Russia’s Defense Ministry has decided not to buy a Russian new generation sniper rifle, called the Tochnost.
According to topwar.ru, the Tochnost sniper rifle, based on the ORSIS T-5000 model, will not be accepted into service and purchased by the Russian armed forces.
The Ministry of Defense considered the replacement of all foreign components inexpedient. At the same time, the defense ministry stated that the created sniper complex for the army should contain only domestic components.
The Firearm Blog has reported that the bases version of T-5000 is a precision bolt action rifle. It has pretty much all the features that one can expect from a military-oriented weapon like this. It has a top Picatinny rail, adjustable cheek rest and butt pad, folding stock, built-in monopod and 3 position safety. The chassis of the gun is made of an aluminum alloy and the majority of other metal parts are stainless steel.
According to the manufacturer, T-5000 is designed for day and night time engagement of targets in any conditions. Effective range is up to 1650 m and the accuracy is between of 0.3 to 0.5 MOA (110 mm for 800 m). Weapon`s weight is 6.1 to 6.5 kg, depending on version.
The Tochnost sniper rifle is made with metals and elements from Germany and Austria.
The former director general of TsNIITOCHMASH Dmitry Semizorov, back in 2017, said that the Ministry of Defense has strict requirements related to the complete absence of foreign components. At the same time, it was announced that by 2020 the Tochnost complex would fully comply with the army requirements and be adopted by army snipers.