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Kalashnikov Finalizes Testing Of Chukavin Sniper Rifle, Dragunov’s Replacement

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Kalashnikov Finalizes Testing Of Chukavin Sniper Rifle, Dragunov's Replacement

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In Russia, the state tests of the Chukavin sniper rifle, which will replace the Dragunov sniper rifle in the troops, have been completed, the results are being documented, the Kalashnikov group of companies said.

“The state tests of the Chukavin sniper rifle, which will replace the Dragunov sniper rifle in the troops, have been completed with a positive result. At present, the results of the tests are being documented, after which a decision is expected to adopt a new rifle complex into service,” Kalashnikov said.

Earlier, the company noted that the Chukavin sniper rifle (codename “Reaper”) is part of a new generation of rifles. It should ensure the elimination of single targets with the first shot at a distance of up to a kilometer.

For the first time the rifle was presented at the “Army-2017” exhibition.

The semi-automatic rifle complex is designed for two cartridges – a domestic rifle cartridge 7.62 x 54R millimeters and a NATO cartridge 7.62 x 51.

The mass of the gun without cartridges is 4.6 kilograms, the length, depending on the version, is up to 115 centimeters, the magazine capacity is 10 rounds.

The Dragunov, currently the main sniper rifle in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, was put into service back in 1963. The rifle is self-loading and is powered by cartridges 7.62 x 54R. It is easy to learn and operate and has high reliability, but it no longer meets modern requirements in terms of the range of destruction of targets with one shot.

The Russian Armed Forces have been actively updating their small arms in recent years. So, modern AK-12 complexes are being supplied to replace Kalashnikov assault rifles. The pilots will be armed with PPK-20 submachine guns; next year, serial deliveries of the Udav pistol will begin to replace the Makarov pistol.

Additionally, the RPL-20 light machine gun is also being tested.

In addition, Kalashnikov began developing a “smart” assault rifle that will use artificial intelligence to assist the user in target acquisition, aiming and shooting.


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“the range of destruction of targets with one shot”

Just say “effective range”.


i dont like it because it shows the russians still continue to give little role place to snipers

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

DMR and Sniper rifles are a main part of every platoon in Russia since WWII.


Unfortunately you are very wrong. Research Russian made sniper rifles up to 12.7. You will find many designs and companies producing very high quality firearms.

Last edited 13 days ago by block

show me how that does fit in the military because besides these export products which they actually are the russian forces still basically has little room for sniper roles compared to the importance of this role during soviet time during the world war the current sniper teams are laughable at best so russia basically declined drastically and again i dont talk about their export market because alot of their products are based for export

Last edited 13 days ago by farbat

Sorry farbat but you failed to understand. These are highly specialized weapons.

“Current sniper teams are laughable at best”

Apparently you have not seen much footage from Syria. Any nation producing Russian quality weapons will also have many of the best trained riflemen on the planet.

Last edited 13 days ago by block

Syria and DNR/LNR are basically entirely SVD standoff zones… pffft. “no snipers”


Competition rifle, but still incredibly powerful and has incredible range too.


Look no further than Lobaev.


iran is moving towards an auto semi auto rifle pattern with a calibre between 8 and 10 meaning bigger than g3 catriges for sure basically anti material rifles are to large and heavy while the likes of dragunovs are to little and not powerful enough and specially not good enough in penetration of for example vehicles or other protection like body protection

Last edited 13 days ago by farbat
Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
The Dragunov SVD is the best DMR ever produced.
With milspec ammo it matches the accuracy of the M24 sniper rifle at 800yards and the M24 is a bolt action…



Assad Defeated Zionists

A Lapua Magnum sniper rifle offers the best of both worlds.


Customized Russian weapons and ammunition used by elite teams of trained professionals offer “the best of both worlds”. In other words, dead or wounded.

How many examples would you like?

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