“Concern Kalashnikov debuted its new VSV-338 high-precision sniper rifle this week during Russia’s Army 2016 International Military and Technical Forum,” UPI reports. “The modular long-range sniper rifle is all-weather and is accurate to a range of about 4,900 feet, the Concern said in a statement.” Also launched: a smaller, gentler [sic] Kalashnikov SVK semi-automatic “sniper rifle.” According to the company . . .
The units are assembled on an aluminum alloy base plate, enabling the shooter to change the barrel quickly. It is equipped with a side-folding buttstock with an adjustable pull and cheek riser, as well as height-adjustable rear support.
Also this week, Kalashnikov introduced a prototype of its SVK semi-automatic sniper rifle.
That compact weapon is designed in two modifications: one uses the standard Russian 7.62x54R cartridges, while the other uses the world’s most common cartridges, the NATO standard 7.62×51.
According to Kalshnikov, the VSV-338 has already been tested in the field. As they say in Russia, Без муки нет науки (without torture, no science).