Vladimir Stronskiy (Izhmash)
1998 - present
Russia - Izhmash
- UNIT COST
More accurate than SVD
Limited quality optics
The SV-98 is a bolt action sniper rifle of Russian origin. It was designed in the 1990's to meet the demand for more accuracy and range than provided by the Dragunov SVD.
The design of the SV-98 is based on the Record-CISM civilian rifle. The SV-98 is a bolt action sniper rifle with a conventional layout. It features an adjustable trigger, a free floating barrel with muzzle brake and an adjustable stock. The muzzle brake is threaded to accept a silencer. Standard optics are the 7x PKS-07 or 3 - 10x 1P69 scope with backup iron sights available if needed.
The SV-98 fires the 7.62x54mm round from a 10 round detachable box, but is available in 7.62x51mm for export as well. With sniper grade ammunition sub MOA accuracy can be attained. The maximum range is quoted as 1.000 meters. Being a bolt action rifle the rate of fire is limited.
The SV-98 is used by several Russian military and law enforcement units. It complements the SVD as a higher precision alternative with longer range.
The SV-98 is a bolt-action sniper rifle. It fires the 7.62x54mm round from a 10 round magazine. It is based on a laminated wooden chassis with integrated bipod and monopod and adjustable stock.
|Magazine||10 round detachable box|
|Rate of fire||Bolt action|
|Rifling||4 grooves, right hand twist|
|Muzzle velocity||820 m/s|
|Stock||Fixed adjustable stock|
|Length||1.20 m, 1.375 m with silencer|
|Weight||5.8 kg without scope, 7.8 kg with 1P69 scope and silencer|
|Sights||Back up iron sights, normally fitted with 3 - 10x 1P69 or 7x PKS-07 scope|
|Remarks||Fitted with bipod, optional silencer, mirage band|