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Length: 920 mm
Weight: 4.20 kg
Bore Diameter: 5.8 mm
Maximum Effective Range: 800 m
Muzzle Velocity: N/A
Rate of Fire: N/A
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Rounds: N/A

The 7.62 mm Type 79 sniper rifle is a Chinese copy of the Soviet Dragunov SVD. It is a long-barrel, semi-automatic, magazine-fed 7.62 mm rifle that is optimised for accuracy over long distance. The rifle is equipped with an 4 power sniper scope. With scope, the rifle weighs approximately 4.4 kg.

The Type 79 is reliable and tolerant to the abuses of use in the field comparing to other sniper rifles in the world. The rifle is mainly equipped by the Special Operation Units in the PLA and PAP, as well as the SWAT teams in the Police Services.

The Type 85 is an improved variant of the Type 79, with slightly higher rate of fire and shorter effective range. Its appearance is almost identical to the Type 79.


Length: 1,368 mm (with bayonet); 1,220 mm (without bayonet)
Weight: 3.8 kg (without telescope); 4.4 kg (with telescope)
Bore Diameter: 7.62 mm
Maximum Effective Range: 1,000 m (Type 79); 800 m (Type 85)
Muzzle Velocity: 830 m/s
Rate of Fire: 30 r/min (Type 79); 40 r/min (Type 85)
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Rounds: 7.62 X 54 mm
Telescopic Sight: Optical, X4, 6 degree
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