Snow Wolf SV98 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle; Pre Two-Tone

Snow Wolf
Code: SW-025-BLU
£219.99
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  • Full metal construction
  • TM L96/M40 system
  • 7.5 inch top rail

If you want a Russian sniper rifle forget the Dragunov, you want an SV98! The Snow Wolf SV98 Spring Bolt Action Sniper Rifle is a great example, complete with real-world accurate furniture with a 7.5 inch top rail to add your choice of sight / scope.

The Snow Wolf SV98 shoots at a respectable 410FPS +/- 10% straight out of the box and uses the Tokyo Marui L96/M40 feed system. This means the magazine is exactly where it should be and the HOP-up dial is centrally positioned on the bottom of the stock, offering a wide range of adjustment with audible and tactile clicks. This allows you to add small increments of HOP-up effect easily mid game.

This variant comes pre two toned, so for all you beginner Airsofters looking to get into sniping, you can purchase this without a need for UKARA! And with it being pre two toned at the factory there's no wait time for it to get sprayed, so you can get in the field ASAP!

Full description

Description

The Snow Wolf SV98 is a great replica of the Russian Army issue SV98 sniper rifle system in current service and has the correct barrel profile, muzzle device and stock shape to do this unique rifle justice in Airsoft form. This rifle is heavily based on the Russian SV-98 sniper rifle but uses the more ergonomic and frankly superior L96 style receiver with its enlarged, swept-back bolt handle allowing for clearance even when using large optical sights and its easy to use safety catch with recessed markings denoting each mode.

Starting at the tip of the outer barrel we can see the real world accurate SV98 muzzle device, complete with a front iron sight. There is no rear iron sight on the SV98 but you won't be needing one anyway, as this package comes with a 3-9x40mm riflescope and scope rings to get you on target right away. The muzzle device can be unscrewed but underneath there are some outsized threads (25.2mm Diameter) and we aren't currently aware of an adapter for suppressors. The user manual shows and SV98 with a suppressor mounted, so there is potential Snow Wolf will release this part down the line, hopefully!

The barrel is a smooth sided and tapered towards the tip, matching the real SV98 perfectly. The barrel is shaped this way to improve strength near the receiver to effectively handle high power cartridges while keeping the weight up front to a minimum for better handling.

Moving to the chassis, we can find an L96 style bipod spigot at the very front, followed by a Harris bipod lug, granting you multiple options when it comes to adding a bipod to the SV98 for deploying in a static position. The included bipod is Harris style and will mount to the Harris lug, but if you prefer an atlas style bipod you can swap it out and use the spigot instead.

At either side of the chassis, just above the bipod mounting hardware, we can find a sling point on either side, which can be combined with the sling bar on the stock to mount a two-point rifle sling to allow you to throw the SV98 onto your back when the enemy team is advancing and its sidearm time. Running along the sides of the chassis we can find finger grooves, which help provide a consistent and comfortable position for your support hand.

Between the finger grooves on the right side of the chassis, we can take note of the two protruding threaded sockets which allow us to add the included carrying handle of the SV98. This part is styled after that present on the real SV-98, which is also a big part of what makes the rifle so recognisable. The handle is constructed from steel for extra strength with a polymer over mould to stop the handle from being uncomfortable to use in cold weather. The handle can be attached by aligning the threaded nuts on the handle with the holes on the stock and turning the nuts counter-clockwise until it is hand-tight. The handle can be removed by turning the nuts clockwise if you want to cut down on the overall weight of the rifle.

The adjustable HOP-up unit of the SV98 can be found on the bottom of the stock and is an external adjuster similar to the TM L96. The adjuster takes the form of a dial which can be adjusted by hand and has audible and tactile clicks with each increment of adjustment so you can adjust mid-game easily. This HOP-up style functions similarly to a "TDC" HOP-up which is known to be a superb method of adjustment, minimising side-to-side deviation by applying adjustments directly to the top of the HOP-up rubber.

Just ahead of the trigger guard is where we can find the magazine well of the SV98 which is realistically positioned thanks to this rifle's use of the TM L96/M40 style of loading mechanism. The magazine is realistically designed with mock reinforcing grooves in its shell and holds 65 BBs which can be loaded through the fill/feed port on the front using a standard Airsoft speed loader or by hand. The magazine catch is positioned just behind the magazine and takes the form of a paddle release which can be used by right and left handed shooters alike.

As we arrive at the receiver of the SV98 we can see this is a more advanced L96 style receiver, with an enlarged bolt handle and textured safety lever. The real L96 and SV98 both have a similar style of receiver, with angular surfaces and a 20mm Picatinny top rail for mounting optical sights, so unless the Russian fans at your local site are really, really observant, they may not be able to tell!

The safety catch is located on the right side of the rear section of the bolt, just behind the bolt handle, and can be easily reached from a firing grip with minimal movement which may draw the eye of an enemy sniper. The surface of this control includes deep linear texture, guaranteeing that you can make use of this important function in any weather condition. The safety is also much larger than that of a VSR-10 platform, making it more easily used with gloves. The safety positions are indicated using recessed markings, with "S" indicating the safe mode and "F" indicating the dangerous mode.

The bolt handle of the SV98 is an enlarged L96 style design, which is swept back to allow larger optical sights to be used on the rifle without them interfering with the travel of the bolt. This also makes the handle very easy to grab and operate quickly when needed. All of the parts of the receiver, outer barrel, and bolt handle are constructed from robust alloy, granting the SV98 the title of "full metal" and making it a great choice for the type of player that values realism.

The stock of the Snow Wolf SV98 is a close match to the real SV98 stock, and sports full adjustability; with an adjustable cheekpiece which can be raised, an integrated mono-pod for optimal stability when combined with a bipod, and a rubberised butt plate which can be raised and lowered to get the perfect shooting position. This stock offers all the options and adjustments needed to set the rifle up for static defence, and its relatively low weight despite its size make it equally suitable for a more mobile player.

The butt plate can be adjusted by loosening the knurled nut on the right side which will allow the butt plate to be raised and lowered to suit your position, body type and loadout. The cheek rest is raised and lowered by unscrewing the adjustment screws beneath the cheek rest. Within the stock itself we can also find a sling bar, which is present just behind the adjustment screws of the cheekpiece. This can be combined with either of the front sling points to provide an ambidextrous two-point sling mounting solution.

The final feature of the SV98 we have to discuss is its integrated monopod, which can be found within the stock. The monopod is intended to be used in concert with a bipod to allow the rifle to be set up on uneven ground and allow for a little bit more clearance when necessary. The monopod can be deployed by loosening the knurled nut on the right side of the stock, just above the monopod itself, which will allow the monopod to be extended. Once the monopod is positioned, the locking nut can be retightened to lock the monopod in place.

So, for those looking for a sniper rifle that looks a bit different from the rest, and can avail itself of some seriously handy features rarely seen on an Airsoft sniper rifle at this price point, the Snow Wolf SV98 is sure to go down a treat. This variant comes pre two toned from the factory, so no UKARA and no waiting to get on the field and start picking people off at range! - A great way to begin your Airsoft sniper loadout!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • Removable carry handle - Complete the SV98 look
  • Integrated monopod - Great for prone shooting
  • Adjustable butt plate - Set it up for any body type or loadout
  • Enlarged L96 style bolt handle - Plenty of clearance for large scopes
  • Textured safety catch with recessed markings
  • Real wold accurate SV98 muzzle device
  • Dial adjustable HOP-up unit  - On the bottom of the stock
  • Length of pull can be reduced by removing a butt plate spacer
  • Fully adjustable cheek piece - Perfect cheek weld no matter your optic preference
  • Front Harris bipod lug and L96 style bipod spigot - Plenty of bipod options
  • 20mm Picatinny Receiver rail - Ready for optical sights
  • 3-9x40mm Rifle scope & scope rings included
  • Harris style bipod included

Package Includes

  • Snow Wolf SV98 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle; Pre Two-Tone
  • 65rnd SV98 Mid-capacity magazine
  • Removable carry handle
  • Speed loader
  • User manual

Special Instructions

To assemble the Snow Wolf SV98 you will need to mount the action into the stock as they are supplied disassembled. The 3 screws provided are used to mount the action, and the longer two screws go in the front and rearmost screw holes. The front hole is present just in front of the HOP-up dial, and the rear hole is present just to the rear of the trigger. The central hole is for the shortest of the 3 screws and it is very important that you do not use one of the longer screws in the central hole to avoid damaging the internals. The central hole is found inside the magazine well.

If you have trouble fitting the action into the stock we recommend slightly loosening the Allen bolt on the right side of the stock just in front of the magazine well.

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Snipers Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
No
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 410fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
  • Speed Loader
  • Scope
  • Bipod
  • Scope Rings
  • Carry Handle
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 3.7kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
122cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
122cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Pre Two-Tone Blue
Two Tone Icon
Pre Two-Toned
Yes
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy muzzle device, outer barrel, receiver, bolt handle and controls. High density polymer stock. Steel trim parts
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Spring
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
Long Gun, Snipers Rifle, SV-98,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Long Gun Magazine, Snipers Rifle, SV-98,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Bolt Action
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Bolt Action
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Dial
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
On the underside of the stock in front of the magazine well

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Bipod
  • Railed Receiver
  • Adjustable Cheek Rest
  • Harris Bipod Lug
  • Scope
  • Adjustable Stock
  • L96 Bipod Lug
  • Sling Point(s)
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Railed Receiver
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Adjustable, Adjustable Cheek riser and Mono-pod,
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Rotary Drum Iron Sight

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
24''
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.08mm
Inner Barrel Length
520mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Sniper Rifle
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 65 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Front

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
Tested using 0.20g BBs

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04