[IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport

    Russian companies are a common and interesting presence at any IDEX event. Kalashnikov Concern had a very well-organized and active area with all their models, including the latest releases such as the AK-19 and the MP-155 shotgun. Here we’ll look at a less familiar (and pronounceable) name: Rosoboronexport.

    The organization is not a manufacturer, but the sole state Russian agency dealing with international export of defense-related material. Below we can see the two main types of firearms brought at IDEX.

    Rosoboronexport – KORD Assault Rifles

    Rosoboronexport - 6P67 KORD

    [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport – 6P67 KORD balanced action 5.45x39mm assault rifle.

    Rosoboronexport - 6P68 KORD

    [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport – 6P68 KORD balanced action 7.62x39mm assault rifle.

    The 6P67 and 6P68 KORD may sound new to most TFB readers, however, the more attentive ones will recognize the AEK-971 (5.45mm) and AEK 973 (7.62mm) manufactured by the Degtyaryov Plant.

    Both weapons employ a version of the balanced action gas-operated system, conceptually similar to other Russian developments. An interesting and exclusively Russian approach to recoil reduction, that traces back to older designs.

    The models at IDEX showed what is nowadays a pretty unconventional featureless handguard, retractable stock, and extensive use of polymers.

    Rosoboronexport – Lobaev Arms Sniper Rifles

    Rosoboronexport - Lobaev TSVL-8

    [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport – Lobaev Arms TSVL-8 “Stalingrad” Tactical Sniper Rifle, available in .338 Lapua Magnum or .300 Win Mag

     Rosoboronexport - Lobaev Arms DXL-3

    [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport – Lobaev Arms DXL-3 “Vozmezdie” Long Range Sniper Rifle, available in .338 Lapua Magnum or .300 Win Mag. (The tag identifies this model as DXL-4, but there are good chances that the tags were misplaced)

     Rosoboronexport - Lobaev Arms DXL-3

    [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport – Lobaev Arms DXL-3 “Vozmezdie” Long Range Sniper Rifle. Detail of the bolt head. One TFB author may have broken the support hook behind the grip while opening the bolt and spent ten minutes holding the rifle, waiting for someone to see him… it’s not light.

    Rosoboronexport - Lobaev Arms DXL-4

    [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport – Lobaev Arms DXL-4 “Sevastopol” Ultra-Long Range Sniper Rifle, available in .408 or .375 Cheyenne Tactical. The skeletonized grip is likely just for show samples. (The tag identifies this model as DXL-3, but there are good chances that the tags were misplaced)

    Rosoboronexport - Lobaev Arms DXL-4

    [IDEX 2021] Russian KORD Assault Rifles and Lobaev Sniper Rifles at Rosoboronexport – Lobaev Arms DXL-4 “Sevastopol” Ultra-Long Range Sniper Rifle, detail of the bolt head.

    Lobaev Arms is a Russian manufacturer of precision bolt action rifles that we know for long-range shooting record attempts. All models adopt modular aluminum chassis and stocks with some degrees of adjustability.

    Giorgio O

    Italian firearm enthusiast now living in an even more restrictive country, Giorgio has a passion for innovative or plainly unusual mechanical solutions. He’s also interested in manufacturing technologies with a recent focus on additive manufacturing.

    You can contact him at giorgio_o at zoho dot com and you’ll find him in the comments section as Giolli Joker.


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