SV-98 sniper rifle (Russia)
Calibers: 7.62x54R or 7.62mm NATO (.308Win)
Operation: bolt action
Barrel: 650 mm
Weight: 6.2 kg unloaded w/o scope
Length: 1270 mm
Feed Mechanism: 10-round detachable box magazine
This sniper rifle was developed by IZHMASH (Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant) and based on proven sporting rifle Record-CISM.
SV-98 has iron sights (shrouded front and adjustable rear) and a scope mount. Standardscope is a Russian-made PKS-07 7X fixed magnification scope. Trigger is "sport-style" andadjustable (standard trigger pull is 1.5-2kg). The wooden stock features anadjustable buttplate and cheek pad; the folding bipods are integral. The manually operated bolt action has arotating bolt with three frontal lugs. Cold hammer-forged barrel isfree-floating, and has a threaded muzzle which can accept sound moderator(special type of silencer intended for supersonic ammunition). Special plasticmagazine holds 10 rounds.
SV-98 is in production at IZHMASH and used by various Russian law enforcementand counter-terrorist forces. With match-grade ammunition it shots the 5cmgroups at 300 meters, which accounts for sub-MOA accuracy.