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12,7-mm sniper complex 6C8 "CORD"

In June, the 2013 of the year after the passage of the State Test program, the Ministry of Defense of Russia adopted the newest 12,7-mm sniper complex 6-8 "Kord". It is designed to defeat lightly armored and unarmored vehicles at ranges up to 1000 m, as well as enemy manpower in individual armor protection systems at ranges up to 1500 m, to fight snipers armed with 7,62 or 9 mm caliber rifles, group and single targets. The sniper complex includes 12,7-mm sniper rifle 6В7 (АWHW), 12,7-mm sniper cartridge 7Н34, optical or night sniper scope. Night sniper complex has the designation 6C8-1.

The 6ВХNUMX (АВВК) sniper rifle of the 7С6 complex was developed by a team of designers from the Degtyarev Plant (ZiD) located in the town of Kovrov. A group composed of A. Namitulin, N. Obidin, M. Kuchin, E. Zhuravlev, Yu. Bogdanov and V. Zhirekhin, under the leadership of V. Negrulenko, began work on a new weapons back in 1997 year. Then the rifle under development was assigned the SVN-12,7 index (Negrulenko sniper rifle), which was soon replaced with the SVN-98. For accurate shooting, regular 12,7-mm cartridges of BZ and BZT did not resemble, as a result of which a special sniper cartridge was developed. It is worth noting that the creation of such a sniper complex was not due to "tribute to fashion", but a thorough study of the combat experience gained during combat and antiterrorist operations.

In 1998, the weapon passed the necessary complex of tests, including in combat conditions, but it was not accepted for armament and was not mass-produced. According to the test results, the ZiD management decided to further refine the EHV sniper rifle.

Unlike all previous designs of domestic sniper rifles of those years, made automatic, large-caliber sniper rifle EHV had manual reloading. Accordingly, the trigger mechanism allowed firing only single shots. In addition, in order to ensure minimum dimensions in length, the designers decided to use the bullpup layout scheme, although this scheme had not been used in the construction of large-caliber sniper weapons before. The total length was reduced to 1420 mm, while similar samples created by the classical scheme have a length of 1700 mm and more. The mass of the IUH was also significantly less than the mass of domestic and, especially, foreign analogues, in which, as a rule, it exceeds 20, and even 30 kg.

In the process of improvements, the sniper rifle received a new designation KSVK (Kovrov large-caliber sniper rifle), and then ultimately - KAFK (large-caliber army sniper rifle). Structurally, it is a 5-charging magazine rifle with a longitudinally sliding rotary bolt, arranged according to the bullpup scheme. Submission of ammunition when shooting is made from the detachable box magazine, the receiving neck of which is located between the pistol grip with a trigger mechanism and the butt. The butt plate is equipped with a shock absorber made of porous material, which significantly reduces the impact on the shooter’s shoulder. On the top of the receiver has a wooden lining - "cheek". Release of spent cartridges to the right through a special window in the receiver, which in the stowed position is closed with a lid.

The barrel, made by cold forging, "floating" type - is fixed console in the receiver and does not come into contact with other parts of the rifle. The trunk has a powerful slotted muzzle brake of rectangular section, which reduces the recoil force 2,5 times. The design of the muzzle brake in the process of finishing changed several times, initially it had a cylindrical shape. When shooting, folding bipods are used, which are attached to a special stem of the receiver.

Sniper cartridges 7H34 are used for shooting, but if necessary, any standard cartridge caliber 12,7x108 mm can also be used. The energy of an ordinary B-32 bullet is quite enough to penetrate a regular army body armor at maximum range - up to 2000 meters, although the stated target range is 1500 m. At short ranges (up to 1000 m) the same bullet can hit any lightly armored targets. When the rifle was tested before the appearance of a special 12,7-mm sniper cartridge, the average dispersion width was approximately 160 mm at a distance in 300 m.

The rifle is equipped with mechanical sights, including a folding front sight and rear sight. In the original version (SVN-98), the sights were fastened on a special aiming bar, which could also be used as a handle for carrying a rifle. It also installed an optical sight. When refining, such a design solution was refused, with the result that a guide for mounting optical sights was installed directly on the receiver on the left, and a carrying handle was placed on the right in front of it. For shooting can be used standard daytime optical and nighttime electronic-optical sights of domestic and foreign production.

In terms of accuracy and accuracy of shooting, a large-caliber sniper rifle, not only surpasses all known counterparts from South Africa, the United States and even from Russia, is almost as good as standard 7,62 and 9-mm sniper rifles. As for reliability, this indicator is not lower than that of the famous AKM, and the warranty resource is at least 3000 shots.

The 12,7-mm sniper complex, which has already received the official designation 6-8, highly recommended itself, having been severely tested in combat conditions in the counter-terrorist operation Chechnya, where it, along with other samples of large-caliber sniper rifles, was used by GRU and MIA special-purpose units. Despite the rather harsh operating conditions, the AFKK rifle demonstrated high reliability, excellent accuracy and accuracy of fire.

12,7-mm sniper complex 6C8 "CORD"

12,7-mm rifle ASVK sniper complex 6C8 "Kord". Right view

12,7-mm rifle ASVK sniper complex 6C8 "Kord". Left view

Shooting sniper rifle ASVK

12,7-mm sniper rifle ASVK complex 6C8 "Kord"

View of the receiver box and the scope of the rifle ASVK. To the right of the sight - carrying handle

Incomplete disassembly of the DIA sniper rifle

Sniper rifle SVN-98, on the basis of which the sniper complex 6С8 was created

View of the receiver box SVN-98. The store has a pad for use as a stop by the shooter. The sight is mounted on a special handle bar.

KSVK sniper rifle. It is almost identical to the one adopted by the ARMS, but has a different muzzle brake

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  1. Apollo
    Apollo 28 January 2014 08: 39
    quote-In June 2013, after passing the State Test program, the Russian Ministry of Defense adopted the latest 12,7-mm sniper complex 6С8 “Kord”.
  2. bazilio
    bazilio 28 January 2014 10: 56
    Good trunk.

    “The mass of the SVN was also significantly less than the mass of domestic and, especially foreign counterparts, in which, as a rule, it exceeds 20, or even 30 kg.
    "but here it is not entirely true. 20 or even 30 kg weigh systems of a larger caliber. Foreign counterparts 50 calbra weigh from 9.53 kg (Barrett 99-1) to 13-14 kg

    "In accuracy and accuracy of fire, the ASVK large-caliber sniper rifle not only surpasses all known analogues from South Africa, the USA and even from Russia, but it is practically not inferior to the standard 7,62 and 9-mm sniper rifles in these indicators"The declared accuracy is impressive, but Western counterparts are not far behind. McMillan guarantees the accuracy of its products at .5 MOA.
    Do not think that I'm trying to denigrate or belittle the domestic defense industry. The presence of this barrel in service is already pleasing, while this barrel is at least not inferior to the best foreign counterparts
    1. rereture
      rereture 28 January 2014 14: 49
      Well Barrett M82 for example with a barrel of 508 mm weighs 13,5 kg.
      A cord with a barrel of 1000 mm weighs 12,5 kg (without cartridges, without an optical sight, without devices), well, let the sight still weigh half a kg, well, bipods also half a kg, a muzzle brake also let it weigh half a kilo. Well, it turns out 14 kg of weight. Well, not bad, given the length of the barrel.
  3. Silent
    Silent 28 January 2014 11: 04
    The photo shows that the rifle is made roughly enough, which inspires concern.
  4. Blot
    Blot 28 January 2014 11: 18
    Very nice little thing! Urgent to Syria to run them in!
  5. AVV
    AVV 28 January 2014 11: 38
    Decent weapons for special forces and airborne troops !!!
  6. Obliterator
    Obliterator 28 January 2014 12: 01
    When they have already abandoned the bad habit of indicating the aiming range with a mechanical sight under 1000m. It’s funny, because even in 4X PSO-1, the human figure is barely visible at such a distance.
  7. vietnam7
    vietnam7 28 January 2014 14: 01
    In the 99th in Dagestan, we already quit when the first arrived in 94. It looked impressive, but the weight of the rifle and the bk to it caused sympathy for its owners, at the constructions and at the exits they looked robin buzzing, standing out from the rest of the reconnaissance group. It seems they didn’t have to really apply them there, although of course the weapons are needed, but not for the year-old conscript.
    1. MARINIR
      MARINIR 22 December 2017 18: 41
      And what is needed for a year-old conscript? Cart and rake.
  8. ICT
    ICT 28 January 2014 14: 22
    here as discussed (dusk Syrian genius)
    sort of even shoots too
    1. tracer
      tracer 28 January 2014 19: 02
      How cool the chuvachok took aim ... He hit the "dalnyak", he did everything right. wassat
  9. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 28 January 2014 17: 51
    It has long been said about this rifle, but I did not know that it was officially adopted last year.
    Pleases such an event.
    Sights for it would still be good IR and HB.
    And yes, an excellent rifle, like all Kovrov’s weapons. I like it.
  10. tracer
    tracer 28 January 2014 19: 23
    In my semi-professional vzgyad (almost 30 years in the subject), the rifle is good, nothing superfluous, so fine. Quite acceptable characteristics ... BUT ... The Barret M82A1 .416 could not be beaten in terms of size and accuracy, besides, it is semi-automatic. For those who are interested in the technical aspect, read, there is enough information. The Kovrovist is not bad, but he needs good optics, but here our defense specialists are probably lagging behind "forever." They do something like, and show something .. But where is it all? Where are the real new models of scopes supplied to the Army? I heard how our (the right shooters from the right subdivisions) buy good optics by hook or by crook (Smidt & Bander, Night Forse, Leupold, etc.) The creation of scopes for sniper rifles is traditionally not a "strong point" of the Russian defense industry. "The stone flower does not come out" from Danila ... Meanwhile, probably no one will argue about the need to put into service optical, thermal imaging and other modern systems of aiming at hand-held firearms. I hope that work is being carried out in this regard, when the results will be. The rifle is ... good. I am very glad to have added the list of sniper weapons in the Russian army.
    1. botsman80
      botsman80 20 February 2014 17: 02
      On the whole I agree, but remembering "their" accuracy, one should not forget about "our" reliability. And by the way, the American is 2 kg heavier ...
  11. bullet
    bullet 28 January 2014 19: 44
    Quote: wanderer_032
    It has long been said about this rifle, but I didn’t know that it was officially adopted last year.
    Pleases such an event.
    Sights for it would still be good IR and HB.
    And yes, an excellent rifle, like all Kovrov’s weapons. I like it.

    The complex consisting of: a 12,7 mm ASVK rifle (index 6V7), a sniper cartridge index 7H34, 1P71 sight, were adopted already back in 2005 .....
  12. bullet
    bullet 28 January 2014 22: 12
    Quote: bullet
    Quote: wanderer_032
    It has long been said about this rifle, but I didn’t know that it was officially adopted last year.
    Pleases such an event.
    Sights for it would still be good IR and HB.
    And yes, an excellent rifle, like all Kovrov’s weapons. I like it.

    The complex consisting of: a 12,7 mm ASVK rifle (index 6V7), a sniper cartridge index 7H34, 1P71 sight, were adopted already back in 2005 .....
  13. Duke
    Duke 13 February 2014 20: 55
    Unfortunately I do not see the Picatinny rail for unification with various sights.
  14. Duke
    Duke 13 February 2014 23: 01
    There is still such a rifle.
    12,7 mm large-caliber sniper complex VKS / special large-caliber sniper rifle (VSSK) "Exhaust"
    Caliber: 12,7 mm
    Ammunition (cartridges): 12,7x55, special series SC-130,
    Types of ammunition (cartridges): SC-130 PT - high accuracy, SC-130 PT2 - with a single-element bronze bullet, SC-130 VPS with high penetration ability, SC-130 PU training,
    Recharge Mechanism: Manual,
    - with a silencer 1120 mm,
    - without silencer 622 mm,
    Weight: 6,5 kg with a magazine and silencer, without an optical sight and cartridges,
    Resource: at least 5000 shots,
    Range of aimed fire with ammunition SC-130 PT, SC-130 PT2: 600 m,
    The penetration range in means of individual armor protection (NIB) of class 4-6 ammunition SC-130 VPS: 200m,
    Magazine capacity: 5 rounds.
  15. MaGGoT
    MaGGoT 1 March 2014 16: 12
    I wonder if I’m new to this business, but still, when the sleeve flies out, it doesn’t cling to the shooter's right hand? after all, it may still happen that the sleeve can also get into the arrow of the eye .... note that the level of the eye when aiming is on the same level as the ejection window of the sleeves ... who knows, write to the beginner.
    there is always something to learn
    1. philippas
      philippas 8 October 2015 04: 29
      Manual precharge
  16. Hedgehog_Russian
    Hedgehog_Russian 19 March 2014 15: 23
    Slot-hole muzzle brake ASVK SK Kord resembles Ilyin compensator produced by VPO Molot.
  17. Turkir
    Turkir 31 March 2014 11: 08
    Simple amateur questions.
    Here are the revelations of the American sniper, past Afghanistan and Iraq. I don’t remember the army model that he demonstrated, but I remember the 1600m distance to which she works.
    Tactics of American snipers: the enemy is allowed to approach 800 meters, attacked by snipers, the enemy retreats 100-150 meters, is attacked again, attacked by snipers again, retreats and is attacked again. Sniper groups work in pairs: sniper and gunner.
    Five such couples and companies were gone.
    What can we oppose to this tactic with conventional army units?
    As far as I understand, price issue should not be considered, cartridges must be produced by us, mass production should be launched.
    What do we have in the troops, at least approximately, similar?
    I don’t know the answer, I’m waiting for yours.
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 April 19 2014 23: 23
      Afgan and Iraq are mostly flat landscape .. Finding a straight line at 1500m without obstacles is not a problem. Forests, ravines, riverbeds and streams .. and all .. there is no advantage to a long-range shot and such tactics do not work. As soon as the sniper’s lying is discovered .. I don’t envy him at all .., he won’t get off with one bullet ..
    2. would
      would 22 February 2015 07: 33
      Without a doubt, the described tactics will work on an open, level ground against all Bedouins / blacks with only AK.

      What can we oppose to this tactic with conventional army units?

      Quite typical options for action. Smoke curtains, sniper position detection and subsequent cover including artillery. And this is without taking into account the fact that for many years there have been special tools in order to pinpoint the position of a sniper with high accuracy. In one sentence: There are countermeasures.

      What do we have in the troops, at least approximately, similar?

      Something like that? For an unknown model of a sniper rifle or for similar tactics?