The WKW Tor or Wilk (Wolf) is a modern anti-materiel and/or sniper rifle produced in Poland by the Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów factory. The nickname "WKW Tor" stands for Wielkokalibrowy Karabin Wyborowy or Large Caliber Sniper Rifle. Its military designation in the Polish army is known as the Tor. This rifle was developed between 2000 and 2004 and the first selected units in the Polish army apparently received Wilk/Tor rifles in around 2005 onwards.
The WKW Wilk with a bipod attached
|Type||Bullpup anti-materiel rifle and sniper rifle|
|Place of origin||Poland|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||War in Afghanistan (2001–present)|
|Designer||Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów|
|No. built||Ca. 150|
|Barrel length||880 mm|
|Action||Manually operated rotary Bolt action|
|Muzzle velocity||2,895 ft/s (882 m/s) from 800gr Barnes|
|Effective firing range||Max effective range is 3,000 m|
|Feed system||7-round detachable box magazine|
The WKW Wilk/Tor anti-materiel and/or sniper rifle makes use of a manually operated rotary bolt action weapon of bull-pup layout. It is fed from detachable box magazines and is fitted with a folding and adjustable bipod and an adjustable rear monopod. Standard sighting equipment is a Schmidt & Bender X3−12 P/MII telescope sight which is placed on Picatinny rails above the receiver.