Kalashnikov Concern is set to deliver just over two dozen SV-98 bolt-action sniper rifles to the Russian National Guard.

“The National Guard has signed a contract worth RUB 8 million [USD 128,020] for 26 SV-98 sniper rifles with the Kalashnikov Group. The firearms will have been delivered to the customer by 20 November,” an unnamed source told Russian state-owned agency TASS.

The Russian National Guard will reportedly get the latest variant of the SV-98, which is chambered in 7.62x54R and features a 25.5-inch barrel. Built on an aluminum chassis, the rifle also includes an adjustable skeletonized buttstock; two MIL-STD-1913 rails for attaching accessories; and a 1P69 Hyperon 3–10×42 riflescope.

In addition, this rifle has an overall length of 50 inches; overall weight of 12.1 pounds; and trigger pull of 2.2 to 3.3 pounds. It also comes with a quick-detachable suppressor, and a bipod. A monopod is integrated into the lower part of the buttstock, TASS reported. Fed from a 10-round magazine, the rifle is designed to be accurate out to 1,000m.

Check out the full specs on the Kalashnikov SV-98 bolt-action sniper rifle below, via Kalashnikov’s website.


  • Used cartridges: 7,62x54R
  • Magazine size 10
  • Weight without suppressor: 5.8 kg
  • Barrel length: 650mm
  • Sight reach optic: 1000m
  • Dimension height: 300
  • Dimension without suppressor: 1200
  • Trigger pull: 1.0-1.5 kg
  • Magnitude adjustment vertical: 30
  • Length full: 1270
  • Weight: 5.5 kg
  • Weight with suppressor: 7.8 kg
  • Initial bullet speed: 820mm
  • Sight reach: 600
  • Dimension width: 200
  • Dimension with suppressor: 1375
  • Magnitude adjustment: 20
  • Magnitude adjustment horizontal: 7

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