The QBU-88 rifle was the first weapon of the newest generation of Chinese small arms, chambered for proprietary 5.8x42mm ammunition. Currently, the QBU-88 rifle is used by the PLA and the Chinese police forces.
The QBU-88 is a semi-automatic sniper rifle. While it does have an impressive damage per shot, it unfortunately lacks in every other category, with a low effective range, a rather low rate of fire, and a small magazine capacity. Perhaps its only redeeming quality is a fast zoom in duration, which may help in close-quarters combat.