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Escape From Tarkov - Ammo Guide ; Updated For Patch 0.12

Feb 23, 2020
hi everyone welcome to the channel for another

escape

from

tarkov

video after a bit of a delay. I'm happy to present my

updated

ammo

guide

for

patch

0.12. I

updated

my armor and helmet

guide

s just before the holidays and then after the holidays. a lot of

ammo

changes started happening so i decided to delay this one for a bit but now things have more or less calmed down, the update on this one finally came together in this video. I'll go over each category of ammo players can currently use in the game by giving some general breakdowns of what you can expect in each category and then giving my picks for the best overall rounds and best budget rounds in each category.
escape from tarkov   ammo guide updated for patch 0 12
I won't go into the details. of each bullet available in the game because there are many different types in most categories and I think it's more helpful to point out the most reliable options for both PvE and PvP. I'll also leave a full screen image of the officer instead. mmo table at the end of each section, so if you want to see the individual stats for each round, you can pause the video there for a few seconds when the table appears, so with that out of the way, let's jump right in. I would imagine one of the best places to start is the 5 point four 5 by 39mm ammo, one of the most ubiquitous and

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from Tarkov ammo types due to the frequency with which the AK series of rifles are used. -74 in game five.
escape from tarkov   ammo guide updated for patch 0 12

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Point four five ammunition is used throughout the AK74 series, including the ak-74m aks-74u and 8k 105, as well as the RPK sixteen light machine gun. Penetration and speed precision damage, especially with the higher tier ammo. It's also not a large-bore round, so the recoil on most 5.45 guns is very manageable on the price scale. This ammo can range from very cheap junk ammo to some of the most expensive rounds in the game bu Overall the price is pretty even, a bit of an interesting note - mid-tier 5.45 ammo is usually a bit more expensive than others types, but the top tier 5.45 ammo is usually cheaper than other rifle rounds, so the price evens out somewhat.
escape from tarkov   ammo guide updated for patch 0 12
In the end, on top of this, you can find all the best types of this ammo in pretty large quantities while playing the game, especially without reserves, so it's not too difficult to build up a good reserve from these rounds. Top five for five rounds for pure damage. its the hollow point at 74 damage but definitely not the best round overall due to its low penetration for armor penetration the 7:39 ammo is the clear winner at 62 feathers and we will go through just about any armor in the game on first shot for my best overall pick, although I have to go with the BS ammo because it has the best balance of damage at 40 and penetration at 51, easily breaks through level 5 armor, and has pretty good damage for Back it up, this ammo sells in the tier four proper for around 770 rubles per bullet for the best budget round in this class.
escape from tarkov   ammo guide updated for patch 0 12
Honestly I think it's a three way split between the B P B T and P P ammo types. amounts but it's a tracer round that gives away your position BP ammo and P P ammo are great budget options if you don't want tracer rounds and have stats very similar BP is slightly better but also more expensive all these types of ammo sell for the proper level two or three ranging from around 200-400 rubles per bullet below it's really only appropriate to talk about the 7.62 ammo for 39 another round that most gamers will be very familiar with because it is also used in K-type rifles which are very, very common and the

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7.62 by 39mm escape ammo is used by the entire AKM series, the ak-103 ak-104 Vepr 136 and the SKS all of which are useful throughout the game from level 1 to 50 so you find TH quite often this one isn't as versatile as the 5.45 round it has less accuracy and less muzzle velocity, but the 7.62 a.k round has a bit more punch and is generally less expensive all things considered.
I think the 7.62 kmo is actually a pretty balanced round because its shortcomings are offset by cost effectiveness and the ability to easily craft the top tier ammo and cache. The highest damage output in this category is again hollow point at 83 damage but it basically does nothing against armor the best round for straight armor pen is BP ammo and this is also the best overall round for 7.62 for 39 BP mo weapons has 58 damage which is pretty high and 47 armor pin which is an amazing balance in my opinion because I almost always go through level 5 armor and have enough damage to kill someone in the chest unlike ammo 5.4 5 BS or 7 and 39 you can get proper level 3 BP ammo for about 470 rubles after finishing the tline punisher quest or you can craft 120 rounds for just one green gunpowder at workbench level 3 which is a Incredibly cost effective way to get top tier ammo for the best budget round.
The PS ammo is pretty good for its price under a hundred rubles and is probably the best ammo low level players can access up to about level 15 or 20 stepping away from the AKS for a second, next up is the PS ammo 5.56 by 45mm which is mostly used in western or NATO weapons but also finds its way into some russian weapons and escape from tarkov also five five six rounds are used by m4a1 aid r-tx 15 hk416 mdr a k rifles 101 and ak 102 and generally have slightly lower damage but higher muzzle velocity accuracy and armor penetration than most k rounds there are several types of 556 ammo in the game and after recent buffs from a1 rounds mid tier i think 556 is really in a really good place right now the cheap ammo options are really good and pretty cheap and the high tier H ammo is in between the It's the best in the game, but you also pay a lot of money to make up for how good this ammo is.
It can only be bought in small quantities of around 200 rounds or it is very expensive. or both. I think this was actually a pretty smart balancing solution because for a long time 556 dominated with almost no competition late game and instead of nerfing the bullets they just made it harder to get in large numbers, the 556 round more damaging is the warm aged 85 damage ammo which is basically a fancy hollow point which again has almost no armor penetration the highest armor penetration is the m9 9v ammo which is also definitely the best round overall in the category at 53 feather you are going through class 5 armor on first shot and 41 damage means you can kill someone with two chest shots if you're lucky however m99 5 is also insanely expensive at plus from 1000 rubles a bullet from Peacekeeper level 4 and you can only buy a few hundred rounds every reset there is a crafting option on the workbench though for a green gunpowder and a p cannon shell so i suggest using it to stock up on m99 5 for the best budget 5 5 6 round i think the m855a1 is a very good choice it has an amazing balance of 44 damage and 40 pens at the low cost of about 2 bucks or two hundred and a few rubles per bullet m8 56 a1 is also a good option, but it is a tray and not so good armor pen.
Next up is a larger caliber western rifle around the 7.62 by 51mm ammo that got some new options and some balance changes with a recent update this ammo is used in the sa-58 MDR sr-25 our SAS m1 a m700 d VL 10 t 5000 and also the Vepr hunter, but we're not talking about the Vepr hunter here. The 7.62 by 51mm rounds are powerful, fast and accurate, commonly used in DMR snipers and full size battle rifles, this ammo is very effective even at long ranges and compensates for high recoil for very reliable stopping power overall most of the time Pes of this ammo are very effective although the recently added BPZ tpz and ultra Nosler variants are noticeably less effective than the military m80 m61 and m62 variants for the highest damage, although the ultra Nosler is the clear winner with one hundred and two total damage once again, it has low gun penetration Ripe for higher penetration, the M61 comes in 68-pin, which will basically pierce through 100% of any armor in the game for the best overall round.
I would say m61 and m62 are both top tier but for different purposes the m60 one round is one of the best sniper rounds in the game as it will pierce through any armor on the first hit but also costs over 1,000 rubles per bullet, so not something you want to burn at full auto m62 on the other hand has a little less penetration but will likely pierce class 5 armor on the first hit and is substantially cheaper at around 400 rubles per bullet. This round is a marker, but I think the stats are good enough to still call it. useful for best budget round i think the clear winner is definitely the m80 ammo with 80 damage and 41 pens at about 200 rubles per bullet it won't go through class 5 Armor on the first shot but it will only take one or two Follow Up Strike upwards to completely destroy any armor and whatever is hidden behind it.
Next, we have the 7.62 for 54r ammo. used by Mosin sv-98 and SVD sniper rifles and is one of the hardest to divide into best and worst types in my opinion because almost all ammo types are useful in their own way each ammo type in this class has al minus 70 damage and at least 40 penetration so regardless of what ammo you hit someone with it will universally do a lot of damage to their armor and damage them even more if it tops the highest damage in this class is the 7n1 sniper cartridge at 86 but the LPS gzh and t 46m also bot I do over 80 damage which is a one shot kill if it hits in the chest.
The highest armor penetration in this class is 7 in 37 to 70 penetration, which is the highest in the game, but it is also very expensive around a thousand. rubles for the best overall ammo in the 7.62 for 54r category honestly it's hard to pick but I'd split it between seven and thirty seven and seven bTW if you're looking for armor penetration and the 7n1 ammo if you're looking for a one shot to the chest kill Through most armor honestly I have a really hard time picking the best ammo in this category so take a look at the ammo chart at the end and maybe that can help you with your decision they all cost around 500 to 900 rubles per shot at the right level of three to four for the best budget rounds SNB is a great choice for armor penetration and is usually pretty cheap as you can find it in raids often and LPS gzh is a great choice for low level one shot chest kills. armor we now start to move away from traditional rifle rounds and into some specialized Russian weaponry starting with the 9 by 39mm ammo which is currently only used by two guns and escape from tarkov, the VSS and AS drop rounds 9-by-39-millimeters are quite interesting and in the context of the game, they basically offer the damage and penetration of a rifle round, but have the lower muzzle velocity and recoil of an SMG. support that the best armor penetration in this class is the 7 and 12 BP ammo at 50, closely followed by the SP P at 45 and the SP 6 at 43 for the best overall round, the 7 and 12 BP rounds and SP P are statistically the best better and both have awesome stats, but they are harder to get in large quantities so you generally won't be using them as your primary ammo type unless you farm them or spend an absolute fortune on the market flu, you can buy 150 of the S P P rounds for around 660 rubles each from the tier 4 proper which is a nice change I just recently noticed, however the SP 6 ammo sold for the tier 3 proper for about 400 rubles is pretty comparable to more exotic ammo types, while also being much easier to come by. a reserve for the best budget round the SP 5 is pretty amazing at only 140 rubles a bullet from the right level up to 68 damage and 35 pens at that price is insane and to be honest I usually use a lot SP 5 and face shield spray below is a pretty quick section on one of the newer ammo types in the game the 12 point 7 by 55mm round used by the ash 12 all of these rounds have amazing damage of 100+ per bullet, but they are kind of lacking in armor penetration accuracy and effective range, they also have the highest recoil in the game, so that's definitely something to consider when using this, currently only There are three types of this ammunition in the game and it ispretty easy to pick the best ones for r damage, the PS 12a does 165 but also has very low penetration against armor, the PS 12 B is the best type with 46 feathers and is also the best overall round in the category with a hundred and two damage there's about 600 rubles per shot of proper tier four and they're your best bet against anyone with good armor for a budget pick you could use the standard PS 12 ammo but honestly I think if you're taking out an ash 12, I should probably go for the PS 12 so I know first shot is probably chest lethal that's pretty much for rifle rounds and escaping tarkov except for one but we'll come back to that later so now it's time to move on to pistol and PDW rounds starting with the very common 9 by 19 ammo 9 by 19 Parabellum is used by many different pistols and SMGs for escaping tarkov and is actually used in more weapons than most d The other types of ammo in the game currently is used by the mp443 m9 p226 glock 17 and 18 pistols as well as the mp5 MP 9 MP X and as SMG and Saiga 9 carbine 9 for 19 ammo generally have decent but low damage penetration, which means it's a great ammo if you hit the weak points, but it's not as effective against armor, although it does have pretty decent muzzle velocity and accuracy, so it's really possible to use at medium range if you know what you're doing with it because of the low recoil on most 9mm guns it can also get a lot of follow up shots even when spraying on full auto and go through armor that way but don't expect to be one hitting the people through armor with these weapons.
The highest damage in this class is 102 of the rip rounds which also have next to zero armor penetration. The best round against armor is the AP 6.3 round, but even that only gets you 25 pins for four bucks a bullet, so it's not exactly cost effective, however I still say it's the best overall round in this category and if sure you can take multiple shots to get through armor or helmet, the AP 6.3 ammo is pretty good if a bit pricey for what it offers for the budget ammo choice. I'd say go with PST gzh because it's so cheap it has 50+ damage and the second highest armor feather in this class then it's another 9mm round the 9 by 18mm Makarov used in some Russian ian and SMG pistols including PM aps APB Clin and Keter like the 9 by 19 ammo these rounds usually have decent damage but low penetration although many of the 9 by 18 options are hollow points and do a lot of damage Compared to other pistol rounds These rounds are also universally pretty cheap, so you can spray and pray without worrying about the higher damage cost.
SP 7 rounds hit 477 damage, but almost no penetration against Armor. The PMM and PBM rounds are similar with the 25 and 22 feather and are fairly cheap compared to the 1986 9 point three, but have very similar stats for the best overall rounds. these for around 120 rubles tier 3 proper but note kedder doesn't work with pmm rounds for budget rounds basically pick anything else and just improvise they are all low feather but high damage per What a head and legs I am and I pray to Comrade Makarov for a good hit just when you think there can be no other nine-millimeter ammunition here's a fourth variant the 9-by-21-millimeter armor-piercing gun around this ammunition is used only one weapon so far is an escape from tarkov, the shrimp gun, so this will be another quick section. headshots for the highest damage in this class the SP 11 and SP 12 are over 70 but not very effective against armor the best armor penetration goes to the SP 13 at 35 with the SP 10 just a couple of points behind at 32 overall I'd say. just stick with the SP 10 or SP 13 ammo in this class because you want to take advantage of single heavy hits through light helmets and armor when using this ammo you can get these rounds for around 150-250 rubles at the right level for the next section is pretty quick and also check out the 7.62 by 25mm ammo used only by the TT pistol.
Currently, this ammo is generally not that great across the board and is really only intended for beginner players and scabs for the highest damage in this class. Both lr n and lr n PC do over 60 damage, but with low penetration for the taller pencil, PST gzh is way ahead of the pack with 24 total penetration overall. to the head or face for the most reliable results. Next we move on to the PDW rounds starting with the 5.7 by 28-millimeter ammo used by the p90 and the five-seven pistol. These rounds are pretty effective overall, especially considering they're used on small, light, low-recoil weapons with a high rate of fire, have good muzzle velocity and damage accuracy and decent armor penetration to back it up on top of all this, they're actually pretty affordable too at only about two to three hundred rubles per shot even for the best ammo the highest damage in this class is the r37 F which does an insane 98 damage per shot but has penetrative very low against armor, the ss190 L 191 and SB 193 rounds have 32 33 and 35 pin respectively so each is pretty good against armor especially after a few follow up hits for the best overall round.
Personally I like the ss190 ammo because it has a great balance of 57 damage 32 pin and is not a tracer or subsonic bullet these can be found for around $2 around peacekeepers tier 3 for the best option on budget its hard to say as they all cost about the same amount so personally i stick with the ss190 or L 191 next up is another PDW round only used in a gun and escape from tarkov the mp7 a compact smg and deadly that is essentially at the top of its class as the 5.7 ammo for 28. level rounds being basically the only non-rifle ammo that can pierce through class five armor for the highest damage action .
The SX rounds will give you 65 damage per shot, but have a pretty low armor feather to break through armor. AP SX is definitely the top tier in 47 pen and it's also the best overall round for the 4.6 by 30mm ammo, it's low damage at only 35 points but that's made up for by the mp7's high rate of fire on the other Side that high rate of fire will burn through this ammo which costs around 570 rubles per shot and doesn't unlock until level 40 and mech level 4 for the budget option FMJ sx is actually not bad overall at 43 damage and 30 pens but some people have mentioned that they really like the subsonic sx which does a little better against armor but has a lower muzzle velocity so is a little less accurate for the next to last ammo type on the list. they don't immediately realize why they can't hit or kill anything when they take one of these rifles from a scab these rounds are essentially a middle ground between a shotgun slug and a rifle round and have low muzzle velocity low accuracy and low Armor Penetration but decently high damage due to their large size and are only used on the VPO 209 and VPO 215 rifles.
The highest damage in this class is the gex around 80 damage but with low penetration the best round against armor here. it is the e KO ammo with 30 pens and the highest muzzle velocity in this class overall. I would say stick with the e ko round from Jager level up if you ever use a 366 weapon as it is the city with the highest muzzle and best overall armor feather. you will most likely hurt someone if you hit them with it finally to close out this guide its time to go over shotgun shells which used to only have two options but now actually has the most options of all ammo types a even though most Honestly, they are all very similar to each other for this category.
I will start with the 12 for 70 rounds using the m870 MP 133 MP 1 v 3 and Saiga 12 shotguns and will separate my review into buckshot and buckshot slugs. they are all very similar and achieved the same goal but in my opinion if you are going to use a shotgun with buckshot you might as well go for the most damaging option or the one that is most likely to penetrate armor for eight point damage Magnum buckshots from five millimeters gives you the most eight pellets at 44 damage each, so you're more likely to seriously injure or kill someone with a good hit to the legs or stomach to penetrate.
The buckshot shells only have one option. Fire eight darts each with 28 penetration which together can destroy something pretty high up - your armor if all eight shots hit the target for the slugs they are pretty much all very similar and equally devastating against people who aren't. armored but the one that really stands out is the p20 bullet which gives your shotgun 32 pens and one hundred and sixty four damage per shot. I'd say these ap shells are generally the best choice for 12 gauge shotguns, but they're locked behind the tier 4 Jager so it's a bit difficult to unlock for the 20 gauge ammo that only uses the ap shotgun. toz bolt right now again i would say there are only two real contenders for best ammo though toz toz is kind of a bad gun so neither of these are really high tier anyway for the option of pellets the 7.3mm pellet has an additional 9 pellets in total at 22 damage each making it the obvious winner in that category for damage from slugs the Ravager slug hits incredibly hard with 188 damage, making it a tempting option, but the Pilatus ixu slug has more balanced stats at 120 damage and 17 feather.
Still not great, but he could get over something after a few back-to-back hits, that covers it for this whirlwind. walkthrough of ammo options available to players and escape from tarkov Please note that all of this is subject to change at any time. I'll do my best to keep this video up to date with small changes to the description and will update it again with the next big game update which will hopefully add new ammo and new weapons I'll be streaming more of my progress on

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0.12 on twitch at twitch.tv slash j-dog the wise and it would be great if you drop by the stream so I'll leave a link for that down below the description as always feel free to leave any comments Corrections or suggestions below and until next time stay tuned except and Tarkov City

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