Lobaev Sniper Rifle

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Lobaev sniper rifle
Lobaev OVL-3 rifle with NightForce 5.5-22x50 NXS telescopic sight
Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin  Russia
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Vladislav Lobaev
Manufacturer Tawazun Advanced Defense Systems (TADS)
Variants SVL (Lobaev sniper rifle)
OVL (Lobaev hunting rifle)
Weight Varies on configuration
Length Varies on configuration
Barrel length Varies on configuration

Cartridge Varies on configuration
Action Bolt action
Feed system single shot
5-round detachable box magazine
Sights Picatinny rail provided for mounting a telescopic sight or other aiming optics

The Lobaev sniper rifle is a rifle line of custom-built bolt-action sniper rifles manufactured at the now defunct small, private company named "Tsar-Cannon Ltd" (ООО Царь-Пушка), which produced benchrest equipment and long-range, sniper and mountain hunting rifles in Tarusa, Russia.[1] The Lobaev rifles are based on a single-shot bolt-action designed for benchrest shooting by Vladislav Lobaev. The chambering, barrel, stock, ammunition feeding method and other rifle characteristics are determined by the clients' preferences.[2]


Lobaev rifles are offered in two main variants.

The first variant is the SVL, СВЛ - Снайперская винтовка Лобаева (Lobaev sniper rifle). The SVL variant has a field quick barrel change feature and the top of the receiver features a Picatinny rail to mount aiming optics. Lobaev SVL sniper rifles are factory guaranteed to have 0.3 MOA accuracy with specific ammunition. In long-range precision rifles, the chamber and throat area of the barrel are often custom made for a particular cartridge, meaning the rifle (system) is consciously constructed for optimal use with a particular cartridge case and projectile combination. If projectiles with differing dimensions are to be used this will generally erode such a custom-made system's accuracy potential. With a typical accuracy potential of sub-0.2-0.3 MOA at ranges up to 2,300 meters, chief designer Vladislav Lobaev believes his company builds the most accurate guns in Europe.[1] Further Mr. Lobaev said the .408 Cheyenne Tactical-chambered single-shot SVLK-14S bolt-action rifle is the most accurate long-range sniper rifle in the world.[3]

The second variant is the OVL, ОВЛ - Охотничья винтовка Лобаева (Lobaev hunting rifle). The OVL variant is used among hunters and sportsmen like benchrest shooters, etc.



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