SVDK right view
|Place of origin||Russia|
|Weight||6.5 kg less telescopic sight|
|Barrel length||620 mm|
|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.|
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'.
- "Dragunov SVDK sniper rifle (Russia)". world.guns.ru. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
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