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    Post  George1 Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:56 pm

    Russia’s state arms seller unveils new multi-caliber sniper rifle


    The rifle’s weight has been reduced to 4.5 kg while it features a barrel length of 500mm

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    MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) presented a DVL-10M3 new multi-caliber sniper rifle developed by Lobaev Arms at the Interpolitex-2020 international security exhibition on Wednesday.

    The new sniper rifle is more compact in its dimensions compared to the guns earlier developed by Lobaev Arms, Rosoboronexport Senior Expert Alexander Slobodyanyuk said in the company’s video presentation on the YouTube channel.

    "The DVL-10M3 rifle’s weight has been reduced to 4.5 kg while it features a barrel length of 500mm. The gun’s effective firing range is up to 1 km," the senior expert said.

    The new sniper rifle demonstrates a high accuracy of fire, he stressed.

    https://tass.com/defense/1214593

    "It [the DVL-10M3] is characterized by a very good accuracy of fire that does not exceed 0.38 minute of arc," the Rosoboronexport senior expert added.

    The DVL-10M3 new sniper rifle can be used together with a silencer, he added.

    Barrels of various calibers can be mounted on the sniper rifle: 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester), 6.5x47mm Lapua and 6.7mm Federal.

    The 24th Interpolitex-2020 international homeland security exhibition is running at the VDNH All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow on October 20-23 (pavilion No. 57).

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    Post  George1 Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:43 pm

    Development of sniper rifles within the framework of the ROC "Ugolyok"


    As the Russian weapons magazine "Kalashnikov" reports in the material of Mikhail Delyagin "When will the" Ugolyok "flare up?" , in 2021, trials of sniper rifles developed as part of the Ugolyok ROC will begin. Sniper semi-automatic microwave ovens of the Kalashnikov concern chambered for 7.62x51 mm (in the foreground) and 8.6x70 mm (ROC "Ugolyok") (c) Mikhail Degtyarev / www.kalashnikov.ru

    The Ugolyok development work carried out in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation provides for the development of self-loading sniper rifles in calibers 7.62 × 51 (.308 Win.) And 8.6 × 70 (.338 Lapua Magnum). New rifles from the ROC "Ugolyok" are to be replaced in the SVD troops of all modifications.

    Of course, taking into account the world experience and emerging trends, the calibers chosen by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation look like an attempt to catch up with yesterday, but, in the event of a successful completion of the work, nothing should prevent the adaptation of ready-made platforms for other, more promising ammunition, although this is due to obvious additional financial and time costs.

    Concern “Kalashnikov”, TsNIITOCHMASH and TsKIB SOO work at the same time on ROC “Ugolyok”.

    The concern's rifles are built on the same base (microwave). Work on the 7.62-mm rifle in Izhevsk is being actively pursued, but some time will have to pass before all problems are fully resolved, which is also demonstrated by the already operating civilian versions of the microwave.

    As for the 8.6-mm sample, the successful scaling of the still crude microwave platform for such a powerful cartridge at this stage seems unlikely, while the Tula OTs-129 system looks much better in this regard, since it initially has a more rigid architecture without dubious design -technological solutions.

    TSNIITOCHMASH does not disclose details about its rifles. It is only known that Klimovsk is working on two rifles of different designs and, thus, at the final stage of the ROC "Ugolyok" testing of six rifles (three of each of the calibers 7.62 × 51 and 8.6 × 70) of four types should begin: -129, microwave and two Klimovsk designs.

    Let me remind you that a feature of the Ugolyok ROC is the absolute "Russification" of the complexes being developed, which provides for a complete rejection of foreign materials, components and technologies in relation to weapons, ammunition and sighting systems.

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    Semi-automatic UHF sniper rifle of the Kalashnikov concern chambered for 7.62x51 mm cartridges (ROC "Ugolyok") (c) Mikhail Degtyarev / www.kalashnikov.ru Self-loading rifle MTs -566 - a civilian version of the OTs-129 rifle of 7.62x51 caliber developed by TsKIB SOO (ROC "Ugolyok") (c) www.kalashnikov.ru

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    Post  thegopnik Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:46 pm

    Dang I was hoping for the DXL-5 Havoc, anyone know when that will be showcased?
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    Post  GarryB Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:50 am

    Let me remind you that a feature of the Ugolyok ROC is the absolute "Russification" of the complexes being developed, which provides for a complete rejection of foreign materials, components and technologies in relation to weapons, ammunition and sighting systems.

    The rejection of western systems and materials with two western calibres?

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    Post  Regular Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:30 am

    GarryB wrote:
    Let me remind you that a feature of the Ugolyok ROC is the absolute "Russification" of the complexes being developed, which provides for a complete rejection of foreign materials, components and technologies in relation to weapons, ammunition and sighting systems.

    The rejection of western systems and materials with two western calibres?

    Hahaha, it made me laugh out loud. I understand that they want to move away from 54r, but sure, but I see very little use testing 7.62x51 Nato round. It's a copy of legacy round. .338 on other hand was tested by Russians for years. It would be good to develop similiar domestic round as by the looks of it - there's a big demand for it.
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    Post  GarryB Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:54 am

    I am just hoping these are place holders for new rounds they are working to make better.

    I mean the 7.62x51mm round is physically very very similar to a 6x49mm cartridge... 1.5mm smaller calibre and a 2mm shorter case.

    They have also mentioned they were working on an adapted long range sniper round based on the .338 Lapua round but that the new round will be a 9mm calibre projectile with more energetic propellent and a heavier but higher velocity projectile for longer effective range shooting but without having to go to that 10-15kg rifle weight you need to go for a 12.7mm rifle.

    They might be looking at plastic cased ammo or caseless ammo too, but they mentioned somewhere about new ammo types with vastly higher muzzle velocities and different firing mechanisms... maybe liquid propellents that are microwaved like their new artillery propellent systems...

    I would think it would be part of Ratnik III which is supposed to be ready in 2025...

    If they do plan new Russian calibres similar to these rounds but obviously domestic then that would make them totally Russian... but if that is the plan then 9x21mm should be the new pistol and SMG calibre too...  Smile


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    Post  George1 Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:30 pm

    Russia to launch state trials of new Ugolyok sniper rifle for troops in 2022

    It is to feature solely domestic materials and components, the Rostec press office told TASS

    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. The Central Research Institute of Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash, part of the state tech corporation Rostec) has launched work on creating prototypes of the Ugolyok new sniper rifle that will enter state trials next year, the Rostec press office told TASS on Thursday.

    "Currently, sniper rifle prototypes are being made to hold preliminary trials. The state trials are planned to begin in 2022," the press office said.
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    Russia’s state arms seller unveils new multi-caliber sniper rifle

    Today, the Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD) adopted for service in the 1960s is the basic sniper gun in the Russian Army.

    The Ugolyok sniper rifle is being developed using solely domestic materials and components. The new gun is expected to be outfitted with new sights. The new sniper system will use Russian cartridges but of NATO calibers: the .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm) and the far more powerful .338 Lapua Magnun (8.6x70mm), the press office said.

    https://tass.com/defense/1257909
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    Post  GarryB Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:21 am

    Actually the most compelling reason to use HATO standard calibres is so you can use foreign made high precision sniper ammo and not have to go to the expense of making it yourself... but I doubt the best makers would be allowed to supply the Russian armed forces with precision small arms ammo.

    If they are going to be producing the ammo themselves I would think making domestic versions would make more sense... like they did with 9x19mm pistol ammo...

    Make it too hot to use in western firearms.... Twisted Evil

    I am surprised they are not talking about multicalibre weapons where barrels and parts can be swapped out in a sniping rig that can be used with small closer range ammo and heavier longer ranged ammo.

    The 7.62x51mm is not that amazing, they were talking about the 6x49mm ammo being superior in most regards... even the 7.62 x 54mm Rimmed cartridge they use now is easily competitive to the western round in most regards and superior in the heavier bullet weights too due to its larger case capacity.

    One factor this is ignoring is that Soviet and Russian 30 calibre firearms... Tokarev pistol (7.62x25mm), Mosin and SVD rifles and PK and Maxim machine guns and 7.62 x 39mm AKs and RPK LMGs all used the same .311 calibre bullet. The 7.62 x 51mm round has a smaller projectile which wont be compatible with any previous Soviet rifle or pistol or SMG calibre.

    The projectiles will need to be unique... including API-T rounds and all the other types snipers sometimes need to use against a variety of targets.

    Existing AP and other type rounds will be the wrong calibre so new rounds will have to be developed.

    Russian ammo makers have been making western calibres for a while but only in soft nose civilian hunting and full metal jacket practise shooting rounds for the commercial hunting market.
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    Post  George1 Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:20 pm

    Concern "Kalashnikov" finalized a sniper rifle to replace the SVD

    Today, 13: 11

    The Chukavin sniper rifle (SHCH), planned to replace the Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD), has been modified in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Defense. This was reported by the press service of the Kalashnikov concern.

    The concern explained that the new microwave sniper rifle, developed as part of the "Reaper" ROC, was improved at the request of the customer - the Russian military. The details of the revision were not reported, the rifle is at the stage of state tests.

    Currently, the microwave rifle, modified taking into account the wishes of the customer, continues to undergo a cycle of state tests

    - stated in the concern.

    The new Chukavin sniper rifle (SHCh) was developed by the Kalashnikov concern on the instructions of the Ministry of Defense to replace the outdated Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD). The
    microwave oven was first shown to the public in 2017 at the Army-2017 forum.

    The rifle was originally sold in three calibers - 7,62x54R, 7,62x51 NATO (.308 Win), and also .338 Lapua Magnum (8,6x70 mm). At the same time, in the caliber 7,62x54R, the microwave rifle is fully compatible with magazines from the SVD.

    Trunk weapons allows the installation of devices for silent flameless shooting or muzzle brakes. The weapon is equipped with long Picatinny rails. The length of the microwave, depending on the version, is from 995 to 1015 millimeters, and the mass is 4,2 kilograms with an empty magazine and an installed optical sight. The weapon is equipped with a barrel length of 410 millimeters. The microwave oven has an aiming range of 1200 meters.

    The new rifle is designed to engage enemy manpower at short and medium distances and can be used in combined arms combat.

    https://en.topwar.ru/180216-koncern-kalashnikov-dorabotal-snajperskuju-vintovku-na-zamenu-svd.html

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    Post  George1 Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:02 pm

    The Chukavin sniper rifle (SHF) is the latest development of the Kalashnikov concern in the field of high-precision small arms. The Chukavin semi-automatic sniper rifle is available in two calibers - 7.62 × 54 mm and 7.62 × 51 mm (the latter is also known as .308 Win, this caliber is very popular on the world market).

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    The 7.62 × 54 mm rifle uses a reliable and well-proven magazine from the legendary Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD). The microwave caliber 7.62 × 51 mm uses a new magazine designed specifically for it. The fuse can be turned on and off from both the left and right sides, and in general the microwave controls are very convenient and ergonomic. At the international military-technical forum Army-2017, the Kalashnikov concern will present a line of self-loading rifles (SHF). The Chukavin sniper rifle is one of the most innovative developments of the Kalashnikov concern. It is planned that this particular weapon will eventually replace the rifle (SVD), which for many years served the Soviet and Russian armies with faith and truth. According to the general director of the Kalashnikov concern Alexei Krivoruchko, the rifle has a very great future, the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard, as well as export partners, are interested. There are great prospects in the civilian market.

    CHARACTERISTICS:

    Caliber 7.62 mm
    Used ammunition 7.62 × 54R
    Weight without cartridges 4.6 kg
    Total length 1090-1150 mm
    Magazine capacity 10 cartridges
    Barrel length 565 mm

    Источник: http://bastion-opk.ru/svch-snaiper/ ОВТ «ОРУЖИЕ ОТЕЧЕСТВА» A.V.Karpenko

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    Post  George1 Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:32 pm

    Cadets of the Western Military District's sniping center performed live firing at targets at ranges of up to 1,300 meters during control exercises at a training ground in the Leningrad Region.

    The servicemen took up positions for firing on unequipped terrain, determined the initial data for the shot and carried out camouflage.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:06 am

    Nice.

    To be clear unequipped terrain means just shooting out in normal open area, as opposed to on a shooting range where distances to different target positions are fixed and known.

    Shame there is no word on new rifle calibres, the 7.62 x54 was a good round, but a more modern round could be designed.

    They are going to have to do it eventually and the longer the leave it the more painful it is going to be... although as existing optical sights in armoured vehicles are replaced with electronic sights the issue will reduce.

    When the PKM replaced the SGMT as the standard Soviet coaxial weapon on armour vehicles, they cheated a little and actually extended the barrel of the PKMT so that its ballistics better matched those of the SGMT it replaced so they could continue to use existing optical sights installed for the SGMT weapons.

    This made the transition much quicker and easier, but a new 6x49mm round will be higher velocity flatter shooting cartridge, which will have a rather different range scale for shooting, which is not a big deal for a hand held weapon as its iron sights will be properly calibrated, but for a vehicle mount you would also need to change the optical sight.

    For a vehicle like Armata etc it would like just be a software upgrade to change the ballistics profile of the coaxial MG so it gives the correct point of aim.

    There would be no point in trying to shorten the barrel to match the trajectory of the PK because improved flatter trajectory is the whole point of the weapon.

    An extra long heavy barrel for vehicle mounts might further improve ballistic performance...

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