BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Kalashnikov Concern’s shooting range and tested the company’s brand new sniper rifle in Kubinka on Wednesday.
After inspecting the experimental samples of the rifles, Putin shot five times with an SVCh-308 (Chukavin sniper’s rifle) rifle at a target from a distance of 600 meters. Three of the president’s shots successfully hit the target.
According to Kalashnikov, the SVCh-308 rifle is designed to engage the enemy’s manpower at small and medium distances.
It can be used in conditions of combined arms combat as well as for keeping a cover.
The rifle’s small dimensions allow the shooter to do without additional weapons, which increases mobility.
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