Russia has created the world's first sniper rifle chambered for NATO
Developer Lobaev: Russia has created the world's first sniper rifle chambered for NATO
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Russia has developed the world's first multi-caliber rifle “Ravager”, which is capable of firing NATO cartridges of 12.7 x 99 millimeters. This was stated by the general director of the developer enterprise Lobaev Arms Vladislav Lobaev, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the specialist, the main advantage of the new rifle is its modularity. “On the Ravager, we were the first to realize the ability of snipers to change barrels for two calibers at once – NATO and domestic, depending on the combat mission facing it. This significantly increases its export prospects, ”he stressed.
Lobaev noted that the new weapon has an accuracy of fire of 0.5 arc minutes, which is unique for the 12.7 caliber – thus, the rifle shoots four times more accurately than the American Barret (2 arc minutes). Such high accuracy will allow her to perform one of the most difficult tasks – the fight against enemy sniper units.
The development company Lobaev Arms owns the most long-range small arms to date. The “Twilight” rifle allows you to hit a target at a distance of 2.5 kilometers with accurate shooting, 4.2 kilometers – with record shooting.
In November 2019, Russian sniper Sergei Shmakov, using the SVLK-14 “Twilight” rifle, in complete darkness, managed to accurately hit a target that was distant at 1920 meters.