The M40A5 fires 7.62×51mm cartridge from 5-round M40 magazines. As the only dedicated sniper rifle in Miscreated, the weapon, together with its attachments, are by far one of the rarest spawning Items on Orca Island.
The M40A5 comes with a Picatinny rail which gives its user the option attach a Sniper Scope or Hunting Scope, should they own either one. The Sniper Scope allows its user to engage distant targets that are otherwise too far away to be drawn on-screen. The Sniper Scope has two levels of magnification - accessed by rolling the mouse wheel up or down.
Being a bolt-action rifle, the M40A5 has to be manually cycled after every shot, resulting in a drastically slower rate of fire. This generally makes the weapon ill-suited for close quarters combat.