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ASPAR Arms Sniper Rifles (Armenia)

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In early October, the Ardzagank 2013 (Response-2013) command and staff exercises were held in Armenia. Within the framework of this event, an exhibition of new weapons of Armenian manufacture took place. One of the most interesting parts of the exhibition was the stand of ASPAR Arms. This organization again showed the military several new pistols and sniper rifles. Small weapon several types were developed and produced in Armenia and, it is claimed, could soon enter service with the Armenian army.


Currently, ASPAR Arms offers customers three sniper rifles using the 7,62x35 mm cartridge. This ammunition is designed for rifles equipped with silent and flameless devices. The cartridge uses bullets weighing 14,3 grams of two types: armor-piercing and HPBT (Hollow Point Boat Tail). The initial speed of the bullet in two of the three shooting systems is equal to 320 m / s, which reduces the strength of the shot sound. At a distance of 100 meters from a weapon, a bullet saves energy of at least 690 J. Such characteristics are said to provide greater efficiency in the use of weapons for accurate and silent defeat of enemy personnel.

The ASS 300 self-loading sniper rifle is made based on the design of a Kalashnikov assault rifle, because of which a number of its units have an easily recognizable appearance. The rifle is equipped with a variable-length butt, a silencer and several Picatinny rail. A weapon with vapor-operated automatics has a relatively short rifled barrel - its length is equal to 250 millimeters. In the barrel channel there are six rifling with a pitch 200 mm. At the same time, the total length of the ASS 300 with the butt apart to the full length reaches 950-1000 mm. The reason for such a small barrel length was the requirement to reduce noise when shooting. On the trunk, immediately after the front trim of the forearm, a large enough muffler is mounted. The type of this unit was not specified. Rifle ammunition is carried out from box magazines on 10 cartridges. As can be seen from the available materials, the design of the ASS 300 rifle shop is a recycling of AK stores of the latest generations.

ASPAR Arms Sniper Rifles (Armenia)
ASS 300


To improve the accuracy of the fire shooter using the ASS 300 rifle, can use a bipedal bipod. In addition, an additional folding stop is located on the butt. The weight of the rifle is 4,3 kilogram, because of which the bipod and the stop can be useful for the sniper. Probably, it was the use of these devices that made it possible to obtain fairly high accuracy rates. According to ASPAR Arms, the ASS 300 rifle at a distance of 100 meters is capable of “stacking” bullets in a circle with a diameter of 15 mm.

At the same time with the ASS 300 was developed automatic rifle (automatic) AS 300. It differs from sniper weapons in the presence of a box magazine on 30 cartridges, the absence of an optical sight and a bipod. In addition, the automatic rifle is equipped with a butt of a different design and a front handle. At the same time, the AS 300 rifle uses the same 7,62x35 mm cartridge and has a similar silencer. AS 300 on 0,2 kg is lighter than a sniper rifle, although it has almost the same dimensions. Vapor control automatics provides a rate of fire of up to 500 rounds per minute.

AS 300


The latest weapon, designed for a sniper subsonic cartridge, is an ASR 300 rifle. This weapon, like a number of well-known sniper rifles, uses a longitudinal-sliding bolt that provides high accuracy and accuracy of shooting. The ASR 300 rifle has a barrel similar to that used in the two previous types of weapons. The ammunition feed goes from a box magazine to 7 or 10 cartridges. Like the ASS 300, the ASR 300 is equipped with a silencer and an adjustable butt. The latter, if necessary, can be folded to the left, adjacent to the receiver. The total length of the rifle with the butt spread out and the silencer reaches 950 mm. When the stock is folded, it decreases to 670 mm. The front of the box is equipped with several Picatinny planks, on which a bipod or other necessary equipment can be installed. On the upper side of the receiver there is another bracket for mounting the sight.

Despite the use of different ammunition delivery systems and barrel locking, the ASS 300 and ASR 300 sniper rifles have approximately the same shooting accuracy. According to the manufacturer, when firing from both rifles at a distance of 100 meters, the bullets fall into the 15-millimeter circle.

On the basis of the ASR 300 rifle, another type of sniper weapon was created - ASR 300C. This rifle differs from the basic version with a longer barrel and rigidly fixed adjustable butt. The barrel length of 450 mm provides the initial speed of the bullet at the level of 700 m / s. A higher initial bullet speed indicates a greater effective firing range, but there are no official data on this score. To reduce the volume of the shot on the ASR 300C rifle, a silencer can be installed.


ASR 300




The creation by Armenia of several types of small arms can talk about its serious intentions in the matter of equipping its army with its own production weapons. In addition, it should be noted that the ASP-45 pistol presented in October, as its name implies, is intended for use of .45 ACP cartridges. It is possible that the Armenian defense industry intends to enter the international market of small arms.



It is unlikely that the company ASPAR Arms will be able to press the recognized manufacturers of sniper rifles, since this sector of the international market has long been formed and will not undergo major changes under the pressure of a young ambitious company. Nevertheless, the ASS 300, ASR 300 and ASR 300C sniper rifles or the AS 300 submachine guns can interest the Armenian armed forces. In this case, the company-developer will not remain without orders for their products and will receive an incentive to develop new weapons.

In the current situation, it is the production of weapons for their country that is the most convenient and promising business for new firms. In the future, the first attempts to enter the international market and interest buyers from the third world countries are possible, but in the coming years, ASPAR Arms may consider only the Armenian army and power structures as the main customers.

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  1. makarov
    makarov 8 November 2013 08: 29
    +5
    Of course, it is great that the Armenian engineers and designers are working and trying to do something. In this case, one must take into account the fact that in order to make it WORTHY, it is necessary to have an appropriate SCHOOL. In Armenia, it is "young", and therefore the mentioned samples are attempts to create it. And at the expense of loud statements - that has already happened. Perhaps komenty remember how in the 90s in Romania by welding a long barrel to the AK "created" the so-called. light sniper rifle. And in the end, after the statements, it turned out PSHIK.
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 8 November 2013 15: 06
      +3
      Romanians released PSL at 7.62x39 due to the fact that they needed to sell it on the American civilian market, and at that time they could not do this because of American law. As soon as they had the opportunity to export rifles to 7.62x54 there, the release of it in 7.62x39 ceased.
    2. bazilio
      bazilio 8 November 2013 15: 15
      +5
      I agree. The fact that the Armenians are establishing their own weapons production is already good. Of course, through trial and error, arms production will be tightened, a school will be established. But this is all in the future, and now there are questions for the author.
      "ASPAR Arms currently offers customers three sniper rifles that use the 7,62x35 mm"" The last weapon designed for a sniper subsonic cartridgeis a rifle ASR 300"" Based on a rifle ASR 300 another type of sniper weapon was created - ASR 300C .... The barrel length of 450 mm provides an initial velocity of the bullet at a level 700 m / s. "
      How can a subsonic cartridge, even when using a longer barrel, add up to almost 2 times the initial velocity?
      1. vanaheym
        vanaheym 11 November 2013 08: 28
        0
        Quote: bazilio
        How can a subsonic cartridge, even when using a longer barrel, add up to almost 2 times the initial velocity?

        The light bullet of the .300BLK cartridge starts at about this speed. A heavy bullet is used as a subsonic and starts at a maximum speed of 320ms
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 8 November 2013 21: 28
      +4
      Quote: makarov
      ... In this case, one must take into account the fact that in order to make it WORTHY, it is necessary to have an appropriate SCHOOL. She is "young" in Armenia

      Despite the fact that their cognac production school is old.
      Each fighter can easily taste the 5 star cognac from the butt flask. wink
  2. kotdavin4i
    kotdavin4i 8 November 2013 09: 06
    +3
    Vigorous morning to all. As they say there are a number of questions:
    1. Aiming range? apart from the information about accuracy at 100 meters nothing ... why come up with a bike if at a distance of up to 400 m there is a fine example of a low-noise weapon - BCC, and a VAL machine gun.
    2. Short barrels - even if there is, as the creators declare, "A high muzzle velocity indicates a greater effective firing range" - this does not mean the accuracy of the weapon.
    3. The gun - still 1,5 kg is heavy ...
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 8 November 2013 10: 56
      +2
      Quote: kotdavin4i
      The gun is still 1,5 kg heavy ...

      gun whistled at Browning BDA 380 ....
      "tactical" is reminiscent of the steel monster of "Heckler and Koch".
      1. Artura
        Artura 8 November 2013 15: 00
        +1
        vse orujie kotoroe proizvoditsya vo vsem mire kto to u kogo to kopiruet .........
    2. vanaheym
      vanaheym 8 November 2013 15: 12
      0
      Quote: kotdavin4i
      why come up with a bicycle if at a distance of up to 400 m there is a fine example of a low-noise weapon - BCC, and a VAL machine gun.

      And what does the Russian VSS and Val have to do with the armed forces of Armenia? In addition, Armenia does not have its own 9x39 production (and no one produces them, except for the Russian Federation), and 7.62x35 cartridges are perfectly produced even in a garage from a standard .223Rem sleeve and a .308Win bullet
      Quote: kotdavin4i
      Short barrels - even if there is, as the creators say, "A high muzzle velocity indicates a greater effective firing range" - this does not mean the accuracy of the weapon.

      The accuracy of the weapon is indicated by its results when firing at 100 meters ~ 0.55MOA
  3. 416sd
    416sd 8 November 2013 09: 37
    0
    An interesting development, but I strongly doubt that they will be able to put its production on an industrial basis. 10 years ago they talked about the Vagan machine gun, but it remained at the semi-handicraft level. This rifle will be carried around exhibitions, etc. No more.

    Our Istiglal and Yalguzag is not a competitor in any way. They are gathering their bloody crop on the line of contact.
    1. Artura
      Artura 8 November 2013 14: 54
      +1
      pravilno govorish, jiznyami vashix je soldat))))) (krovavi urojai)
  4. Yeraz
    Yeraz 8 November 2013 10: 14
    +1
    It is interesting to know the opinions of experts about this weapon.
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 8 November 2013 16: 25
      -4
      I, as a specialist, declare that the weapon is good, it kills objects of death up to 15 cm to death with guaranteed! Mom, I bow, Eh!
  5. makarov
    makarov 8 November 2013 10: 36
    +3
    Quote: kotdavin4i
    As they say there are a number of questions:
    1. Aiming range? except info about accuracy at 100 meters nothing ...

    At the beginning of 2000, a friend of mine worked with a Canadian company to develop special ammunition for their sniper rifle, taking into account the use of PBS. The main problem was the inability to achieve accurate alignment, as well as the fact that when receiving positive results in the first shots, all the others had unacceptable dispersion. Due to mechanical changes in the PPS, ballistics failed.
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 8 November 2013 16: 08
      +1
      Quote: makarov
      The main problem was the inability to achieve accurate alignment, as well as the fact that when receiving positive results in the first shots, all the others had unacceptable dispersion. Due to mechanical changes in the PPS, ballistics failed.

      Personally, I have no misalignment in the production moderator of the Ukrainian company "Tactical Systems", despite the fact that it is attached directly to the DTK. There is an offset of the STP from the default values ​​by about 8cm down from the default values, but there is an offset of the STP when firing any weapon with a moderator.
      But because of the "mechanical changes" in the PBSe due to its misalignment - the dispersion is generally too large.
  6. mirag2
    mirag2 8 November 2013 10: 55
    +1
    Here's what I want to say: that the AS-300 looks much cooler and more innovative than the AK-12.
    Do not find?
    This is me again to the fact that the AK-12, without exiting, is out of date.
    AEK is far more suitable than AK-12 ...
    The main thing, of course, is the difference, a balanced automation system, and it was introduced at AEK.
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 8 November 2013 15: 18
      +3
      Quote: mirag2
      Here's what I want to say: that the AS-300 looks much cooler and more innovative than the AK-12.

      Butt Fab Defense - $ 90
      Homemade forend with Picatinny rails - $?
      Trunk trimmed to 25cm
      Side-to-side picatinny rail adapter - $ 50
      Muffler
      Aimpoint CompM4 Sight - $ 650
      ---
      Innovativeness
  7. makarov
    makarov 8 November 2013 11: 23
    +6
    Quote: mirag2
    Here's what I want to say: that the AS-300 looks much cooler and more innovative than the AK-12.

    To be and to seem are completely different things. Appearance, etc. futurism, can not talk about the quality of military weapons. I am sure of one thing, that before the AK-12 the Armenian unit is like "to the moon."
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 8 November 2013 16: 10
      +2
      It seems to me that Armenia had a certain number of AK shot in the trash, after re-shooting which and changing the bolts, it turned out to be quite a good weapon, which will still work.
  8. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 8 November 2013 13: 04
    +1
    Not bad. And for a small and poor country, it is generally worthy of respect.
  9. Ascetic
    Ascetic 8 November 2013 13: 54
    +3
    Here's another sniper rifle from Armenia, called "black bow" or black arrow (Google translated black bow) - probably Yugoslavian upgrade



    Cartridge 7,62x35 with a subsonic bullet.
    Caliber 7.62 × 35mm
    Bullet weight 14.3g
    Bullet Type HPBT / AP
    Gunpowder brand SP3
    Energy per 100m 690 Joules
    Initial speed 320m / s



    Generally Cartridge 7,62x35 and a whole line of weapons for him ... The question is not obvious. After all, there are 7.62x39 (normal and standard). If the Armenians want to occupy some niche in the arms market with this line, then they will face strong competition.

    In general, recently many countries have been striving to produce their rifle and this trend, in my opinion, will increase.
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 8 November 2013 15: 24
      +2
      Quote: Ascetic
      Generally Cartridge 7,62x35 and a whole line of weapons for him ... The question is not obvious. After all, there are 7.62x39 (normal and standard). If the Armenians want to occupy some niche in the arms market with this line, then they will face strong competition.

      Ballistics 7.62x35 (aka .300 AAC BLACKOUT) with a long and heavy bullet Sierra Match King 220 Grain (and 99% use it) is better than ballistics of the CSS. In addition, they put trunks with a steeper pitch rifling, optimal for this cartridge.
      The ballistics of such a cartridge is more similar to 9x39 ballistics.
  10. makarov
    makarov 8 November 2013 14: 35
    +1
    Quote: 416sd
    Our Istiglal and Yalguzag is not a competitor in any way. They are gathering their bloody crop on the line of contact.


    Sorry, but I think this statement is empty. Everything is relative.
    Based on your application, answer me a simple question: What is the maximum mass required for a niocra to withstand a belt from AK?
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 8 November 2013 17: 01
      -1
      Quote: makarov
      Sorry, but I think this statement is empty. Everything is relative.

      You probably don’t know the performance characteristics of Istiglal and Yalguzag. They are more powerful both in caliber and in range .. and in terms of slaughter .... and have already been put into industrial production and go to export, by the way, and even excellent ..... and the Armenians Seeing how we began to develop the military-industrial complex, and besides, only last year we sold our weapons for $ 40 million ... in order not to stay, they put a couple of coils .. chopped out of here .. added a little .. added a little ... and that’s it. ..all Armenian is the best smile
      and about the yield .. the witnesses themselves shot ... after Istiglal worked - silence at the front for at least a week ... the only problem was the weight ... they recently modernized .. they reduced the weight ......
      1. Artura
        Artura 19 November 2013 02: 38
        +1
        tishina na fronte nastupaet togda, kogda mi vam v mordu dayom vot i zatikaetes na nedelu, tak shto ne goni fuflo zdes
      2. lezgin
        lezgin 24 January 2014 02: 48
        +2
        Azerbaijani rifle weighs 45 (forty-five) kilograms, produced only 20 pieces and do not even use it themselves.
        1. smersh70
          smersh70 24 January 2014 03: 08
          0
          Quote: lezgin
          produced only 20 pieces and do not even use it themselves.

          if you don’t know the information, don’t write this ........
  11. makarov
    makarov 8 November 2013 17: 52
    0
    Quote: smersh70
    You probably don’t know the performance characteristics of Istiglal and Yalguzag. They are more powerful both in caliber and in range .. and in terms of slaughter .... and have already been put into industrial production and go to export, by the way, and even go great

    SW smersh70.
    Before writing a comment, I carefully read the performance characteristics of the units you indicated. For example, Istiglal’s mission is to combat the enemy’s technical and material means at medium and long ranges. Caliber 14,5, weight 29 kn., Caliber new rifle - 12,7 mm, weight 15 kilograms. etc.
    Understand dear, TTX, is not the main indicator of shooters, this is only the so-called "cover".
    I will give you a specific table example. If a soldier is loaded with a weighed mass of 20 kg., Then his combat effectiveness drops by 80%.
    And please tell me that I would have a better idea of ​​what guaranteed number of shots Istiglal’s barrel is designed for under the terms of reference. What is its dispersion coefficient? after how many shots comes the height of the trunk? How it is possible to carry out AIM fire (taking into account optics) at a distance of 3 meters?
    I do not deny or detract from the talent of your armourers, but you need to face the truth.
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 9 November 2013 01: 31
      0
      Quote: makarov
      How it is possible to carry out AIM fire (taking into account optics) at a distance of 3 meters?

      well, this is too long a distance .. the biggest shot was in 2000-2200 .. the distance between posts was considered .. it’s also called the infantry’s long arm .... accuracy on the enemy was determined at close distances ... but at long range they mostly extinguished firing points and set fire to cars in response to violations of the armistice of fire from the enemy. They are for us from AK and PC, we are from them from IST-14,5 .......
      Quote: makarov
      after how many shots comes the height of the trunk?

      purely at the front there was no such rate of fire to determine. the height of the barrel ...
      Quote: makarov
      for what guaranteed number of shots is Istiglal’s barrel calculated according to the terms of reference.

      Now we need to ask the developer-officer .. he invented this weapon ... and not the team ...
      1. Artura
        Artura 19 November 2013 02: 40
        0
        u turok sprosite oni vam otvetyat
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    1. Sour
      Sour 8 November 2013 19: 48
      +2
      Here, in fact, they discuss sniper rifles of a particular manufacturer.
      What are you talking about?
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    3. ssergn
      ssergn 8 November 2013 20: 46
      -1
      "Mom, who were you talking to now?"

      Excuse me, are you kidding me like that? Or do you really think that the Tartu Treaty and the city of Tartus in Syria have something in common?
      Ознакомтесь хотя бы здесь http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%82%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0
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  14. makarov
    makarov 8 November 2013 20: 43
    0
    Quote: vanaheym
    the wizards released PSL in 7.62x39 due to the fact that they needed to sell it on the American civilian market, and at that time they could not do this because of American law. As soon as they had the opportunity to export rifles to 7.62x54 there, the release of it in 7.62x39 ceased.

    In internal ballistics there is a slang word for "snow", and so, the Romanian "light" sv. and it was "snowy". Talking about sales from amerikosov- they of course can, just like in that old joke: Patient! So you say !!!
  15. makarov
    makarov 9 November 2013 04: 48
    +2
    Quote: smersh70
    Now we need to ask the developer-officer .. he invented this weapon ... and not the team ...


    SW smersh70.
    In order to understand all the earlier stated, it was with this that it was necessary to begin. The weapon is not invented. The process is approximately as follows: the author has a concept, makes calculations, offers them to a potential customer, the customer acquaints himself, and if IT is necessary, then sets out R&D. The author creates a technical specification and submits it to the customer for approval, who approves, changes, or supplements the terms of the technical specification. then working drawings are made with detailing, a list of materials used, thermal conditions, processing purity (tolerances). after which a working layout is made, which is "run in" in different environments and conditions with the corresponding records of all stages, etc. etc.
    I hope you understand that it is impossible to produce a decent and solid model without the above work. As otherwise it will be called BUSH.
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 9 November 2013 14: 19
      0
      Quote: makarov
      Weapons, not invented


      the fact is that the developer is an ordinary officer who served in positions for a long time. It was the expediency of such a weapon that led him to the creation ... he himself came up with a concept from beginning to end ... given that there wasn’t such a school as Tula ... by itself, he first created it in a cunning way, by the way he did the same and Kalashnikov .. then his bosses became interested in his weapons ... and when the Ministry of Public Administration was created, they already started to do as you stated ... and of course it was circled .. there was a veil of secrecy ... there were numerous failures ... the recordings were made .. well, the last model appeared at the end. the testimonials are really good ... and they are just wonderful ... I told you that after their work, silence appears on the positions and you can safely go to the toilet, for example))) ..
  16. makarov
    makarov 9 November 2013 17: 49
    +1
    Quote: smersh70
    reviews ... and they are just wonderful.


    SW.smersh70.
    Years will pass, you will become wiser, gain life experience and possibly certain knowledge. Remember our communication, and even then you will understand my innocence. I won’t spread it, because I succinctly stated everything earlier. And at the expense of the legend of Kalashnikov, a nugget, it is lame. Initially, all of its units manufactured in Alma-Ata t.s. communist and front-line soldier, did not have any value, and did not carry novelty. But the real authors of AK besides Kalashnikov were Lyuty and Deikin. In addition, Pyuty is the author of the Strela 1 air defense system; he also participated in the modernization of the AK for a small caliber. A man of knowledge, honor and soul.
  17. the47th
    the47th 11 November 2013 11: 29
    0
    Why do we need a high-precision bolt for an intermediate cartridge ?!
  18. the47th
    the47th 11 November 2013 11: 29
    0
    Why do we need a high-precision bolt for an intermediate cartridge ?!
  19. Arminian power
    Arminian power 23 November 2013 15: 24
    0
    A eto dlya polici i vnutrenix voysk vmesto PM