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Rifle SVLK-14C "Twilight": Russian records and British newspapers

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Russian weapon constantly attracts the attention of the foreign press. On April 11, the British edition of Mirror published its material on the Russian high-precision rifle SVLK-14 "Twilight". The general admiration of the article begins with the headline: “'Game-changer' world deadliest Russian sniper rifle accurate from two miles away” - “Changing the rules: the world's deadliest Russian rifle certainly hits from two miles."


Lethal weapon


Mirror writes that the “Dusk” rifle from the Integrated Systems Design Bureau is called the deadliest weapon in its class that can “change the rules of the game.” In the hands of a well-trained shooter, she is able to effectively hit targets at a distance of 2 miles (more than 3 km).

The weapon weighs 10 kg and costs 30 thousand pounds. It has no store and is charged manually. Allegedly, SVLK-14S can conduct accurate fire at distances of 2 or even 3 km, while the British army sniper rifle L115A3 hits targets at only 1500 m.

The publication cites the words of the chief engineer of the development company Yuri Sinichkin. He noted that Dusk is a piece of goods, like Ferrari or Porsche cars. This rifle is intended for professional snipers who need a tool for high-precision long-range shooting, as well as for lovers of such weapons.


The rifle uses a .408 Cheyenne Tactical cartridge (10,36x77 mm) and accelerates the bullet to 900 m / s - almost three times faster than the speed of sound. According to Yu. Sinichkin, such a bullet can penetrate a rail 30 mm thick. It is also proposed to imagine what will happen to the enemy in the event of a bullet from which no bulletproof vest will save.

Mirror quotes an unnamed intelligence officer at the Royal Military Police. He believes that a rifle capable of hitting targets from two miles can really fundamentally change the situation on the battlefield. He also noted that such weapons should be highly reliable. Before pulling the trigger, the sniper must make several critical decisions - and the rifle must not let him down.

The Mirror newspaper article was noticed by other British and foreign publications. They placed in her reprints or modified and supplemented versions.

Cause for admiration


High marks from the foreign press are quite understandable. The Russian rifle SVLK-14C, first introduced several years ago, really shows unique characteristics and can be considered one of the best examples of the world in its class. It is specially designed for high-precision shooting at extremely long distances - and has repeatedly confirmed its potential. KBIS company regularly talks about new experiments and the success of this weapon.


"Dusk" is a single-shot rifle with a longitudinally sliding bolt, lockable by rotation. It is equipped with a rifled barrel with a SHG contour 900 mm in length of the required caliber. There are modifications under the cartridge .408 CheyTac, .338 Lapua Magnum (8,6x70 mm) and .338 Winchester Magnum (8,6x64 mm). In the basic configuration, the barrel is equipped with a muzzle brake type T-Tuner.

The rifle has a trigger with an adjustable trigger pull. The receiver is equipped with a standard bar for mounting sights. Also, weapons can be equipped with a silent shooting device or other muzzle devices instead of the base and bipod.

The length of the weapon is 1570 mm with a height (without sight) of 175 mm and a width of 96 mm. The mass of the rifle itself is 9,6 kg. The manufacturer allows operation at temperatures from -45 ° C to + 65 ° C.

Muzzle velocity of a bullet depends on the type of cartridge, but in all cases exceeds 900 m / s. The maximum effective range is more than 2500 m. Technical accuracy of a group of 5 shots from 100 m is 0,3 MOA; the distance between the centers is 9 mm. The fighting qualities of the rifle were repeatedly confirmed in tests. So, when shooting during the day, we managed to get a range of more than 4,2 km and at night - 2 km.


Outstanding specs come at a price. According to the manufacturer’s website, SVLK-14S in the basic configuration will cost the customer 1 thousand rubles.

Record technology


The declared and confirmed characteristics are achieved due to the correct choice of technical solutions and the widespread use of modern materials and technologies that most fully meet high requirements. All this significantly complicates the production (and increases the cost), but gives a known result.

It is reported that the "Twilight" are equipped with match trunks only basic special circuits. The barrel is mounted on the receiver and hung over the stock - a standard solution for modern high-precision rifles.

The receiver is made of aluminum alloy, also used in aircraft manufacturing. This part is complemented by a threaded insert made of high alloy steel. The same alloy is used in the manufacture of the bolt group. Aluminum and steel are selected to ensure durability that matches the loads of high-power cartridges of the .408 CheyTac type.

When developing rifles abandoned the use of the store. This allowed to make the receiver without a receiving window and thereby increase its rigidity. The overall strength and rigidity of the structure makes a great contribution to obtaining all the necessary characteristics.


In the SVLK-14S project, a used King v.3 type shutter group was used. However, for "Dusk" it is made with higher requirements that exceed the standards of the arms industry. Due to this, the shutter combines high strength and enhanced combat characteristics. The shutter may have a larva under the cartridge of one of three types.

The issues of strength and stiffness associated with accuracy and range were also resolved when developing a new box. The bed is a multilayer part made of fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber. The composite part has an aluminum chassis. The resulting design shows sufficient strength to work even with the powerful .408 CheyTac cartridge.

Success and attention


Thanks to the use of all the most modern ideas and solutions, the SVLK-14S “Twilight” rifle is capable of showing high technical and combat characteristics. In the hands of an experienced shooter who possesses the necessary skills and techniques, such a weapon can accurately hit 2-3 km or more, as has already been shown in practice.

It is expected that such weapons will attract the attention of foreign experts and the media, and will also become the protagonist of new publications. The British newspaper Mirror and other media outlets write about Twilight, clearly admiring the highest performance of this rifle. The opinions in the comments on such publications are divided. Some readers are also surprised at the achievements of Russian industry, while others doubt the fact of the record or the very necessity of such a rifle.

Despite disputes, Russian high-precision small arms are gaining fame abroad, and in the widest circles. Perhaps the latest publications in the British media will become an additional advertisement for the “Dusk” rifle and other KBIS products under the Lobaev Arms brand.
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  1. jonht
    jonht April 15 2020 06: 09 New
    +1
    "Twilight" was supposed to be adopted by the MTR and FSO, as well as FSB snipers? But I never saw information about its adoption. Are there those who vkurse?
    1. Aleksandr72
      Aleksandr72 April 15 2020 07: 32 New
      +3
      According to the manufacturer’s website, SVLK-14S in the basic configuration will cost the customer 1 thousand rubles
      - I am tormented by vague doubts that at the price of 2 million rubles, such weapons will be purchased for the MTR or the FSB. And this is not considering the cost of ammunition -
      There are modifications under the cartridge .408 CheyTac, .338 Lapua Magnum (8,6x70 mm) and .338 Winchester Magnum (8,6x64 mm).
      - of these cartridges, as far as I know, only .338 Lapua Magnum is produced in Russia, and the rest are imported with the corresponding price.
      From left to right: 7,62x54 sniper 7H14; 9x63 (according to other sources 9.3x64) sniper 7N33 (for SVDK); 8,6x70 (.338 Lapua Magnum) sniper "Accuracy" SC-152.

      FSO can still receive such weapons, because nothing is sorry for the security service.
      1. ssergey1978
        ssergey1978 April 15 2020 08: 11 New
        +2
        9.3 mm is produced in Russia both in the hunting version and in the military.
      2. Mister X
        Mister X April 15 2020 11: 47 New
        +2
        hi
        I will add for convenience TTX from the manufacturer’s page
      3. Simargl
        Simargl April 18 2020 05: 33 New
        -1
        Quote: Aleksandr72
        - I am tormented by vague doubts that at the price of 2 million rubles, such weapons will be purchased for the MTR or the FSB.
        OSV-96 in the civilian version costs from 1 p., If that.
    2. jonht
      jonht April 15 2020 07: 40 New
      +3
      Thanks for the info. For cartridges, small-scale production of cartridges, including foreign ones, has always been in the country, that is, there would hardly be a problem. Especially for special services. And snipers for specialists and over the hill are bought for horse money, sometimes according to fake options.
    3. Timeout
      Timeout April 16 2020 05: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: jonht
      "Twilight" should have been adopted by the MTR and FSO

      "Should" are all Lobaev's dreams. There are too many murky stories and rumors about the supply of defective SVL, as well as not flattering reviews from private buyers. And then a sharp start in the UAE Lobaev in 2010, they say, because of the quarrel "Izhmash".
  2. Strashila
    Strashila April 15 2020 06: 10 New
    +3
    "Such a weapon can accurately strike at 2-3 km", maybe somewhere in the desert, and perhaps, but in reality, the transparency of the air at 4 km is not realistic.
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins April 15 2020 06: 28 New
    +5
    Do I have one deja vu? Like, a couple of days ago already wrote about "dusk"? Or is there a race in the editorial office and they lost track of what they covered and what they didn't?
    1. Undecim
      Undecim April 15 2020 07: 12 New
      +9
      This author has a constant practice. Today I am writing a note in the "News" section. Tomorrow this note is being stretched by pouring water into an article in the "Weapons" section.
      The content of the article can be placed in one paragraph. About any sniper shot at 2 miles (3218 meters) out of the question. This is newspaper trepidation for the layman.
      It is enough to open the ancient Struisky nomogram and see the line-of-sight range for a target of the "man" type.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov April 15 2020 09: 42 New
        +6
        Quote: Undecim
        It is enough to open the ancient Struisky nomogram and see the line-of-sight range for a target of the "man" type.

        And if you climb a tree?
        And what if on the roof of a high-rise building?
        And if you stupidly shoot from the hill?
        laughing
        The Struysky nomogram is for sailors. It’s much harder for land explorers
        1. Undecim
          Undecim April 15 2020 10: 39 New
          +3
          I specifically cited the perfect case.
          And if you climb a tree?
          And what if on the roof of a high-rise building?
          And if you stupidly shoot from the hill?

          You forgot one more condition - the target must be tightly attached to the post on the hill.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov April 15 2020 15: 05 New
            +2
            Quote: Undecim
            You forgot one more condition - the target must be tightly attached to the post on the hill.

            And if you don’t bind. the target will not be visible?
            1. Undecim
              Undecim April 15 2020 15: 46 New
              +1
              If not tied, it will change position after each shot and the whole process will stretch to infinity.
              1. Interdum_silentium_volo
                Interdum_silentium_volo April 17 2020 23: 10 New
                0
                There is such a thing when the target is moving towards you or away from you, and the main thing is to guess with range. And there are also long-term positions, machine-gun nests, when the enemy does not change his position for long hours. And here is an entertaining video
                1. Undecim
                  Undecim April 17 2020 23: 19 New
                  0
                  There are also long-term positions.
                  By bunker from a rifle with 3200 meta! Bach - DOT to smithereens.
                  1. Simargl
                    Simargl April 18 2020 05: 36 New
                    0
                    Quote: Undecim
                    By bunker from a rifle with 3200 meta! Bach - DOT to smithereens.
                    "Rifles" for shooting at pillboxes are carried on tracks, like. No?
        2. Mister X
          Mister X April 15 2020 12: 18 New
          +2
          hi
          Quote: Spade
          And if you climb a tree?

          From the SVLK-14 "Twilight" rifle they shot at a range of 4210 meters.
          The group of champions was led by sniper Andrei Ryabinsky.
          They say that this is a new world record in the range of fire from a sniper rifle.
          The manufacturer posted the news on October 03, 2017

          On the official channel I found a shot at 3400 m.
          Hit: strictly in the center, bottommost.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov April 15 2020 15: 06 New
            0
            Quote: Mister X
            On the official channel I found a shot at 3400 m.
            Hit: strictly in the center, bottommost.

            Powerful.
            Sorry, expensive device ...
            1. Mister X
              Mister X April 15 2020 18: 20 New
              +1
              Quote: Spade
              Sorry, expensive device ...

              Piece goods, however ...
              Hence the price
              1. aiden
                aiden 6 July 2020 02: 15 New
                0
                Well, there are not many specialists like that.
      2. Starfighter
        Starfighter April 15 2020 20: 12 New
        +1
        to be exact, then 0.3 arc minutes per 3 km is an area of ​​1034 * 1034 cm. Why are they not talking about this miracle in advertising? Has anyone seen a person with such dimensions?
        1. Undecim
          Undecim April 15 2020 21: 29 New
          0
          Give the formula. And then I get roughly 27 cm.
    2. Starfighter
      Starfighter April 15 2020 20: 06 New
      +1
      This semi-finished product with an overprice differs very badly, that's why they advertise as they can. Probably, they will soon bring clippings from completely yellow newspapers, where at least a little bit extol the possibilities of this prodigy! :))
  4. Amateur
    Amateur April 15 2020 06: 28 New
    +5
    In GB, the same quarantine (self-isolation). Therefore, their media also write all kinds of crap. Gentiles have read - are satisfied. Voshniki read - also satisfied. The circuit is contented in nature.
  5. Okolotochny
    Okolotochny April 15 2020 07: 00 New
    +4
    Two questions - where are the trunks made for her? Shooting with our ammunition will show the same accuracy at such distances?
    1. lwxx
      lwxx April 15 2020 07: 21 New
      +3
      Trunks are produced by themselves, on American equipment. Regarding what the Russian record holder rifle is made of, Vladislav Lobaev himself says simply:
      “We have not imported anything for a long time. Going rifle from domestic raw materials.


      We replaced 100% imported components with our domestic production, this is a completely Russian rifle, there is nothing "from there" in it. "
      1. Peter is not the first
        Peter is not the first April 15 2020 08: 05 New
        +2
        If this is true, then our law enforcement agencies can now take this rifle into service. Of course, in single copies, and not as an army in Britain, with which everyone compares it in the article.
        1. Undecim
          Undecim April 15 2020 08: 17 New
          +1
          Yes, one for each department - to the head of the department on a wall in the office.
          1. Peter is not the first
            Peter is not the first April 15 2020 08: 20 New
            +1
            Then in every theater on stage. wink
            1. Undecim
              Undecim April 15 2020 08: 22 New
              +2
              For theaters, the price is unbearable.
          2. Okolotochny
            Okolotochny April 15 2020 11: 22 New
            +5
            Well, at a price, with an increase in the shaft (government order), the price should fall. But the shaft will be small, so the price will be approximately at that level. Plus, this is single-shot.
            1. Undecim
              Undecim April 15 2020 11: 38 New
              +1
              Such a weapon has no chance of a "shaft", since it is simply not needed. The probability that there will be a possibility of shooting at such a distance is practically zero, as is the probability of hitting from the first shot. For real distances, such rifles are redundant.
              Clicking on two miles is an advertisement for people who are far from practical. Even a three-ruler can shoot at such a distance. The shooting table of 1916 for the three-ruler - up to 3200 steps (2300 m).
              The question is the probability of getting and the number of shots needed for this.
              1. Okolotochny
                Okolotochny April 15 2020 11: 42 New
                +5
                Over the shaft, I mean the same thing, the rifle is very narrowly specialized.
                1. Undecim
                  Undecim April 15 2020 11: 53 New
                  +6
                  I would say - advertising, shooting at ultra-long distances is of interest only to demonstrate the capabilities of the cartridge and weapons, and for money-laden lovers of "who will get further". The rifle is not the most expensive part of the treat.
                  After all, she still needs an appropriate sight, ballistic computer, laser range finder such as Leica Vector 21 (they don’t even say the price), special cartridges with a bullet Very Low Drag,
                  a meteorological station like Kestrel 4000NV, it would be nice to have a lidar to measure the wind speed in the target area, for the second number the pipe is not less than 60 times.
                  Maybe I forgot that.
                  What should be the goal for such money to be spent on it?
                  1. Simargl
                    Simargl April 18 2020 05: 39 New
                    -1
                    Quote: Undecim
                    What should be the goal for such money to be spent on it?
                    I think that the wear and tear of all this equipment, except for the barrel and cartridge, is negligible based on the shot.
      2. Okolotochny
        Okolotochny April 15 2020 11: 23 New
        +5
        And the second question? When firing ammunition of our production accuracy will remain?
        1. Genie
          Genie April 15 2020 18: 06 New
          +1
          For such weapons, the cartridge is collected immediately before the CONSUMPTION. Yes, and shells, ideally shoot 2-3 cycles, then process and only then already prepared, have at hand, in order to equip and shoot under the conditions of fire.
          1. Okolotochny
            Okolotochny April 15 2020 22: 57 New
            +4
            That is, in fact, "manual assembly"?
      3. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 April 15 2020 13: 29 New
        +1
        Quote: lwxx
        Trunks produce themselves

        Moreover, the trunks do different, at the request of the customer. I'm talking about different types of metal and processing, and not just about the caliber. hi
    2. aiden
      aiden 6 July 2020 02: 17 New
      +1
      We do it ourselves. They showed on tv about her
  6. Free wind
    Free wind April 15 2020 09: 13 New
    +1
    2 million for a berdanka? Too much.
  7. Operator
    Operator April 15 2020 11: 02 New
    +1
    What is the accuracy of firing at 3 km in calm on a fixed target (a rhetorical question) laughing
  8. KSVK
    KSVK April 15 2020 14: 14 New
    +1
    Quote: Undecim
    ".
    About any sniper shot at 2 miles (3218 meters) out of the question. This is newspaper trepidation for the layman.


    Well, I would not be so categorical. The technical accuracy of 0,3 UM is a target at a distance of 3200 meters at ~ 32 cm. A .410 bullet with a BC of 0,949 will reach 3200 meters at a speed of ~ 270 m / s, which with a weight of more than 27 grams will give an energy of more than 1,5, 150 times more than a shot from VSS (Vintoreza) point blank. Another thing is that the vertical correction will be ~ 3 m.! A wind of 90 m / s at an angle of 10 degrees. It will result in ~ 7 m horizontal correction at this distance. And the flight time will be ~ XNUMX seconds. The fact is that if all this is correctly calculated (well, the Coriolis effect is even before the heap), then it’s quite for yourself.
    1. agond
      agond April 15 2020 17: 51 New
      0
      From such a rifle, you can shoot artillery, put it on a carriage, plus a spotter
  9. Starfighter
    Starfighter April 15 2020 20: 02 New
    0
    In order to buy "this", the head must be full of darkness! This propeller was created not for the pros (it will not suit them for the price if there are Western counterparts), but for lovers of royal hunting, judging by the design and price. It does not cover the possibilities of products from Orsis, there are the same 0.3 MOA per hundred at a price 4-5 times lower. Chey Tac. by itself a zashkvar! A self-respecting office with such a pricing policy should have its own element base and its own calibers. And then it smacks of nae ...
  10. Starfighter
    Starfighter April 15 2020 20: 56 New
    0
    Quote: Starfighter
    to be exact, then 0.3 arc minutes per 3 km is an area of ​​1034 * 1034 cm. Why are they not talking about this miracle in advertising? Has anyone seen a person with such dimensions?

    I drove wild game, even ashamed! at 3km you get a 24cm circle. Only on pricing question remained.
  11. nnz226
    nnz226 April 15 2020 22: 30 New
    0
    But the Russian rifle is not adapted for Russian cartridges ?! God forbid, the war will begin, our snipers will have to creep behind the cartridges into the enemy rear?
    1. Genie
      Genie April 16 2020 09: 06 New
      0
      These rifles are PIECES and cartridges for them are PIECES too. The "plant" is not used at the high point, since it "does not fly". The weapon-cartridge is a COMPLEX. It makes no sense for SVD, for example, to collect a cartridge, there will still be no sense, however, as there is no point in firing a factory cartridge from a high-precision rifle, there will also be no sense. For example: a piece cartridge for a high-precision rifle collects 0,14 MOA, and even the excellent LAPUA, barely collects 0,5 MOA.
  12. aiden
    aiden 6 July 2020 02: 20 New
    0
    At sniper competitions, the Chinese with the Orsis bent this twilight
  13. alexgall2013
    alexgall2013 29 August 2020 17: 01 New
    0
    will it be advertised every week now?
    "British Army L115A3 sniper rifle only hits targets at 1500 m." (for a minute, she has a .338 Lapua caliber, and appeared in the 80s).

    Why then not compare this "darkness" with TOZ-8, do not care that the calibers are slightly different, right?