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NORINCO CS/LR4 (QBU-202/NSG-1)


Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (2012)


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The CS-LR4 series of manually-actuated bolt-action sniper systems joined the Chinese military ranks in 2012.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/02/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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The modern Chinese Army ("People's Liberation Army Ground Force" - PLAGF) currently relies on no fewer than four different series of bolt-action weapons for the dedicated sniper role. This includes the "QBU-141", "QBU-202", "QBU-203", and "CS/LR4" series - differing mainly in supported caliber / chamberings. The CS/LR4 is a relatively new adoption being used by the service in a frontline capacity and is also known by the designation of "NSG-1". Its formal, long-form designation remains "CS/LR4 7.62 Millimeter High-Precision Sniper System - HPSS").

Like many other Chinese military solutions, this rifle is manufactured by local defense powerhouse NORINCO ("China NORth Industries Corporation").

Designed in 2008 and introduced in 2012, the rifle is of largely conventional form and function. Other supported chamberings include .308 Winchester and 8.6x70mm depending on the variant in play. The internal function of the long gun is of manually-actuated bolt-action (relying on a rotary bolt system), requiring the operator to manage the bolt handle set over the right side of the receiver. Feeding is through a basic, spring-loaded 5-round detachable box magazine inserted at the underside of the frame, individual rounds being chambered with management of the lever. As iron sights are lacking in this design, optics are required though a plethora of types are supported including basic telescopic lens, night-vision, and thermal imaging devices. A bipod found under the forend is hinged to fold for travel and the shoulder stock is adjustable (cheekpiece and shoulder pad) to suit the operator's comfort. Sling loops allow for a shoulder strap to be fitted. The free-floating, accurized barrel is smooth and features a short section of Picatinny rail over the forend for additional tactical components.

The trigger is surrounded by a hardened loop and this is further integrated to the angled polymer pistol grip which includes an oversized thumb cut-out and monopod for additional support. The magazine well is positioned just ahead of the trigger unit within easy reach.

The base model of this Sniper Weapon System (SWS) series is recognized as the "CS/LR4" and primarily chambered for the Western-favored 7.62x51mm NATO. The "CS/LR4" appeared as an improved model with longer barrel assembly and overall reduced weight, adding to its effective engagement ranges, general precision, and accuracy-at-range. The "CS/LR35" added the 8.6x70mm Lapua Magnum cartridge to its supported chamberings and features a reinforced barrel assembly as well as folding stock for greater compactness when on-the-march.

"QBU-202" is used by the Chinese Army / special forces groups to designate the CS/LR35 in 8.6x70mm chambering. "QBU-203" is the 7.62x51mm model.

Outside of China, the Philippines Army (CS/LR4A) and the Venezuela Marine Corps (CS/LR4) both utilize this sniper rifle series.

Specifications



Service Year
2012

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Classification


Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle


China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
National flag of China National flag of the Philippines National flag of Venezuela China (Army and police); Philippines; Venezuela
(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.
Special Forces
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.


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
1,100 mm
43.31 in
Barrel Length
610 mm
24.02 in
Empty Wgt
14.33 lb
6.50 kg
Sights


Optics including telescope, night-vision, and thermal.


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; .308 Winchester; 8.6x70mm

Sample Visuals**


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


5-round detachable box magazine.
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
3,610 ft
(1,100 m | 1,203 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
12
rds/min


CS/LR4 - Base Series Designation.
NSG-1 - Alternative Designation.
JS 7.62mm - Prototype Designation.
CS/LR4A - improved model; lengthened barrel assembly; reduced weight; increased range and accuracy; 7.62x51mm NATO chambering.
CS/LR35 - Improved model supporting 7.62x51mm and 8.6x70mm Lapua Magnum chamberings.
QBU-202 - CS/LR35 Chinese military designation; 8.6x70mm chambering.
QBU-203 - CS/LR35 Chinese military designation; 7.62x51mm NATO chambering.


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