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ОСВ-96 12,7-мм снайперская винтовка - МАКС-2009 01.jpg
OSV-96 in MAKS-2009
Type Anti-materiel sniper rifle
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 1990s–present
Used by Russia
Wars Syrian civil war
Production history
Designer A.G. Shipunov
Designed 1990s
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Produced 1990s–present
Variants V-94
Weight 12.9 kg (28 lb) w/o scope and unloaded
Length 1,746 mm (68.7 in)
Barrel length 1,000 mm (39 in)

Cartridge 12.7×108mm
Action Gas-operated rotating bolt
Rate of fire semi-auto
Muzzle velocity 770–860 m/s
Effective firing range 2,000 m (2,200 yd)
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine
Sights various mounting sniper sights and back-up iron sights

OSV-96 (Russian: ОСВ-96) is a Russian heavy semi-automatic sniper rifle chambered for the 12.7×108mm round.


The rifle is capable of engaging infantry at a distance of up to 1800 meters and can combat material targets at ranges up to 2500 meters. As an effective anti-sniper weapon, OSV-96 keeps the shooter outside of the effective range of conventional calibers providing a distinct advantage over lower caliber rifles. Specialized high-accuracy 12.7×108mm 7N34 59.0 gram FMJ and AP sniper cartridges have been developed for Russian .50-caliber sniper rifles such as this rifle. Large caliber machine gun cartridges can also be used for firing, but with limited accuracy. The OSV-96 folds in half in between the barrel/chamber and receiver compartments to shorten its length for ease of transportation. The rifle features a free-floating barrel in combination with a large muzzle brake to greatly decrease its recoil.


  • V-94 (В-94 «Волга»)[1] Prototype was developed by the KBP (Instrument Design Bureau) in the early 1990s. V-94 was first revealed to the public in 1994. Initial muzzle energy is estimated to be 18860 J, while firing API ammunition (885 gr).
  • OSV-96 (ОСВ-96 «Взломщик»)[2] Developed in 1996-2000, entered service in March 2000. Design utilizes a number of improvements, such as a redesigned stock, muzzle brake, and carrying handle.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Сергей Монетчиков. 12,7-мм крупнокалиберная снайперская винтовка В-94 // журнал «Братишка», ноябрь 2003
  2. ^ a b c Сергей Монетчиков. Оружейная мастерская: Оружие российского спецназа, или крупнокалиберные снайперские винтовки // журнал «Братишка», июль 2013
  3. ^ Александр Макаров. Полк высоких технологий. Силы специальных операций // журнал "Спецназ", июль 2011
  4. ^ "Post 26/11, India turns to Russia for small weapons". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  5. ^ cursethee. "Abu Zuhour, Idlib". Dailymotion. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Syria troops besiege town near Damascus". The Daily Star Newspaper - Lebanon. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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