The disadvantage of Chinese rifle elimination is obvious: along the border between China, India and Pakistan, domestic rifles have the worst range power.

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The disadvantage of Chinese rifle elimination is obvious: along the border between China, India and Pakistan, domestic rifles have the worst range power.

2019-02-18 18:32:22 620 ℃

Sigma 716

Recently, India ordered 72400 Sigma 716 rifles of 7.62x51mm calibre, which are mainly used to equip its border areas, including India-Pakistan border and China-India border. In the present border area of the three countries, there is no shortage or shortage of medium-caliber and powerful rifles between India and Pakistan; only China is the most vulnerable in the comparison of infantry firepower because of the elimination of 7.62x54r caliber.


The main operational advantages of small caliber rifles are close combat within tens of meters, which is very common in tropical jungle areas and urban battles. For most soldiers with ordinary training level, the rifle must be fired in full automation at this time, which can basically ensure that the shooter has the ability to control the firearms. In that year, the M14 rifle with the caliber of 7.62x51 was also used, which was too poor in this respect, and was completely suppressed by the full automated firepower, range and precision of AK47, which were far inferior to their own. This period of history is also the reason why small-caliber rifles have risen and become the mainstream of the armies of the countries in the Eastern and Western camps.

Pakistan, 7.62mm powerful G3 rifle

but in the border areas of China, India and Pakistan, a large number of terrain is plateau wasteland, sparse vegetation, open terrain, infantry fighting distance is very long. In this case, the long-range shooting ability of rifles becomes very important, the advantages of small-caliber rifles are difficult to reflect, while the shortcomings of insufficient warhead kinetic energy, short range and insufficient destructive power are significantly amplified; the firepower of infantry will depend on sniper rifles (including precision shooting rifles) of 7.62mm calibre and general machine guns. < p > < p > < p > < img SRC = "/ 1ydzximg / 0LJNLwJzy5" / > < p > 85 < / P > < p > < p > after the elimination of 7.62x54R caliber in China, only 5.8 caliber of effective firepower can be carried by infantry themselves; range and power are seriously inadequate, and precision performance is far behind that of modern western rifles such as Siegel 716. Although 26-type weapons in China also use 7.62x51 caliber, but this is a Western caliber, which is not in the scope of our army's system at all; a small number of elite units such as special forces can be equipped with a small amount of equipment, and large-scale popularization is impossible. < p > < p > < p > < img SRC = "/ 1ydzximg / 0LJNLwcpQg" / > < p > 880 < / P > < p > < p > As mentioned before, China has only 12.7 bullets above 5.8 at present, while 89 heavy machine guns have poor accuracy due to excessive lightweight; moreover, 12.7 bullets are very heavy, with 204 rounds of 4 cartridges weighing 36-37kg, which can not provide reliable and sustained firepower at all. The most ideal solution to this problem is that China still needs 8.6MM general purpose machine gun and semi-automatic large magazine capacity precision shooter rifle.