Military Review

Competitor "Exhaust"

The well-proven domestic sniper rifle MC-116 M with a bolt-bolt gate will be supplemented with new modifications. Samples of new products will be presented to the public in August of this year at the exhibition "Army-2018" of the year, which will be held in the suburban town of Kubinka.

The representative of the company-developer, Design Bureau of Instrument Engineering (KBP) them. Shipunova, talked about new TASS.

According to him, at the upcoming exhibition there will be a number of modifications of the rifle for the world's most popular "sniper" cartridges 7,62 x 67 mm (300 Winchester Magnum) and 8,6 x 70 mm (338 Lapua Magnum), well, under the rifle 7,62 x51MXXN ).

Recall that the MC-116M in the basic version uses the standard for the Russian army rifle cartridge 7,62 x 54 mm and the 10-charging shop SVD. Previously, it was also reported that optionally a rifle can be performed under 308 Win, for export deliveries.

According to the representative of KBP, the rifle, chambered for 300 Win Mag or 300 Winchester Magnum, has not just subminute accuracy - the dispersion of a bullet at a distance of one hundred meters is only 13 mm.

MC-116 M went into a series back in the 90 years of the last century, but was issued in small batches, entering into service only for the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and the FSB. it weapon quite expensive, and it is unlikely that modifications in these calibers with remarkable characteristics will become mass armament of Army or Rosguard snipers. It is more likely that they will also enter into service with the elite groups of counterterrorism and the protection of senior officials.

Competitor "Exhaust"

Although, as the experience of Donbass and the Middle East shows, rifles of such calibers with the ability to fire on inaccessible to conventional rifle cartridges (7,62х54, 308Win) are needed not only by the elite, but also by snipers acting in the interests of infantry units.

Such rifles are intermediate between sniper self-charges for conventional rifle cartridges with an effective range of fire up to 600 meters and large-caliber rifles. Which in the West are called "anti-material": they are intended for firing at long distances to destroy lightly armored and unarmored targets, as well as enemy personnel behind cover and in personal protective equipment.

In addition, KBP intends to present at the exhibition another rifle based on MC-116, which, undoubtedly, will cause great interest of the audience. This is a silent caliber rifle 12,7 mm. This, of course, is not about "anti-material" rifles like OSV-96 or Barrett M82 - it is impossible to make them "silent". In contrast, the MC-116M in silent, large-caliber design will use ammunition with a subsonic bullet velocity.

Accordingly, the effective fire of the rifle will be limited (to 300 meters), and its intended purpose - military operations and counter-terrorist operations in urban environments.

At first glance, she finds herself in the Vintorez tactical niche of the BCC, and at first glance, she loses to him in almost all the articles. In fact, even if the silent version of the MC-116 exceeds BCC in accuracy, it is inferior to it in all other parameters: weight, mobility, and, finally, rate of fire. And the accuracy of the BCC for those distances at which these rifles will be used is quite acceptable.

But if we are talking about the need for one hundred percent defeat of a small-sized target with the first and only shot (namely, such tasks may arise during an antiterrorist operation), the choice in favor of the “bolt” with minute accuracy is obvious.

In addition, 9x39 mm cartridges, even in their armor-piercing version (SP-6, SPP and BP), are ineffective against lightly armored targets and the most modern assault body armor, which are continuously being improved.

That is why the 116 caliber mm is used at 12,7 MC: the large weight of the bullet compensates for its low flight speed, allowing you to maintain the necessary striking effect at specified distances.

What kind of ammunition will be used, the interlocutor TASS does not indicate. But it is easy to assume that it is most likely talking about the cartridge 12,7 × 55 mm SC-130. Which was developed for a silent large-caliber sniper rifle VSSK "Exhaust", which is in service with the TsSN FSB and has similar characteristics with those voiced for the silent 116 MC.

Recall that this cartridge was created in TsKIB SOO for low-noise and flameless destruction of protected targets and manpower in heavy body armor at ranges up to 600 meters.

One of the requirements of the tactical and technical assignment for the creation of a sniper rifle-silencer-cartridge complex provided for a considerable superiority of the new ammunition over the standard 9 × 39 mm cartridges in the striking effect and range of the actual fire.

The weight of the SC-130 bullet, depending on the modification, ranges from 50 to 76 grams. In the double-core armor-piercing version (STS-130 VPS), it is able to pierce an 15-mm steel plate at a distance of up to 150 meters and an armor jacket of 5 protection class at a distance of up to 100 meters. However, if she doesn’t penetrate it at a greater distance, it is not difficult to imagine what kind of over-injured injuries the carrier of a bullet-proof vest will receive from hitting a 50-gram bullet.

As we see, the large-caliber MC-116 is a direct competitor to the VSSK Vykhlop, although there is still too little information for a more detailed comparison. However, it is obvious that the novelty, like the VSSK, is a narrow-weapon weapon. But sniper rifles for Magnum cartridges can be widely demanded in all security agencies. And in the case of appropriate certification - and in the civilian market.

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  1. Vard
    Vard 31 May 2018 15: 33
    Everything is fine ... but one thing ... the rifle is silent? ... And how many decibels the sound of a shot ...
    1. VictorZhivilov
      VictorZhivilov 31 May 2018 15: 43
      What is the difference how many decibels the sound of a shot ... if the "victim" and hears it will be too late. The bullet will fly into it (the “victim”) anyway. Nearby standing subjects and so (without the sound of a shot) will understand that a sniper is working. smile
  2. Curious
    Curious 31 May 2018 15: 46
    "The TASS source does not indicate which particular ammunition will be used. But it is not difficult to assume that we are most likely talking about the 12,7 × 55 mm SC-130 cartridge."
    Of course, it’s not difficult if the description of this rifle and ammunition is on the manufacturer’s website.
    1. LastPS
      LastPS 3 June 2018 02: 14
      It is about MTs-116, and not about “Exhaust”.
      1. Curious
        Curious 3 June 2018 13: 36

        And I'm talking about the MTs-116M. I meant that having already in production weapons under the SC-130 cartridge, no one would make a new cartridge for similar weapons. Obviously a bit clumsy thought outlined.
  3. Curious
    Curious 31 May 2018 16: 01
    "The representative of the development company, Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) named after Shipunov, spoke about the latest TASS."
    The author was drawn to a certain conspiracy thesis. All the "new items" listed in the article appeared three years ago, as a result of the modernization of 2015 and are presented on the manufacturer's website.
  4. tchoni
    tchoni 31 May 2018 16: 03
    Interesting rifle. The boyce is that army snipers will buy these weapons at their own expense.
  5. leonardo_1971
    leonardo_1971 31 May 2018 16: 17
    Had to shoot from the MC-116, really liked the quality of performance! Heaven and earth in comparison with my SV-98. They are similar in accuracy, but if you choose then I would choose MT-116 !!!
    1. Chicha squad
      Chicha squad 31 May 2018 16: 53
      Derevyakh how it behaves? Doesn't crumble?
    2. tchoni
      tchoni 31 May 2018 22: 57
      Quote: leonardo_1971
      Had to shoot from the MC-116, really liked the quality of performance!

      However, her weight is not small ...
  6. tracer
    tracer 1 June 2018 07: 02
    Only 338 Lapua .. Do this. 7.62 / 54 gross cartridges g-tso, sniper are better, but the unsatisfactory quality of domestic cartridges can negate the efforts of designers. distances of up to 800 meters are not enough for such calibers. 338 Lapua runs up to 1600 meters. The return is acceptable. I don’t know for sure, but in my opinion this caliber was never mastered by industry.
    1. the47th
      the47th 1 June 2018 18: 18
      Already mastered:
      1. VictorZhivilov
        VictorZhivilov 2 June 2018 22: 57
        Thank you, very good news. Hopefully .50 BMG is coming soon. smile
    2. Horse, people and soul
      Horse, people and soul 26 August 2018 17: 01
      Make cartridges in Russia.
  7. the47th
    the47th 1 June 2018 12: 34
    I'm confused. And VKS and MTs-116M makes TsKIB SOO. Why would they make a competitor to their own rifle? Without a special order no one will make such a weapon. I wonder who didn’t like the videoconferencing and he wanted a classic chatter?
    1. tracer
      tracer 1 June 2018 14: 21
      The range of a rifle with and without muffling the sound of a shot is incomparable. The trajectory is flatter and therefore easier to get. In a bolt-on rifle, vibration vibrations during firing are minimal. And nobody canceled the reliability. Semi-automatic rifles are also a good thing, but their accuracy and accuracy will be inferior to "chatter". From a friend I take a Sako TRG .338 with a Shimidt & Bender scope with a HORUS scale. I like this configuration very much. Whoever really shot me will understand. Patron only dear bastard ..
      1. the47th
        the47th 1 June 2018 18: 05
        What does a rifle have to do with a silencer and without? And what does the self-loading rifles and bolts have to do with it? If you read the article, you would understand that the new MTs-116 is planned under the same cartridge as the VKS (most likely), and will be silent. And the VKS also has a bolt lock, only with a more advanced reload handle, which does not need to be rotated.
        1. tracer
          tracer 4 June 2018 04: 24
          I like the rifle in the photo. Well done, alright. What can I say, there are no universal rifles. A lot of specifics and distances, hence the requirements of accuracy and ergonomics. We can only wish good luck, and nothing more.
  8. Kerensky
    Kerensky 1 June 2018 15: 10
    My opinion:
    Pure police rifle. Shot from a clean, cold barrel and delivered to the blanket position. For the tasks of "separating" the villain from the hostage is quite suitable. For running around the mountains - sands - swamps, does not fit - it looks painfully tender.
  9. Horse, people and soul
    Horse, people and soul 26 August 2018 17: 26
    For a high-precision rifle for military use today the wooden box is no longer ice. There are modern plastics with a lot of positive qualities and without the negative qualities of natural wood.

    For rare shots in its clean (without sand, clay, swamp, etc.) "police" life, natural wood will do the same.
    1. DDZ57
      DDZ57 26 October 2018 07: 33
      The MT-116R5 rifle cal. 12,7 x 55 mm for a number of nodes and parts (trigger, bolt group, elements of the box ....) is unified with cal rifles. 7,62x54mm, .308WIN, .338LM, etc.
      1. DDZ57
        DDZ57 27 October 2018 11: 23
        Rifle for "A-2018"