The M40A3 found in DayZ
Damage: 8000 Blood
Raw Damage: 12
Audible Range: 180m
Effective Range: 800m
Rounds: 5
Fire Modes: Single
Slot: Primary
Magazines: 5Rnd. M24
"Sniper rifle
Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO
— Unoffical description

The M40A3 is a sniper rifle that takes five 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges in a 5Rnd. M24 magazine, and also takes DMR Mag. converted into four 5Rnd. M24 magazines in DayZ.

The M40A3 has identical performance to the M24 sniper rifle, but the M40A3 sports a ghillie webbing camouflage like the SVD Camo to conceal the weapon amongst foliage.

The M40A3's 7.62×51mm cartridges deal high damage of 8000 blood, have moderate recoil and when fired, have an audible range to zombies of up to 180 meters from the shooter's position. The effective range of this weapon is up to 800 meters.

Using the mil-dot reticle one can first estimate the range towards the target and then use the rifle's zeroing capability to greatly ease long range sniping.

The M40A3 can kill a player in one shot to the body, and as with all weapons in DayZ, it can kill in one shot to the head. It can kill a zombie in one shot to the body.

The M40A3 is a very rare sniper rifle that has a 0.82% chance of spawning only in Military Barrack loot spawns.

The M40A3 is the same caliber as the DMR, M14 AIM and M24 weapons, and therefore shares their ammunition making the weapon more versatile and ammunition more common.

Real lifeEdit

The M40A3 is the M40A3 variant of the M40 rifle. It is a bolt-action sniper rifle built from the Remington 700 and is used by the United States Marine Corps.


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