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12.7mm JS 05 anti-materiel / sniper rifle (PR China)
Operation: bolt action
Barrel: 850 mm / 33.5"
Weight: 12.5 kg / 27.5 lbs
Length: 1392 mm / 54.8"
Feed Mechanism: 3 rounds detachable box magazine
The 12.7mm JS 05 anti-materiel / sniper rifle was developed in Chinaby Jianshe Group. Apparently, it is one of several designs that are tested by PLA in search for a modern anti-materiel rifle. It is possible that this rifle will be also offered for export.
The 12.7mm JS 05 anti-materiel / sniper rifle is manually operated, bolt action rifle with conventional rotary boltlocking. Bolt has dual frontal locking lugs. Barrel is equipped with the massive muzzle brake and is allowed to recoil inside the tubular receiver against the hydraulic recoil buffer, to relieve the operator from high recoil stresses. Rifle fitted with fixed buttstock, folding bipod, carrying handle and a detachable rear monopod under the butt. Feed is from detachable boxmagazines which are installed horizontally from the left side, above the pistol grip. Rifle is normally not fitted with iron (open) sights;a Picatinny-type rail is provided for installation of the telescopic or night sights.