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Lee Enfield

The Lee Enfield is a commonly found rifle, available from residential and farm loot spawns. In addition to being one of the loudest guns, it is also one of the most damaging, able to kill a player with just two shots. However, it suffers from a slow fire rate. Lee Enfield magazines are fairly common to find as loot as well.

Following the release of the ArmA II 1.62 patch, the audible range and damage for the Lee Enfield were significantly reduced, making it safer to use, but less powerful against players.

Usage Tips:

  • The Lee Enfield is often referred to as "The Dinner Bell" due to the high audible range. When choosing between guns early in the game it is preferable to have the Winchester 1866 rather than the Lee Enfield.
  • On most occasions, the Lee Enfield will knock out players in 1 shot, as long as they are within a reasonable range. This makes it very effective for PvP, as long as you hit on the first shot, or before they see you.

By fireking50 on 2012/07/06 at 5:29pm

It is also know as the dinner bell.

By Mrksjke on 2012/07/06 at 11:34am

Capable of one-shotting a full player from 100 meters, a perfect gun for a beginning bandit. Good ironsights, nice accuracy, the only downside - low rate of fire. A missed shot in CQB can cost you life.

Oh, and it's loud as hell, too.

By Atlas444 on 2012/07/23 at 6:56pm

Incoming non-constructive comment: I really wish they would reskin the Enfield into the Mosin Nagant. I know it's just me being a firearm hipster, but it bothers me. The Russians decided to manufacture enough Mosins to arm the entire nation if it ever became necessary. While the British made Enfield has no reason to be in Russia. Furthermore, they are both huge, loud, slow, and equally powerful rifles. Someone change this so I can stop complaining about it, please!

By Completionism on 2012/07/09 at 6:12am

The best use for this gun is when you're working in a team. The survivor with the Lee sets up on one end of town; the rest of the team sets up on the other. A single shot from the Lee-Enfield will get every zombie in town heading that way - the survivor can try to take out a couple, but mostly just needs to start running into the hills. With the zombies cleared out, the rest of the team can go in and make a quick sweep of high value buildings.

By Dibbz on 2012/07/08 at 3:54pm

I don't really understand why this gun spawns in residential areas....

Were the civilians expecting to have to fight off hoards of Kevlar-clad zombie elephants?

By henx125 on 2012/07/18 at 2:38pm

It says on the comparison chart that this weapon has a 30 round clip; in reality it only has a 10 round one.

By dougan on 2012/08/04 at 12:36pm

still fairly effective post-nerf for beginners. also still very noisy.

By Tmx on 2012/07/31 at 1:04am

A very useful weapon for outside fights. Commonly found in barns, good sights, 1 shoot kills zeds, common ammo and 10 bullet clips. Though it's not advisable to use it for close encounters because of the slow fire rate. Also as people mention it is really loud so if possible moving longer distances before shooting is a good idea. A good thing is that Lee Enfield audible range has been reduced so maybe the weapon will finally lose its notorious nickname "Dinner Bell". If you have a few clips to spare it's quite easy to take out a big number of zeds making it one of my favorite beginner hunting weapons.

Edited by Tmx on 2012/07/31
By destructor217 on 2012/07/13 at 2:50pm

Advantages: One shots zombies and you find more ammo for it than Frank' and Beans. Downside: After ne shot every zombie of the map starts running towards you

By noobokiller on 2013/10/31 at 9:27am

Realy good for being a bandit and lieing on fire station, but its too loud and it has ot realy bad rande of fire. Good for some beg cityes like Electro.

By Runburner on 2013/08/02 at 5:15pm

My only comment is......7 Bandit headshots beyond 100M. Aiming down sights with the zoom by right click. Perfect gun.

By bendi21 on 2013/06/28 at 10:24am

I think the effective range of this gun is not 400m, but 500-600. Just killed a moving bandit from 510m. Very good bullet traveling time, small bullet drop...

By GraduateArc8298 on 2013/05/24 at 10:19pm

Once you fire a round off to kill a zombie 5 more pop up because of how loud it is :(

By AlexKC on 2013/04/17 at 9:13am

this will stop everything, and still after patch 1.62. and yeah it's kinda loud :D very accurate gun

By stv on 2013/04/03 at 11:38am

Got trapped with this gun and no hatched in a arpartment building in Cherno. Had 5 full mags with me. Ran out almost dead with 1 Bullet remaining and probably every Zombie dead in half Cherno ...

By LivingPixel on 2013/02/21 at 10:15am

Fired this in Elektro on the Hospital roof. Good times.

By jimjo on 2012/11/19 at 10:33am

this is one of the best guns WHY!

iv gotten in sniper fights as a noob with this and killed many snipers that have had L85, AS50 ect.....

But don't be the noob that kills zombies with this thing :)

By Leto on 2012/11/18 at 2:28am

This weapon has a bad rep, but it is not deserved. This is the most powerful unscoped rifle in the game. It's accurate and the iron sights are easy to use. It will attract a lot of zombies of you fire it in a city or town, but you shouldn't do that with any weapon anyway.

By justusromijn on 2012/11/05 at 7:23pm

If the audible range has dropped to 162m, and the effective range is 400m, I might consider picking this one up for looting small towns. Kill zombies from a distance (around 300m), then move in with the hatchet for the stragglers that you missed and you can make an easy and relaxing sweep.

By BadDeadBodies on 2012/08/15 at 9:39am

Fun gun for holing up in a building. However, the lack of an attachable scope makes it only practical on the outskirts of a small town.

Edited by BadDeadBodies on 2012/08/25
By PieFlavor on 2012/08/14 at 3:01pm

translation of "Usage tips": do not use it

By Dekruser on 2012/08/06 at 11:05am

I think, that the Lee Enfield is after the update a really nice weapon. The Audible Range is now not as that bad, maybe in a big city, yes, but if you have a zombie behind you, go on a field and shoot him down. Maybe it's still not for long a good weapon, but as begining weapon it's not bad. Before the update it was really nonsence to use this weapon, because when you shoot 1 zombie, 3 new were coming, now you can, leastwise use it to defense you.

And the damage is still very good, the amo is really common, and the accuracy is really good. Maybe you can shoot zombies or players 200 meters away an with 2 shots they are dead, mostly after 1 hit unconscious, so i think the Lee Enfield is at the begining a good weapon to self defense an also to "sniper" other better equip players. The only weapon which is better after the update, the whole rest -> bullshit especially the M1911 and revolver -.-

By OiRAD on 2012/07/31 at 11:52am

One of the best starting guns due to its availability, stopping power and ammo abundance. The biggest drawback would be the noise it makes on firing. Never fire this gun in a city unless you are prepared to fight off every undead inhabitant of said city. It has a fairly slow fire rate so this gun is not great in cqb. If you never miss a shot then by all means use it, but should you miss, you might not be able to fire again to keep the zombies off you or put the enemy player down before he does the same to you.

By Complex on 2012/07/30 at 11:52pm

A very good gun in the beginning and even good to hold on to for a while. The small ammo clips take up an irritating amount of space but you can't really beat 1 shotting ZedHeads and Survivors from 400m. However, that being said, you must get a good sidearm for CQC if the room is too small to give you time to aim the Enfield before ZedHead's new and improved six meter reach get you. If you miss with the Enfield in CQC... might as well respawn now.

By TheJedyates on 2012/07/29 at 2:35am

Since patch 1.62 the audible range on the Lee Enfield went down from 234m to 162m and it's damage has also gone down from 12500 to 6722

By Orimith on 2012/07/25 at 2:21am

In reply to Dibbz you would find Lee Enfields anywhere someone who was a British soldier in world war 2 as they were the most common of all rifles but not sure why they are in Russia though.

By KineticConstant on 2012/07/24 at 6:58pm

If they nerf the damage they should drop it's audible range too. Otherwise it would just be another zed one shot with a stupidly low reload rate

Edited by KineticConstant on 2012/07/24
By Taliman on 2012/07/10 at 1:49pm

Lee Enfield good if your at the start. my only to complaints are that its TOO loud and to much time between shots

By Vanlock on 2012/07/08 at 9:02pm

Shots to Kill >> body: 1 / head: 1 Effective Range 400m Rate of Fire : Moderate /-/ Recoil : Moderate/High /-/ Noise : Very High

By Siky on 2013/04/26 at 11:39am

i gotta share my expirience with this gun with you ppl...i think this is the BEST starting weapon...heres why..i has awesome dmg for a start and lets say 99% if you aim like i do ppl are downed allways at 1st hit if they are closer than 400m...ive made kill yesterday, target player was over 800 m away...OVER 800M and its still hits with dead on precision...only problem at that distance your iron sight is like 3 times bigger than target...:D...only downside is thats loud and slow refire rate...just like any sniper so this gun was never intended to use below 100-200m...allmost any pistol is more usefull in CQC than this gun....conclusion: if u know how to use it its BEST gun for starter...but if you cant aim very good, dont use this gun at all or you will just get yourself killed...

By MrGreen on 2012/11/25 at 8:21am

If I find a FN FAL and the Enfield.. then i'm going to take the Lee Enfield :)

By jokerzhe on 2012/09/02 at 10:53am

Needs to have a faster fire rate, by just a tad.. the gun looks cool and all but, i liked it when it was a one shot lol :)

By Ebonhawk on 2012/08/30 at 5:34am

I think they should reskin this as an M-1 Grarand

By SatiX on 2012/07/11 at 1:26am

12498 dmg/per hit

By Wo3dy on 2012/07/06 at 6:28am

The most anouying loudest gun in the game. hahahaha

but very good damage

Edited by Wo3dy on 2012/07/06


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