Military Pay Scale Military Ranks Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Arms Warships & Submarines


Semi-Automatic Sniper / Designated Markman Rifle (DMR)

Infantry / Small Arms

1 / 1
Image copyright www.MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.

The Chinese NSG-85 sniper rifle is based on the Type 85 rifle prior, itself born from the Soviet SVD series of the Cold War decades.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 7/31/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The NSG-85 is a new Chinese military sniper rifle developed from the Type 85 series rifle, itself born from the old Soviet SVD sniper rifle line of 7.62mm caliber. The NSG-85 is an all-modern offering with full support for all manner of tactical accessories and features lightweight composites where appropriate. It retains the 7.62x54mmR cartridge as well as the SVD-style short-count, curved magazine case. The weapon lacks the traditional iron sights of its forerunners as it is intended as a true precision weapon - mounting a scope over the receiver.

The weapon carries over much of the same form of the original SVD and subsequent Type 85 rifle design, particularly at the receiver. Obvious changes are at the shoulder stock and handguard - the former being adjustable and featuring a cheekrest and monopod with the latter offering four sections of Picatinny rail for support of accessories along the top, sides, and underneath the handguard. In this way, the weapon can easily utilize any off-the-shelf optics over the gun, tactical flashlights and laser sights along the sides, and a folding, adjustable bipod under the forward weight of the gun. The barrel protrudes some in the design and does not appear to use a flash hider or any sort of muzzle attachment. The pistol grip is ergonomically formed with a slight rearward angle and the trigger group just ahead. The trigger ring is purposely large to support use of a gloved hand. The magazine release/catch is featured prominently just aft of the magazine well - a Soviet rifle tradition.

The NSG-85 was debuted n June of 2014.


China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
National flag of Bangladesh National flag of China Bangladesh; China
- Long-Range Precision
Overall Length:
1,225 mm (48.23 in)
Barrel Length:
600 mm (23.62 in)
Weight (Unloaded):
9.37 lb (4.25 kg)
Semi-Automatic; Gas-Operated; Rotating Bolt
Muzzle Velocity:
2,725 feet-per-second (831 meters-per-second)
Effective Range:
2,625 ft (800 m; 875 yd)
NSG-85 - Base Series Designation

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2021 Military Pay Scale Army Ranks Navy Ranks Air Force Ranks Alphabet Code DoD Dictionary American War Deaths French Military Victories

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world and WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.

Facebook Logo YouTube Logo

www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-