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Zbroyar Z-008 Tactical rifle (Ukraine)
Caliber(s): 5.56x45 / .223 Rem, .243 Win, 7.62x51 / .308Win, 6.5-284, 6.5x55, .300 Win Mag, .338 Lapua and others
Operation: manually operated bolt action
Barrel: 650, 710 or 760 mm
Weight: 6-6.5 kg less accessories and optics
Feed Mechanism: 5 rounds detachable box magazine
The Z-008 line of custom precision rifles is manufactured in Ukraineby a small privately owned company Zbroyar (Armorer or Gunsmith in Ukrainian language). This company was founded in 2004 to manufacture rifles for long target shooting, long range hunting and varminting, aswell as for tactical applications. Z-008 rifles are manufactured on thesemi-custom basis, tailored to preferences of each client.
The heart of the Zbroyar Z-008 rifle is the proprietary Z-008 action, designed by Konstantin Konev, which is built around the sturdy, massive stainless steel receiver with very solid construction. Actions are available in standard or long (magnum) lenghts. Integral recoil lug is provided at the base of the receiver.The barrels are screwed into the receiver but the receiver to barrel interface is carefully designed to relieve the threads from the most of the stress, to ensure maximum accuracy. If required, barrels can be replaced at the factory or by a competent gunsmith. All Z-008 barrels are manufactured in-house from the rifled barrel blanks, supplied by Lothar Walther or Shilen. Barrels are normally equipped with proprietary muzzle brakes; optional sound moderator (silencer) can be ordered from the factory (where it is legal). The bolt has six radiallocking lugs, arranged into three pairs at the front of the bolt, and locks into the receiver. Z-008 rifles can be manufactured in single-shot or magazine fed versions. In the latter case, standard AI (Accuracy International Ltd) magazines are used. Z-008 rifles are normally equipped with fully adjustable Timney triggers, but other types of Remington 700-compatible triggers can be used as well (i.e.Jewell triggers). Zbroyar Z-008 Tactical rifles are built using Bell&Carlson adjustable stocks, with integral aluminum bedding blocks and professional bedding. Z-008 Tactical Pro rifles feature proprietary stocks assembled with Magpul components. Normally, each rifle is equipped with steel Picatinny rail at the top of the receiver, which can be used to installany sighting equipment, according to the shooter's preferences.The Z-008 Tactical Pro rifles also feature octagonal tubular forend, made of aluminum alloy, which has multiple points to attach additional Picatinny rails.
All Zbroyar Z-008 rifles are shipped from the factory with 0.5 MOA guarantee, but many can delivery accuracy of up to 0.15 MOA, providing appropriate ammunition and skilled shooter.