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September 19, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to shoot from a Chukavin sniper rifle (SVCh 380) at Concern Kalashnikov shooting club at the military patriotic park Patriot.

Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is a sharp talker, but is he a sharp shooter? Well, he visited a shooting range in Moscow's suburbs on Sept. 18 to test out Kalashnikov Concern's latest sniper rifle, the SVCH-308. It's earmarked to replace the aged Dragunov rifle in the Russian army, and who better to test it's accuracy than the big man himself. Putin fired five slugs, hitting three targets and missing two at a distance of 600 meters. Not bad, but perhaps the president is better suited to aiming barbs at other world leaders instead.

September 19, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to shoot from a Chukavin sniper rifle (SVCh 380) at Concern Kalashnikov shooting club at the military patriotic park Patriot.

Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik Kalashnikov plans to sell the SVCH-308 (7.62x54 caliber) to the country's Defence Ministry, while also adapting a version for NATO calibers (.308 Win and .338 Lapua Magnum) to peddle to foreign countries.

September 19, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to shoot from a Chukavin sniper rifle (SVCh 380) at Concern Kalashnikov shooting club at the military patriotic park Patriot.

Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik

September 19, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to shoot from a Chukavin sniper rifle (SVCh 380) at Concern Kalashnikov shooting club at the military patriotic park Patriot.

Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik

September 19, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to shoot from a Chukavin sniper rifle (SVCh 380) at Concern Kalashnikov shooting club at the military patriotic park Patriot.

Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik

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