Why Russian Army Uses this Weird Close Combat Sniper Rifle

Sniper Rifle

The VSS Vintorez and AS VAL are strange sniper rifles created by the Russian Military back in their soviet union era days of the 1980s. It has a number of unique features that set it apart from any other army sniper rifle. Truly there is nothing quiet like it in the United States military’s arsenal. So why do Russian special forces spetnaz and other elite operators prefer to use this rifle?

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