XADO Chemical Group SNIPEX .50BMG “Rhino Hunter”

SNIPEX rhino hunter

Reading like a chapter taken from a Sci-Fi novel or Bond film (or both), Ukrainian arms manufacturer XADO Chemical Group is producing a single shot anti-material rifle called the SNIPEX Rhino Hunter. Billed as an anti-material gun, the rifle operates on a ‘longitudinally sliding gate’ and is chambered in .50BMG. The Rhino Hunter is being sold for 149 500 Ukrainian Hryvnia (~$5,400 USD) and includes accessories like a trigger guard and swim trunks.

SNIPEX Rhino Hunter from XADO Chemical GROUP

(with Russian Google Translate Fail):

SNIPEX Rhino Hunter From Sniper-Weapon.ru:

Anti-materiel rifle SNIPEX .50 BMG RHINO HUNTER is designed and manufactured by the Ukrainian company XADO Chemical Group, which managed to establish a vicious cycle of long-barreled hand-held firearms. This is the first experience of the company to establish a sniper rifle 12,7 mm.

For the first time, the rifle was shown at the exhibition “The Weapon that Bezpeka 2016”, held in Kiev in October last year. Weapons name is composed of the model name (SNIPEX), indicate the caliber ( .50 BMG ) and indicate the possible destinations (RHINO HUNTER – “Hunter rhinoceros”).

Barrel stainless steel 750 or 1100 mm long floating production own bore rifling executed by dornirovaniya. To dampen the impact of powerful except DTK and cushioning insert backplate rear of the chassis, which plays the role of focusing the butt for needle arms using simple circuit recoil mechanism.

The barrel is enclosed in a tubular casing with vents on the side surfaces of which (for greater stability of arms) are mounted adjustable bipod. On the breech casing is fastened to the guide ridge Picatinny rail for mounting the optical sight.

Single shot rifle, works on the principle of longitudinal sliding gate with a massive handle, locking bore six lugs. Release of spent cartridges rollback occurs when the shutter back. All this greatly reduces the time and simplifies reloading it. Automatic fuse is located on the trigger.

The total length of the rifle is 1200 mm, the sighting range of 2200-2500 meters depending on the length of the barrel. Other details are not reported.

Start the beginning of sales of arms is scheduled for 04.10.2017. Pre-order available for registration. At the time of publication, rifles cost is 149500 UAH (about $ 5300).


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  • TheNotoriousIUD
    • Phillip Cooper

      Reminds me of my Aussie when she was a pup…

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Sounds like a pretty good pup.

        • Phillip Cooper

          She is the best dog ever. Goes everywhere with me if I’ll let her (it gets too hot in the summer).

          Sadly, much like myself, she’s getting old. I figure there’s only a couple more good years for her. 🙁

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Well, none of us may have more than a couple of good years left. I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.
            Just gotta try to enjoy what we have.

    • Rick O’Shay

      Swim trunks as an “accessory.” I feel like there’s some kind of Russian joke in there I’m not getting because of cultural differences.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        This is a late April Fools joke.

        • Rick O’Shay

          Well f*** me for not catching it. I purposely stayed off the net all day Saturday so I wouldn’t have to get shenanigans like that thrown my way all day long. Looks like I didn’t stay off long enough!

      • Phillip Cooper

        Wouldn’t it be an “assessory”?

        • Rick O’Shay

          Oh, you.

    • Bierstadt54

      Somehow I feel this is a bit worse than the normal Google translate presser… like they used a free software sample from 10 years ago… or a 10-year old… or translated it from Ukrainian to Swahili and then to English…

  • iksnilol

    Seems pointless in .50 BMG, what about 20mm or 14.5mm?

    • Jalen Byon

      How often do you see 14.5 at the gun shop?

      • iksnilol

        About as often as I see 50 bmg.

  • Alexandru Ianu

    The engrish is stronk in this one.

  • Anonymoose

    How heavy is it?

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      Its Soviet

      • Nate Reinhold

        ^ best 2 word reply on the interwebs!

      • Bierstadt54

        Ah. Heavy.

  • Calavera

    “In Soviet Union, rhino hunt you.”

  • Jeff Smith
    • DIR911911 .

      you need to get out more

      • Jeff Smith

        That’s probably true.

  • micmac80

    Swim trunks – google untraslate would be chassis with free floating barrel

    So this is a ‘quarter’ auto rifle as unlike semi auto it doesn’t load the new rund it just ejects the case

    • Raven

      I think the PTRD had a similar thing. On firing the barrel recoils and opens the bolt, ejecting the spent case so all you need to do is drop in a new round and chamber it.

  • mrsatyre

    Not just *any* sliding bolt…THE sliding bolt. End of discussion.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    “Rhino Hunter”…. Proving that gun people being their own worst enemies it’s just an American thing.

    • Bierstadt54

      Also that you don’t have to be a non-native English speaker or a software program to mangle the English language. Good to know that “it’s just an American thing.”

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      Did you mean the opposite? As in NOT just an American Thing?

  • Nathan Alred

    And at only $5,500 (US) it’s only about 25% more expensive than a single shot Barrett.

  • gunsandrockets

    Okay, don’t they also have a long-recoil operated semi-auto .50 caliber anti-materiel rifle? This “Rhino Hunter” looks to me like a single shot sniper version of that long-recoil semi-auto rifle…

    • Xtorin O’hern

      you mean the GM6 Lynx?

  • winterhorse

    If I could afford 5500$ for a rifle, guess 3 grand for a scope wouldn’t be out of the picture.
    I’ll put it on my “after I when the lottery” list.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    How expensive is a Ukrainian Hyena? Are they more common than normal Hyenas? They arent exactly easy to come by in my neck of the woods. And what do they need with 150,000 of them?

  • Sledgecrowbar

    Or ask Serbu to make you two for that price and still have enough left over to buy a case of ammo.