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« The Designated Marksman Rifle is a semi-automatic, gas-operated rifle. It is a modified and accuracy-increased version of the M14 rifle and is used extensively by the US Marine Corps. This weapon uses 7.62x51 NATO cartridges and is highly prized for its power, light weight and rapid, but accurate fire.
Armoury Description

DMR 7.62 mm
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Type Designated Marksman Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Dispersion 0.00045 rad
Variants None
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The DMR 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The DMR is a 7.62 mm designated marksman rifle used exclusively by the U.S. Marines in ArmA 2.


The DMR is a gas operated battle rifle with a rotating bolt that is chambered to fire the 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

It loads from 20-round box magazines, and can attain a rate of fire of up to 600 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The DMR is only available in a single model that is fitted with a sniper scope that has a magnification strength range of 5x-14x and has a (non-functional) bipod attached beneath the barrel.

A U.S. Marine designated marksman readies his DMR.

The weapon of choice of U.S. Marine marksmen and Force Recon operatives, the DMR is an all-round decent sharpshooter weapon. Unlike its U.S. Army counterpart, the DMR's use of a sniper scope allows the operator to reliably engage targets at distances of up to 800 metres by default.

However, the DMR is not a selective-fire weapon and is restricted to semi-auto only. Its scope is quite cumbersome and lacks a backup sight, further hampering its usefulness in close quarters. With no enhanced vision optics like the M110 or a suppressor for stealth missions, its utility is niche at best and can't be used for much more than sniping in daylight.


Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
12 -0.0009324 900

The DMR can only load one specific type of magazine. It requires one inventory slot to carry:

DMR mag

Box mag with 7.62 mm NATO ball ammunition. Can be shared with the CZ 805 BREN's B1 battle rifle variant or the M14 marksman rifle.

Does not have any visible tracers.


  • In real-life, the USMC's "Designated Marksman Rifle" that the in-game DMR is based on was replaced by the "M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle" in 2010.
    • Most USMC DMRs were already phased out of service at that point by other marksman rifles like the "Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle" - which is conspicuously not present in ArmA 2 despite having been in USMC service for eight years by the time of the game's release (the M39 itself was also eventually replaced in 2012 by the real-world "M110 SASS").
  • The DMR is shown to be Sergeant Sykes' weapon of choice as he wields it throughout almost every mission in Operation Harvest Red.
  • On release, the user could strangely equip night vision goggles while looking through the DMR's scope, making it the only marksman rifle that allowed its user to aim through the optics without a dedicated night vision-enhanced scope.
    • This was finally addressed with the latest Community Configuration Project updates, which disabled this "feature" entirely.


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Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
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Arma2-factionicon-usmc.png USMC - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203)
Assault rifles M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm (M40A3)
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136SMAW
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.