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Karabiner 98 Kurz

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Karabiner 98 Kurz
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Type Bolt-Action Rifle
Faction Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Statistics
Damage 54.4
Damage Far 41.2
Rate of Fire 34 rpm
Near Range 182.4 m
Far Range 673.6 m
Upward Recoil 1.23°
Rightward Recoil 0.16°
Recoil Variance 0.1°
Ammunition
Magazine Size 5
Reload Time 3.7 s
Specifications
Class Restriction Infantry, Recon
Equipment Points Points 5.png
Credits Cost 92,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost 1,100 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Description[edit source]

The standard German infantry rifle. Hard-hitting and very precise, but rather low rate of fire due to the bolt-action operation.

History

The Karabiner 98 Kurz (or K98k, Kar 98k), is a bolt-action military rifle, developed and designed by German arms manufacturer Mauser for use by the German army. The rifle is based heavily on the successful Gewehr 98, which carried Germany through World War I. It is chambered in 7.92×57mm Mauser, and it became the standard issue for German infantry from its inception in 1935 until the end of World War II. The rifles were considered cumbersome, and were easily outclassed by semi-automatic rifles in intermediate ranges. But due to the extreme accuracy of the Karabiner 98 Kurz in factory fire testing, it was determined that the Karabiner 98k would make an exceptional sniper rifle. Between 1935 and 1945, over 14 million Karabiner 98k rifles of all variants were built, 132,000 of which were sniper rifles. [1]

Military demand for Karabiner 98k rifles was so great throughout World War II that its manufacture was outsourced to many different arms factories, including ErMa Werke, Saur, Steyr, Gustloff Werke, and others. The remainder of these rifles are considered to be exceptionally reliable, and they remain a contemporary staple of German military tradition, still serving as the parade rifle for German armed forces to this day.

Gameplay

The Karabiner 98k is a very accurate rifle able to effectively engage enemy at long ranges. It has very accurate sights although it can be difficult to use them in dark maps. This rifle can be modded to deal over 100 damage (1 torso hit to kill), which, adding its very long range, makes it one of the best weapons available. It's ill-suited for close quarter combat, even if modded to OHK (one-hit-kill) due to its low firerate and long length. It's advised to use it with another weapon better suited for short ranges (pistol, SMG(only with Hoarder badge) or even SA rifle). Unmodded requires ability to hit a target twice (unless hit in the head) - with its low fire rate it can be a big challenge to do it before the target jumps into cover or shoots back.

Camouflage

Factory Dark Walnut Beech Pepper Wood Carbon Black Autumn Oakleaf Dunkelgrau
Price (Credits) 127,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 20,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 80,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 183,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 143,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 32,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 760 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 120 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 480 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,100 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 860 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 190 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Specialist Ribbon[edit source]

Weapon Required: Karabiner 98 Kurz
SP Kar98k.png Karabiner 98 Kurz Specialist
Using the Karabiner 98 Kurz rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
S.S. Patrone
Beech
Lightened Bolt
Field Trigger Job
Dunkelgrau
Stainless Steel Barrel
Lightened Spring
Hair Trigger
Field Adjusted Sights
Dark Walnut
Anschusspatrone S.S.
Heavy Spring
Pepper Wood
Marksman Trigger Job
Match Sights
Octagon
Autumn Oakleaf
Heavy Bolt
Fine Hair Trigger
ZF-39 (Fine Cross) [4.2x zoom]
S.M.K. Hart
Carbon Black
ZS Zielacht (Fine Cross) [8.0x zoom]
ZF-39 (T-Post) [4.2x zoom]
Chrome Moly 4150
ZS Zielacht (German#4) [8.0x zoom]
Scout II


Modifications[edit | edit source]

Max Damage (One-Hit-Kill)
Part Modification
Ammunition S.m.K. Hart
Trigger None
Barrel Chrome Moly 4150
Internal Heavy bolt
Sight ZS Zielacht
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build maxes the Karabiner 98 Kurz's damage, guaranteeing a one hit kill at close range

Comments:

  • Please Note: ZS Zielacht scope can be used with the Fine Cross reticle or the German #4 reticle. To learn more about the ZS Zielacht scope, click here.
  • Please Note: The ZS Zielacht scope is not necessary, nor is any other scope, but they are recommended. To learn more about scopes, click here.
  • Please Note: Players using Heavy Set Gold will not be killed in one shot to the torso.
  • Please Note: The Chrome Moly 4150 barrel is only available for Recon soldiers. You may switch it out for the Scout II barrel for infantry, but will be granted with overall inferior performance.

Pros:

  • Extremely High Damage
  • Good Accuracy

Cons:

  • Damage Drop Off After 150m
  • Not a One Hit Kill Past 230m
  • Very Expensive



Balanced Build
Part Modification
Ammunition Anschusspatrone s.S.
Trigger None
Barrel Chrome Moly 4150
Internal Heavy Bolt
Sight ZS Zielacht
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build mods the Karabiner 98 Kurz to be able to kill an enemy with one hit from up to 425m away.

Comments:

  • Please Note: ZS Zielacht scope can be used with the Fine Cross reticle or the German #4 reticle. To learn more about the ZS Zielacht scope, click here.
  • Please Note: The ZS Zielacht scope is not necessary, nor is any other scope, but they are recommended. To learn more about scopes, click here.
  • Please Note: The Chrome Moly 4150 barrel is only available for Recon soldiers. You may switch it out for the Scout II barrel for infantry, but will be granted with overall inferior performance.

Pros:

  • Very High Damage (One Hit Kill)
  • Long Range
  • Good Accuracy

Cons:

  • Not Guaranteed a One Hit Kill if the Enemy is Wearing Heavy Set
  • Fairly Expensive



Headshot Master
Part Modification
Ammunition Anschusspatrone s.S.
Trigger Hair Trigger
Barrel Stainless Steel Barrel
Internal None
Sight ZS Zielacht
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build sacrifices damage for range and precision. When using this build the player should aim just for headshots. Therefore, this build is recommended only for advanced players who are looking for a challenge.

Comments:

  • THIS IS NOT A VIABLE BUILD FOR MOST PLAYERS. IT IS ONLY SUPPOSED TO PROVIDE A FUN CHALLENGE FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS.
  • Please Note: ZS Zielacht scope can be used with the Fine Cross reticle or the German #4 reticle. To learn more about the ZS Zielacht scope, click here.
  • Please Note: The ZS Zielacht scope is not necessary, nor is any other scope, but they are recommended. To learn more about scopes, click here.

Pros:

  • Long Range
  • Good Stability
  • Good Accuracy

Cons:

  • Low Damage
  • Extremely Hard To Use

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]