What type of gun is a SVD?

What type of gun is a SVD?

Dragunov sniper rifle

Type Designated marksman rifle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1963–present

Is the SVD a sniper rifle?

SVD is a reliable gas-operated sniper rifle designed to engage different types of targets within the range of 1200m using the whole list of 7.62x54mm ammunition (including AP Incendiary, AP, tracer bullets etc). The rifle is easy to use, maintain and repair, which can be vital for regular troops.

Who designed the SVD rifle?

Yevgeny Dragunov
Dragunov sniper rifle/Designers

Designed by Yevgeny Dragunov in the late 1950s, the gas-operated short-stroke piston rifle — which still bears his name —was heavily tested in a wide variety of environments and scenarios before the Soviet Army began inducting it into front line service.

Can you buy a SVD rifle?

You CAN purchase SVD type rifles in the US. They are just rare and expensive.

Is the Dragunov an SVD?

The SVD (Russian: Снайперская винтовка Драгунова Snaiperskaya Vintovka Dragunova; lit. “Dragunov Sniper Rifle”), also known as the Dragunov or SVD Dragunov, is a sniper rifle produced in Russia by Izhevsk Mechanical Works. It is chambered in 7.62×54mmR.

How much does an SVD Dragunov cost?

As of the writing of this answer in 2020, depending on condition and accessories, as well as country of manufacture, I would expect an SVD to run $6,000–10,000. Dragunov rifles in the US were imported from China and Russia.

Is SVD an AK?

The Dragunov SVD is a much different rifle. Instead of the long-stroke gas piston system the AK uses, we see a short-stroke gas piston design. This includes the side safety, dust cover design, iron sights, and the early AK variants’ wood furniture.

What kind of ammo does the SVD use?

The SVD fires the 7.62x54mm Russian round from a 10 round detachable magazine. Normally sniper grade ammunition is used, but regular machine gun ammunition can be used as well. Accuracy averages about 2 MOA, depending on the quality of the gun and ammunition. The effective range of the SVD lies between 600 and 800 meters.

What kind of scope does the SVD have?

Although the SVD came from the factory with fully adjustable front and rear sights, the rifle was designed to use a scope that, in the early 1960s, represented the state of the art for optical gun sights: the PSO-1.

How much vertical spread can the SVD rifle produce?

To comply to the standards, the SVD rifle with 7N1 sniper cartridges may not produce more than 1.24 MOA extreme vertical spread with 240 mm twist rate barrels and no more than 1.04 MOA extreme vertical spread with 320 mm twist rate barrels.

Who invented the Dragunov sniper rifle?

Yevgeny Fyodorovich Dragunov ( Russian: Евге́ний Фёдорович Драгуно́в; February 20, 1920 – August 4, 1991) was a Soviet weapons designer, best known his role in helping invent the semi-automatic rifle bearing his name, the Dragunov sniper rifle.


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