M249 SAW
M249 SAW
The M249 SAW found in DayZ
Damage: 2722, 3555 Blood
Raw Damage: 7, 8
Audible Range: 80m
Effective Range: 300m
Rounds: 30, 200
Fire Modes: Full Auto
Slot: Primary
Magazines: 200Rnd. M249 Belt, 30Rnd. STANAG, 30Rnd. STANAG SD
"Light Machine Gun
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
— In-game description

The M249 SAW is a Light Machine Gun or LMG that takes thirty or two hundred 5.56×45mm NATO cartridges in a 30Rnd. STANAG, 30Rnd. STANAG SD or 200Rnd. M249 Belt magazine in DayZ.

The M249 SAW causes moderate damage of 3555 blood, has moderate recoil and when fired, has an audible range of up to 80 meters from the shooter's position. The effective range of the weapon is up to 400 meters.

The M249 SAW can kill a player in up to four shots to the body, and as with all weapons and ammunition in DayZ, it can kill in one shot to the head.

The M249 SAW is a rare LMG that has a 0.41% chance of spawning in the Barracks and an unknown chance of spawning at Helicopter Crash Sites.

The M249 SAW has the same caliber as the M4A1 and some other Assault Rifles, making the weapon more versatile and the ammunition more common, however the capacity will by limited to thirty rounds. If fired with 30Rnd. STANAG SD the M249 SAW will do 2722 Blood damage instead of 3555 Blood damage.

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