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OSV-96 MAKS-2009.jpg
Type Anti-materiel sniper rifle
Place of origin  Russia
Service history
In service GRU
Used by Russia
Wars Syrian civil war
Production history
Designer A.G. Shipunov
Designed 1990s
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Weight 12.9 kg w/o scope and unloaded
Length 1746 mm
Barrel length 1000 mm

Cartridge 12.7 x 108 mm
Action Gas-operated rotating bolt
Rate of fire semi-auto
Muzzle velocity 770–860 m/s
Effective range 2000 m
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine
Sights various mounting sniper sights and back-up iron sights

OSV-96 (Russian: ОСВ-96) is a Russian heavy semi-automatic sniper rifle chambered for the 12.7 x 108 mm round.


The rifle is capable of engaging manpower at a distance of up to 1800 m and combat materiel at range up to 2500 m. As an effective anti-sniper weapon, OSV-96 keeps the firer beyond the aimed fire range of the small arms of conventional calibres. Specialized high accuracy 12.7×108 mm 7N34 59.0 gram FMJ and AP sniper cartridges have been developed for Russian .50 caliber sniper rifles such as this rifle. Large calibre machine gun cartridges can also be used for firing, but with limited accuracy. The OSV-96 folds in half in between the barrel/chamber and receiver compartments to shorten its length for ease of transportation. The rifle features a free-floating barrel in combination with a large muzzle brake to greatly decrease its recoil.


  • V-94 (В-94 «Волга»)[1]
  • OSV-96 (ОСВ-96 «Взломщик»)


  •  Russia
  •  Belarus: Used by the special forces[2]
  •  India (MARCOS)[3]
  •  Syria: Used by both government and rebel forces.[4][5]

See also

External links


  1. Сергей Монетчиков. 12,7-мм крупнокалиберная снайперская винтовка В-94 // журнал «Братишка», ноябрь 2003
  2. Александр Макаров. Полк высоких технологий. Силы специальных операций // журнал "Спецназ", июль 2011

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