The best early game gun in Escape from Tarkov
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Escape from Tarkov (EFT) is becoming increasingly popular with each passing day. As such, tons of new players are logging in and trying their hand at Battlestate Games’ FPS looter-shooter. However, the game doesn’t give many tutorials or tips, so you’re left to figure out the game’s intricacies by yourself. While you can navigate the menu anytime you want, it’s in-game mechanics that many players want to know about.

So, if you’re struggling to earn kills or make it out alive in EFT, fear not. We’ve got a guide on the best early game gun: the Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle.

Where to get the Mosin in Escape from Tarkov

At the start, Escape from Tarkov will only equip you with some pistols and an AkS-74U Submachine Gun. While not awful options, you’ll be hard-pressed to secure any kills on enemy PMCs with those weapons. So, naturally, you’ll want to upgrade as soon as possible.

Though there are a few different routes you can take, we suggest going the overpowered way. The Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle has long been considered one of the top guns in EFT. It’s accurate, deals a high amount of damage, and doesn’t cost too much to buy.

Mosin Escape from Tarkov EFT gun

If you’re looking to purchase the Mosin, head on over to Prapor from the Trading menu. You’ll first want to examine everything Prapor has to offer, as this will help later. Next, locate the Mosin that is available for sale in exchange for Roubles. It should cost 26,856 Roubles to buy the Mosin.

Unless you’ve bought a plethora of EFT‘s other weapons already, you should have that cash on-hand. Once you buy it, you can look into upgrading the weapon with various attachments, such as a stock, barrel, mount, etc. However, if you want to buy ammunition for the Mosin, you’ll need to level up Prapor’s reputation to level 4.

You could also participate in some Scav runs to secure ammunition. The Mosin takes 7.62x54r ammo, which can be commonly found on enemy players. If you’re lucky enough to find ammo, then you’re all set! The Mosin is best at medium range, so try to keep it at that distance.

That’s it for this gun guide! Make sure to keep up with Daily Esports for all Escape from Tarkov coverage!

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.