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    Russia’s all-new sniper rifle has successfully passed field tests and is ready to enter service, Dmitry Semizorov, director of the Central Scientific-Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TSNIITOCHMAS), told the media, RIA Novosti reported.

    “The rifle has already been tested and initial orders have been placed [for their delivery to the Armed Forces],” Semizorov told reporters on the sidelines of a national shooting competition now underway outside Moscow.

    The bolt-action rifle, aptly called Tochnost (Precision), can fire conventional and armor-piercing bullets. It is built around the T-5000 rifle with more than 200 upgrades.

    One such rifle was presented to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin during the competitions in Klimovsk timed for the November 4 National Unity Day.

    Rogozin later wrote on Twitter that the Tochnost rifle was 100 percent Russian-made and that its conventional and armor-piercing ammunition was already being produced in Russia.

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    armor-piercing, shooting competition, tests, sniper rifle, T-5000, Russian Armed Forces, TsNIITochMash, Dmitry Rogozin, Dmitry Semizorov, Russia
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