VM-2000 large caliber sniper / anti-materiel rifle (Russia)

Specification Value
Full text name VM-2000 large caliber sniper / anti-materiel rifle (Russia)
Caliber cartridge 12.7x108
Action type manual
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 1320
Barrel length, mm 1000
Weight empty, kg ~ 12
Magazine capacity, rounds 5

The VM-2000 large caliber sniper / anti-materiel rifle was developed by Russian KBP design bureau during early 2000s. It was designed for official requiremens issued under codename “Breaker” (Взломщик). For undisclosed reasons, manufacturer decided to abandon this rifle in favor of the self-loading 12.7mm OSV-96 rifle, developed by the same organization and for same requirements. Very few prototypes of the VM-2000 rifle were produced for tests in around 2002.

The VM-2000 large caliber sniper / anti-materiel rifle is a manually operated, rotary bolt action weapon with bullpup layout. To facilitate faster and more comfortable bolt cycling, its handle is placed far forward of the barrel breech, and the bold itself is relatively short. Rifle is fed from detachable box magazines. It is equipped with iron sights on folding bases, and has a mounting point for day or night optics as primary sighting device.

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