Who served in the army, he knows how hard it is to shoot a man — left-hander from the AK-74 or RPG-7V. A similar situation also appears with a sniper rifle SVD, who was in service in the 80-ies of XX century. I can make some opponents objected that the person can be trained around. I agree. You can educate. But retrain when getting into the act conditional reflexes and indisputable that are "photographed" in our brain and tightly connected with our consciousness — not. You can, of course, to reach the benchmark of 80 per cent efficiency. But closer to the standard can not approach. A sniper — a very responsible person, and the word "may" is not suited to it.
Puzzle creation of a special tool for those with active with his left hand, which is the chief designer's office decided to Kel-tec CNC Indusries George Kellgren, creating an outstanding model of small guns — automatic rifle Kel-tec RFB.
As a Swede by birth, D. Kellgren moved to work in the North American states, where he was invited by the employer. His first job in this company was the release of "a series of" CD — SUB-16 rifle in a version of "bullpapp" under the "NATO" chuck 5.56 mm. A feature of this type of weapon, which seemed like "tool counter attacking "Steel Front extraction hunted ammunition, with a special window placed in the fore-end of the rifle receiver part. But the U.S. Congress stepped in, and after the ratification of the 1994 "Law on assault weapons" demand for the product fell sharply, and the programm for the production of this instrument has been closed. But in 2003, a goal the company Kel-tec was commissioned to design the ready and experienced samples semi-automatic sniper rifle to a special cartridge of the same caliber, which should cooperate two disparate things-long receiver part and assembly "bullpapp" /
Creating a Kel-tec RFB
In 2005 he entered a similar order for the rifle chambered for 7.62 × 51 NATO, the project received the title of SRT-8, but the following year was renamed the project RFB. This abbreviation means practically — the rifle with the ejection forward bullpapp. Product development was carried out once in 3 versions, which differ in the length of the stem portion. Their length was 18, 24, and 32-inch models, respectively referred to as rifle-sniper, hunting and fighting rifle. The names of the modifications we identify the function of each type of instrument. But in the final step of names have been changed to "target", "Sport" and "shotgun" according to the length of the barrel. In such names this type of weapon was presented at a global exhibition guns ShotShow, taking place at that time in America, and since 2008 has begun mass production of armaments. Advertising for the release of this tool was befitting.
Features Rifle Kel-tec RFB
The design advantages of the product should include the small size and weight, which are combined in an unusual way with the length of the receiver part, because of what has become a better ballistics and firing range have gained huge performance. Linear dimensions are smaller because of the rifle assembly applied not only of parts and equipment, and automation. When the small gun-style bullpup has one severe drawback: cartridge cases ekstraktiruyutsya next to the person shooting the person, but in this rifle, this gap is filled with an unusual design solution — sleeve after the shot is thrown forward, facing the bullets through the special opening located on the part of the receiver inside the forearm. Such variants extraction cartridges have the vending machines FN F2000 (Belgium) 5.56 mm and A-91M production of.
Action Rifles devices
In semi-automatic rifle Kel-tec RFB used automation with the introduction of the shot diverting gas with a small stroke gas piston and gas regulator manual type. Gas piston located in nadstvolnom unit, transmits the force to elongate frame shutter mechanism is formed in a U-shaped section and covers a rifle barrel with top and side portions. In such a position is gripping and above it a U-shaped channel mechanism for removing sleeves. The aft under the frame gate valve is specifically himself. The bore is closed by skewing the back of the lock mechanism down, with all this concrete gate itself comes into engagement with the side walls of the trunk liner. From the sides of the gate structurally made two hooks extractor swing vertically. During the forward movement of the slide projections in the special box trunk release extractors that hold to shoot out a cartridge and push the pocket in the channel for gilzootvoda. At the final step, the movement of the bolt extractors fall to a low level, and cling to the flange of the cartridge, which is oriented in the receiver portion of the gate. Special spring does not allow the sleeve is located in the channel gilzootvedeniya, enter the box trunk liners extraction tool is a power discharge occurs following liners or under the influence of gravity, if a tool is omitted in the lower position. To get in gilzootvodny channel can only partial disassembly during product when removing the bolt mechanism.
The performance properties of the RFB Carbine / RFB Sporter / RFB Target
Calibre 7,62 x 51 mm
Without a full-scope
Length, mm 661/813/1016
The length of the receiver, mm 457/610/813
Weight, without equipment, 3.67 kg / 3.95 / 5.1
Muzzle velocity at baseline, m / s 762
The number of rounds in the cage — 10, 20
Range of shooting to kill, 600 m
Despite the fact that the rifle is comfortable to shoot arrows — left-handed, to shooting with this rifle and the shooter can adjust with the ordi
nary, right-handed stop. Surely, this is the added convenience of guns in the assembly "bullpapp"