OSV-96

12.7mm SNIPER RIFLE

This sniper rifle is the first large-caliber rifle designed and produced in Russia. Its ensures effective destruction of manpower and engagement of various soft-skinned and lightly armored vehicles at long ranges.
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  • Specifications

Cartridge ........................... 12.7x107 mm sniper cartridge,
cartridges for large­-caliber
machineguns
Sighting range ................. up to 1800 m
Fire mode ......................... single
Magazine capacity ........... 5 rds
Weight w/o
optical sight ......................

12,9 kg
Dimensions:
in folded position ........... 1154х132х190 mm
in firing position .............. 1746х431х425 mm
  • Folding design

It takes a few seconds to change over from travelling position to fire position and back. There is a hinge and locking mechanism at the breech end. When folded, the OSV-96 length equals barrel length with muzzle brake and does not exceed the dimensions of the SVD rifle. This enables its easy transportation in armoured vehicles and other means of transport.
  • Travelling position

  • Self-loading operation,
    effective muzzle attachment

Reduce sniper’s fatigue by firing at a high rate of fire. The height adjustable bipod allows to take any convenient firing position.

  • Completing with optical sights (use at any time of day or night)

The rifle is completed with day collimator sight and optionally night sight.

  • High effective range of fire

The sniper is out of range of standard small arms aimed fire. The windage of a 12.7mm bullet is thrice less than that of a 7.62mm.
The Instrument Design Bureau has developed and started large-scale production of the 12.7mm sniper cartridge and sniper cartridge with armor-piercing bullet. These cartridges provide higher grouping, destruction of small-size light-armoured targets at long ranges.