The M40A3 found in DayZ
- "Sniper rifle
Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO"
- — Unoffical description
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.
| Firing single shot ||Reloading |