Back to the basics

Shooting at a distance, revered extremely high for small arms is very hardware dependent.   If in cases of supersonic speed shooting it is still possible to get away with an average equipment, quality and performance wise, this approach does not work here, from the the word “at all.”

Your attention is invited to the general recommendations to the equipment selection that can serve as a good reference point for a beginning to learn this exciting science  – ” to connect” with target at seemingly unreal distances.


Despite a widespread idea that cartridge determines everything in shooting, we still put

Russian weapons manufacturer Lobaev Arms’ DXL-3 rifle outperformed its German rival, the DSR-1, during a duel between Russian and German manufacturers conducted in honour of the 70th Victory Day anniversary in the Kaluga region of Russia, Tuesday.

Brief translation: Line 1: “What’s with temperature?… We will start our shooting tests today at 1000 meters, then we will continue at 1600m, and then we will take DSR-1 to 1700 or 1800 meters depending on what exactly range we can find here, on this field. And then we’l see. I guess at those ranges it will deflate, successfully. But ours still will

For a long time we have wanted to make a comparison of these two rifles: DSR-1 in 338 Lapua and our DXL-3. And then there’s the eve of Victory Day, we received a call from Russia Today guys who asked whether we plan something interesting to this date. When we said, “We were somehow going to compete with the best in the German rifle away,” the reaction on the other end was like – “With German one??? Yeah, that’s just what we need!!!”.

In fact, I know that rifle very well and it is really bad (in a good sense).

All week there were rainfalls and storm wind was blowing. On 9 April 2015 the weather forecast promised the only sunny day when it was decided to make an attempt in setting a new world record on the firing range.

The Lifenews film crew, called to capture the event, arrived in the extended format. The guys have been set very seriously: armed with 6 cameras and quadrocopter and all this was managed by the head director of the channel.

On arrival everything was ready. Let me remind you: as a weapon we used custom version of SVLK-14 C  with the following differences from the basic one:

 Serene winter morning, February 19, 2015 Russia Today crew visited our facility.

After filming of the assembly process and a pair of stand-ups, we went to test a new version of SVLK-14S rifle, after some changes designed to optimize performance at ranges over 2000m.

Optimization touched barrel length, muzzle brake and case preparation process. Also the day before we test fired our new solids at 100 meters that proved to be pretty good. It was decided to not fire them at 2000m yet, not to interfere for the purity of the experiment. On them we will write separately. Shooting was conducted as before,

Two kilometers is normal distance limit for sniper fire. Realistic cases of successful target engagement at these distances are known, but they have more luck than the real capabilities of modern sniper systems. SVL was originally designed to break through this barrier, turn direct hit on a two-kilometer distance in a guaranteed result. And their task is completed successfully. But there is no such a good rifle, which could not have been made better, and the new model – SVLK-14C – the example. About it, its history and possible future – this article.

The unofficial world record for the longest effective sniper shot –

Competition for confident shot at maximum range comes with the inception of sniping as an art of marksmanship. Technical progress and regular wars contribute to its growth, but of course, this process can not be called uniform. Breakthroughs happen and there are periods of calm. One of these periods came to the seventies of the twentieth century, and was associated with the fact that the most common sniper caliber  of  that time – .30 – exhausted its possibilities for development.

Created in 1963, the .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge was the culmination of the .30 caliber development. It gave a sniper