VIDEO, PHOTOS: Vladimir Putin Fires the Kalashnikov SVCh-308 Rifle
In a boost to his “tough guy” persona, Russian President Vladimir Putin was recently filmed firing Kalashnikov Concern’s latest sniper rifle prototype, the SVCh-308.
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Kalashnikov says the footage was filmed on Sept. 19 at the Patriot Park shooting range in Kubinka, which is located in Moscow Oblast.
According to Sputnik International, Putin successfully hit three out of five targets firing at a distance of 600 meters.
First introduced at the Army-2018 International Military-Technical Forum, the SVCh-308 is reportedly based on the Dragunov SVD. ModernFirearms.net has a breakdown of the rifle:
The Chukavin SVCh semi-automatic sniper / designated marksman rifle is a prototype of the new precision weapon system, being developed by “Kalashnikov” Group based on direct input from snipers from several Russian elite Special Forces units. It is intended for precision engagement of individual targets at ranges of up to 1000 meters or even further, depending on the version. With proper ammunition, these rifles are capable of 1 MOA or better accuracy.
The SVCh rifle is being developed for three most common military rifle cartridges, …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life