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"Vikhlop (high caliber special sniper rifle) - silenced sniper rifle chambered 12.7mm AP rounds. It was designed for Russian FSB special forces. Unique weapon with the unique characteristics, which has no analouges in the world."
- — Description.
The Vikhlop is the Contract Wars unique sniper.
Unique sniper means that to unlock it you must buy the "Unique Sniper Rifle" Skill in the Sniper Skill Tree.
Its a fairly recent addition to the armory, coming out the same day as the Saiga Full Auto (FA) (unique shotgun). The Vikhlop possesses the highest penetration in the game (80), making it useful against high armored foes, it's shot speed is also incredibly fast.
The scope is interesting as well, having an unique reload animation (Along with the M40), it also has a fast bolt action speed. It can hit targets at 265 meters at 200 damage before dropping off to 160 past that. Also capable of the fastest reload speed of any sniper, at 81 with +15 (mobility less than 50) and the assault and scout skills.
Achievements you can unlock using this gun.
|Angel of Death||700 longshots with snipers||8000|
|Angel of Death II||3500 longshots with snipers||35.000|
|Shadowgunner||200 headshots with silenced weapons||3000|
|Sniper||100 doublekills with snipers||25000|
- It's huge penetration my come from it's real life purpose: Shooting heavily armored targets or targets behind cover (since the Vikhlop is one of three guns in-game that are able to shoot through solid objects, e.g. stones and walls)