|ORU-003 Dragunov SVD Soviet Sniping Rifle magazine|
This issue is completely dedicated to the famous Dragunov SVD Sniping Rifle.
The SVD (Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova)-Dragunov Sniping Rifle was the first rifle designed from scratch as a sniper rifle, and was introduced in the 1950's. It has very limited similarities to the Kalashnikov series of rifles. The SVD can be expected to shoot 2 MOA with quality ammo. The Dragunov self loading sniper's rifle is intended for engaging fleeting, moving, open and masked single targets. Aimed fire is delivered by single shots. For convenient handling the sniper's rifle on march, in landing and transporting in various kinds of war vehicles (ammored infantry vehicles, armored vehicles, helicopters and other) the rifle is equipped with a folding butt. Provided in the set are: magazines; accessories for cleaning and oiling; oiler; knife-bayonet; rifle sling; optical sight with SPTA. While the weapon is a bit crude when it comes to workmanship, it still functioned flawlessly. We shot extensively out to 900 meters. The rifle is extremely deadly, even with cheap surplus ammo, out to about 600 meters. After that, your pressed to hit consistantly. We easily were maintaining sub 2 MOA. The SVD is not a true sniper rifle in todays terms, but it performs exceptionally well for what it was designed for, a weapon to extend the range of the average rifle squad.