The Nikonov rifle features a variable rate of fire, with a two-round burst mode operating at 1800 rpm, and a conventional automatic mode at 600 rpm. To achieve this, a combined gas and recoil-operated system was coupled with a unique feed system. Simply put, two cycles of the gas system are completed for every one of the recoil system. Thus two rounds are fired before the recoiling firing unit strikes the rear buffer, although only a few millimetres before, as the high speed footage reveals.
Soon the Russian army will be joining the machines of new generation: A-545 or AK-12. Completed testing the new sniper rifles SVDM. Under a new army equipment of the “Warrior” created bicaliber weapons systems. Developed a cartridge caliber 8.6 mm.
The best samples of Russian machine guns, pistols and ammunition were shown at the largest exhibition of small arms in the United States. About novelties and new trends in Armory the fashion of the “Russian newspaper” said the Executive Director of the Union of armourers of Russia, head of the Center for analysis of strategies and technologies Ruslan Pukhov.