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At the exhibition "Weapons and hunting 2015" was presented a new sniper rifle MC-561

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At the last international exhibition in Moscow in OctoberWeapon and hunting 2015 ”(ARMS & Hunting 2015 exhibition), a branch of the Tula enterprise KBP JSC (Instrument Design Bureau), TsKIB SOO bureau presented its new high-precision rifle MC-561. This rifle is a variant of the MTs-116M sniper rifle, specially adapted for the civilian small arms market. The MTs-561 hunting carbine with a telescopic sight was presented at the TsKIB stand, the rifle was developed for the popular domestic cartridge 7,62x54R (barrel length - 650 mm, weight - 6,5 kg).


The exhibition “Weapons and Hunting 2015” this year was held in the territory of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow at the very beginning of October. This exhibition for domestic lovers of small arms and hunting, perhaps, is the most interesting. From the very first exhibitions not only native Tula and Udmurt gunsmiths, but also representatives of foreign companies take part in them, which only stirs interest in exhibitions and attracts visitors from all over Russia.

It is worth noting that the rifle MC-561 demonstrated at the TsKIB stand was positioned as a hunting carbine, but de facto it may be of interest not only for Russian hunters, but also for shooters-athletes, as well as various Russian power structures. The classification of weapons in this way was required due to the peculiarities of the domestic weapons legislation. In general, the 561 MC model is a further development of the well-known sniper rifle MC-116М caliber 7,62х54R (designed by Denisov V.N., Eliseev N.I., Sleptsov A.D.), which was adopted in 1997 year. In small quantities, this rifle is used in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Security Service and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

MC-561, photo vitalykuzmin.net


The MC-116M rifle was created on the basis of a high-class sport rifle, which allowed it to hit targets with a single shot with the highest level of accuracy during counterterrorism and police operations. According to the manufacturer, the rifle was distinguished by the possibility of adaptation to the shooter and the task to be performed, which was carried out by adjusting a number of parameters. In particular, the rifle trigger had a wide range of adjustments for the stroke length and the trigger position, the nature and the trigger pull. The button-type rifle fuse could be turned on or off without changing the finish. In the design of the MT-116M rifle box, it was possible to change the length of the butt, the height of the head of the sight, the height of the crest of the cheek and their position in the horizontal plane. In the lower part of the rifle butt was made retractable support. Movable along the forearm and height-adjustable bipod during transportation could be folded.

The rifle's mechanical sight consisted of folding pillars for firing 100 and 300 meters, as well as a front sight, which was mounted on a rifle in addition to the main telescopic sight. On the upper plane of the receiver is set Picatinny rail, designed for mounting a telescopic day or night vision. An anti-scattering device is located above the barrel, and a slit flame arrester is attached to the muzzle.

It is worth noting that this rifle is being exported and has already managed to get “baptism of fire” during the fighting in Syria. At the same time, the civil roots of the MC-116M go to the single-shot large-caliber rifle MC-116, which was intended for firing at a distance of up to 300 meters at fixed targets in the shooting range. And the MT-116 rifle itself was a modified version of the very successful MT-13 rifle designed by I. M. Mikhalev. It was designed on the basis of a Mosin-designed rifle and was produced in the Soviet Union starting in the 1952 year. Thus, the MC-561 rifle shown in Moscow has an excellent “pedigree”, in fact it is the “great-granddaughter” of the legendary Russian three-line Mosin rifle of the 1891 model of the year.

An interesting fact is that in 1980-90-ies the MC-13 rifles, which were equipped with optical sights (for example, the PSO-1 sight with the Dragunov sniper rifle) and a slightly modified bed, were used by a number of special forces as sniper weapons . True, this measure was forced, since at that time precision-guided tactical rifles were practically absent in the Soviet Union.

MC-116M


As the profile information portal All4shooters.com notes, the rifle MC-561 outwardly makes a very pleasant impression. This high-precision rifle captivates with its good workmanship and embodies the majority of modern developments and world trends in the field of creating such small arms. The rifle has a hung heavy match barrel, the length of which is 650 mm. The barrel has longitudinal grooves and is equipped with a highly efficient three-row muzzle brake. The rifle uses a longitudinally sliding bolt, locked by turning.

The rifle presented at the Moscow exhibition was intended for the popular Russian cartridge caliber 7,62x54R. But in the future it is planned to start the release of the MC-561 for different types of cartridges. Together with the rifle, 6B1 box magazines designed for 5 or 10 cartridges are used. These stores were borrowed from the Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD). A single rifle stock with an adjustable cheek and a rubber butt pad to reduce recoil when fired can be plastic or wooden. A characteristic external difference between the new rifle and the early MT-116M is the absence of cutouts on the forearm, which has a positive effect on the strength of the structure. The rifle mounted telescopic height-adjustable bipod type Harris. Mechanical sighting devices, unlike MC-116M, are not provided. The total length of the carbine is - 1250 mm, weight - 6,5 kg.

The MT-561 rifle is expected to go on sale in the 2016 year. The release of this rifle can be called a good sign for all Russian fans of high-precision weapons and high-precision shooting, since we can finally talk about the emergence of real competition in this segment. The presence of three Russian companies in this segment - serious players of ORSIS, TsKIB SOO and the Kalashnikov Concern - allows us to hope for the end of monopoly prices and the beginning of a real struggle of all players for the maximum quality of products and the development of after-sales consumer service.

Information sources:
https://www.all4shooters.com/ru/glavnaya/ruzhya/2015-novosti/TSKIB-SOO-MTS-561-vysokotochnaya-vintovka
http://www.kbptula.ru/ru/razrabotki-kbp/strelkovo-pushechnoe-i-granatometnoe-vooruzhenie/snajperskoe-oruzhie/mts-116m
http://mag-safari.ru/publications/arms-sanctions-v-gostinom-dvore.html
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  1. 31rus
    31rus 6 November 2015 07: 24 New
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    There will be competition, only the price will not be affected, the photo and description are good, only you need to "touch" it, I have never seen such a rifle
    1. La-5
      La-5 6 November 2015 08: 01 New
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      Quote: 31rus
      There will be competition, only the price will not be affected, the photo and description are good, only you need to "touch" it, I have never seen such a rifle

      I agree, the price will not be cheap. There is competition among hunting bolt rifles and so on, for example, not expensive ChiZ or Izhevsk Moose are presented on the market.
    2. Slobber
      Slobber 6 November 2015 10: 16 New
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      Yes, there will be guano, no need to guess. TsKIB SOO, having lost a long-term foundation for the future, would have been better disbanded. They no longer know what to stir up them. Hunting weapons are only made to order, sports weapons have been completely turned off, according to one grandmother. An attempt to push through civilian "exhaust" turned into crap and mockery of the corpse.
      Moreover, specialists are equipped with SV-98 (so it seems), but nobody goes to perform with her either. Now give all the Orsises and Saki. Hopeless full.
  2. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 6 November 2015 07: 55 New
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    Need for replacement SVD
    1. La-5
      La-5 6 November 2015 07: 58 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      Need for replacement SVD

      Why change SVD? Great rifle for marsman.
    2. avt
      avt 6 November 2015 09: 21 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      Need for replacement SVD

      And if you think about it? Well, over the thought - since when did self-loading bolts suddenly replace steel? Yes, even search on the Internet where and who replaces? You can learn a lot of interesting things.
    3. Ruyk
      Ruyk 14 November 2015 19: 41 New
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      SVD should not be changed but supplemented with a rifle for 338 Lapua Magnum or 408cheytac
  3. Storyteller
    Storyteller 6 November 2015 10: 19 New
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    The presence in this segment of three Russian companies - serious ORSIS players, TsKIB SOO and the Kalashnikov concern

    Lobaev Fse ???
    1. Noisy
      Noisy 6 November 2015 13: 13 New
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      Lobaevskaya firm is registered and located in the UAE.
      1. Oden280
        Oden280 6 November 2015 20: 02 New
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        Lobaev’s company is now called KBIS and is located in Russia, Kaluga Region, the City of Tarus, Lenin Street 61.
  4. lexx2038
    lexx2038 6 November 2015 10: 56 New
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    And how is a civilian bolt rifle different from a military one?
    1. Dam
      Dam 6 November 2015 17: 17 New
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      Nothing in theory. For civilized SVD (tigers), for example, the twist was changed. If the resolvers do not come up with some kind of x-nu such as krimmetok or stemming the trunk (their hands would be torn off) then the same thing.
  5. Fibrizio
    Fibrizio 6 November 2015 11: 04 New
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    It would be more interesting to look at budget bolt rifles domestic. Let's say up to 30k rubles. That would be interesting. And the fact that you can buy an Orsis for 180, I am certainly glad, but this is not easier. Well, how old are our moose and other menagerie?
    1. La-5
      La-5 6 November 2015 12: 15 New
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      Quote: Fibrizio
      It would be more interesting to look at budget bolt rifles domestic. Let's say up to 30k rubles. That would be interesting. And the fact that you can buy an Orsis for 180, I am certainly glad, but this is not easier. Well, how old are our moose and other menagerie?

      And how old is the Mauser rifle?
  6. Massik
    Massik 6 November 2015 13: 17 New
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    Make a rifle, but do not master the store, it is necessary.
    1. Dam
      Dam 6 November 2015 17: 11 New
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      What for? Someone out there worried about the price. The cost of developing small-scale new stores will be significant. And I don’t know any complaints about cheap penny stores, except rumbling in individual tiger series.
      1. Massik
        Massik 7 November 2015 18: 13 New
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        And then. A 10-cartridge magazine is a rifle without the need, especially a hunting one, there are no such targets where you can put 10 rounds.
  7. Major_Vortex
    Major_Vortex 6 November 2015 13: 28 New
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    Lodge from the well-known athletes MC-eshki. Confuses only the store sticking down in front of the trigger guard like an SVD or AK. And so the MC-cabinet. You can think of a model without a magazine, either with a magazine flush in the box, or on the side. Without a store, with a hard receiver, it will be the most accurate and most valuable among the shooters of high-precision. Today, many well-known firms offer drum-loaded cartridges for their rifles, such stores fit completely in a box, usually 4-5 rounds.
    1. Verum
      Verum 6 November 2015 17: 56 New
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      Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
      And so the MC cabinet

      Which MC? MTs-12, MTs-13 or is it “Typhoon” with “Zenith”? Only now, arbitrariness under 7,62 in shooting sections is very rare since the end of the 80s. Many have never seen them. Mostly Chizhi and Anshutz under NATO 7,62x51. You can be seen from reality ...
      Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
      Today, many well-known companies stores with drum feeding cartridges for their rifles offer

      And in absentia to sentence a sniper at a time when he is filling an integral store with one cartridge each? Almost all modern army sniper rifles have detachable box magazines.
      1. Major_Vortex
        Major_Vortex 6 November 2015 18: 18 New
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        The box is sports. On the Soviet-Russian target rifles were such, including the 5,6 mm caliber MTs. These rifles were scattered across the shooting ranges, not just the MC. And even under such a weak cartridge, a 1-shot MTs without a mine for a store tore to shreds a similar rifle with a lower magazine on the target. It was enough to take something very close in design to the hunting store below and take a few shots. After that, take a single charge under the same cartridge ... The mine shaft from below transfers the rifle to the category of less accurate ones. And if you place the store’s mine on the side, then such a rifle, with the correct design calculation, will not yield to a single charge in accuracy and accuracy. Magazines with drum-fed cartridges also impose a limit on accuracy in the design of the rifle, because the mine for such a magazine goes even wider than that of a two-row magazine. For high-precision store rifles make single-row - narrower stores. And without a magazine or with a magazine on the side, an even more accurate rifle will come out.
        If the rifle has a heavy match barrel hanging out at one end, a sports box and a trigger, then it is logical to see a single-shot rifle in this package, or an option with a side-mounted magazine of small capacity. With a side-mounted magazine, rifles are also available. Just not in our country.
        I made hundreds of thousands of shots from these small things, and even chemicalized myself a little, and I don’t know the secret of the accuracy of the target rifle from books and magazines. With an increase in caliber, accuracy problems only increase.
        1. Verum
          Verum 7 November 2015 04: 36 New
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          Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
          The box is sports. On the Soviet-Russian target rifles were such, including the 5,6 mm caliber MP

          Dear, you can’t even name the MTs series, I will tell you MTs12 (MTs12-2, MTs12-3). Only it is not necessary to speak about the vomiting, the BI-7 magazine is not inferior in accuracy to the MTs12. At the expense of the accuracy of army rifles, there is no need to derive maxim either; the task of an army sniper is to hit a target in a combat situation where there is no extra time. You think from a sporting point of view, alas, war is not a sport and the conditions there are completely different. And finally, MTs12, with its sports box. Very similar?
          1. Major_Vortex
            Major_Vortex 7 November 2015 15: 30 New
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            Quote: Verum
            Dear, you can’t even name the MTs series, I will tell you MTs12 (MTs12-2, MTs12-3). Only it is not necessary to speak about the vomiting, the BI-7 magazine is not inferior in accuracy to the MTs12. At the expense of the accuracy of army rifles, there is no need to derive maxim either; the task of an army sniper is to hit a target in a combat situation where there is no extra time. You think from a sporting point of view, alas, war is not a sport and the conditions there are completely different. And finally, MTs12, with its sports box. Very similar?

            If you do not fully understand what a sports box is, then at worst you can search by topic. See the box, butt, pistol grip for this class of weapons. There is a difference in the boxes of hunting weapons, target, biathlon, etc. The article is about a civilian precision rifle, and not a sniper rifle for the military. And the military also has a lot of different rifles that fall under the sniper class, but we are not talking about them now. You probably didn’t read the article and didn’t orient yourself in the topic. A high-precision target rifle (sports target) implies a heavy barrel loosely hung at one end, a rigid receiver and a stock design that provides, as it were, uniformity in the manufacture and use of weapons, increased ergonomics and the possibility of fine personal adjustment of the stock elements for the shooter. This applies to stock and stock. Any hole in the receiver weakens its rigidity. This is obvious if you take different rifles and shoot from them. Just shoot not at the banks, but at the target. And the barrel of a high-precision rifle needs a hard one, and so does the receiver. In this matter, physics and practice converge 1: 1.
            Again, you are laying out a specific model of a rifle in an attempt to show me something. Do not make me climb and look for a rifle in which the box is almost 1: 1 with the one described in the article, and there was one, though a class lower than the target MCs. If you are engaged in shooting sports, then you can not help but know such things. There are many of these rifles in shooting ranges. And I'm only talking about domestic ones. Look if this is so important for you.
            Fighting rifles are more severely limited in weight and more oak - this is their main difference from the target ones, where accuracy is paramount and drag sporting target rifles in multi-kilometer sorties through mountains and forests, nobody is going to drown with them in the sea and throw with a parachute . But the best sniper self-loading side rifle of the 20th century was invented by a specialist in sports small arms, I'm not the other way around. This is me about SVD.
            1. Major_Vortex
              Major_Vortex 7 November 2015 22: 07 New
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              Quote: Verum
              Dear, you can’t even name the MC series

              ... You are an elementary sports box that is present on the vast majority of target rifles you will not recognize. If you are not getting along with the classification of sports rifles, then here's an article on the classification of sports rifles with pictures: http://revbel.org/2013/01/pulevaya-sportivnaya-strel-ba-svedeniya-ob-oruzhii/
              Don't be intimidated by the hole in the butt under the thumb. There are even more rifles without holes in the buttstock, they are for novice athletes and such rifles were produced in large quantities. The thumb hole in the butt is designed for better control of the weapon when firing, and also affects the accuracy of aimed shooting from the weapon. This type of box will not be widespread among non-athletes, because for most shooters (non-athletes) such a box will not be comfortable enough. Remove the hole under your finger from the stock of such a rifle and get an exact copy of the MTs-561 rifle from the article under discussion or the Ural rifle from the article at the link that I have given.
              There were still a lot of German rifles in the shooting ranges, but there the lodges are absolutely similar. Show me similar hunting lodges? This is a purely sports box. Sort it out.
              And as for the mine for the store in the model you presented, then make an absolutely identical rifle, but without the mine, and the accuracy of such a rifle will increase. It is quite easy to evaluate if you take rifles and shoot yourself, rather than rummaging through Wikipedia and spending time studying pictures. When shooting from a rifle, all its weak points become better understood than from the pictures from Wikipedia. The magazine shaft located under the barrel loosens the receiver’s busiest place. This is how to take the barrel, and grind it as much as possible in the most loaded place. Accuracy in both cases is guaranteed to fall. Just don’t say that accuracy is not needed and with good bullets even a bad rifle will shoot accurately. Will not be. Weapons aren’t fools either. If the shaft for the store is made from the side, then this will affect the accuracy of the rifle less. And if you do it below but for a high-precision rifle, then the weight and dimensions of such a receiver should turn out to be very solid. Otherwise, accuracy will not be a fountain. All this is about target rifles. In hunting weapons and combat, their nuances and requirements are highlighted.
              1. Verum
                Verum 10 November 2015 16: 56 New
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                Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
                MTs-561 from the discussed article or rifle "Ural

                Ha, amazing ... Campaign you also suffer from insanity ... No information content in a heap of text. Hello! I asked about Ural at the beginning! Do not talk about "mushrooms" and everything else. This suggests that all the information content is from the Internet. It is useless to poke boxes that are currently united in sports and in the army!
                This says that you don’t have an elementary imagination to come up with justifications different from the articles of modern popular science magazines.
            2. Verum
              Verum 10 November 2015 16: 46 New
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              Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
              If you do not fully understand what a sports box is, then at worst you can search by topic.

              Dear you are our "sportsman", unlike you I can boast of two such "pieces of iron" for sports and civil purposes and for military purposes. And besides, he himself personally shot about 50 various guns of the army and civilian class. Judging by your sayings, you are an ordinary "wind in the field", which did not even hold a real trunk in your hands. Simply put, a liar.
      2. Major_Vortex
        Major_Vortex 6 November 2015 20: 45 New
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        Quote: Verum

        And in absentia to sentence a sniper at a time when he is filling an integral store with one cartridge each? Almost all modern army sniper rifles have detachable box magazines.


        There are a lot of different sniper rifles. There are self-loading, store, single-shot. Look for yourself with a drum store. They are collected near Germany. Also sniper. Both in the army and the police, these are in service. Everything is. Even in the US Army a little such a sniper rifle was adopted at the time. In other countries accepted.
        1. Verum
          Verum 7 November 2015 04: 44 New
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          Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
          Look for yourself with a drum store.

          I don't even need to search! The only accepted rifle with a drum magazine is the Styer SSG69 and is in service with the most belligerent Austrian army. In other countries, it is used only by the police. And do not nod to articles from Wiki and "Brothers". So there are many sniper rifles, but not all are suitable for army ones.
          1. Major_Vortex
            Major_Vortex 7 November 2015 15: 34 New
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            Quote: Verum
            I don't even need to search! The only accepted rifle with a drum magazine is the Styer SSG69 and is in service with the most belligerent Austrian army. In other countries, it is used only by the police. And do not nod to articles from Wiki and "Brothers". So there are many sniper rifles, but not all are suitable for army ones.

            Taki "found"smile And even without a brother and a wiki. Brother is a good magazine, by the way.
            1. Verum
              Verum 10 November 2015 16: 59 New
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              Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
              So "found" smile And even without a brother and a wiki. Brother is a good magazine, by the way.

              Unlike you, everything described in many articles went practically ... And you are an ordinary Internet warrior, without your own experience. Very sad!
  8. avt
    avt 6 November 2015 16: 16 New
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    It is worth noting that this rifle is exported and has already managed to get a “baptism of fire” during the fighting in Syria.
    I have already seen her in the chronicle from Syria. Report from the guys from Donbass at the "Russian Spring"
  9. rennim
    rennim 6 November 2015 17: 08 New
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    I wonder when the alternative to the SVD will be developed and delivered to the troops?
    1. Izotovp
      Izotovp 6 November 2015 20: 30 New
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      What would you like to change in SVD?
  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 6 November 2015 20: 06 New
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    A new one may not be necessary, but a serious modernization is required, as well as new cartridges for sniper shooting.
    1. Izotovp
      Izotovp 6 November 2015 20: 33 New
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      Basically, everything depends on the unstable quality of the cartridges, as far as I know. SVD itself meets all the requirements of weapons of this class.
  11. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 6 November 2015 21: 37 New
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    With the price of a license (as an example, a roe deer), there is a commercial price for one head from 10000 to 20000 tons, we will soon hunt! My opinion on hunting such "mops" are not needed in most hunts go (driven) at a short distance of 100-200 meters and short carbines are needed for a quick reaction. If a running hunt is needed light and therefore short, and you will be able to carry this 45 heel and the last of the skradka or duck there is also no more than 300 meters or even less
    1. Izotovp
      Izotovp 6 November 2015 22: 11 New
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      SCS 7,62 in a modern body kit? laughing
      1. Siberia 9444
        Siberia 9444 7 November 2015 07: 41 New
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        The machine is well reliable but the charge of cartridges is not very - bolt leopard cz is from inexpensive wink
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 7 November 2015 15: 46 New
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    With the development of optics, some of the functions of SVD are transferred to automatic machines, so the r / a rifle is needed with better accuracy and range than SVD. And only under a special cartridge.
  13. pooop
    pooop 8 November 2015 01: 26 New
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    Mdaaa ....
    "In the design of the MTs-116M rifle stock, it was possible to change the length of the butt, the height of the nape of the sight, the height of the cheek ridge and their position in the horizontal plane." forgot to add what was done from wood.

    I'm wondering since when is the word "high-precision" applied to a rifle with a stock made of wood ?!

    I would forgive it, but now (I don’t even know what to call it) the riveting or something, which is located in the center, just killed me.
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    "It should be noted that the MTs-561 rifle demonstrated at the TsKIB stand was positioned as a hunting carbine, but de facto it may be of interest not only for Russian hunters, but also for sports shooters, as well as various Russian law enforcement agencies."
    here you’ll chase two hares, you won’t understand one, but here’s the third one added)))))) well, good luck
    __
    my opinion is that this is the first and last time we heard about this "rifle".
  14. Whitesnow
    Whitesnow 12 November 2015 17: 03 New
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    A sniper is a specially trained soldier (an independent combat unit) who is fluent in the art of marksmanship, camouflage and observation; hits the target, as a rule, from the first shot. The sniper's task is to defeat command and communications personnel, "secrets" of the enemy, destroy important emerging, moving, open and camouflaged single targets (enemy snipers, officers, etc.) The sniper is armed with a sniper rifle with an optical sight and other special devices that facilitate aiming.
    And why does a soldier need such a toy?
  15. iAi
    iAi 25 November 2015 17: 10 New
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    Classification of weapons in this way was required due to the peculiarities of domestic weapons legislation.

    What design changes were made to make the weapon recognized as a hunting rifle ?!
    They withhold the truth from us, which means they want to cheat!
    A good business cannot be built this way ... stop