OC-44 - Russian anti-materiel rifle bullpup layout, established in TsKIB COO (PCU branch). When you create a rifle used some constructive solutions IEDs. In OC-44, the large-sized muffler, weakening the sound of a gunshot to the level of SVD. Besides standard sniper cartridges 12,7 × 108 mm can be used special cartridges powerdown, less noisy, but having the worst ballistics.
Anti-materiel rifle recently considered the most popular weapons among inhabitants. Everything in it – and a large enough range of fire, and powerful ammunition, ready to pull out pieces of meat with the enemy's body, There is only one clear all negative - shot volume. of course, this is not a problem of large-caliber sniper weapons, but it is, that catches the eye in the first place and to solve this problem and are working actively not only designers probable enemy, but also domestic gunsmiths.
So, already known to all the samples on the basis of SP-5 SP-6 cartridges, PUB, as well as the larger caliber 12,7, but with a short sleeve. All samples of this interesting weapons, but since they are based on the ammunition with subsonic bullet speed, the accurate shooting of them – real art, as the heavy bullet with a relatively low speed can give details, what gravitation. Hence, not the greatest range of application of such weapons. Naturally, that attempts to create a silent weapon with a high-grade large-caliber ammunition and there were, but in most cases these patterns look like this, it would be desirable to take up the head, since a silencer device for such weapons is really huge. Domestic same gunsmiths decided not zatsiklavatsya at maximum quietness weapons, reasonably judging, that it is technically difficult to implement, and almost just do not. Considering, that the bullet itself full of ammunition 12,7h108 clearly subsonic, and the distance of application of such weapons crosses over a thousand meters, domestic designers decided Bondarev, that would be sufficient to reduce the sound of a gunshot to the level of sound of a shot from the SVD and began to develop a planned sample.
Naturally, that the designer wanted to create the most convenient to use sample, because a lot of attention was paid to reducing the size and weight of weapons. For this reason, the rifle was designed in the build Bullpup, a silent shooting device has been installed in the same way, in such samples, both the BCC and the AU, that is, almost completely closing the gun barrel. Thus was born sniper rifle OC-44. rifle length is only 1070 millimeters, while the weight is equal to 14 kilogrammam, a little in view of the, that the weapon has this weight with a silencer device.
Naturally, that the presence of the device silencer would not affect the effective range of weapons, that equals 1200 meter, wherein the initial speed of the bullet 800 meters per second. Not the least impact on the effective range and then had, that the designer used a rather unusual version of the recharge in arms. So, instead of moving the bolt action rifle by charge, arrow moves weapon barrel. It made it back to the same in order to reduce the dimensions of rifles. It is difficult to assess this decision, on the one hand the size of weapons really seriously reduced, on the other, affect the accuracy quite significant, so that, then looking from what party to look at the issue. In my humble opinion, for originality should put a plus, but for practicality minus.
The weapon is equipped with a folding adjustable bipod, fixed on the receiver. The butt has a butt plate and cushioning for abutment cheeks arrow. In general, the weapon looks quite interesting and unusual, and immediately attracts attention. Unfortunately, by virtue of, that the weapon is not widely used because of its specificity, concrete results on the shooting could not be found out of it, Well, at least from trusted sources. Students also, which for some reason allowed Internet, almost every one person familiar with this weapon, so that the information on the sample should be treated with caution.
One of the most interesting aspects of this sniper rifle is, what, According to the developer, designed as an option for cartridges of caliber weapons 14,5 millimeters, however, nothing about this is not known and the sample, likely, work on it will no longer be brought to an end, although it may be. While it would be really interesting to see such a monster, since this cartridge, I think, vain sidestep it in a large-caliber sniper weapons. Generally, as usual, forward from the lips of those, who really enjoyed this weapon. And if it does meet the stated specifications, then we are waiting and more spread of the anti-materiel rifle.
Tactic-technical characteristics of OC-44
– Manufacturer: TsKIB COO
– 14 kg (unloaded)
– Length, mm: 1070
– 12,7× 108 mm
– 12,7 mm
bullet speed OC-44
– 800 m / s
Firing range OC-44
– 1200 m (effective)
Magazine capacity OC-44
– shop 8 rounds