Chinese 12.7x108 DBT10 sniper round


#1

As usual while searching for something else in the Chinese language section of the internet I came across this 12.7x108 DBT10 sniper cartridge. Thought some of you may like to see it.


#2

Thanks for posting that. Is there any data on it (bullet structure and weight, muzzle velocity/barrel length)?


#3

Tony, unfortunately not.
There is a whole row of new Chinese 12.7x108 I wish I knew more about.


#4

I’d be interested in hearing about any new rounds, even if it’s just the designations!


#5

There is a duplex and also an exposed core AP resembling the Anthena design, just with a smooth surface and no edges. I think we had both covered here in brief.
I do not recall the designations.


#6

Assuming my translation of internet sources is correct, the DBT-10 cartridge is described as having a dedicated sniper bullet weighing 46g (710gr) bullet and has a muzzle velocity of 820m/s (2690f/s). I’ve also come across a DBJ-10 cartridge (with a black tip) which is described as an anti-material round with AP, incendiary and fragmentation properties. Velocity is stated as 840 m/s (2756 f/s).

The Chinese 12.7mm QBU-10 sniping rifle has a 31” barrel.

NATO Dave


#7

Thanks Dave.


#8

Interesting information, thanks guys.