VSS Vintorez
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VSS Vintorez

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The VSS (Russian: Винтовка Снайперская Специальная, Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya or "Special Sniper Rifle", GRAU designation 6P29), also called the Vintorez ("thread cutter"), is a suppressed sniper rifle that uses a heavy subsonic 9×39mm SP5 cartridge and armor-piercing SP6 cartridge. It was developed in the late 1980s by TsNIITochMash and manufactured by the Tula Arsenal. It is issued primarily to Spetsnaz units for undercover or clandestine operations, a role made evident by its ability to be stripped down for transport in a specially fitted briefcase.

VSS Vintorez
Type
Special Sniper Rifle
Place of origin
Soviet Union
Service history
In service:
1987–present
Wars Used:
Soviet war in Afghanistan, Chechen Wars, 2008 South Ossetia war, War in Donbass

Production history

Designer
Petr Serdjukov and Vladimir Krasnikov
Designed
1980s
Manufacturer
Tula Arms Plant
Produced
1987–present

Specifications

Weight
2.6 kg (5.73 lb)
Length
894 mm (35.2 in)
Barrel length
200 mm (7.9 in)
Cartridge: 9x39mm
Action: Gas-operated
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 282–292 m/s (925–958 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 300 m with iron sight, 400 m with PSO-1
Feed system: 10 or 20-round detachable box magazine
Sights: PSO-1 telescopic sight, 1PN51 night vision scope and iron sights
01-31-2017, 12:37 AM
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RE: VSS Vintorez

I've yet to fire one, but I've seen one up close and handled it. You wouldn't believe how light this weapon is. Even fully loaded.
01-31-2017, 02:40 AM
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RE: VSS Vintorez

(01-31-2017, 02:40 AM)Churchill Wrote:
I've yet to fire one, but I've seen one up close and handled it. You wouldn't believe how light this weapon is. Even fully loaded.

Lucky bastard. That's because you don't live in the US. Here in the states it's a NFA firearm because of the integrated suppressor. I'm honestly not sure if it would still be legal to import even if it wasn't suppressed. See Executive Order 13661.
09-29-2017, 04:25 PM
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