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IED sniper rifle

The Dragunov sniper rifle, despite all the attacks that have been encountered lately, on this weapon is a tool fully suitable for the tasks that are put before it. Of course, I want and more effective ammunition and weapons more precisely, but we have what we have, and, apparently, the mass replacement of these weapons is not expected, as it still meets the requirements that are imposed on it, although it is time to revise these requirements . Unfortunately, it’s impossible to create a universal sniper rifle for everyone, so even with the great unwillingness to change this weapon, we had to invest in developing a more compact copy for those who were not satisfied with the dimensions of the SVD. Rather, they didn’t suit, they didn’t suit only those who had to use weapons, they were quite happy with all the other SVDs. Nevertheless, in 1975, the designer of the Tula TsKIB Bondarev set about creating a more compact sniper rifle based on the SVD and its goal, known to us as the VCA, the designer achieved. It is about her this article.

Initially, Bondarev relied on the fact that his new rifle would consist of the maximum possible number of parts from the SVD, which would reduce the cost of re-equipment of production in the case of mass production of these weapons. The dimensions of the rifle, while retaining the main characteristics, the designer decided to reduce due to the layout of the bullpup, which was the only solution that would give a tangible result. As a result, the designer spent 4 of the year on the creation of his weapon, and already in 1979, several samples were demonstrated to the military, but, as we know, this did not produce any results. They simply didn’t become interested in weapons, pointing out the drawbacks inherent in the bullpup layout, but forgetting to mention the main advantages. In other words, the designer was refused, which was not discussed, and the weapon was forgotten for more than 10 years. Only in 1991, at the insistence of the Vympel command, this weapon was reanimated and even minimal, but mass production was established. So this weapon is much older than many people think, and for a long time it was gathering dust only in the form of prototypes.

Since the weapon was created on the basis of the SVD, and the designer himself put a lot of effort into making the rifles have as much general details as possible, it is not surprising that, despite the different layout of the weapon, both models have much in common. Thus, almost all mechanisms of weapons correspond to those of the SVD. The basis of the rifle naturally became the vapor system of automation with a short stroke of the piston, the barrel bore is locked by the same turn of the bolt from the SVD. The trigger mechanism, of course, completely retained unchanged failed in view of the layout of the weapon, but its main difference is only the long pull of the trigger, which runs along the left side of the receiver. Naturally, it is far from being the easiest to remake a weapon from a classic layout to a bullpup, and it is not enough to do just “to shoot”. In order to reduce the maximum length of the weapon, the designer shortened the “native” barrel of the SVD to 10 centimeters, and shifted the gas outlet backwards, which minimally affected the accuracy of the weapon, but because of this, the load on the gas rod increased. To solve this problem and eliminate breakage with increased loads, an earring on the rod was introduced into the design of the weapon. Hinged on it, it rested against the wall of the exhaust pipe. Not bypassed the designer and the problem of compensation for the return of weapons when shooting. The first was developed muzzle brake-compensator recoil, in addition, the weapon was awarded a rather interesting butt pad, which has the ability to move slightly forward, being spring-loaded, which reduces the sharpness of recoil when fired. Interestingly, the DTK rifle performs not only its main functions, but is also a kind of load that partially balances the balance of the weapon, as well as reduces the vibration of the barrel when fired. In addition, this device partially dampens the sound of a shot. The pistol grip of the weapon is located approximately in the center of gravity of the weapon, which is undoubtedly the plus of this rifle as a weapon in the bullpup layout. The forearm is taken from the SVD, but on the left side the trim had to be trimmed in order to fit the seat for the sight. In addition to the possibility of installing an optical sight, the rifle also has open aiming devices made in the form of a diopter and front sight on high racks, and you can use them with or without an installed optical sight. It feeds weapons from the detachable box magazine with a capacity of 10 cartridges.

In 1993, the weapon receives its first upgrade and the letter A is added to its name, and the upgrade itself of the weapon itself consisted only in that the rifle was endowed with the possibility of automatic fire. The name of the weapon looked like SVU-A or OTs-03A. In the 1995 year, relying on the reviews of war veterans in Chechnya, weapons are being upgraded again. At this time, folding bipods are added, and the letter C is added to the name. So the weapon is now called VCA-AU or OTs-03AC In both upgrades, it was necessary to upgrade the trigger mechanism of the weapon, and switching between automatic and single fire, which occurs depending on on how deep the trigger is pressed. Shoeguns with a capacity of 20 and 30 cartridges were developed for the SVU-A and SVU-AS rifles, but keep in mind that firing with a queue greatly affects the efficiency of the choke, and because of the accumulated powder gases, it will not be extinguished the sound of a shot with the same efficiency as with a single fire.

All three rifles use the 7,62x54 cartridge, have a total length of 870 millimeters and a barrel length 520 millimeters. The weight of the VCA and VCA-A is equal to 4,4 of a kilogram, the weight of the VCA-AS due to the bipods and the place of their attachment has grown to 5,5 of a kilogram. IED-A and IED-AU have a rate of automatic fire 650 shots per minute. The initial speed of a bullet with the barrels of this weapon is 830 meters per second.

IED sniper rifle

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  1. Owl
    Owl 11 January 2013 09: 09
    There is one drawback: "left-handed" to shoot - to get the handle of the reloading into the jaw.
    1. webdog
      webdog 11 January 2013 09: 54
      once again I am convinced that in vain they scold our small arms ...
      here it turns out bullpup back in the 70s was designed and made.
      nobody can compare with our and German small arms designers ...
      I think so.
      1. Sirozha
        Sirozha 11 January 2013 11: 14
        Bullpup got to Comrade. Korobov is still in the mid-40s :) The question is that weapons with such an arrangement did not become widespread in the "councils".
      2. Hon
        Hon 11 January 2013 14: 06
        And what about the complex bullpat circuit? It’s just that we follow the traditional scheme, and some other armies prefer bullpat this is not an indicator of technology.
        If we talk about the merits of gunsmiths, the first machine was invented in Russia. Google Fedorov machine.
        1. savarineko
          savarineko 11 January 2013 19: 16
          The bulpub scheme has several significant drawbacks (in the case of automatic weapons) because of which it does not have such a distribution. The main disadvantages: the center of gravity is shifted to the shooter's shoulder, which negatively affects accuracy (but this can be solved) and the ejected cartridge ejection window is too close to the shooter's face, which leads to irritation of the mucous membranes with powder gases (and no one has yet been able to solve this problem) .
          PS Fedorov’s rifle is more like a light machine gun because a rifle cartridge is used
          1. Hon
            Hon 12 January 2013 00: 51
            A smaller cartridge was used there than that of the mosquito, developed by Fedorov, then the Japanese switched to Arikas, since there were a lot of them. This, of course, was not an intermediate cartridge, but was no longer a rifle
            1. Hans grohman
              Hans grohman 12 January 2013 04: 17
              Blah blah blah and that's it (I'm talking about the article). If this is a SNIPER rifle, then let me inquire about the accuracy of this "mego device"? I have heard enough hard-hitting reviews about SVDs precisely according to this criterion, but in general, I think that the SVD is deservedly in service with army units with a weapon - reliable, simple, and moderately accurate, even if for high-precision (sniper) shooting and not particularly suitable. But this castrato, sorry for my French, this does not go into any gate! Why does a sniper rifle need automatic fire? The sniper's work is one target, one shot (with a mandatory change of position after, regardless of the result), and an average consumption of 1.3-1.6 rounds per target. And this is a miracle for what? Surprised that my minus article was the first.
              1. Just
                Just 12 January 2013 07: 18
                This is not a sniper rifle, but an ARMY SELF-LOADED sniper rifle. This is not a police rifle or a bolt rifle; it is not for precision shooting. For high-precision shooting at the arsenal are other examples of DOMESTIC weapons. You need to compare SVD with imported ARMY SELF-LOADED sniper rifles.
                She needs automatic fire precisely because it is an ARMY RIFLE. A modern army sniper supports the unit in battle, and if necessary, he goes into battle on an equal basis with everyone. Shot, left - this is a killer. The army sniper has other tasks.
                This is a miracle for those who are fighting in reality, and not getting knowledge about weapons from Hollywood fairy tales.
                1. Hans grohman
                  Hans grohman 12 January 2013 14: 23
                  Simple-minded - for starters you would have studied BUSW, and then discussed such things. a sniper rifle doesn’t need automatic fire, it doesn’t matter if it is army or not, the SVD is almost ideal for its tasks.
                  1. scrabler
                    12 January 2013 18: 19
                    Well, since you don’t need it, then nobody offers you this weapon smile If you pay attention, IED modifications were created with the ability to fire automatically, not because the designer so wanted, but because those who had used these weapons in battle asked to add this opportunity, respectively, they, like no one else, know what the weapon lacked . Want to challenge with their combat experience? smile
              2. Yasniper
                Yasniper 19 January 2013 03: 38
                This one, as you called it a little, but more heaped than the standard SVD, according to my estimates, on average,% by 10
            2. savarineko
              savarineko 12 January 2013 12: 04
              Orisaka is exactly a rifle cartridge, albeit less powerful than 7,62x54, but still it’s impossible to call it intermediate
          2. Bad_gr
            Bad_gr 17 January 2013 22: 00
            Quote: savarineko
            and the ejection window of spent cartridges is too close to the shooter's face, which leads to irritation of the mucous membranes with powder gases (and in my opinion no one could solve this problem yet) .....

            We read the description of our machine A-91:
            "......... to solve the first problem, a scheme was developed with the removal of the casings from the receiver forward, through a special channel that runs along the breech of the barrel and leads the casings out to the right, just behind the pistol grip. A somewhat similar idea has been implemented and in the Belgian FN F2000 assault rifle, however, for the first time such a scheme was implemented in the experimental Korobov and Afanasyev assault rifles, created in the USSR back in the 1960s.The receiver, which does not have a window for ejecting spent cartridges, made it possible not only to protect the weapon mechanisms from dirt, but and reduce gas pollution in the area of ​​the shooter's face, thereby increasing the comfort of shooting ..... "

            By the way, the Stechkin TKB - 0146 assault rifle, which was held in the competition on the Abokan theme, had the same ejection of cartridges forward through a special channel.
  2. Vasily79
    Vasily79 11 January 2013 09: 25
    Cyril Thank you for becoming.
    1. scrabler
      11 January 2013 12: 09
      Yes there is nothing smile We will try better)
      1. sniper
        sniper 12 January 2013 00: 30
        Quote: scrabler
        and not at all
        Yes, just the same for what !!!
        Hello, Cyril! As always, only a huge plus !!! Thank !
        1. scrabler
          12 January 2013 00: 56
          Good evening. Oh, grab it)))
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 11 January 2013 09: 26
  4. Mikhado
    Mikhado 11 January 2013 09: 59
    I think that under the conditions presented it turned out to be a masterpiece. Urban battles are a harsh reality, where you can twirl and crawl with a standard "oar" over the ruins ... And then the dimensions were sharply reduced, and the shooting comfort was raised, the unmasking factor is also less.
    Yes, not without drawbacks - you can't shmalne from the left shoulder, as they wrote above, for the city - a serious minus, but here's another - isn't the "blotch" on the receiver cover too small? Will the cheek freeze to the metal in winter?
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 11 January 2013 10: 18
      In winter, the cheek will not freeze to the metal?

      electrical tape and IPP - our everything ... wassat
      But seriously, you can always come up with something like this:

    2. Sirozha
      Sirozha 11 January 2013 11: 16
      If you take a closer look, you will see that the "cheek" is NOT metal there, so it will not freeze;)
  5. rennim
    rennim 11 January 2013 10: 28
    In this direction, we must continue to improve and create sniper weapons ... And then all the new vintars with manual jerking of the shutter like Mosinki ... the 21st century now ...
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 11 January 2013 10: 40
      rennim you're wrong, rifles with manual reloading (bolt mounts) are still relevant. No self-loading rifle can be compared with a boltovkom accuracy. and the tasks of boltoviks and self-loading rifles are somewhat different. So do not confuse
    2. Hon
      Hon 11 January 2013 13: 44
      The mosquito can be used as a sniper rifle, and the IED is a purely infantry option, after 600 meters it’s problematic to get in, after 800 it’s not realistic, it has more than 1 MOA.
    3. Garysit
      Garysit 11 January 2013 18: 21
      Compare the accuracy of shooting a semi-automatic sniper rifle with manual reloading and find out which is better !!!!!
  6. avt
    avt 11 January 2013 10: 35
    Good review article. I would like to hear the users of this tool during the discussion.
    1. webdog
      webdog 11 January 2013 11: 19
      avt quote: I would like to hear the users of this tool during the discussion

      will not work(((
      they are all very modest and not talkative)))
      and my eyes are so kind ...
    2. evgen2124
      evgen2124 11 January 2013 14: 38
      1. webdog
        webdog 11 January 2013 15: 37
        evgen2124, everything is correct ... I put + smile
      2. avt
        avt 11 January 2013 17: 39
        evgen2124, ____ Well, in principle, these are the flaws of the scheme, with an eye - I think
        it cannot be eliminated, at the expense of traction - it is disappointing, but here it’s just technologically {material and processing should be looked} or it can probably be done constructively, there would be a desire to work out according to the results of operation. yes
      3. carbofo
        carbofo 15 January 2013 15: 50
        As far as I understand, Alpha asked her, which means that she needed a short-barrel rifle, of course, with its drawbacks.
        A automatic fire is applicable at a short distance where more often they shoot from the hip.
        As a result, we get a sniper or tactical rifle for urban combat.
        what I suppose in 1991 was quite frequent.
        We did not have such a class of weapons at that time.
        I think it is worth considering my considerations exclusively as general.
      4. Yasniper
        Yasniper 19 January 2013 03: 44
        I would also add that the flame arrester needs to be controlled and the trajectory changes without screwing up the thread, the nut is still this one, although as I do not know about the nut now, I used the first samples, still without automatic fire.
  7. borisst64
    borisst64 11 January 2013 10: 43
    SVD was originally intended to arm a sniper as part of a sniper squad, i.e. for an 18-20 year old soldier. Therefore, it is SIMPLE AND RELIABLE. And critics compare the SVD with professional barrels that are adjusted to the PERSONALITY, of course, in terms of the effectiveness of fire, it loses. I am silent about ammunition from the "three-line".
    1. webdog
      webdog 11 January 2013 11: 10
      borisst64, exact definition. I support ...
      but simplicity was created not for the boys, but for the harsh conditions of a real battle.
      and for the battle in the city of svd \ ovd - generally works great. distances of 500-600 meters working))
      but in general, as our instructor used to say - "eggs always interfere with a bad dancer"
      good arrows do not scold svd.
      silently shoot. they are not talkative)))
      1. Hon
        Hon 11 January 2013 13: 54
        Quote: webdog
        good arrows do not scold svd.

        And she does not need to be scolded, she just is not suitable for many tasks that she had to perform. This weapon is for medium distances, it is not suitable for sniper work, it will be difficult for even a very good shooter to remove an object from it at a distance of 800-1000 m. Not to mention the principle, one target is one bullet.
    2. avt
      avt 11 January 2013 11: 17
      borisst64That is, the analogue of the SVD in amers is the converted M-14?
      1. scrabler
        11 January 2013 12: 09
        More likely then M-21 (Kate) smile
      2. Hon
        Hon 11 January 2013 14: 27
        And the Germans have MSG-90 and PSG-1, the British L129A1, the Jews GALATZ and TEI M89-SR.
        There are many approximately equal SVD options designed for medium-range shooting
    3. Hon
      Hon 11 January 2013 13: 49
      SVD has its own niche; there are analogues in all armies with approximately comparable characteristics. Just for lack of another SVD for a long time remained the only sniper weapon in our army. Different tasks require different tools.
  8. Skavron
    Skavron 11 January 2013 13: 12
    Article "+", and a separate "+" to Kirill !!!
  9. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 11 January 2013 17: 07
    But how does the exhaust from the gas outlet pipe not strain? Still, the handset became closer to the shooter's face.
    1. evgen2124
      evgen2124 11 January 2013 21: 28
  10. Nechai
    Nechai 11 January 2013 17: 41
    Quote: avt
    I would like to hear the users of this tool during the discussion.

    Yeah ... With a detailed and specific cast and review of his work. Yes?
    Quote: Hon
    and IED is a purely infantry option, after 600 meters it’s problematic to get there, after 800 it’s not realistic, it has more than 1 MOA.

    "It was not a woman, but an eccentric was sitting in the cockpit ..." If you really want to live, then you will shut up with the second 2-round burst from AKMS, DShK at 800m ... at night and without any nozzles "night" .. ...
    1. old rocket man
      old rocket man 11 January 2013 20: 49
      I support, Valera.
      Everywhere you need skill, training, training.
      I told my "goldfinches" to screams that you can't dig in a takyr, you want to live, you dig in .. but it's better not to get on him, he, bastard, is always below. drinks
    2. Hon
      Hon 12 January 2013 13: 46
      It’s just that the enemy also wants to live, is also well prepared, has experience and skill, and any even small advantage can save a life. DShK in the right position is a big F ... and it shuts up very hard. The number of accurate hits from the SVD at a distance of 800-900 meters can be counted on the fingers.
  11. Garysit
    Garysit 11 January 2013 18: 37
    Would try to work with her with the left hand, horror !!! Nobody thought about it. Unlike AUG.
  12. motorized rifle
    motorized rifle 11 January 2013 20: 55
    The rifle is frank r .... if I prayed on SVD and still consider it the best army sniper rifle, then this r ... does not go to any comparison. I came across it in 1983 when I was studying in Omsk then created groups or companies (I forgot the exact name) of deep intelligence, someone up there wanted every scout to become a sniper, but it’s easier to teach a hare to smoke than a melee to shoot with a sniper rifle . So we got such a miracle, it used to be SVD, then it was remade into this IED. A form came with her when she was still SVD, so after the alteration, the dispersion increased by two! A very unbalanced weapon, the shutter fires near the cheek, the descent is not clear, and for sniper shooting it is unbearable. And also work with the descent and fear of a shot from the cadets, I just didn’t have enough mats. She was then taken away and I really thought that she had sunk into oblivion, but no, the beauty was reanimated. It is as if a good fortified Massandra wine is distilled into moonshine, i.e. An experienced sniper will certainly get out of it, but it is unlikely that he will be comfortable shooting, but a beginner will definitely not get there. With SVD just the opposite picture, the newcomers learned pretty quickly, and the experienced shot even at 1000m at 1100 and 1200, he shot at such distances. (For a sniper, the word shot and the word hit the same thing). My opinion is this, even if you make a sniper rifle according to the bulpap scheme, then you need to do it from scratch, working out every knot, then maybe something will come out. Although no one in my opinion has yet succeeded.
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 15 January 2013 15: 59
      motorized rifle,
      The point is to make an army rifle from scratch, this one was created for the city, which means up to 500 meters, SVD up to 800, then manual machines.
      It makes no sense to use a surgical scalpel to open envelopes.
    2. Yasniper
      Yasniper 19 January 2013 03: 48
      Maybe it was worth the cadets with a box to get more to lie down so that they were not afraid of shots? And I agree with the melee, born to beat can not shoot.
  13. 8 company
    8 company 11 January 2013 23: 15
    In addition to the SVD, I don’t know the rifles, according to the Afghan experience I’ll say only for the SVD - the rifle is just a class! On a high-rise, you sit with her and let the spirits bring to madness. Moreover, at a distance of up to 1 km. The bullet is heavy, and even at 45 degrees it goes down, the tyutelka lies in the tyutelka. If there were squirrels, all eyes would beat them good
    1. Hon
      Hon 12 January 2013 00: 55
      From SVD to a kilometer worked? Why not ten ?!
      1. Yasniper
        Yasniper 19 January 2013 03: 48
        Only with self guidance, and so that the squirrel catches a bullet through the eyes
  14. CHILD
    CHILD 12 January 2013 00: 48
    while a cartridge with a rim will be used, it is not possible to achieve special accuracy .... from a kilometer along a growth? maybe .... but it’s true at the expense of melee, although it is possible there are exceptions ...
    1. Hon
      Hon 12 January 2013 13: 49
      I do not understand, but where does the edge?
      1. CHILD
        CHILD 13 January 2013 14: 10
        the edge prevents the cartridge from entering the chamber as tightly as possible, very high manufacturing accuracy is needed
  15. motorized rifle
    motorized rifle 12 January 2013 05: 32
    You can work at 1000m, the SVD was created in conjunction with ammunition, it was called the "sniper cartridge" and there was also the so-called "silver nose". With sniper cartridges, misses are only possible due to a shooter's mistake or poor quality weapons. The bullet there is unique, with a shift in the center of gravity and with a beveled core, it keeps well in the wind, the accuracy remains up to 2000m, when it hits the bone, it also falls apart into two parts, each of which rotates and stuffs the wound, so that no surgeon can help. For a stable weight, the bullet is not even stained, and the pack is so plain, with the inscription "sniper cartridges". And the "silver nose" cartridge is armor-piercing, for working on fortified targets .. Another thing is that the SVD has the problem of the first cartridge, since when loading the magazine, the first cartridge enters the chamber after the manual cocking of the bolt. And unfortunately, it does not sit in the chamber as tightly as during subsequent reloading of automatic weapons. Naturally, the ballistics of the first shot will differ from the next, at medium distances this is not very noticeable, but at long distances it is already.
    1. CHILD
      CHILD 13 January 2013 14: 07
      everyone has a problem with the first shot related to barrel temperature
    2. Suleiman
      Suleiman 28 January 2013 17: 51
      I would like to correct. There was no offset center of gravity and no beveled core. The design of the bullet was the same as that of the LPS bullet (light bullet with a steel core) only during production there were tighter manufacturing tolerances. By the way, the "silver nose" is the LPS bullet, which was intended mainly for machine guns of the SG and PC family. An armor-piercing bullet, or rather an armor-piercing incendiary (B-32), had a black head with a red belt. By the way, cartridges with an LPS bullet are often found without painting and they can only be distinguished by the inscription on the zinc or cartridge boxes.
    3. Yasniper
      Yasniper 31 January 2013 02: 31
      The silver nose is a marker of an armor-piercing cartridge, the bullet is heavier. That's the whole difference
      1. Suleiman
        Suleiman 2 February 2013 19: 20
        As I already wrote, the armor-piercing incendiary bullet has a black color with a red belt (standard marking of domestically produced armor-piercing incendiary ammunition). Once again, the silver nose is a cartridge with an LPS bullet (light bullet with a steel core). As for the weighted bullet, I can say that there is a cartridge with a heavy bullet (model 1930), but it is painted yellow. If I have not convinced you, check out the "Manual on shooting. 7,62 mm SVD sniper rifle."
  16. Nechai
    Nechai 12 January 2013 09: 36
    Quote: Hon
    From SVD to a kilometer worked? Why not ten ?!

    At an altitude of 2x-3x km above sea level, D goals = 1000m, yes easily.
    Quote: motorized infantryman
    Naturally, the ballistics of the first shot will differ from the subsequent ones, at medium distances this is not very noticeable, but at long distances it’s already.

    Purely sniper execution of the task is exactly ONE shot. And the range is NATURALLY closer to the LIMIT. This is his ART! There is no need to count on the first warm-up shot. And when there was such a "booze" that you sit down shop after shop, it's already a battle! The sniper's targets are both at medium (mostly) and at maximum (vis-a-vis, machine-gun and mortar crews).
  17. pamero
    pamero 12 January 2013 19: 07
    oh cool rifle!
  18. bistrov.
    bistrov. 14 January 2013 13: 27
    An important feature of the SVU rifle is a muzzle device that combines the functions of a three-chamber muzzle brake, compensator and flame arrester, in addition, it significantly reduces the volume of the shot. However, despite successful tests, the IEDs for the armament of the airborne forces, for which it was created, was never accepted. In1991, the Ministry of Internal Affairs gave an order to finalize IEDs for special forces; in 1993, the first rifles entered service with special groups. In addition, the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed the creation of automatic weapons based on IEDs for use by assault groups. Such a rifle was created and adopted with the designation SVU-AS (sniper rifle shortened, automatic, with bipods). Its main difference from the SVU is the ability to fire bursts and the use of magazines for 20 and 30 rounds. In addition, telescopic bipods with wide adjustment possibilities for height and angle were used on the SVU-AS. Sighting range -800 meters. Now it’s hard to say whether this rifle is in the arsenal of special groups.
  19. volan
    volan 15 January 2013 14: 09
    motorized rifle,
    Are you quoting Potapov "The Art of the Sniper"? A little disappointing .. No displacement of the center of gravity, relative to the longitudinal axis of the bullet, should not be by definition. You can imagine a spinning top with a speed well over 3000 rpm. per minute? And if it is not centered, then what loads will the barrel, the bullet itself, and so on. vibration associated with this? There can be no question of any precise shot. Here Potapov cheated a little. In the photo posted in the book, to put it mildly, the shooting angle is not possible to confirm the stated bevel of the core. And the very phrase "shifted center of gravity" in relation to bullets was thrown by journalists into print, somewhere in 87-88 about the use of 5,45 caliber in Afghanistan
  20. Crang
    Crang 27 January 2013 12: 10
    Cool rifle. Its main advantage over others is the possibility of automatic shooting. Just stuck the store for 30 rounds and you have everything. Depending on the circumstances, a high-precision sniper rifle and machine gun and machine gun.
  21. georg737577
    georg737577 28 January 2013 23: 43
    Do you shoot a lot from it? And where will fly - think ....
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 20 June 2013 16: 47
      If the sniper has to engage in "close" combat and fire in bursts - this rifle is what you need!
  22. Wiruz
    Wiruz 20 June 2013 16: 51
    It is a pity of course that this rifle consists only used by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB. In the army, it would not be superfluous. I think Shoigu, unlike Serdyukov, considers it necessary to take it into service.