Army-2017: Kalashnikov highlights Chukavin SVCh family of sniper rifles 2508173

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Army-2017: Kalashnikov highlights Chukavin SVCh family of sniper rifles

Russia`s Kalashnikov Group (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) has developed the Chukavin SVCh family of semi-automatic sniper rifles unveiled at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum held outside Moscow.
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Kalashnikov's new family of SVCh sniper rifles being showcased at Army-2017
The family comprises three rifles chambered for 7.62x54R mm, 7.62x51 mm and 8.6x69 mm (.338 Lapua Magnum) cartridges. The SVCh is designed to engage individual targets at a distance of up to 1,500 m (depending on the cartridge). It is based on the gas-operated short-stroke piston with rotating bolt. The rifle`s design is based on a reversed U-type steel receiver that incorporates a slung bolt assembly. An adjustable trigger assembly unit with integrated magazine receiver and trigger guard is attached to the upper receiver kitted out with a Picatinny rail for sighting systems. The SVCh is fitted with a manual gas regulator, ambidextrous firing controls (safety and magazine release button) and a folding buttstock. The rifle can be complemented by a folding bipod and a tactical sound suppressor. The SVCh has an accuracy of no more than 1 MOA at a distance of 100 m. According to the Kalashnikov Group, the variant of the rifle chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges has a weight of 6.3 kg (with empty magazine), an overall length of 1,140 mm, a barrel length of 560 mm and a magazine capacity of 10 cartridges.

The SVCh rifle chambered for 7.62x54R mm cartridges is fed from a Dragunov SVD 10-round box magazine. It has an overall length of 1,000 mm, a barrel length of 410 mm, a weight of 4.3 kg (with empty magazine) and an accuracy of no more than 1 MOA. The organic barrel can be replaced with a 460 mm or a 565 mm one. The SVCh modification for the 7.62x51 mm has the same specifications and is fed from a 20-round box magazine.

The Kalashnikov Group largely invests in the development of semi-automatic designated marksman rifles (DMR). The SVCh is a modular firearm that is based on a reliable gas-operating scheme and meets the requirements to the best world`s DMRs, for instance, the M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System) by the US Knight Armament Company (KAC) in terms of dimensions, magazine capacity and accuracy. It should be noted that Kalashnikov has developed a modification of the SVCh chambered for the high-precision 8.69x69 mm cartridge that is typically used in bolt-action sniper firearms. Such a rifle combines a long range and a rapid firing rate.
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Kalashnikov's new family of SVCh sniper rifles being showcased at Army-2017
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