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Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (2008)


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The T93 Sniper Rifle serves with the modern Republic of China Army and Marine Corps, defending the island nation of Taiwan from potential invasion.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/10/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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With the ever-present threat of invasion from neighboring China, it behooves the Asia-Pacific island nation of Taiwan to present a capable, defensive-minded standing army. For this army is required the gamut of weapon types from armored vehicles and air support on down to the standard foot soldier. The T93 is an indigenously-developed bolt-action rifle taken into service for the dedicated sniper role, offering precision / accuracy over range against unsuspecting elements.

Design work on this long gun began in or around 2003 by the specialists at the 205th Armory and the rifle was debuted to the public in 2007.

The rifle is largely of conventional design arrangement, form, and function - mimicking such successful designs as the Remington M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) detailed elsewhere on this site. It is chambered for the ubiquitous 7.62x51mm NATO standard rifle cartridge, a proven man-stopper at range, and fires from a 5-round internal magazine. The action is a manually-actuated bolt system, requiring the operator to manage the bolt handle that is set over the right side of the receiver. The buttstock is adjustable and integrated to the curved pistol-type grip handle. The trigger is slung under the receiver and protected in a flat, thick ring. The opening allows for operation with a gloved hand.

The forend runs just over the midway point of the weapon. The full-length floating barrel is seated in the housing and extends some distance further. The receiver also has a section of Picatinny rail for the mounting of accessories, typically a telescopic sighting scope and/or night sighting device (interestingly no rail sections are fitted on the sides of the forend). A folding bipod is positioned under the end of the forend and can be collapsed for when on-the-march / in transport.

Effective range is out to 800 meters. The T93 has showcased both reliability and accuracy in its extensive testing phase before being taken into service by the Republic of China (Taiwan) Army and Marine Corps.

Specifications



Service Year
2008

Origin
Taiwan national flag graphic
Taiwan

Classification


Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle


State Factories - Taiwan
National flag of Taiwan Taiwan
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Accuracy / Precision
Long-range accuracy / precision capable; suitable for sniping, particularly when equipped with sighting aids.


REPEAT-FIRE CAPABLE
An automatic, or pseudo-automatic, function is built into the system, allowing for repeat firing to be achieved.
SCOPE-CAPABLE / SIGHTING ASSIST
Supports mounting of optics (scopes) to aid in accuracy for ranged fire.
BIPOD ASSEMBLY
Aiming can be aided by use of a bipod support assembly, either as an integral part of design or option.
CUSTOMIZEABLE
Design allows for user adjustability of certain components for customization.
ADAPTABLE
Design offers mounting points for external, after-market hardware including laser aimers, flashlights, scopes, and grips.


Overall Length
1,090 mm
42.91 in
Barrel Length
610 mm
24.02 in
Empty Wgt
12.13 lb
5.50 kg
Sights


Telescopic Sights.


Action


Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action System.

Bolt-Action
Manually-actuated process of managing the bolt lever to eject spent cartridge case, clearing the breech, to introduce fresh catridge into the chamber.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


7.62x51mm NATO

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 7.62x51mm / .308 Winchester rifle cartridge
Rounds / Feed


5
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
2,625 ft
(800 m | 875 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
15
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
2,600 ft/sec
(792 m/sec)


T93 - Base Series Designation.


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