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"This hand-crafted .243 bolt-action rifle is highly durable and built to weather even the most extreme conditions. The .243 cartridge, with its relatively low recoil, is the ideal entry point for anyone serious about putting venison on the table."
― In-Game Description

The Ranger .243 bolt-action rifle is the weapon the player starts with. While it lacks the strength to take down big game such as Moose, Bison or Red Deer, it is a variable rifle and provides 100% integrity bonus for a lot of animals.

As the rifle the player starts with at the beginning of the game, the Ranger .243 holds a special place in the game. The soft point ammunition for the Ranger .243 can be "bought" for free. It is the only weapon in the game with free ammunition. Therefore it is also a good weapon to make money with.

As with most rifles, two variants of its ammunition are available:

AmmoPenetrationExpansionClassRangePrice
.243 Soft-Point15172-6150m0
.243 Polymer-Tip3042-6150m530


Trivia

The Ranger .243 is modeled after its real-life counterpart of the Winchester Model 70 Ranger.

Gallery

Comparison to other rifles

Weapons
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Handguns 44PantherMagnum.png .44 Panther MagnumAndersson22LRWoodsman.png Andersson .22LRFocoso357.png Focoso 357Mangiafico41045ColtBlack.png Mangiafico 410/45 ColtRhino454.png Rhino 454Sundberg454.png Sundberg 454
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