KSVK 12.7

The KSVK (Russian: Крупнокалиберная Снайперская Винтовка Ковровская (Krupnokalibernaya Snayperskaya Vintovka Kovrovskaya); English: Large-Caliber Kovrov Sniper Rifle) or Degtyarev sniper rifle is a 12.7mm anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia for the purpose of counter sniping and penetrating thick walls, as well as light armored vehicles.

KSVK 12.7
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer V.A.Degtyarev Plant
Origin Russia (USSR)
Country Name Origin Year
Russia (USSR) 1997
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The KSVK anti-material (or large caliber sniper) rifle was developed in the late 1990s by Degtyarev plant, based in Kovrov, Russia. It is based on the SVN-98 12.7mm experimental rifle.

The KSVK is a bullpup-configured, bolt-action, magazine-fed rifle. It is equipped with a muzzle device which acts as a muzzle brake and a sound damper.

The KSVK is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail (dovetail), and can be fitted with variety of day and night scopes. Open iron sights are installed for backup or emergency purposes.

Type Bullpup anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service Russian Defense Ministry
Used by See Users
Wars See Conflicts
Production history
Designer E.V. Zhuravlev, M.Y. Kuchin and V.I. Negrulenko
Designed 1997–1998
Manufacturer Degtyarev plant
Produced 1990s
Variants See Variants
Weight 12 kg w/o scope
Length 1420 mm
Barrel length 1000 mm
Cartridge 12.7×108 mm
Caliber 12.7 mm
Action Bolt action
Rate of fire 10 s.p.m.
Muzzle velocity 770–860 m/s
Effective firing range 1500 m
Maximum firing range 2000 m
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights, rails for mounting various sniper sights

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