The study of the possibility of creating a hunting rifle based on a 9-mm rifle of a sniper special BCC began in 2015. Another reason for the creation of KO VSS and KO VSS-01 was the appearance of a hunting cartridge 9&# 215; 39 mm. As a result, the difference between these samples and their prototypes was reduced only to changes aimed at ensuring the requirements of the law.
Self-loading hunting carbines KO VSS and KO VSS-01, purpose, characteristics, features and design advantages, overview.
At the end of 2016, among the specialists of the Tula TsKIB COO and PJSC Tula Arms Plant a competition was announced for the development of hunting carbines based on special VSS and VSSM sniper rifles. According to the test results, carbines KO VSS and KO VSS-01, developed by the specialists of the arms factory, were recognized as suitable for serial production.
To create a hunting rifle KO VSS, a 9-mm special modernized VSSM sniper rifle was taken as the basis. The base for the hunting rifle KO VSS-01 was a 9-mm special VSS sniper rifle Vintorez in a classic version.
Self-loading hunting carbines KO VSS and KO VSS-01 are exact copies of the basic products. With the exception of the barrel, the rest of the parts are made of the same materials. With the same dimensions and parameters. This factor is important for weapon collectors..
Self-loading hunting carbines KO VSS and KO VSS-01 are designed for firing in commercial and amateur hunting in all macroclimatic areas. Except for tropical humid areas.
Carabiners reloading is carried out automatically due to the energy of powder gases. Discharged from the bore to the gas chamber. Cartridges are supplied from a detachable sector double-row magazine, with a staggered arrangement of cartridges.
Technical characteristics of hunting carbines KO VSS and KO VSS-01.
Caliber, mm: 9
Barrel length, mm: 403
Sighting range, m: 400
Launching force, unregulated, N (kgf): 10-20 (1-2)
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds
Carabiner mass without cartridges, kg, no more, KO VSS / KO VSS-01: 3 / 2,9
Advantages of hunting carbines KO VSS and VSS-01:
Reliable and time-tested design of a gas engine. Cases of reloading and non-retraction of the cartridge case are practically excluded.
Heavy Lead 18g Bullet Has Great Stopping Power.
The recoil momentum is small, due to the subsonic speed of the bullet.
There is no possibility of premature shots with an unlocked shutter, carried out by the design of an automatic fuse.
Accuracy of shooting average value at a distance of 100 meters 75 mm.
The fundamental difference between these hunting carbines is the use of sights. So, for the KO VSS carbine, in the upper part of the box lid there is a Picatinny rail designed for connecting additional devices.
An optical sight, the use of which in the daytime allows for targeted shooting at ranges up to 400 meters.
On the carbine KO VSS-01, it is possible to install sights with fastening of the “Dovetail” type.
Based on materials from the magazine Review of the Army and Navy.