For those of you who don’t know, We are in the preparation process to the сейчас new world record for a longest ever shot. Preliminary range is set as 3600 meters. Previous Russian record (3400meters) was beaten by American shooter (3475m). Now, it’s our turn.
Lobaev Arms 2000m new suppressor tests.
Rifle: SVLK-14 Twilight
New short translated video about world record for longest ever shot 3400m, set by Lobaev Arms SVLK-14 S rifle in 408 Cheytac
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:
Full English version of LIFENEWS video about new long-tange shooting record – 3720 yards (3400m) set by Lobaev rifle SVLK-14 S 408 CT
Original Russia Today content about Russian best long-range rifle SVLK-14 performing at 2000m.
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 –