Originally Posted by Kingsix
Type 56c's are still in Active PLA service :P
The type 56-2 can probably pass as a Type 81 assault rifle they still haven't been fully purged out of the PLA armoury. It is also the closest thing to a Type 03 until the Realsword does something about it. The realsword SVD is actually a chinese Type 79/85. For the sake of realism why shorten a SVD that comes from a former Norinco/ state owned factory.
Also, its not like I would WANT to shorten an SVD, in fact, I'd like to replicate a Chinese designated marksman as much as possible. But a full length SVD is just too long and unwieldy for my purposes... I mean, if I really was the DM for my squad and got the Type 85, (after raging for not getting the T88) I'd be half-tempted to get a hack saw and just take 20cm off (probably not smart either).