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5.56×45mm Rounds
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Version 1.14
Category Ammunition
Used In M16-A2, M4-A1
KA-101, Pioneer
Size 1 Slot
Weight 4 g (0.01 lb)
Stack Size 20 Rounds
Supersonic Yes
Initial Velocity 850 m/s
Optimal Velocity 1000 m/s
Air Friction -0.00125
Penetration 0.9
Deflect Angle 10°
Barrel Damage 3
Health 110
Blood 100
Shock 110
Locations Military
Rarity Uncommon
Variants Tracer Rounds
5.56×45mm intermediate cartridge. Used in select rifles. — In-game description

5.56x45mm Rounds are a type of ammunition in DayZ Standalone. They are found individually, packed in boxes, or pre-loaded in magazines. Empty the box to receive 20 usable 5.56×45mm rounds.



  • The 5.56mm round is based on the real world 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge. It was developed for the American AR-15 rifle, later the M16 and several variants, during the Vietnam war in the 1950s, derived from the .223 Remington rifle round. The 5.56×45mm round also replaced the 7.62×51mm round's role as NATO's standard rifle cartridge. While it offers higher muzzle velocity, less weight, and less recoil, it also has a much lower muzzle energy and low penetration than the 7.62×51mm NATO.