China unveiled on Sunday details of its first homemade high-precision sniper rifle, a weapon that could replace the old rifle that has served the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for more than 20 years.

Capable of firing 7.62 millimeter rifle rounds with an effective range of 800 meters, the weapon has a full length of 1,150 millimeters and weighs 6.5 kilograms, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Sunday, without announcing the gun’s designation.

The gun is China’s first ever high-precision sniper rifle, marking a significant breakthrough in the country’s sniper development, the report said, noting that the term “high-precision” refers to the rifle’s ability to accurately hit a target as small as a coin from a hundred meters.

It has already been delivered to the Chinese military, CCTV reported.

The structure of the rifle is simple, and only two parts of the gun – the magazine and the bolt – are field strippable. This simple design enabled a high level of craftsmanship, making the rifle more accurate, CCTV quoted Du Yue, a sniper instructor at the PLA 83rd Group Army, as saying.

A low light level image intensifier can be added to the sniper’s scope so it can be operated at night.

Five customized 7.62 millimeter bullets can be loaded into the rifle’s magazine. They are heavier than normal rifle rounds in order to ensure high accuracy, the report said.

China’s first domestically developed sniper rifle, the QBU-88, has been in commission in the PLA for more than 20 years, CCTV said, noting that the old rifle no longer meets the requirements of modern warfare.

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The QBU-88 uses 5.8 millimeter rounds, but the 7.62 millimeter rounds are more popular around the world because of their higher impact and accuracy, a Chinese military expert who preferred not to be named told the Global Times on Sunday.

CCTV also reported on another type of China’s advanced sniper rifles, the QBU-10, which is 1,380 millimeters long and weighs 15 kilograms. It fires high-caliber rounds of 12.7 millimeters that can hit living targets 1,000 meters away and destroy armored targets 1,500 meters away.

The two types of sniper rifles can complete different missions and form an all-round combination, the expert said, noting that the high-precision rifle can make lethal attacks on infantry targets, while the high-caliber rifle can blow up light armored vehicles or enemies behind cover.

 

Source: Global Times

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Totally outdated. Never heard about Tracking Point Inc and its brand “Precision Guided Firearms”? https://modernfirearms.net/en/sniper-rifles/standart-caliber-rifles/u-s-a-standart-caliber-rifles/tracking-point-eng/ Image recognition and automated target tracking were only available on heavy systems, with first use on fighter-aircraft. With a .308w, even inexperienced shooters hit moving targets up to 24km/h at 800m, so it’s easy to imagine how this semi-auto AR-10 derivative in .300win-mag (Chris Kyle’s preferred calibre): can be devastating at 1km or more : you can “tag” a full tactical team, keep your trigger pulled, then the computer performs all the calculations necessary to recognize and track the tagged target, calculate ballistic solution in… Read more »

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XY7.62 is produced in China by a private company called Eagle Investment Group Limited. Manufacturer claims 0.5 MOA accuracy at ranges of up to 300 meters and up to 0.8 MOA at longer ranges. XY7.62 sniper rifle is a conventional manually operated bolt action rifle with rotary bolt and uses .308NATO rounds. Rifle features aluminium alloy chassis-type stock with adjustable shoulder rest and cheek pad. Various optical and night vision sights can be installed using integrated Picatinny rail above the receiver. Ammunition is fed from detachable single stack box magazines. Eagle also produces the more interesting XY8.6 in .338 Lapua-Magnum,… Read more »

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QBU-10 is gas operated, semi-automatic weapon : It fires 12.7×108 ammunition of Soviet origin, which is roughly similar in performance to .50 BMG/12.7×99NATO and is available in several versions, including dedicated “sniper” round. It must be noted, however, that QBU-10 rifle is not designed to meet western standards for true “sniper-grade” accuracy, as Chinese sources list average accuracy for this weapon as about 2-3MOA. Still, according to Chinese documents, it allows effective engagement of the enemy personnel and equipment at ranges of up to 1000 meters. I’m not very fond of .50 riffles, no matter if .50BMG or 12.7x108R since… Read more »

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Should be tested on the TIP terrorists in Latakia and along the Afghan border.

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With all the stuff the Russians can provide, this is of very very few interest. China surely can mass produce anything, but when it comes to domestically design weapons, they have a long way to go, even with big systems : J-10 is nothing else than the Israeli IAI Lavi, J-20 and J-31 come from Lockheed proposals that US DoD dismissed for F-22 and F-35 and Chinese have serious problems with their RAM coating formula and engine reliability. Reverse engineering and spying is not always the best way to achieve your goals: everybody remembers the Tu-144 “Concordski” fiasco while the… Read more »

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The QBZ-97, the 5.56NATO version of the 5.8×42 QBZ-95 assault riffle could become interesting after some mods at bolt+barrel level, especially since it also accepts STANAG magazines : once a 64-65cm barrel and a bolt fit for .243WSSM or .224 Valkyrie, you definitively don’t need .308NATO or 7.62x54R, you have much better ballistics at +1,000 yards while still using a light carbine and getting much less recoil, actually, the bullpup design even allows you to stay compact while using a longer barrel, e.g. 90.8cm w. a 640mm barrel. The bad point is the cost of ammos which are far from… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, should be tested on terrorists in Syria and everywhere – anyway and the launchers also. Get me? 😛

p.s. thx for the intro on current big riffles.

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Stern : the “three-oh-eight” is around since 1952 and was adopted by NATO in 1954… It’s just another bolt-action in .308W… The only thing this rifle may bring is likely to end being the cheapest on market and you’ll soon find it killing millions people all over the world, just like the Chinese AK copies… QLB-06/QLZ-87B would be very practical in the wooden/mountainous area, NE Latakia. Note : we have a VERY interesting one here, the Alsetex Cougar MS Thus, it’d be interesting to do a 40x53mm High Velocity (and a longer barrel) instead of the 40×46mm LV which only… Read more »

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@Datuk Bandar, on all terrorists and Jihadi wherever.