A new high-precision 308 Winchester (7.62 NATO) semi-automatic rifle was sent for testing to the territory of the Northern Military District, RIA News reports, citing an informed source.
«A new 308 Winchester semi-automatic sniper rifle has been handed over to one of the Russian sniper units for testing. Snipers will test it both at the training grounds and will test it in real combat conditions,» the agency’s interlocutor said.
The source also noted that based on the results of the combat operation of the weapon, a decision will be made on its release as part of mass production. The first batch can be 100 items.
Earlier, the founder of high-precision sniper weapons production Lobaev Arms, Vladislav Lobaev, said that when creating the «semi-automatic» rifle consultations were held directly with the snipers participating in the special operation.