SVDK

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SVDK
SVDK right view.jpg
SVDK right view
Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 2006
Used by Russia
Production history
Designer TSNIITOCHMASH
Designed 1990s
Produced 2006
Specifications
Weight 6.5 kg less telescopic sight
Length 1250 mm
Barrel length 620 mm

Cartridge 9.3×64mm 7N33
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity 770 m/s
Effective firing range 600 m
Feed system 10-round detachable box magazine
Sights 3-10X 1P70 "Giperion" telescopic sight and iron sights.

SVDK (Russian : СВДК, GRAU index 6V9) is a Russian sniper rifle from the Dragunov sniper rifles family chambered for the 9.3×64mm 7N33 cartridge.

Description[edit]

The Dragunov SVDK large caliber sniper rifle (any rifle caliber above 9 mm is considered a large caliber in Russia) is a somewhat controversial weapon, adopted by Russian army in 2006. It was developed through "burglar" (Breaker) research and development program, along with 7.62 mm SV-98 sniper and 12.7 mm ASVK anti-materiel rifles. The purpose of SVDK is to deal with targets which are too hard for standard 7.62x54R sniper rifles like SV-98 or SVD, such as assault troops in heavy body armor or enemy snipers behind cover. There also were rumors that SVDK will serve as a long-range anti-personnel weapon. The effective range of SVDK is cited as 'about 600 meters'.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragunov SVDK sniper rifle (Russia)". world.guns.ru. Retrieved 2015-03-14. 

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