VS-8 (or SV-8, stands for a sniper rifle or sniper rifle) - the newest Russian sniper rifle, created in the PCU. rifle has been developed in conditions of high security. On the creation of a rifle was officially announced 18 July 2011.
Technical and tactical characteristics of the rifles are: size rifle without optical sight: 1025x96x185. Weight without telescopic sights - 6,5 kg. Firing range is 1,5 km using an optical sight. Used to store 5 rounds.
For firing of the rifle caliber ammunition to be used 8,6 mm. The only patron of this caliber in Russia is a sniper cartridge .338 Lapua Magnum. It is planned to introduce special ammo types of SO-8 and several modifications. Earlier in the armed forces of Russia and the special units of Russian rifles under this caliber was not.
It is planned to introduce the mass production of BC-8 and use the weapons on a par with the IRS and the SALT-96.
The performance characteristics of the HS-8
– Adopted: 2011
– Constructor: KBP Instrument Design Bureau
– Manufacturer: KBP Instrument Design Bureau
– years of production: 2011-present
– Weight, kg: 6,5
Dimensions of the BC-8
– Length, mm: 1025
– Width, mm: 96
– Height, mm: 185
– .338 Lapua Magnum (Russian-made ammo variants SO-8, SC-8-01, SC-8-02)
– 8.6 mm
Firing range VS-8
– 1500 m (sighting)
Magazine capacity BC-8
– 5 rounds
Work principles: rolling shutter
Aim: optical sight
Ammunition for the sniper rifle VS-8