[Top 10] 7 Days To Die Best Ranged Weapons

7 Days To Die Best Ranged Weapons
Ok, one at a time

Ranged weapons are important in Navezgane. You never want zombies getting too close to you. Here are some of the best you will find in 7 Days to Die


10. Stick of Dynamite (Best for Ranged Explosives)


Dynamite is an excellent weapon if you need to clear out a horde or if you just like blowing up things. I will also work great for mining, but that is not as fun as exploding zombie heads!

Why Stick of Dynamite is Great: 

  • Entity Damage: 550
  • Block Damage: 3000
  • Explosion Range Entities: 6
  • Explosion Range Blocks: 5
  • Can be crafted, looted, or bought from the trader

Stick of Dynamite details: Stick of Dynamite

9. AK-47 Machine Gun ( Best for High-Speed Ranged Attacks )

Nice Looking Gun!!

The AK-47 is a great automatic weapon to have in your arsenal. It can fire 360 rounds per minute and not just any rounds 7.62mm bullets. This makes it ideal for ripping zombies to shreds.

Why AK-47 Machine Gun is Great: 

  • Effective Range:50
  • Rounds per Minute:360
  • Reload Time:3.8 s
  • Can use 7.62mm bullets, 7.62mm bullets (AP), and 7.62mm Bullet (HP)
  • Can have mods attached

AK-47 Machine Gun Details: AK-47 Machine Gun

8. Double Barrel Shotgun ( Best for closer ranged attacks )

  Maybe you should have a shotgun!

The double-barrel shotgun is great for those up close and personal ranged attacks. While you do need to reload after 2 shots, it is a handy weapon to get you out of tricky situations.

Why Double Barrel Shotgun is great:

  • Reload time 2.6 s
  • Can use three ammo types Shotgun Shell, Shotgun Slug, and Shotgun Breaching Slug
  • Can be crafted, bought, or found while looting
  • Has several mods that can be added

Double Barrel Shotgun details: Double Barrel Shotgun

7. SMG-5 ( Best for High-Speed Ranged Attacks)

Automatic weapons for the win!!

The SMG-5 is an excellent automatic weapon that can be a valuable tool to have around. It uses 9mm ammo and can fire 480 rounds per minute. This makes it ideal for eliminating several pesky zombies at once. 

Why SMG-5 is Great:

  • Can use three ammo types 9mm bullet, 9mm bullet (AP), and 9mm bullet (HP)
  • It can fitted with over 10 different mods
  • Can be crafted, found when looting, or available from the trader

SMG-5 details: SMG-5

6. Compound Crossbow ( Best for non-gun ranged attacks)

 Don't Move!!

The compound crossbow is a great ranged weapon due to its stealthy approach. You won’t have the noise that comes with firing off a gun and when you’re in a bind, ammo can be made from just stone, wood, and feathers.

Why compound crossbow is excellent:

  • Can use Stone Crossbow Bolt Iron Crossbow Bolt Steel Crossbow Bolt Flaming Crossbow Bolt and the Exploding Crossbow Bolt
  • Can be modded
  • It can be crafted at the workbench after reading the schematic

Compound Crossbow details: Compound Crossbow

5. M60 Machine Gun ( Best for High-Speed Attacks)

How many rounds can you hold?

The M60 machine gun is a great ranged weapon for closer attacks. You can put down a zombie with two headshots or a more powerful zombie with only a couple more shots. You can also add to the power with plenty of mods.

Why the M60 Machine Gun is great:

  • Can use 7.62mm bullets, 7.62mm bullets (AP), and 7.62mm Bullet (HP)
  • Can fire 440 rounds per minute
  • It’s a machine gun!!

M60 Machine Gun details: M60 Machine Gun

4. .44 Magnum ( Best for High Powered attacks)

Boom!! Boom!!

Who doesn’t love having a magnum on hand? The .44 magnum is a very powerful weapon but can also be loud. It will make quick work of almost any zombie. Just keep in mind the ammo can be rare, so save it for those especially tough zombies. 

Why the .44 Magnum is excellent:

  • It is a very powerful handgun
  • It can use three types of ammo:44 Magnum Bullet,.44 Magnum Bullet (AP),. 44 Magnum Bullet (HP)
  • Is easier to find than the Desert Vulture

.44 Magnum details: .44 Magnum

3.Sniper Rifle (Best for Long ranged high accuracy attacks)

Now I see you!!

Anyone who loves picking off zombies from a distance will love the Sniper Rifle. It is great for long-range attacks and for adding some stealth to your game. I will take out most zombies with a single shot. If you get good at those headshots, nothing will stop you.

Why the Sniper Rifle is great:

  • Amazing high powered rifle
  • Great for stealth
  • Can use 7.62mm bullets, 7.62mm bullets (AP), and 7.62mm Bullet (HP)

Sniper Rifle details: Sniper Rifle


2. Rocket Launcher (Best for Blowing things up)

Man, this is heavy!

One of the best and funniest ways to eliminate zombies is to blow them up from far away. While it may seem like overkill to some, it can be beneficial for clearing out large hordes when the blood moon rises The rocket launcher is a great weapon to have on hand.

Why the Rocket Launcher is great:

  • Amazing high powered weapon
  • Can also do high-level block damage with the HE ammo
  • Mods can be attached

Rocket Launcher details: Rocket Launcher

1. Robotic Turret (Best for Base defense)

Why would I shoot someone if the robot can do it?

This is by far one of my favorite weapons in the game. The robotic turret can fire off 75+ rounds per minute depending on ammo type and can also be set to sentry mode so you can focus on other things. 

Why the Robotic Turret is great:

  • Can use three types of ammo Robotic Turret Ammo, Robotic Turret Ammo (AP), and Robotic Turret Ammo (Shell)
  • Can have mods attached
  • Sentry Mode

Robotic Turret details: Robotic Turret

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