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The M40A1 rifle is a bolt-action, internal magazine-fed sniper used by the United States Marine Corps. The M40 was introduced in 1966. Sometime in the early 1970s, the USMC armorers began rebuilding the original M40s into M40A1s.

InsurgencyEdit

M40A1
INS M40A1
General information
Inventory slotPrimary
Weapon classSniper rifle
Fire modesBolt-action
Statistics
Damage
Damage160-100
Drop start10 "160"
Drop end20,000 "100"
Max range ?40,000
Rate of fire40 RPM
Ammunition
Reload timeLoaded: 1.9s + 0.83s per round
Unloaded full: 6.07s
Handling
Recoil
5.5-6.4
2.2
3.4
Spread0.08
General statistics
Suppression90
Penetration10 "1100"
20,000 "600"
Supply points ?3
Weight points ?320/640
Weight6.57 kg
Length ?38

The M40A1 is a sniper rifle featured in Insurgency. It is only available to the Security Forces' Designated Marksman and Sniper classes in multiplayer. It has a 5 round internal magazine that is reloaded via single rounds.

The M40A1 excels at long range engagements due to its high accuracy, power, and low cost that allows it to equip more attachments. However, the M40A1 has poor effectiveness at close to medium range engagements, due to its slow rate of fire and small magazine. These shortcomings generally make the weapon a poor choice in most situations, and should be only used on maps with long view distances and open ground.

Due to the narrow niche of the M40A1, players should familiarize themselves with the aiming mechanics before equipping the weapon, as failing to harness the capabilities of this weapon is highly detrimental to the effectiveness of the player to the team and even their own personal scores. This weapon is best used as a support weapon for long-range.

Attachments Edit

Optics
Barrel
Siderail
Underbarrel
Ammunition

Trivia Edit

  • Compared to other Security weapons, the M40A1 is somewhat outdated.
  • The soldier will not open the bolt upon firing the final round in the magazine. This may be used to determine when the internal box magazine is empty.
  • When partially reloading the weapon, the soldier will reload one more round than the amount of empty bullets, this is because when performing a partial reload, the bolt is pulled back, unintentionally ejecting a bullet.

Tips Edit

  • As a rule of thumb, it is crucial that you equip AP ammo, as it will make sniping enemies much easier. The low cost of the M40A1 will usually leave you enough supply points for a mid-long range scope and AP ammo.
  • Always aim above or around the upper torso (chest to head height) to ensure maximum damage, a wounded hostile is always better than a healthy one.
  • The M40A1 is not recommended for newer players, if you are new to Insurgency, it is suggested that you use the M16A4 with a good scope (C79 or MK4) instead.
  • Due to the rifle's ability to only hold 5 rounds at a time, it is also important to keep track of how many shots you've fired. As with all weapons, this can save your life.
  • Good snipers will often seek enemy snipers in a variety of ways, mainly through map knowledge (if a friendly gets shot out of nowhere, it is safe to assume that the enemy sniper is in spot x), the visible muzzle flares (this method is easier if the enemy sniper is using a semi-automatic rifle), and less commonly the direction of which their friendly fell. Muzzle flares are easily negated by equiping a suppressor, however it usually leaves you short of supply points for example, a bipod.
  • A sniper's main job is not only long-range neutralization, but reconnaissance as well. That being said, having a microphone at your disposal is very convenient, as you can track hostiles and alert their positions to your teammates.
  • Trigger discipline is a very important skill for any sniper to master, as shooting too early may give your position away. Since the rifle is bolt action, every missed shot you make could mean your last. Do not forget to use SHIFT focus as well.
  • Map knowledge is another thing you should (and probably are at the moment) learn over time, sometimes it is best to lay down on a spot, shoot a hostile, and reposition yourself accordingly to the current situation. This will make increasingly harder for hostiles to track down a mobile sniper.

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