SV-99

SV-99 short-range sniper rifle, left side; note the silencer mounted on the muzzle.
 SV-99 short-range sniper rifle, left side; note the silencer mounted on themuzzle.

 

Operating the bolt on SV-99. Note the knee-shaped joint which retracts the bolt when bolt handle is swung back.
 Operating the bolt on SV-99. Note the knee-shaped joint which retracts the boltwhen bolt handle is swung back.

 

 Loading the magazine into SV-99.
 Loading the magazine into SV-99.

 

Calibers: .22LR (5.6mm rimfire)
Operation: straight pull bolt action
Barrel: 350 mm
Weight: 3.75 kg empty, w/o scope
Length: 1000 mm
Feed Mechanism: 5 or 10 round detachable box magazine

 

The SV-99 is aspecial purpose police sniper rifle for short-range (up to about 100 meters)encounters. It is intended for actions like the taking of the lights, theguarding dogs, or precision and silent anti-personnel work. The .22LR cartridgeoffers low noise, low probability of ricochets, and good lethality – of cause,when fired into the lethal area of the body. The SV-99 is based on the BI-7biathlon sporting rifle, and has the same very fast toggle-locking, straightpull bolt action, in which the bolt handle simply swings back and forward toreload and cock the rifle. SV-99 features a wooden two part stock withdetachable skeletonized shoulder stock, which could be removed fro compactstorage or replaced by pistol grip for operation in confined places. Thebuttstock has an adjustable buttplate and a cheek rest; the bottom ob thebuttstock has compartments for spare magazines. Forend features a rail withintegral folding bipods. SV-99 has no open sights; instead, it has a dovetailedmounting points on the receiver, which can accept quick-detachable scope mounts.Muzzle is threaded for sound suppressor. 

With match grade ammunitionSV-99 produces 1MOA 10-shot groups at 100 meters. SV-99 is now beingmanufactured at IZHMASH arms factory.

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