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Chinese snipers adopted a new Russian rifle ORSIS T-5000

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on

Trainees from the People’s Liberation Army won all the five gold medals at the 14th Military and Police Sniper World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, June 20-24.

Chinese team during the competition use Orsis T-5000 is a Russian bolt-action sniper rifle, reported It was the first product developed by ORSIS, and is produced in their Moscow factory.

The rifle was introduced in 2011 at the international exhibition of Russian weapons in Nizhny Tagil, and is entirely original, using no third-party components.

In its standard configuration the T-5000 is equipped with a 660 mm fluted, stainless steel barrel (698 mm when chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum), cut to a twist rate between 1-in-10 and 1-in-12 depending on customer requirements.

The stainless steel stock adopts a highly “skeletal” design, with highly adjustable butt and cheekpiece components mounted on a folding stock that reduces the transport length of the T-5000 by around 250 mm. The trigger is adjustable from 500 g in its Varmint configuration, to over 1500 g depending on application, and a Picatinny rail is provided for the attachment of optics.

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