SVL or "Lobaev sniper rifle" is a family of Russian modern sniper rifles.
The rifle is not represented in a single fixed model. Caliber of rifles and other characteristics vary, depending on the customer's wishes. There are two main classes of Lobaev sniper rifles: SVL and OVL (Lobaev Hunting Rifle, that is available for civil customers). Rifles feature extremely high accuracy in the order of 0.1-0.3 (MOA), depending on caliber, barrel length etc. This rifle is one of the most accurate and long-range in the world.
The rifles are produced by a private company LLC "Tsar-Pushka" (Vladislav Lobaev is the owner) on equipment imported from the U.S. Production was located in Tarusa.
In September 2010, the company moved to the United Arab Emirates. Reason - a conflict of interests with the IZHMASH.
- OVL is availible for civil customers.
- SVL is used by the FSB, FSO and UAE army.
Vladislav Lobaev made a presentation video of his SVL .408 Chey Tac, in which he hit soldier-type target three times, at the distance of... attention: 2306 meters!