Surkov is a legendary sniper rifle in Borderlands manufactured by Vladof.

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Special Weapon Effects

For the Motherland. – Extremely fast reload speed, high fire rate.

Usage & Description

The Surkov is a sniper rifle hybrid between a pump-action and semi-automatic; like pump-action sniper rifles, its ordnance has high critical hit damage, but it also has a relatively high fire rate, and fast reload. Unfortunately, the Surkov has exceptionally mediocre accuracy for a sniper rifle. Because of these traits, the Surkov is best used as a "combat" sniper rifle, and used at medium to close range.


  • The name is a reference to Mikhail Ilyich Surkov, allegedly a World War 2 Red Army sniper who was said to have over 700 confirmed kills.
  • The red text is a reference to Russia, which Russians affectionately call "The Motherland". Especially often this word was used in the means of Soviet propaganda (as a "Mother Motherland" phrase) during World War II just after the German mass invasion "Operation Barbarossa".
    The phrase "For the Motherland" (Russian "За Родину!", tr. "Za Rodinu") was a common war cry amongst Soviet soldiers during World War II.


The Surkov effect comes from the barrel2_Vladof_Surkov barrel, which is based on barrel2, the least accurate barrel available for sniper rifles. It provides much better reload speed and fire rate, as well as generally better stats. For an explanation on how to interpret the information on the following table, please see the stat modifiers page.

barrel2_Vladof_Surkov barrel2
Fire Rate: +75%

Accuracy Minimum: +20%
Accuracy Regen Rate: +40%
Damage: +25%
Recoil: +10%
Spread: +20%
Tech Level: +1
Reload Speed: -75%

Accuracy Maximum: -20%
Accuracy Minimum: +20%

Damage: +15%
Recoil: +20%
Spread: +28%
Tech Level: +1
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