|Place of origin||Greece|
|Manufacturer||Elliniki Viomichania Oplon|
|Weight||4.4 kg (No scope/bipod)
0.32 kg (With bipod)
|Length||1200 mm (Entire weapon)|
|Barrel length||675 mm (Barrel)|
|Cartridge||7.62 × 51 mm NATO|
|Muzzle velocity||840 m/s|
|Effective firing range||800 m|
|Maximum firing range||3500 m|
|Feed system||5-round internal magazine|
|Sights||Telescopic sight. Night vision scopes also accepted|
The Kefefs (Greek: Κηφεύς) is a Greek-made bolt action sniper rifle designed by Hellenic Arms Industry in 1995 and named after an ancient mythical king. The Kefefs fires rounds chambered in 7.62 × 51 mm NATO.
The Kefefs rifle contains the following features:
- It has a cold-hammered, highprecision, free-floating, exposed barrel made of special high-grade steel while its receiver, bolt and all metal components are also made of special steel.
- It uses a simple and robust bolt-action mechanism with a 50° opening angle, enables the bolt to be flexible and easy to open. The third lug of the three locking lugs located at the front of the bolt acts as a rail which gives the bolt a friction-free and smooth movement.
- The firing mechanism incorporates an extremely quiet, thumb-operated safety the stiffness of which is adjustable.
- Designed with an ergonomically and elegantly designed stock, which is made of high-quality walnut with cross-knurling, is of the Monte Carlo model.
- The trigger pull and travel can also be adjusted. A wide range of telescopic sights and sight mounts is available to suit the user's requirements, since it is the sighting system which plays an important role in sniping.
- Such scopes are adjustable for windage and elevation. Night vision devices are also available.
The weapon is supplied with a bipod (having a quick release mechanism), a carrying sling and a complete field-service kit.
There are only two variants of the Kefefs:
- Kefefs-M: A variant of the Kefefs made for military personnel coated with high-strength, heat-resistant camouflage paints with either forest or desert camouflage.
- Kefefs-P: A variant of the Kefefs made for police personnel with a slightly longer, heavier, externally fluted barrel and an oil-polished stock.
- Greece:Used by special forces and Ειδική Κατασταλτική Αντιτρομοκρατική Μονάδα (EKAM) unit of the Hellenic Police