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SV-98

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sniper rifle

  • ORIGIN
    Russia

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    1990's

  • DESIGNER
    Vladimir Stronskiy (Izhmash)

  • PRODUCTION
    1998 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    Russia - Izhmash

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Rugged design
    More accurate than SVD
    Limited quality optics
    Limited accuracy

Introduction

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.

Design

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.

Firepower

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.

Users

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.

Variants

SV-98

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.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x54mm Russian
Magazine10 round detachable box
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length?
Rifling4 grooves, right hand twist
Muzzle velocity820 m/s
StockFixed adjustable stock
Length1.20 m, 1.375 m with silencer
Width0.20 m
Height0.30 m
Weight5.8 kg without scope, 7.8 kg with 1P69 scope and silencer
SightsBack up iron sights, normally fitted with 3 - 10x 1P69 or 7x PKS-07 scope
RemarksFitted with bipod, optional silencer, mirage band

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