The Chukavin rifle currently serves as the standard issue sniper rifle for the Russian military, replacing the Dragunov SVD, which had been in continuous service for several decades. Also known as the SVC, the Chukavin is available in the following calibers: 7.62x54r, .308 Winchester, and .338 Lapua Magnum. The .338 version in particular has an effective firing range of almost seventeen hundred yards.
The Chukavin was unveiled in 2017 and quickly adopted as the new sniper rifle for Russia. The internals of the gun are based off of the AK series of rifles. It also features a Picatinny rail on the upper receiver and another on the hand guard to add iron sights, optical scopes, lasers, and so on. It also features a bipod, sound suppressor, flashlight, laser designator, and a free floating barrel for superior accuracy over the Dragunov.