The Karabiner 98 Kurz is the shortened derivative of the Mauser 98 chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser. Adopted by the German Wehrmacht in 1935, it is considered to be the pinnacle of bolt action design of that era. The Mauser action has been nearly
universally copied in every bolt action rifle since its introduction.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Karabiner 98 Kurz in detail
The Kar98k is highly sought after because of its ability to deal fatal damage against players wearing level 2 helmets, with only level 3 helmets able to protect their wearers from one shot kills assuming they are at more than 85% health.
Because of this, it is a very good weapon for long-range engagements without having the risk of going to airdrops for the other bolt-action sniper rifles. Its main drawbacks are its slow reload time when reloading, with full reloads only being
somewhat faster than reloading bullets individually, and its rather slow bullet velocity, making it more challenging to engage distant enemies, particularly if they are on the move.
The Kar98k will deal maximum damage out to 100 meters after which point damage will decrease, reaching its minimum at 485 meters.