The SV-98 is a Russian bolt action sniper rifle, chambered with 7.62x54R round, developed by the IZHMASH. The rifle was designed in 1998 by a group of IZHMASH designers, led by Vladimir Stronsky and serially produced by the "Izhmash" Concern.
SV-98 rifle is based on the design of the "Record-CISM» sporting rifle. It has an adjustable lodge of a strong dark green aviation plywood, fixed buttstock with adjustable stops, cheek and stock shock-absorber, and a telescopic bipod. Heavy barrel of SV-98 is made of stainless steel by cold forging technology and bracketly hung (does not apply to the lodge). The bolt-slide, swivel, with three symmetrically arranged lugs. As the rifle is bolt-action, it allows only single shots, and manually reloaded. The rifle is fed from a 10-round detachable box magazine, which has marked holes on the left side, so the sniper always knows the amount of the available ammo. The trigger mechanism with a variable torque (1.5-2 kg/cm). Rifle has a non-automatic safe-fire mode selector. The rifle has open sights - front sight in under the cover and adjustable rear sight. Regular optical sight is the 7x PKS-07 optical sight with an illuminated reticle or the 3-10x variable multiplicity 1P69 "Giperon" optical sight, regular night sight is 1PN113. Other optical and night sights, including imported ones, can be also used. Also, the SV-98 can be equipped with a tactical silencer TGP-B.
The rifle has very high accuracy, good stability of accuracy of hits. At a distance of 300 m it shoots groups of 10 shots each in a circle with a diameter of 55 mm. Experienced sniper can hit the soldier-type target with the first shot at the distance of 1200 meters.
- SV-98M-338 - a rifle variant, chambered with .338 Lapua Magnum round, designed in 2000.
- KO-13 "Record" - a rifle variant for civil market, chambered with 7.62x54R or 7.62x51mm, designed in 2010.