SVK


Kalashnikov SVK Sniper Rifle for 7.62x54R cartridge, less scope and acessories

 


Kalashnikov SVK Sniper Rifle for 7.62x54R cartridge, less scope and acessories

 


Kalashnikov SVK Sniper Rifle for 7.62×51 NATO cartridge,with telescope sight, night vision adapter and sound suppressor (silencer)

 


 

Caliber

7,62×54R or 7.62x51NATO

Action

Semi-automatic, gas operated

Overall length, mm

955-1015 (740 w. stock folded)

Barrel length, mm

410

Weight, empty, w/o scope, kg

4.2

Magazine capacity, rounds

10, 15 or 20


 

7.62mm Kalashnikov SVK semi-automatic sniper / designated marksman rifle is a prototype of the new precision weapon system, being developed by “Kalashnikov” Concern based on direct input from snipers from several Russian elite Special Forces units. It is not related to several previous prototype designs with the same name, except that it comes from the same factory in Izhevsk.

The SVK sniper rifle is being developed for two most common military rifle cartridges, the 7.62×51 NATO and 7.62x54R. Between these two versions, rifle has very high commonality of parts. First displayed at the Army-2016 expo in September, 2016, at the moment of this demonstration it was still in a development and factory tests stage.

 

SVK sniper rifle features inverted “U”-shaped steel receiver which hosts the bolt group. It uses short stroke piston gas operated action and rotary bolt locking with three radial lugs. Manual gas regulator ensures smooth and reliable operation under all conditions, with and without sound suppressor. Rifle is fed from detachable box magazines. In 7.62x54R version, it uses magazines compatible with Dragunov SVD sniper rifle; In 7.62×51 NATO it uses proprietary magazines with standard and high capacity.

Rifle features ambidextrous controls and integrated Picatinny rail on the top, so it can be easily equipped with wide selection of modern day and night sights. Side folding shoulder stock is adjustable. Standard accessories include detachable folding bipod and quick-detachable tactical sound suppressor.

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