Sniper rifle "Cord": characteristics, price. Kord large-caliber sniper rifle
Reliability in battle, tremendous destructive power, unique technologies - this is all about the Kord armory family. Large machine gun for many years of existence managed to take part in several wars. The machine appeared quite recently, but was already able to show decent results. Surely holds its position in the TOP of the best Russian weapons and the Kord sniper rifle. What is remarkable about this weapon, why is it so loved by both professional military men and simple theorists, what qualities distinguish it from their fellows? This will be discussed.
The end of 1980-x - a difficult era in the life of our country. The air was filled with the spirit of impending changes, but a whole series of events did not allow to naively dream that the changes would turn their lives for the better. The coming collapse of the empire was not in anyone's doubt. There came the decline of an entire epoch, it was impossible not to notice it.
I could feel the breath of the wind of change and the underworld. Criminals protected themselves by storing weapons of all calibers. However, he always did it ... But in that turbulent time, the arms trade that was not controlled by the authorities took on a giant scale. In the conditions of corruption and lack of funding, the underworld armed itself better than the state-controlled siloviki. This was the impetus for the development of a fundamentally new sniper rifle that could have penetrated not only the bulletproof vest and helmet, but also the car's reservation, and at a fairly respectable distance. The need for such events and events in Chechnya was also confirmed by the fact that regular forces needed as much update of the arsenal as law enforcers.
For the development took several design bureaus. And soon a new weapon was created.
The good name of the Degtyarevsky Arms Factory was sounded again. Designers M. Yu. Kuchin, EV Zhuravlev, Yu. N. Ovchinnikov and VI I. Negrulenko developed and presented to experts a fundamentally new rifle, which received the name "SVN-98". It was performed according to the scheme "Bull-papa". This name indicates the location of the store behind the trigger. Such a scheme made it possible to considerably extend the barrel, while retaining the same dimensions.
Already the first tests showed how powerful the effect was achieved by the Kovrov gunsmiths. The length of the new rifle was 1350 millimeters, 1000 of which fell on the barrel.
Later, the rifle was renamed to KSVK (Kovrov sniper rifle large-caliber). In 2004, another rebranding was waiting for her: under the new name of the ASVK, she was put into service in some units of the Russian army. But this name did not become final either. The large-caliber sniper rifle "Cord" - so now this weapon is called.
Minimizing recoil was one of the main requirements for a new rifle. After all, it was assumed that the caliber of the ammunition would be large enough, and the killer range required considerable. The pay for such benefits returns, as a rule, and serves, but the degthareans managed to reduce it to a minimum. One of the main factors can be safely called muzzle brake-compensator, worked on a special technology. According to the calculations of specialists, it was thanks to him that he managed to reduce the return in 2,5 times. An important role was played by the design of the barrel - in itself quite massive, it was worked on by a floating type. The butt of the butt was trimmed by special porous material, which cushions the shot.
At that time, the most powerful sniper rifle in Russia, "Cord" needed a solid patron. His development was headed by VN Dvoryaninov. Based on the standard cartridge 12.7 x 108 mm, a special sniper cartridge 12,7CH was created. This ammunition is characterized by increased lethal force and shows better accuracy. In addition, for the rifle "Cord" you can use and regular cartridges BZT-44, BZT-44M, BZ with a bullet B-32. Here it should be noted that these cartridges do not give such high levels of accuracy at long distances.
The sniper rifle "Cord" can be equipped with additional optical instruments, including night sights. Most often it is used 1P71 and 1PH111 (for shooting at night). It is possible to install such sights as PSO-1, PIC 13x60, PIC 12x50. Of course, you can also carry out targeted shooting with the help of the group "target-fly".
The main tasks that the Kord sniper rifle was supposed to perform were defeat of the enemy’s manpower and light armor at a considerable distance. Tests have shown that the enemy, dressed in a bulletproof vest, can be hit with this rifle from a distance of one and a half kilometers.
Even when the large-caliber sniper rifle "Cord" was only being developed, a number of innovative and non-standard solutions were supposed. The floating barrel for this weapon is made by the method of cold forging. It is fixed cantilever, not touching any other part. The muzzle brake compensator also performs the functions of the flame arrester.
The sniper rifle "Cord" has a longitudinally sliding shutter, which makes it easy to work without detachment from the target. As with most analogs, the shooting mode is not provided with queues. The rigid box of the massive barrel and manual reloading contribute to an increase in the accuracy of shooting.
In the first versions of the rifle, the loading handle was located on the right. The fuse box also played the role of a lock for the receiver window cover. The supply of cartridges was carried out from a removable box magazine with a capacity of 5 cartridges. Between the butt and the handle there was a cartridge receiving cabin. Departure of spent cartridges occurred through the window on the right. In the neutral position, the window was covered with a lid to prevent foreign objects, moisture and dust from entering it.
Modern sniper rifle "Kord" has a number of features in comparison with the first versions, but most of them are minor. Like KAFP, it has a handle for transferring, folding bipods are attached to a special rod on the bottom of the receiver.
Cord in Arms
As was originally intended, the first thing the Kord rifle fell into the hands of law enforcement. Currently, it is in service with certain special forces units in Russia. The rifle also reached the military: scouts, motorized rifles, paratroopers. In the track record of this weapon - participation in both Chechen campaigns.
What do those who are already in the hands of the sniper rifle "Cord" say? Characteristic to it is given by all practically identical. It has proved itself in the field, and in densely populated metropolitan areas. It can be assumed that the Degtyarevites will not stop on their laurels and will continue to improve their offspring.
At the moment, the sniper rifle "Cord", the price of which usually does not exceed 15 thousand dollars, firmly holds the position in the top ten best sniper rifles ever produced in Russia.