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Airborne special forces will receive self-loading sniper rifles MTs-566

Airborne special forces will receive self-loading sniper rifles MTs-566

Airborne special forces units will receive a new self-loading sniper rifle MTs-566, batch weapons has already been manufactured and will soon be sent to the special operation zone. This is stated in the message of the High-Precision Complexes holding.

Airborne special forces will be armed with new MTs-566 sniper rifles developed by the Central Design and Research Bureau of Sports and Hunting Weapons (TsKIB SOO), which is part of the Tula Instrument Design Bureau. The rifle underwent trial operation in the Northern Military District zone, entering service with volunteer units in the early spring of this year and showed good results.

"High-precision complexes" produced a new batch of MTs-566 sniper rifles, which have proven themselves in the Northern Military District zone. The products of the branch of the Tula Instrument Design Bureau - TsKIB SOO - will soon go to one of the special forces units of the Airborne Forces

- leads RIA News holding message.

The MTs-566 self-loading rifle chambered for 7,62X51 mm was developed by TsKIB SOO on the basis of the experimental 7.62mm OTs-129 sniper self-loading rifle. The combat prototype has successfully passed tests along with the Chukavin SHF sniper rifle. It has the highest accuracy rate among Russian self-loading rifles - 0,5 MOA. The rifle is equipped with intelligent optical and thermal imaging systems specially designed for it, for mounting which Picatinny rails are provided.

It is emphasized that the rifle in combat has proven itself to be an effective means of destroying enemy personnel.

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  1. KCA
    KCA 25 October 2023 08: 56
    I wonder who came up with the name? In the old days, MC meant Small-caliber Target, or target, if you are talking about the Margolin pistol
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 25 October 2023 09: 45
      Quote: KCA
      In the old days, MC meant Small-Caliber Target

      Not always, MC13 - Мmodel ЦKIB 1955, 13 - model number, caliber - 7,62
      1. hhurik
        hhurik 25 October 2023 09: 57
        MC ("model TsKIB SOO") - since 1948, for sporting, hunting and civilian weapons.
        OTs ("TsKIB SOO model") - since 1960, for military weapons.

        Those. This rifle is not only civilian, but also chambered for imported .308 Vin. It’s interesting how they formalize it legally when delivering it to the troops.
        1. Lionnvrsk
          Lionnvrsk 25 October 2023 17: 05
          Airborne Forces will receive... Airborne Special Forces will be armed

          It would be better if they wrote: they received the airborne forces, they armed the special forces! Yes
      2. KCA
        KCA 25 October 2023 10: 18
        I won’t argue, maybe I just shot too many rifles and Margolin MTs with caliber 5.56, 7.62 for a civilian shooting range
    2. Andrey Kuligin
      Andrey Kuligin 26 October 2023 10: 14
      MTs-20, MTs-21, etc., 12-gauge hunting rifles, they can hardly be called small-caliber))
  2. Nexcom
    Nexcom 25 October 2023 08: 57
    we are talking in an article about a self-loading rifle, and in the photo accompanying the article there is a “bolt rifle”. Yes
    (the characteristic bolt handle of the “bolt” scorches the whole story laughing ).

    Here is a self-loading (not a bolt-action) OTs-129

    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 25 October 2023 09: 12
      and in the photo for the article - “chatter”.
      Indeed, the photo shows the bolt of a rifle with manual reloading. But you understand that a photo accompanying an article often has an illustrative value and does not claim to be accurate as stated in the article.
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 25 October 2023 09: 17
        It’s just that the author of the article probably doesn’t want to look for a normal photo, so they stick it in anyhow.
        By the way, I took the photo of OTs-129 from the VO website, from some previous ancient article.
        So there are adequate photos even on the website. Apparently they are too lazy to look...
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 25 October 2023 09: 38
          Quote: Nexcom
          So there are adequate photos even on the website. Apparently they are too lazy to look...

  3. ZovSailor
    ZovSailor 25 October 2023 09: 10
    So, good news for the front, for victory.
    Now it’s a matter of little things - more good and different weapons for LBS fighters, long-range artillery, reinforced armored vehicles, UAVs and to wish to save their lives,
    families are waiting for you with victory!
  4. megavolt823
    megavolt823 25 October 2023 09: 41
    Over the course of 200 years, a large variety of rifles have been invented. I don’t see the point in inventing something new. Like in their time with a three-line line or the Germans with 98 or 98k. We took everything necessary and advanced. And they didn’t bother about it for several decades. And the warehouses were packed. The issue today is one of detection and counter-detection. But painting eggs and turning them sideways is not the best thing to do.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 October 2023 09: 45
    The cartridge is 308, which means the range is somewhere up to 800. Not bad either. And the accuracy is very decent for an automatic.
    1. hhurik
      hhurik 25 October 2023 10: 05
      Where will you get the .308 Vin target cartridges - when will the ones donated with the rifle run out? Again, volunteer with an outstretched hand, ask the population for a pretty penny - so that you can buy it in hunting stores?
      1. Peter1First
        Peter1First 25 October 2023 12: 07
        So this is the main cartridge of NATO, they are like dirt in the North Military District zone...
        1. hhurik
          hhurik 25 October 2023 13: 40
          Have you played too much with toys? wink Tell us more about “robbing the Korovans.” drinks
      2. Vladimir 290
        Vladimir 290 25 October 2023 13: 10
        Apparently we also produce these now
        1. hhurik
          hhurik 25 October 2023 13: 43
          Military, with an armor-piercing core, adopted for service? Doubtful.
  6. Sochi
    Sochi 25 October 2023 12: 01
    Can anyone explain sensibly why it is believed that an automatic rifle is less accurate than a bolt-action rifle? After all, the recoil impulse affects the weapon after the bullet leaves the barrel and does not affect the bullet in any way.
    1. Peter1First
      Peter1First 25 October 2023 12: 18
      Automatic chambering of the cartridge leads to some distortions in the chamber, as a result of which the bullet does not enter the barrel perfectly straight from the very beginning. And the concept of multi-shot sniper rifles is more suitable for medium and short-range combat, where too much accuracy of the weapon is not needed, as is the quality of the cartridge
    2. hhurik
      hhurik 25 October 2023 13: 45
      This doesn't count - that's how it really is.
    3. kaa
      kaa 26 October 2023 06: 29
      Design issue. In non-self-loading rifles, they try to attach the barrel in such a way as to eliminate as much as possible factors affecting accuracy; in assault rifles, you have to put up with fixed mechanisms, holes in the barrel for a gas engine, etc.
  7. Dva parovoza
    Dva parovoza 25 October 2023 16: 17
    Everything is written in beauty, except that it was developed as a commercial option, because 7,62X51 mm is a NATO cartridge. There are even two of them: 7.62x51 NATO / .308 Winchester.
  8. Romanenko
    Romanenko 25 October 2023 16: 48
    Why didn’t the microwave suit the Airborne Forces? Fundamentally, there are few differences, or was it the Tula people who lobbied for it?
    Of course, no one will name the real reason, but was it really worth it?
    The combat performance is similar, the basic design is not similar, but conceptually the rifles are very close.
    In short, there are questions for our Defense Ministry again...
    1. Expert
      Expert 25 October 2023 23: 38
      They are produced in small batches anyway. Let them try which one is better.
  9. Wayfarer_2
    Wayfarer_2 26 October 2023 10: 19
    Quote: hhurik
    Have you played too much with toys? wink Tell us more about “robbing the Korovans.” drinks

    Korovan is you. And caravans are usually robbed.
    1. Repellent
      Repellent 26 October 2023 10: 24
      Quote: Traveler_2
      Korovan is you. And caravans are usually robbed

      “Rob the Korovans”, “curate the Zusuls” and so on - these are phrases quite familiar to the Russian ear.

      At the same time, nicknames like Vasya_5, Syoma_12... Putnik_2 usually indicate a bot farm.

      Something like that.
  10. Aleksandr58
    Aleksandr58 27 October 2023 21: 10
    Lobaev is being pushed aside, businessmen?! Let's see which rifle is best for different tasks.
    And as for the MC, it’s still a shame to remember how, when weapons depots were reduced, brand new target rifles were put under pressure, instead of organizing shooting ranges throughout the country and training snipers. Our fucking officials always think with their ass.