Mnogokalibernye sniper rifles than once justify what they view as necessary tools in service of a modern army. Provided that the instrument is designed by experienced hands and blond heads, and ammunition that are used in it, not the gross production and the highest properties in comparison with machine-gun bullets, such an instrument can be used successfully not only on targets with tank size, but Accuracy and precision over long distances. While shooting clear need not only to defeat enemy personnel, and to undermine the unexploded ordnance, which is especially topical, provided that the sniper himself Sapper is a fairly bolshennom unsafe distance from the object. In short, you need a weapon, and there is nothing unusual in the fact that any country strive to create your mnogokalibernuyu his rifle because purchasing standards zabugornye out quite expensive, even if what they need is not so much. So in 1998, Poland decided to fill a gap in your own arms, and began work on the creation of the CWS Tor.
You need to go ahead and say that before the first releases already finished guns passed seven years, in other words, the question came up thoroughly. Well, at the moment weapon continues to evolve, some minor details changed, although there may still affect that experience in developing such tools were not, and it’s the first pancake, which make their best efforts, that he was not lumpy. Curator of the project to develop its mnogokalibernoy sniper rifle was notorious Carol Wilk, thanks to the efforts which the army has appeared in Poland machines Tantalum and Beryl. Specifically, in his honor and was named project that Wilk in Polish means Wolf. Specifically, under this naming rifle passed through all documents before adopting, well, at the moment many of its so called specifically. «Father,» the first Polish mnogokalibernoy rifles became engineer Alexander Lezhuha, but it worked, of course, not alone, but with design and research center in OBSRM mechanical plant in the town of Tarnow. Only by 2000 were approved tactical and technical properties of guns, and two years later there were two of the most experienced and compiled reference documentation needed for production. But in a series of gun did not go, because industrial tests revealed significant shortcomings guns. In general, the defects were simply disposable, and two months later the gun was presented in a ready-testing outside the walls of the plant.
Because a similar instrument in Poland have not previously, and its only drawback compensated multiple units zabugornogo guns, then charged tests those who have had experience with this instrument appeal, namely the special division of GROM. Tests were run at the landfill Nova Demba. During the tests, especially intently listened to the advice of snipers, who not only pointed out the inherent flaws of the rifle, but also expressed their wishes for the whole mnogokalibernomu sniper weapons, saying that the other did not like guns and repeated in Polish swatch SWR . For example, at the guns came third «leg» under the butt is not quite a standard design that eliminates falling through a rather loose soil and other nice features. All requests that could bring in weapons, have been implemented, it took two more years of work designers, and only in 2004 was launched a little party was still mnogokalibernoy Wilk sniper rifle for military trials. So, in 2005, 10 units were handed guns all the same special units GROM? And at the end of the test, in 2006 adopted the weapon already under the name of Tor. In 2007, the Ministry of Defence orders 15 more rifles, and in 2008 another 30 were eliminated in which some negative aspects, but not so severe as to allocate a weapon as a separate modification. For example, the handle of orange plastic has been replaced with black, the substitution was carried out bipod, changed belt anchorage, etc.. Overall, the Polish Army requires 270-300 units like guns, now one hundred percent is covered by the manufacturer, but this amount can be increased in case of reorganization of troops, although in any case, a similar instrument in large quantities are not required.
Despite the fact that the rifle is used by the relatively recent, it has already managed to take part in hostilities, and it has worked well in Afghanistan, but to call it perfect, unfortunately, can not be, because she has certain shortcomings, which can be eliminating deprive the instrument of his advantages. For example, one of the major shortcomings of this instrument may be noted quite a lot of weight, equal to 15.8 kilograms. Advertising provides us guns that recoil when shooting thanks to the highly damped muzzle brake-compensator recoil. But we are reasonable people and we realize that to make out the rifle, built on the sliding bolt, locking bore when turning, a bit more than the «shotgun 12 gauge» (back words from advertising) only through DTC, without harm features for rifles, you can not. Specifically, the weight of the gun makes shooting more comfortable and it specifically is the main way, why not make an instrument easier, although this possibility exists. Dimensions same guns opposite relatively small, which is achieved by assembling bullpup rifle. Of course this affects the comfort appeal with the gun, but this fee compactness. In general, the relative compactness, because the length is 1350 mm rifles with barrel length of 860 mm. Gun barrel itself freely posted, does not apply to other parts of the instruments except the receiver. Under the barrel there is a tube that serves as a place to attach folding bipod. Rifle butt governed by its own length and height of the palm cheeks, if it exists, that is, depending on what the issue weapon.
Built rifle based on the sliding bolt, locking bore when turning. Powered rifle of detachable, box magazine capacity of 7 rounds, staggered to reduce its length while maintaining the relative capacity. Some drawbacks of this gun I would referred kutsee landing place under the optical sight, which excludes the installation of any additional devices. But once the Poles are satisfied, then well, apparently asleep at night, or they, or behold the very well in the dark. Obviously did not work without the «secrets» that would serve to zamanuhu inhabitants. Now we will have a parable of a trigger mechanism, fundamentally different from the others. Well, of course, no one can say what exactly it fundamentally opposed.
If we talk about this weapon as a whole, it is quite good, provided that it used high-quality cartridges 12.7 h99 is not without its own drawbacks, of course, but in general, the Poles managed to make a decent mnogokalibernuyu sniper rifle. But it should be noted that with so many guns fuss around it had to be impeccable, as well — strong middling. But with all this we should not forget that this is the first experience of the creation of such instruments, and for the first time result came out good. I liked the approach to designing weapons, despite the fact that everything was done slowly, the work was completely deflated sleeves, well, at the moment continues to develop an instrument that can build up in every small party newest rifles that are made, as befits for sniper guns, nearly manually. Incidentally, you can follow the development of rifles and that at its base, a model is chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum. She still is not on the Polish army has, but she was willing to get for themselves the military because the army lacks the tools that would occupy an intermediate position between 7.62 and 12.7 millimeters. But this is the future, although close. In the meantime, gun still collects reviews, most of which are positive, well, so that people get like, it is very rare, especially because an instrument is distinguished by its weight, which is usually put in the «minus» to him, but, as noted above, a lot of weight for the rifle and also «plus».