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Posted: 12/2/2007 10:42:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 11:11:58 AM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:43:06 AM EDT
No, it's a red X.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:44:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Slave1:
No, it's a red Soviet X.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:44:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Slave1:
No, it's a red X.

Those Russians were really behind the times... still stuck making them red x's
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:44:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Slave1:
No, it's a RED X.

fixed for accuracy, comrade slave1
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:45:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:46:37 AM EDT


The KSVK 12.7 is a large calibre anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia for the purpose of counter sniping and penetrating thick walls, as well as lightly armoured vehicles.

The KSVK was developed in the late 1990s by Degtyaryov plant, based in Kovrov, Russia. It is based on the SVN-98 12.7mm experimental rifle. Initially known as ASVK, KSVK is currently used in small numbers by various Russian Special Operations units in Chechnya as a counter-sniper rifle, capable of penetrating a brick or a thick wooden walls and disabling terrorists hiding behind it.

KSVK is a bullpup configured, bolt action, magazine-fed rifle. It is equipped with massive muzzle device, which acts as an effective muzzle brake and a sound suppressor. The KSVK is equipped with a standard Russian side-mounted scope rail, and can be fitted with variety of day and night scopes. Open iron sights are installed for backup or emergency purposes.

The key problem with KSVK, and with any other 12.7mm rifles in Russia is a general unavailability of the "sniper-grade" 12.7 mm ammunition. With general issue, machine gun grade 12.7 mm ammo, KSVK groups are averaged at 16 cm at 300 meters, and if a sniper quality 12.7mm ammo becomes available, accuracy will increase significantly.


Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:47:10 AM EDT

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:48:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 10:48:31 AM EDT by Aarons419]
Edit....20 seconds too late...cool gun
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:49:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:59:37 AM EDT
The Finnish 20mm Lahti was used in WW2 against the Russians, and is pretty comparable to a modern Barrett.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:41:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 2:42:10 PM EDT by Young-Kiwi]
The russian version which is the object of the inital photo is the PTRS-41

If I recall it is 14.5mm , same as the KPV It was an anti-tank rifle, and the action was the basis of the SKS action (scaled down)
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:44:23 PM EDT
I want one.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:45:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 2:48:32 PM EDT by RSP]
That looks like East German Strichtarn, though. Refering to the uniform pattern.
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