0.25 0.35
7.62x39mm T45M 26 58 34 720 0.12 0.35
7.62x39mm US 19 68 28 300 0.075 0.358
Compatible With Assault Rifle: Vepr KM/VPO-136, AKMSN, AKMS, AKMN, AKM, AK-104, AK-103
Assault Carbine: OP-SKS, SKS
7.62x51mm M61 68 70 63 849 0.13 0.3
7.62x51mm M62 54 79 56 816 0.14 0.38
7.62x51mm M80 50 78 49 833 0.17 0.38
Compatible With Sniper Rifle: M700, DVL-10
DMR: RSASS, M1A
Assault Rifle: SA-58
Assault Carbine: Vepr Hunter/VPO-101
7.62x54mmR 7N1 Sniper 45 86 64 875 0.083 0.285
7.62x54mmR LPS Gzh 55 84 59 865 0.18 0.39
7.62x54mmR SNB 62 75 66 875 0.08 0.285
Compatible With Sniper Rifle: SV-98, Mosin Inf., Mosin
DMR: SVDS
7.62x25mm TT FMJ43 8 60 18 427 0.25 0.065
7.62x25mm TT LRN 6 64 17 375 0.35 0.05
7.62x25mm TT LRNPC 5 66 16 385 0.35 0.05
7.62x25mm TT P gl 10 58 20 430 0.25 0.065
7.62x25mm TT Pst gzh 19 50 24 430 0.2 0.1
7.62x25mm TT PT gzh 12 60 22 415 0.166 0.1
7.62x25mm TT AKBS 9 58 20 425 0.25 0.065
Compatible With Pistol: TT (gold), TT
5.56x45mm 55 FMJ 24 52 31 957 0.5 0.26
5.56x45mm 55 HP 9 72 25 947 0.7 0.2
5.56x45mm M855 26 50 27 922 0.4 0.4
5.56x45mm M855A1 31 57 29 945 0.34 0.38
5.56x45mm M856 23 55 25 874 0.328 0.38
5.56x45mm M856A1 34 56 31 940 0.328 0.38
5.56x45mm M995 53 42 41 1013 0.32 0.36
5.56x45mm MK 255 Mod 0 17 60 20 936 0.03 0.1
5.56x45mm Warmage 3 83 15 910 0.9 0.05
Compatible With Assault Rifles: M4A1, HK 416A5, DT MDR, AK-102, AK-101, ADAR 2-15
5.45x39mm 7N39 62 37 44 905 0.02 0.38
5.45x39mm BP 32 42 25 890 0.16 0.36
5.45x39mm BS 50 40 41 830 0.17 0.38
5.45x39mm BT 33 44 37 880 0.164 0.37
5.45x39mm FMJ 18 54 30 884 0.25 0.26
5.45x39mm HP 11 73 20 884 0.35 0.2
5.45x39mm PP 27 46 35 890 0.17 0.38
5.45x39mm PRS 14 60 22 890 0.3 0.04
5.45x39mm PS 23 50 33 890 0.4 0.4
5.45x39mm SP 11 68 22 873 0.45 0.15
5.45x39mm T 20 57 25 883 0.16 0.4
5.45x39mm US 15 65 22 303 0.1 0.4
Compatible With Light Machine Gun: RPK-16
Assault Rifle: AKS-74UN, AKS-74UB, AKS-74U, AKS-74N, AKS-74, AK-74N, AK-74M, AK-74, AK-105

 

EfT Ammo by Caliber

The following graphs show the Penetration Power and Damage Value of all cartridges of each caliber.

Note1: In order to show the best ammo choices more clearly, we have decided to choose Penetration Power stat as our segregation criterium for all graphs.

Note2: 12x70mm and 20x70mm Shotgun cartridges are shown on a single graph because creating a separate section for the single 20x70 ammo available in the game would not make much sense.

4.6x30mm Ammo4.6x30mm Ammo Graph

Ammunition for the MP7 SMG. Unlike other ammo types for Submachine Guns, some types of the 4.6x30mm cartridges can actually go through Armor. If you choose the 4.6x30mm AP SX ammunition, your MP7 will be able to demolish even the most heavily armored targets in close quarters combat.

.366 TKM Ammo366 TKM Ammo Graph

Ammunition for the Vepr AKM/VPO-209 Rifle. If you go for the strongest ammo of this type, the .366 TKM EKO, you can try your luck against opponents clad in the Class 3 Armor.

Shotgun Ammo
Shotgun Ammo Graph

The 12x70mm Slug is the only Shotgun ammunition that has any armor penetration capabilities, but still, it struggles against anything better than a Class 3 Armor. It goes without saying, that you should not pick up a Shotgun when going up against armored opposition. The 12x70mm RIP ammunition can disintegrate unarmored Scavs but is too expensive to even be considered.

9x39mm Ammo
9x39mm Ammo Graph

Subsonic Ammunition for the legendary VSS Vintorez and the AS VAL, designed for Russian Spec-Ops forces. Every type of this ammo is effective against up to Class 4 Armor, and the 9x39mm 7N12 BP will penetrate even the Class 6 Armor without too much of a problem. If you go for VAL or the VSS, be aware that the bullet drop off over distance is massive for these weapons, because of the low initial bullet velocity.
 

9x21mm Ammo
9x21mm Ammo Graph

Powerful pistol projectiles used exclusively in the SR-1MP Gryurza. SP 10 and SP 13 variants will penetrate Class 3 Armor very easily, but anything stronger will prove to be impregnable.

9x19mm Ammo
9x19mm Ammo Graph

Quite common pistol/machine pistol ammunition. If you are going for a gun that fires these, you should try to get your hands on the 9x19 AP 6.3 ammo, as it is the only one of this caliber that can penetrate Class 3 Armor reliably.

9x18mm Ammo
9x18mm Ammo Graph

This pistol/machine pistol ammunition is generally one of the weakest available in the game and you should avoid any weapon that fires it like, well... fire. A 9x18mm bullet will not penetrate even a Class 2 Armor, regardless of the bullet type.

7.62x39mm Ammo
7.62x39mm Ammo Graph

Ammunition used in the SKS and AKM series of Rifles. If you want to be able to penetrate any Armor reliably, go for the 7.62x39 BP, but please be aware that 7.62x39mm PS can get the job done too.

7.62x51mm Ammo
7.62x51mm Ammo Graph

Very powerful cartridges used in Sniper Rifles, Designated Marksman Rifles, and powerful Assault Rifles. Ammunition of this caliber is very expensive, but with the high price comes very high effectiveness. If you are looking for ammo that can go through armor like through butter and do massive Damage, look no further, the 7.62x51mm M61 has got you covered.

7.62x54mmR Ammo
7.62x54mmR Ammo Graph

Ammunition used for the SVDS Designated Marksman Rifle, among others. All bullets of this type have high muzzle velocity and are effective against armor. If you want to be 100% sure that you will penetrate any target with the first shot, go for the 7.62x54mmR SN8, however, the 7N1 Sniper will do almost just as fine.

7.62x25mm Ammo
7.62x25mm Ammo Graph

Ammunition used exclusively for the TT pistol. Its Armor Penetration values are rather poor and you should avoid using the TT, even if you have access to 7.62x25mm TT Pst gzh, which, although the best available, can't penetrate anything better than the Class 2 Armor.

5.56x45mm Ammo
5.56x45mm Ammo Graph

Ammunition used, among others, in the very popular M4A1 Rifle. As you can see from the graph, the 5.56x45mm M995 ammo is unmatched when it comes to AP capabilities, but it lacks in the Damage department, so the less powerful M856A1 or M855A1 can be good alternatives, as they can penetrate Class 4 Armor rather easily.

5.45x39mm Ammo
5.56x45mm Ammo Graph

Ammunition for the AK-74 Rifle family, less powerful projectiles of this caliber are very cheap and easy to come by, but you should go for the 5.45x39 BT or better. There is no Armor currently available in the game that can stop the 5.45x39mm 7N39 bullet, but cheaper and less rare 5.45x39 BS is almost as effective.

 

END NOTE

We hope that this guide will help you chose the best ammunition types for your favorite weapons in The Escape from Tarkov. However, please remember that these are just numbers and there is much more to the game than statistics. If you struggle, even after selecting appropriate ammunition for your weapon, practice, practice, practice, and you will be eventually able to overcome even the hardest challenges that Escape from Tarkov has in store.

Please do note that this is an early version of our guide, and we will be happy to receive constructive criticism, that will help us improve it, so leave your suggestions in the comment section below.