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« The Rahim 7.62 mm is a bullpup rifle serving as a designated marksman weapon for the OPFOR. It's based on the older Russian rifle with upgraded modern features such as firing mechanism, trigger and rail. The bullpup design allows the rifle to be more compact and maneuverable without shortening the barrel.
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Rahim 7.62 mm
Rahim
Faction CSAT
Type Bullpup Designated Marksman Rifle
Caliber 7.62×54 mm
Magazine
capacity
10
Variants None
Games
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The Rahim is a 7.62 mm bullpup designated marksman rifle that is used exclusively by Mediterranean CSAT forces in ArmA 3.

Overview

The Rahim is a gas operated, selective-fire designated marksman rifle that is chambered to fire the 7.62×54 mm round.

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FIA guerilla wielding an uncustomised Rahim.

It loads from 10 round curved magazines and has a muzzle velocity of 830 m/s. It accepts accessories on both its top and underbarrel rails, and can mount attachments onto its muzzle.

The Rahim uses a bullpup layout which makes it a relatively compact weapon to wield. It is the lightest weapon out of all the DMRs and has fairly decent accuracy for both medium-long ranges.

In addition, the Rahim has an impressive fire rate of up to 652 rounds per minute. However, it should be noted that it is barely controllable while firing in full auto. Combined with its extremely small magazine size, this makes the high rate of fire rather redundant and almost impossible to achieve under regular circumstances.

Trivia

  • The Rahim is based on the "VS-121", a prototype sniper rifle that is currently under development by Kalashnikov Concern (formerly known as IZHMASH or the Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant), a subsidiary of the Rostec state-owned corporation.
    • It also appears to be partially inspired by the "Dragunov SVU", another Russian-made rifle that is similarly configured as a bullpup, is chambered with the same calibre, and has the capability to fire on full auto.
  • Pacific CSAT forces do not use the Rahim as they utilise the CMR-76 as their designated marksman rifle equivalent instead.
  • Along with the Zafir, the Rahim was initially chambered (incorrectly) to fire 7.62×51 mm NATO ammunition. This was later re-factored with the release of the Marksmen DLC, which changed it to its correct real-world calibre of 7.62×54 mm as part of Game Update 1.42.
  • Despite having removable covers and visibly modelled rails, the Rahim is unable to accept any accessories on its side rail.
    • It was previously able to fit side rail accessories, but this capability was removed with Game Update 1.22, presumably due to the operator's left hand position clipping into the rail's accessories when attached.
    • Enabling the ability to attach side rail accessories onto the Rahim is still possible, though only through custom addons.
  • The Rahim was not initially available in ArmA 3. It would not be added until the first episode of the campaign was released, whereupon it was bundled as part of Game Update 1.04.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration