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Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Bolt-action Rifle
Cartridge 5.56x45mm Rounds
5.56x45mm Tracer Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 7x3 (21 Slots)
Weight 3 kg (6 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 1 Round (Chambered Round)
Fire Modes Bolt-Action
Range High
Rate of Fire Low
Recoil Medium
Noise 3 (Medium)
1 ((Very Quiet) Standardized Suppressor/Plastic Bottle Suppressor)
Zeroing 50m - 300m ((100m default) Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
25m - 100m ((25m default) Combat Sights/RVN Sights)
25m - 200m ((25m default) Baraka Sights)
100m - 600m ((100m default) ATOG 4x32 Scope)
100m - 800m ((100m default) ATOG 6x48 Scope)
100m - 700m ((100m default) NV-PVS4 Scope)
Magazines 5rd Pioneer Mag
Optics Baraka Sights
Combat Sights
RVN Sights
ATOG 4x32 Scope
ATOG 6x48 Scope
NV-PVS4 Scope
Muzzles Standardized Suppressor
Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Location Police, Prison
Rarity Rare
Variants Standard, Chernarus, Livonia
The Pioneer is a versatile, accurate and light-weight bolt-action rifle, used by the special police units. Uses 5.56x45mm rounds. — In-game description

The Pioneer is a rifle in DayZ. It was introduced in the 1.12 Experimental patch on 1st April 2021.


The Pioneer is a unique rifle because it has a detachable box mag and flip-up iron sights, but can also accept any optic which fits on a picatinny rail.

For a full overview of the gun and stats, check out Wobo's site on the Pioneer


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 rifle seems to be based on its real life counterpart Steyr Scout Rifle, and is referenced as such in the files. The Steyr Scout notably has a functional bipod built into the body, however this is currently not functional in-game. Using admin tools to spawn the Scout in Alpha 0.62, however, an option was functional to deploy the bipod legs.
  • The Pioneer was previously shown as a work-in-progress on Feb 16, 2016.
  • The Pioneer was previously found in the files to be chambered in .308 Winchester, but was changed to 5.56mm at some point during patch 0.61. Additionally the rifle was also previously found in the files to have green furniture, whereas the final weapon is only in a more-muted black. The bolt handle was also changed from the early 'butterknife' to the enlarged round tip sometime before full release.
  • The two map-specific variations of the base weapon feature small metal decorations with either a Chernarussian coat of arms or Livonian police emblem engraved. The base model has smooth decorations. These are also not featured on the real life counterpart of the rifle.
  • The Pioneer namesake may originate from comparisons of the Steyr Scout to an early U.S frontiersman's rifle in its use cases, and a possible synonym of frontiersman is a pioneer.