Russia has created a sniper rifle chambered for the most common caliber in the world

Russia has created a sniper rifle chambered for the most common caliber in the world



The Tula Instrument Design Bureau announced the creation of the SV-8 sniper rifle, which uses the most common worldwide cartridge Lapua Magnum caliber 8.58 mm. This was stated by the head of one of the design departments of KBP, Boris Volkov.

It should be noted that the Russian army did not previously have a sniper rifle chambered for such a caliber, while it is the most popular and widespread in the world.

“The created sniper rifle CB-8 for this type of cartridge will take its separate specific place in the sniper arms of Russia. It will become an intermediate link between two SVD sniper rifles with caliber 7.62 mm and OSV-96 with caliber 12.7 mm, ”said Volkov.

“The new rifle will be highly competitive in the arms market thanks to the traditional quality and reliability of small arms weapons produced in Russia, which meets all modern requirements for sniper weapons. It is about the adjustable length and height of the butt, the height of the bipod, rear support and many other specific elements of sniper weapons, "- said Volkov.
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  1. PSih2097 25 September 2011 20: 26 New
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    I wonder how much this thing will cost without hyperion (which honestly tries ... not needed).
  2. kesa1111
    kesa1111 14 October 2011 02: 06 New
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    It is high time, still to buy the license for cartridges or to develop an analog.
    PS http://putnikost.gorod.tomsk.ru/index-1306501149.php There is something to think about.

    1. old rocket man 20 February 2012 14: 52 New
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      kesa1111,
      Quote: kesa1111
      still buy a license for cartridges or develop an analogue

      And, in fact, why? Why spend money on developing and organizing the production of a cartridge for special forces weapons, the need for which is not so high, it’s easier to buy, in order to recoup a new cartridge, it should be produced by millions. And correct me, if I'm wrong, for the "brigade" SVD snipers, WITH SMALL MODERNIZATION - a completely satisfactory weapon
  3. RBXize 27 January 2012 02: 02 New
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    What is the name of this rifle?
    1. Wiruz April 18 2013 11: 25 New
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      SV-8 like. Look at Wikipedia
  4. Wiruz April 18 2013 11: 29 New
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    Of course, it’s sad that Russia did not find a worthy competitor to the Finnish Lapua Magnum cartridge, but it’s still pleasing that this rifle turned out to be no worse (or maybe better) than its western counterparts. They say that it will become a standard Russian sniper rifle, that is, it will replace the SVD.
    1. Massik April 18 2013 11: 39 New
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      Who is speaking??? I’m sure that it will appear at least in 2020, as well as AK 12. We still use old SVDs and machine guns of PC 69 in our squad request