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Sniper rifle NORINCO NCSLR5


At the international exhibition IWA & OutdoorClassics 2014 in Nuremberg there was a presentation of the NCSLR5 large-caliber sniper rifle, which was developed by the state-owned company NORINCO Equipment Ltd. According to the developers, its main purpose is to combat radar, light armored vehicles and the like at distances of up to 600 meters, as well as neutralize enemy personnel at distances of up to 1000 meters and above. The company considers the NCSLR5 as an exclusively military model, but it is quite possible that the rifle will begin to be delivered outside the PRC as a sports weaponreports the site

This is the first large-caliber, or as it is also called, “anti-material” rifle, created by Chinese specialists, which uses a single-shot weapon scheme and manual reloading. It is worth recalling that all past Chinese developments either used an automatic system (QBU-10, M99, M99B / M06, LR-2A), or manually recharged with magazine power (JS05, AMR-2). The exact reason for the creation of such a rifle is unknown, but based on scanty data from the Middle Kingdom, three circumstances can be distinguished.

The Picatinny rail milled on the top of the receiver allows you to mount different optics on a rifle

First, the former Chinese developments have poor accuracy, which is significantly inferior to most foreign competitors. By the way, this is the main drawback of the Chinese "anti-material" weapons, significantly reducing the effective range of large-caliber rifles. As you know, it is possible to achieve a reduction in technical dispersion during firing by refusing shop supply and automation, which reduces the risk of damage to the cartridge in the process of extracting and discharging, as well as changing the position of the rifle’s center of mass during firing as ammunition is consumed. In addition, it makes it possible to use ammunition with different bullets. This assumption is indirectly supported by the fact that Chinese engineers extended the barrel of the NCLSR5 rifle and increased its weight to 14 kg. This made it possible to achieve the initial velocity of the bullet in 850 m / s, increasing the flatness of its flight path.

Secondly, Chinese developers wanted to simplify the design of the rifle as much as possible in order to reduce the cost of its production. NCLSR5 was supposed to be an inexpensive, reliable and simple alternative to self-loading and magazine large-caliber rifles, for which the rate of fire is not the most important thing. This provides the NCLSR5 rifle with good potential for export to the poor countries of Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

The rifle is locked by turning the longitudinal slide on two lugs

Thirdly, a single-shot rifle allows you to bypass some legal restrictions. True, this does not apply to China, where individuals cannot possess such weapons.

The length of the free-hung rifle NCLSR5 is 900 mm. It is equipped with an effective two-chamber window muzzle brake. A longitudinally sliding bolt is used, which is locked by two turning stops. On its side surface there are spiral grooves that facilitate the shutter and collect dust and dirt inside the receiver. Also, these grooves do not allow the shutter to freeze in cold weather, which can lead to difficulty when locking and unlocking. It is worth noting that although this requires a sufficiently noticeable effort, the shutter has a smooth stroke without jams and jerks. The trigger locks the safety trigger trigger, located on the left side of the receiver. It is made "under the thumb", but to reach the flag, holding his hand on the pistol grip, is quite problematic.

The butt NCSLR5 is equipped with a powerful rubber butt pad, height adjustable cheek and lower additional screw support

A good impression is made by the soft and smooth descent of the rifle with an energetic operation with full selection. The descent force can be adjusted within 8-20 N.

The stem box NCLSR5 is made from a single piece, which included the Picatinny rail (MIL-STD-1913). This ensures a stable mount of the optical sight, but makes the weapon somewhat heavier. In addition, during the machining of the workpiece consumes a lot of material. The rifle does not have its own devices for aiming: different types of day and night sights are used, which are installed on the Picatinny rail.

NCLSR5 is equipped with a skeleton-type butt with a powerful rubber back plate, which softens recoil. The cheek is height adjustable, and an additional screw support is provided at the bottom. Bipods are mounted on the top of the receiver, providing a stable position. Also, the designers have provided a handle for carrying. It is worth noting that the rifle is not folding.

The total length is 1520 mm, with a weight of no more than 14 kg without an optical sight. Ammunition - sniper cartridges 12.7x108 mm Chinese manufacturer.

The long Picatinny rail covers the entire upper part of the receiver, allowing you to mount a variety of sights

NCLSR5 - rifle with a rather primitive design, which is designed for users with a small budget. Although her ergonomics are far from ideal, this is a completely reliable product and a workable product. The main disadvantages of NCLSR5 are their size and considerable weight.

In any case, the NCLSR5 large-caliber rifle confirms the intensive work of Chinese specialists on the road to further improving this type of small arms.
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  1. roma-belij
    roma-belij 28 March 2014 08: 38
    On fishlessness and cancer - fish)))
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  3. zloi_dekabr
    zloi_dekabr 28 March 2014 09: 10
    Something reminds me of a muzzle brake?))) Again, they ripped off,!))))
    1. Master_Lviv
      Master_Lviv 28 March 2014 10: 45
      If the physical laws are the same in China as in other countries, then the most effective technical solutions for solving the problem will be similar in many countries.
    2. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 28 March 2014 12: 17
      From Finns stolen, Sako has a modular rifle.
      1. SARANCHA1976
        SARANCHA1976 29 March 2014 01: 14
        Many companies have modular, rifles and for a long time
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  4. Weniamin
    Weniamin 28 March 2014 10: 09
    But interestingly - is it as disposable as Chinese slippers?
    1. smile
      smile 28 March 2014 18: 45
      Yes, hardly. Gone are the days when the Chinese TT could be thrown out after shooting four stores. Long gone. At present, China is rapidly rushing to the arms market. In terms of volume, he surpassed Britain, and the facts of the sale of arms and military equipment to such far from poor countries as Saudi Arabia indicate that the quality of their arms and military equipment is quite at a level.
  5. Sledgehammer
    Sledgehammer 28 March 2014 11: 18
    Single-shot is not practical, unless it implies the principle of "Shot -
    escaped ", just for special troops, cheap, accurate enough and
    sorry if pressed.
  6. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 28 March 2014 11: 44
    I wonder what trunk resource? And what is the real accuracy at 500m, for example? ..
  7. inkass_98
    inkass_98 28 March 2014 15: 49
    It seems that PTUshniki did at the lessons on metalworking, finalized the shutter with a file. Or such a photo, or a weak bluing, bare metal glistens. And the stem of the shutter is generally like a painted brush.
    If customers will be satisfied with such quality of the product - the butt with the forearm in their hands.
  8. Signaller
    Signaller 28 March 2014 16: 33
    Well, super-duper. That's just how this little thing shoots, so we'll all see where it is hiding. The muzzle brake is an anachronism for the sniper ... Good thing. Just how it will not work out without her assistant and a car for transporting cartridges to shoot .. PTR during the war wore two chelas. So another bullshit-ala-fight against terror. For this, just right. For war, this thing is somehow not very. There is no maneuver, stealth. He quietly approached, shot a shot in the forehead and stepped away unnoticed. And the range ??? Yes, in life, for a kilometer in the city nothing is already visible. Especially if everything around is burning. And at night not everything is so clear.
    Personal opinion-I do not impose.
    1. SARANCHA1976
      SARANCHA1976 29 March 2014 01: 11
      The muzzle brake on the caliber DShK is not an anachronism at all. Well, unless the shooter is sorry. And in the city, large-caliber rifles are actively used, in particular, for suppressing firing points and counter sniper fighting. 12,7 break through the walls just give it, and you don’t have to get 500-300 meters away and beat a squirrel in the eye with a person, just a hit for guaranteed disabling. For a word, for American snipers working with Barrets in E-Stan 1500 meters normal working distance for a single person.
  9. akm8226
    akm8226 28 March 2014 20: 35
    But what about such a hell of a slide sliding surface treatment? Like after a file !! But this is one of the main parameters that ensures accuracy. What shooting accuracy can we talk about if the landing on which the shutter slides is made simply obscene? There should be a mirror - the more accurately the shutter arrives at the end point, the smaller the dispersion in accuracy.
  10. allexx83
    allexx83 28 March 2014 23: 28
    The perfect hitman's weapon. I bought it for 3 rubles, “worked it out,” dropped it.
  11. gregor6549
    gregor6549 29 March 2014 18: 56
    The Chinese know what they are doing, and what they need to do well. In addition, they are well aware that the sniper in their aircraft is a one-time thing and not long-lasting. Therefore, the corresponding weapons are not designed for long life but for mass but short-term use.
  12. valersvet
    valersvet April 1 2014 16: 05
    squashed a rifle hi
    I can smell it smile
  13. carabiner sks
    carabiner sks April 2 2014 20: 35
    The additional support on the butt is too small. I think that with this weight, the rifle will fall into soft ground. Unstable unit.
  14. rebel
    rebel April 7 2014 18: 37
    rude in details
  15. rebel
    rebel April 7 2014 18: 37
    Its real capabilities are interesting, and how are things with the ammunition of the Chinese ??
    1. Igor Khlusov
      Igor Khlusov April 9 2014 11: 22
      Well, 5 rounds do think)
  16. lexx2038
    lexx2038 April 7 2014 22: 09
    How many Chinese do you know? Now, if each Chinese is given such a cheap rifle, and five rounds for it, it will result in an armageddon.
    1. Igor Khlusov
      Igor Khlusov April 9 2014 11: 22
      yes) Even if she only shoots 5 times !!!
  17. Igor Khlusov
    Igor Khlusov April 9 2014 11: 21
    Made in China) The main thing that would not fall apart after the third shot)
  18. Igor Khlusov
    Igor Khlusov April 9 2014 11: 23
    Quote: inkass_98
    It seems that PTUshniki did at the lessons on metalworking, finalized the shutter with a file. Or such a photo, or a weak bluing, bare metal glistens. And the stem of the shutter is generally like a painted brush.
    If customers will be satisfied with such quality of the product - the butt with the forearm in their hands.

    definitely vocational school)
  19. Pilot
    Pilot 8 June 2014 21: 12
    Mdaa rifle is what you need!)