R7A1 Rifle 'Chrissanthe'

R7A1 'Chrissanthe' is a side-loaded, full-calibre, combat rifle. With a compact semi-bullpup layout, she sports a 22" barrel while being only marginally longer than an American M16A1, a rifle firing 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition, and with a shorter 20" barrel. This example of the R7A1 represents the standard infantry issue configuration, with shorter barrel upper reciever sets issued to units also.

The 7.27x48mm L74 round fired by the R7 is a light rifle (or heavy intermediate) round midway between 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm NATO. Magazines for the R7 rifle are rated at 24 rounds maximum capacity, though anecdotal evidence suggests the magazine is capable of taking 25 rounds without feeding issues.

Sighting systems include a fixed shrouded front post and flip up rear aperture sight set for 100 yards, as well as a range of advanced optics, attached to the gun via a quick-detach side rail system. For example, the T5-F projected dot sight on this R7 rifle allows faster target acquisition than standard iron sights, and a better field of view.

Created for Modern Arms for a Modern Military: 1960-1980, a series of fictional mid-late Vietnam War Era (1960s-1980s) Small Arms. Rendered using only Pimp My Gun.

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