Someone should have submitted this to the SOCOM Precision Sniper Rifle Competition, just to see the looks on the faces of the officials present. Out of the Ukraine, we have a sort of chassis system for the Mosin Nagant rifle, designated the VM MP-UOS (ВМ МП-УОС in Cyrillic). A Ukrainian company by the name of UKROBORONSERVICE SC, abbreviated UOS on their website. They seem to have really brought the Mosin Nagant into the 21st century with the addition of a telescoping AR buttstock, full length top picatinny rail, suppressor, removable magazine, bipods, and a skeletonized stock to finish it up! Underneath all this dressing, is a Mosin rifle, whether or not it has been altered for accuracy, I cannot tell, and it doesn’t seem to say. It does mention that the range for a point target is either 350 meters for a head shot, and 450 meters for a torso shot, while 640 meters for a moving target. By referencing targets in human terms, I assume they would only be solicitation a military sale, as a civilian sale this wouldn’t fly, and most LE forces the world over don’t see precision long gun action past maybe 100-200 meters. However it does mention that the rifle is available for export, so if it were to ever come to the United States in a decent price, I would imagine it give Archangel a run for their money.
VM MP-UOS Sniper Rifle was designed by UKROBORONSERVICE SC specialists. It is a deep modernization of Mosin Model 1891/1930 rifle, 7.62 mm caliber.
Ukrainian gunsmiths upgraded this weapon in accordance with NATO standards. New sniper rifle was designed to use 7.62×54 mm cartridge, and has 730 mm barrel. Rate of fire is up to 20 shots per minute. Cartridges are fed from five- or ten-shot boxtype magazine. VM MP-UOS Sniper Rifle is equipped with optical sight and Harris SBR folding telescopic bipod. The modernization allowed to increase range of fire and to decrease recoil during fire. The sound of shot is diminished considerably due to the use of silencer therefore the rifle can be used stealthily.
In the framework of Mosin rifle re-equipment, other alterations in the design were made. Buttstock and wooden rifle stock were replaced by new rifle stock produced of polymer materials and aluminum alloy and adjustable buttstock and pistol grip. Fixed magazine was replaced by detachable boxtype single-row magazine. The thread is made on the chase for the mounting of silencer or muzzle brake. All the components and details used for the rifle modernization are manufactured in Ukraine. This weapon is also manufactured for export. The rifle design is distinguished by its reliability. Comfortable buttstock, accessories, and well-balanced barrel improve shooting accuracy that is huge advantage among similar models of weapons.