The NS EX-6P62 Barsuk is a clone of the Russian anti-materiel rifle of the same GRAU designation with the unofficial code name. The design of the rifle is virtually similar to that of the original Russian design, with little to no change at all.
The idea to produce this rifle came from the founders of NS Arms, purely as an experiment instead of mass-production. Firearms chambered in large calibres (e.g.: .50 BMG, 12.7x108mm) are very unsuitable for hand-held fully-automatic fire due to the amount of excess recoil that the cartridge produce when fired. Thus most weapons operated via bolt-action and single-shot semi-automatic (typically via gas operation or recoil operation), fired from the prone position with a bipod attached.
Weapon Design Edit
The overall design of the EX-6P62 remains intact. The only change that was made was the exclusion of the full-auto fire mode of the original 6P62. Besides that, the armourers have made the rifle with interchangeable calibres, it can now also fire .50 BMG rounds and various other .50 calibre rounds.
- Weight: 18 kg (40 lbs.)
- Length: 120 cm (47 in.)
- Barrel length: 65 cm (25.6 in.)
- Cartridge: 12.7x108mm, .50 BMG (12.7x99mm), various .50 calibre rounds
- Operation: Long-stroke gas piston, rotating bolt
- Fire mode: Single shot, semi-automatic
- Muzzle velocity: 635 m/s (2083 ft/s)
- Effective range: 800-850 m (2624-2788 ft/s)
- Feed system: 10-round/15-round box magazine
- Sights: Foldable rear sight, fixed front sight; optional optical sights
- Attachments: Bipod, carry handle