Tasko Antimateriel Rifle

Notes: One of the newest antimateriel rifles on the scene, the Tasko was introduced in late 2005. (I have not been able to ascertain the actual designation of the rifle.) Due to itís chambering, it appears to be designed primarily for domestic use, but has been offered for export; the rumor mill says that the Ukrainians are considering a .50 Browning Machinegun version, but that this chambering is not yet even on the drawing board.

The Tasko is a gas-operated semiautomatic weapon of excellent construction considering the normal sort of construction quality one normally expects from the former Soviet republics. The 30.6-inch heavy barrel is built from high-grade steel and the cutting of the rifling is computer-controlled to a very fine degree, as is the making of most of the Taskoís parts, and thus they are precision-made to very high tolerances. The barrel is tipped with a large 3-baffle muzzle brake. The metalwork of the rifle is also of high-grade steel. Two stocks are available: a single-strut folding light stock with a padded buttplate adjustable for length of pull and a rudimentary padded cheekpiece, and a conventional wooden stock with a padded buttplate adjustable for length of pull and for height, as well as an adjustable cheekpiece which has no padding in this case. With both stocks, the padding on the buttplate is rather thin and may not actually do much to help with felt recoil. The forward end of the receiver has a folding bipod which is adjustable for height (although early examples used a non-adjustable bipod). The receiver also has a folding carrying handle attached at the center of balance for the rifle. Though the receiver does not have any sort of fancy MIL-STD-1913 or Weaver rail, it is nonetheless capable of mounting most telescopic sights and night vision devices used in the world today, though of course it is optimized for use with Russian-type sights. No iron sights are used.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Tasko AM Rifle (Folding Stock)

12.7mm Russian

12.02 kg

5, 10

$6038

Tasko AM Rifle (Standard Stock)

12.7mm Russian

12.18 kg

5, 10

$6008

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Tasko AM Rifle (Folding Stock)

SA

9

2-3-4

10/12

3

Nil

109

(With Bipod)

SA

9

2-3-4

10/12

2

Nil

141

Tasko AM Rifle (Standard Stock)

SA

9

2-3-4

12

3

Nil

109

(With Bipod)

SA

9

2-3-4

12

2

Nil

141