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The below picture appeared in a YouTube video about Ukrainian sniper rifles.

Does anyone recognize what the optic is (or optics are)?






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By the way, what rifle is it mounted on? Assume that's a suppressor on the barrel end? Perhaps the YouTube video describes it but thought I'd ask without having to wade through the video. Thanks.
 
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The rifle is (reportedly) a Mosin-Nagant chambered for 7.62×54mmR, and yes, it is evidently a suppressor on the barrel.




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Whatever it is does it set the record for height above bore?
 
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It looks like a spotting scope.


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^^ To be honest it looks more like a fixed-power prismatic sight like the many, many 3X and 5X prismatic sights available on the market here. They all look so similar to me that I can't identify the maker.
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Whatever it is does it set the record for height above bore?

Running problem with Eastern Bloc rifles and optics. A lot of optics from Russia are sold with mounts designed for use with the rails commonly seen on the left side of AK (and other) receivers. The Russians never did quite seem to see the virtues of having a solid cheekweld with optics; it's only recently that we've seen optics mounted on EBRs that allow a solid cheekweld. Throw in a shady-tree adaptation of a late 19th century rifle that was never really intended for optics, and there you go.

OTOH, there are some competition optics in the West that are mounted that high; apparently it allows for a more comfortable sustained hold?
 
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A view of the front (the best I could capture).






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Cheek weld or ability to use all those strip clips?

Stripper clips.

The front scope cap looks like it doubles as a killflash?


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Some kind of NVG? Conventional scope or red dot is apparently on top of it.


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Simo haya aka the white death in ww2 literally killed hundreds of Russians with his mosin with just iron sights. He’s prolly turning over in his grave over that thing. And damn I thought the gun show bubbas here were bad with cheap/stupid shit on mosins..
 
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Cheek weld or ability to use all those strip clips?

Stripper clips.

The front scope cap looks like it doubles as a killflash?


Cheekweld or being able to actually operate the bolt is more like it.



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Wow, what a shitshow of a rifle.

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Cheekweld or being able to actually operate the bolt is more like it.


Yep. On a purpose-built sniper M91/30 Mosin-Nagant, the bolt handle is modified to be turned down, so that the scope can be at least somewhat close to the bore.


Here, they haven't bothered with that, and are utilizing a standard Mosin-Nagant M91/30 infantry rifle with the normal straight bolt handle. This requires the bolt handle to stick straight up above the receiver when the bolt is worked.



So they've cludged together a scope mount intended to attach to the lower side of the tall AK/SVD receiver onto the upper side of the short Mosin-Nagant receiver, in order to create the 6+ inches of clearance between the scope and the receiver needed to accommodate both the height of the straight bolt handle as well as the operator's grasping hand.

 
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I want to check up on Lil Ivan in the picture. Anyone know if he's still around, or did he catch one in the head yet as he was trying to take a peek over something?


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