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The Balanced IL86 is an unique assault rifle that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

With a few modifications the effect of the throwing up of the barrel was diminished.
- Inventory description


  • Unique variant of the IL 86.
  • Main difference is the reduced recoil and the quadrupled durability (-v1.4002) resp. the preinstalled upgrades for bullet velocity (3A) and recoil reduction (3C).
  • Ammunition


Lost Alpha

  • Not upgradable in Lost Alpha.

Developer's Cut


  • The weapon's name is spelled as Balance IL 86 in versions before v1.4005.
  • Sadly, it cannot be equipped with the M203 grenade launcher, not even with upgrade.
  • Can be equipped with a Silencer.
  • Needs to be upgraded in order to use a silencer from v1.4000.
  • Can be bought from Arnie in Pripyat.
  • Weapon has few default modifications: +10% Bullet velocity; -25% Recoil.
  • Weapon comes with a non removable scope, it's magnification is x4 and can be upgraded to x5.
  • Weapon is not changed by the v1.4007 PRM Weapons Pack.


  • There is an interesting fact. In-game weapon is quite durable apart from it's real-life counterpart (-v1.4002). This is why British soldiers did not like the weapon, thus version A1 was upgraded to A2.