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Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Shotgun
Cartridge 12ga 00 Buckshots
12ga Rifled Slugs
12ga Rubber Slugs
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 9x3 (27 Slots)
Weight 3 kg (7 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 5 + 1 Shells
Fire Modes Pump-Action
Range Very Low (Buckshot (50m Max Effective Range))
Low (Slug (80m Max Effective Range))
Low (Rubber Slug (80m Max Effective Range))
Rate of Fire Low (39 Rounds/Min)
Recoil Medium
Noise 5 (Very Loud)
Zeroing 25m (Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
25m - 50m ((50m default) Mini Sights)
Optics Mini Sights
Location Farm, Hunting, Police, Village
Rarity Common
Six shot pump action shotgun fed from internal magazine. Good for hunting dangerous game. Uses both 12ga bucks and slugs. — In-game description

The BK-133 is a pump-action shotgun in DayZ.


The BK-133, is one of the most common firearms in Chernarus and is likely a survivors first non-pistol firearm. Mostly found in the police stations across Chernarus, it's a powerful starting weapon. The BK-133 can use both 12ga 00 Buckshots and 12ga Rifled Slugs as well as 12ga Rubber Slugs as ammunition.
While equipped with 12ga 00 Buckshots, you can 1 shot almost any survivor when they're closer than 25m. 12ga 00 Buckshots can 1 shot knock out any survivor (including survivors with armor) due to the high shock damage value on the shells, up to 25m. Dealing a massive 280 shock damage with all pallets landing, almost 4 times the shock you need to knock a survivor out at 75. The 12ga Rifled Slugs have better precision, with the added benefit of higher damage at longer ranges compared to the 12ga 00 Buckshots. Making the 12ga Rifled Slugs capable of 1 shot killing a survivor up to a range of 50m. 12ga Rifled Slugs can 1 shot knock out any survivor (including survivors with armor) due to the high shock damage value on the shells, up to 50m. The 12ga Rubber Slugs have the ability to knock out a survivor in 1 shot as they do a massive 150 shock damage (double the value to knock a survivor out at 75), making it a good round for taking hostages and taking out survivors you don't trust. The bullet speed is a 4th of what it was in 1.11, so you might have difficulty hitting survivors at ranges surpassing 25m
It can also be equipped with a Mini Red Dot sight for added precision, which gives you a better sight picture a greater ranges.

For a full overview of the gun characteristics with different types of shells, check out Wobo's site for the following ammo types:


Weapon attachments are any accessories or devices that attach to a firearm in order to add, improve or modify the weapon's functionality or performance. In DayZ Standalone these attachments take the form of sights/optics, handguards, buttstocks, muzzle devices, barrel and handguard attachments and gun wraps.

Sights and Optics


  • The BK-133 is modeled after the Russian Baikal MP-133 shotgun, popular for both military and civilian use.