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Posted: 9/4/2004 10:39:58 AM EST
Has anyone here shot a Dragunov SVD? How accurate are they?

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:36:51 PM EST
Just wondering the same thing.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:37:57 PM EST
Don't have a MOA fiqure but it is more of a DMR than a sniper rifle.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:55:24 PM EST
1MOA at best...

They were considered a 'sniper' weapon when developed, but now are a DMR at best... Something to make up for the lack of range associated with the AK's 16" BBL and cartridge design...

Russia has come up with some odd sniper weapons since, such as the VSS, which fires a 9x39mm cartridge....
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:44:52 PM EST

On the second page of this thread, I posted a couple pics of some groups.

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:24:06 AM EST
Dave: The Dragonuv SVD is a 7.62x54R rifle with a barrel longer than 16"

The VSS Vintorez has an integrated silencer and fires the SP-5/6 cartridge. It has single and full-auto selector settings with a standard 10 round magazine.

There's also a SVU with similar single/auto settings with a 20 rd mag that fires 7.62x54R

With a 4x scope, I wouldn't expect the SVD to be a true advanced marksman rifle either.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:32:26 AM EST
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