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Version 1.02
Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Sniper Rifle
Cartridge 7.62x54mmR Rounds
7.62x54mmR Tracer Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 30 Slots (10x3)
Weight 4 kg (8 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Fire Modes Semi-Auto
Range High
Rate of Fire Medium (~480 rounds/min)
Recoil High
Noise 5 (Very Loud)
2 ((Quiet) Normalized Suppressor/Plastic Bottle Suppressor)
Zeroing 100m - 1000m ((100m default) Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
100m - 1000m ((100m default) PSO-1 Scope/PSO-1-1 Scope)
100m (Kobra Sights)
200m (P1-87-L Scope)
100m - 700m ((400m default) 1PN51 Scope)
Magazines 10rd VSD Mag
Optics PSO-1 Scope
PSO-1-1 Scope
Kobra Sights
P1-87-L Scope
1PN51 Scope
Muzzles Normalized Suppressor
Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Location Helicopter Crash
Rarity Extremely Rare
Semi-automatic marksmen rifle fed from a detachable magazine. Compatible with KA scopes. Uses 7.62x54mmR rounds. — In-game description

The VSD is a late-game, military sniper rifle in DayZ Standalone. Largely considered to be an "end-game" weapon, the VSD is chambered in 7.62x54mmR Rounds.


The VSD (Dragunov's sniper rifle system, model of 1963) is a designated marksman's/sniper's rifle, developed in the Soviet Union during the early sixties and approved for service in 1963. It fires the 7.62x54mmR cartridge and can be fed using 10-round stamped steel magazines, but can also be chambered by using a single 7.62x54mmR round. Its role is squad-level marksman shooting, being able to pick out targets on ranges far longer than that of the AK's combat range.

The VSD is currently the only sniper rifle in the game that can be fitted with a proper suppressor and is one of the two sniper rifles that can use the night vision optic.


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