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SVDK right view
TypePrecision rifle/Sniper Rifle
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2006-Present
Used byRussia
Production history
No. built100,000[citation needed]
Mass6.5 kg (when the telescopic sight is not mounted)
Length1250 mm
Barrel length620 mm

Cartridge9.3×64mm 7N33
ActionGas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity770 m/s
Effective firing range600 m
Feed system10-round detachable box magazine
Sights3-10X 1P70 "Giperion" telescopic sight and iron sights.

SVDK (Russian: СВДК, GRAU index 6V9), the "Dragunov sniper rifle, large-calibre" (Снайперская винтовка Драгунова крупнокалиберная), is a Russian precision rifle from the SVD rifle family chambered for the 9.3×64mm 7N33 cartridge.


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 the 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 7.62×54mmR sniper rifles like SV-98 or SVD, such as assault troops in heavy body armor or enemy snipers behind cover. There were also rumors that the SVDK will serve as a long-range anti-personnel weapon. The effective range of the SVDK is cited as 'about 600 meters'.

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