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Shvabe's new telescopic sight to be tested in arctic conditions


The Northern Fleet will test the products of the Russian holding "Shvabe" in Arctic conditions, special attention will be paid to optical devices for aimed fire. This was reported on the holding's website.

According to the press release, representatives of the military got acquainted with the products of the enterprises belonging to the holding at a special defense exhibition held at the request of the High Command of the Russian Navy. Particular interest was shown in the optical sight PO 3-12X50 "Zenith", which allows the shooter to detect and recognize a target at a distance of up to 1200 meters, providing high-precision shooting from rifled weapons up to caliber .308 Winchester Magnum inclusive.

The sight is available with various types of reticle, taking into account ballistics and the type of cartridge used in a wide range of corrections

- said in a statement.

The sight was handed over for testing in arctic conditions, it must confirm its high performance and the possibility of using it in polar conditions.

The holding noted that testing the products of Shvabe enterprises at low temperatures is not a new experience. In 2019, BKS 20x50 binoculars were tested in Antarctica, absolutely sealed and capable of operating at negative temperatures.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 March 2021 20: 15
    Interestingly, its analogue will appear on the free sale? And how much will it cost?
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 March 2021 02: 20

      Yesterday, 20: 15
      Interestingly, its analogue will appear on the free sale? And how much will it cost?

      In turn, the Krasnogorsk enterprise of the Holding presents a novelty - an open collimator sight, as well as optical sights PO 3-10x40 CM Zenit and Software 3-12x50,
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  3. Flooding
    Flooding 29 March 2021 20: 26
    BKS 20x50 wrap, please
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 29 March 2021 20: 51
      160000 RUB and he's yours. It doesn't look bad. even more.
      1. Avior
        Avior 30 March 2021 00: 33
        can be ordered from the manufacturer, it will be a little cheaper ...
    2. Avior
      Avior 29 March 2021 21: 43
      From you 142 500 smile
  4. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 29 March 2021 20: 39
    Variable magnification sight in arctic conditions ... however. Reinventing the bicycle? Oh well.
    1. Richard
      Richard 29 March 2021 21: 03
      Alexey hi
      For me, this is no worse than the VOMZ scope 3,5x20, but more vandal-resistant, waterproof. On a quick-detachable crown. Ideally, of course, it is desirable to have calimators so that they do not strain the eyes, by the way, about the thinness of the threads, I would not mind that they were thinner on the boris.
      If, for example, compare Taxco PO 4X28 or Bushnell (Korean) 1,5-6X28 with ours even VOMZs, then this is heaven and earth. Just take doubts will they fall apart?
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 30 March 2021 06: 29
        Dmitriy hi I have nothing against scopes of variable magnification (I prefer Austrians), I do not understand how the mechanisms will work at extremely negative temperatures. This is a rather delicate device that requires special treatment.
        For such conditions, scopes of constant magnification are produced all over the world. It's funny that people cheerfully poked at me cons - without even understanding the meaning of my comment laughing
        1. Richard
          Richard 30 March 2021 06: 34
          I didn't minus.
          1. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 30 March 2021 07: 09
            Yes, I did not doubt it. I also only corrected you.
          2. Richard
            Richard 30 March 2021 07: 10
            Shvabe's new telescopic sight to be tested in arctic conditions

            Let them test, just as they should, without haste.
            IMHO, it would be nice to think over a locking mechanism against accidental pressing of the correction mechanism, because one click, one division of the correction mechanism gives a deviation of one centimeter per 100m. And special attention should be paid to the internal filling of the cavities with nitrogen under excessive pressure, which prevents fogging of the optics and the appearance of condensation, which causes tearing and pain in the eyes of the shooter in the regions of the far north.
            And whether it will be a sight of variable or constant magnification - this is already the second thing, the main thing is high resolution and a convenient aiming mark
    2. Constanty
      Constanty 29 March 2021 21: 56
      As a hobby and sport, I will shoot a little with different weapons. I know from experience that scopes with constant magnification, such as 10x42, are much stronger and have a sharper image - fewer glasses, fewer moving parts are a big advantage. I had VOMZ 8x56LF and POSP 8x42, as well as Zeiss Victory T * and various Leupolds. In combat conditions, I would go for a simple yet durable one, even knowing that variable magnification has its advantages.
      Fixed zoom also has the advantage of being easy to make corrections.
      I'm not saying that this swab is bad - no - and I don't quite believe in the price of 160000 rubles - but I prefer something else, in a fight
  5. Der Spiegel
    Der Spiegel 29 March 2021 20: 57
    a plant in china ... it's a shame, it's annoying ...
    1. Pivot
      Pivot 29 March 2021 21: 16
      Tasco plant in China.
    2. poquello
      poquello 29 March 2021 23: 31
      Quote: Der Spiegel
      a plant in china ... it's a shame, it's annoying ...

      where did they get the idea that Krasnogorsk is in China?
      1. BDRM 667
        BDRM 667 30 March 2021 00: 01
        Quote: poquello
        where did they get the idea that Krasnogorsk is in China?

        laughing good
    3. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 March 2021 01: 54
      Der Spiegel (Sergey)
      Yesterday, 20: 57
      a plant in china ... it's a shame, it's annoying ...

      The Shvabe holding is part of the Rostec State Corporation and unites several dozen industrial facilities and research centers in 10 cities of Russia - today it is the main core of the country's optical industry. The entire cycle of creating high-tech optoelectronic and laser technology in the interests of national defense, state and public security, and civilian industries is being implemented within the holding. To date, more than 200 thousand units of lighting equipment and about 10 thousand units of Shvabe medical equipment have been installed on the territory of the Russian Federation - these products function in almost every city.

      The general director of the holding is Alexey Pavlovich Patrikeev.
      And in China ... in China a lot of things are counterfeited, including such brands. They will change one letter in the spelling, and drive it to the stream. The quality is naturally still THAT! repeat
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  7. Roman 4912
    Roman 4912 29 March 2021 22: 23
    I can't understand: Is it a Russian enterprise called "Shvabe"?
    1. poquello
      poquello 29 March 2021 23: 18
      Quote: Roman 4912
      I can't understand: Is it a Russian enterprise called "Shvabe"?

      Fedya Shvabe
    2. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 30 March 2021 03: 47
      Have you tried to teach history? That Germans have been working in Russia for many centuries? And read who is Shvabe?
    3. ghby
      ghby 30 March 2021 07: 31
      Quote: Roman 4912
      I can't understand: Is it a Russian enterprise called "Shvabe"?

      Every time a Shvabe product is discussed, there is always another tovarisch with this question.
    4. Avior
      Avior 30 March 2021 07: 59
      The ancestors also outraged smile
      1278. About the approval of the Regulation on the Special Committee for the fight against German dominance. The Minister of Justice, on June 10, 1916, proposed to the Governing Senate, for publication, forwarded by the Administrator of the Council of Ministers, who was honored by His Imperial Majesty's own handwritten approval, on the 1st day of June 1916, the Statute of the Special Committee for Combating German Dominance. On the original, with His own Imperial Majesty's hand, it is written: "TO BE BY THIS". At the Tsar's Headquarters. June 1, 1916. Sealed by: Chairman of the Council of Ministers B. Sturmer.

      Ancestors sold the enterprise to Shaabe, renaming it Geofizika
      There could be another option, because Shvabe had a second companion

      1. poquello
        poquello 30 March 2021 18: 58
        Quote: Avior
        June 10, 1916

        exactly, exactly, but in Germany, Russians in WWI were appointed to all responsible posts))))))))))))))))))
  8. Normal ok
    Normal ok 29 March 2021 22: 37
    I wonder when the civilian version will go on sale?
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 March 2021 01: 50
    Immediately draws attention to the large longitudinal notches for the adjusting screws (vertical, horizontal, sharpness). It will definitely have a positive effect on working with gloves, special. mittens without removing them. Will not slip, and is more sensitive to the tactile. good
  10. KSVK
    KSVK 30 March 2021 04: 33
    It is not very clear in which focal point the device is made.
    Strengthening the tightness control, yes it is important. For us. Well-known manufacturers of optics have long been producing devices filled with inert gas.
    The problem of working at low temperatures is reduced to the problem of the operation of the correction mechanism. I heard that the shoemakers exported to us sights that do not work at negative temperatures.
    In general, judging by the magnification and the monstrous bracket, this is a Marksman's sight, not a sniper's. This is also hinted at by the maximum ammunition .308. Then what does "high-precision" shooting have to do with it? And what are the "tactical" amendment drums for? Well, the mechanics are pretty gentle.
    1. agond
      agond 30 March 2021 20: 20
      But it is very clear that the sight has a dovetail mounting bracket, which requires zeroing after each installation on the weapon.
  11. Wolf
    Wolf 30 March 2021 20: 29
    Military Bullet 7,62 x51 and hunters variant 308 Winchester are different. We also need precision for high-precision rifles. Best for rifles with a barrel larger than 800mm. Highly accurate shooting can be carried out at lengths up to 1.000m. Ideal for construction snipers. It is for such a weapon that you need the sights from this article. Snipers for long range from 1.000 m are different and there are not many of them in the army and they do not need them in large numbers.
    The main difference between the hunting 308 Winchester and the military 7,62x51 cartridge case. The most important thing for this sight is how much it is sensitive to damage and how high-quality it is made so that it will work flawlessly in the long term, the most important thing for a sniper is the reliability of his weapon and equipment.