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Most of the participants in the special forces sniper tournament in the Krasnodar Territory ignored the SVD

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The work of a sniper is a special type of military activity that can be associated with waiting for a specific target for many hours, actions at any time of the day or night, with special camouflage formats. Sometimes one sniper point, chosen in a special way, allows you to inflict such damage on the enemy that a platoon of submachine gunners would not do.


The tasks of modern snipers of special units include the destruction of representatives of the terrorist underground, the leaders of illegal armed formations, the command staff of enemy units and formations.

To identify the best of the best among snipers, special competitions are held. They involve sniper pairs from various law enforcement agencies, including the Ministry of Defense, the FSB, and others. There are two people in one team. Each of the shooters has a maximum of a pair of rifles, and he is free to choose the type and manufacturer for participation in the competition on his own.

Sniper rifles can be equipped with sighting devices of the choice of participants in practical shooting competitions. The choice of cartridges is also free, but there is a limitation here - the maximum caliber of ammunition should not exceed 9 mm.

As described in the Military Acceptance program at the Zvezda shopping center, during the competition, which took place in the Krasnodar Territory, only one participant had a SVD. Most of the participants bypassed the SVD at the tournament, choosing other options weapons... It is believed that the power of the most massive sniper rifle of the RF Armed Forces is not enough to become the winner of the tournament being held.

Details about the special forces sniper competition:

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  1. Wedmak
    Wedmak 1 November 2021 16: 12
    +6
    Not surprising. The rifle was good, but its time was up. A copy of honor to the museum.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 1 November 2021 16: 15
      +14
      "screw" is two times older than the participants ... what do you want? (and I would take .. for "safekeeping" ...)
      1. Victor Tsenin
        Victor Tsenin 1 November 2021 17: 40
        +2
        (Please take two)
        1. Lisa90
          Lisa90 2 November 2021 07: 28
          0
          Wrap one more in an industrialized rag)
      2. krjugerfred
        krjugerfred 2 November 2021 08: 21
        +5
        Who is last? You? I'm behind you. Give two !!!
    2. Protos
      Protos 1 November 2021 17: 42
      +14
      SVD - Marksman's weapon, there are bolts for snipers!
    3. Shelest2000
      Shelest2000 1 November 2021 18: 11
      +13
      Yes, it is still good up to 500 meters as a support weapon for the squad.
      shl. From a well-aimed SVD (civilian version, but the differences of this modification were only in the name) with a good cartridge and sight, I took a target at 790 meters. Despite the fact that I have never been a sniper. So, lover ...
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 2 November 2021 09: 02
        +10
        svd for war is made. for competitions there are others.
        1. Shelest2000
          Shelest2000 2 November 2021 13: 55
          +9
          Our guys, the marines, did not complain about the SVD in Chechnya - in any conditions, in the snow, in the rain, in the mud, it worked like a clock. Yes, there is more precisely, there is more powerful (and much more expensive), but precisely, as a weapon of support for the squad, it has no equal and will not be for a long time.
        2. mole
          mole 2 November 2021 20: 49
          -2
          Quote: seregatara1969
          svd for war is made. for competitions there are others.

          Quite right!
          SVD is not a tool for the pros.
          If you equip non-professionals with a professional tool, the result will be equal to the "... hands" of the non-professional. But if you put a pro with SVD next to it, then most likely the pro will win.
          Although there is also the patron factor.
          Not considered for competition.
          1. Ratmir_Ryazan
            Ratmir_Ryazan 2 November 2021 21: 37
            +7
            SVD is not a tool for the pros.


            Stop grinding nonsense.

            SVD is an automatic rifle, unlike rifles with manual locking of the barrel, hence the accuracy is worse.

            The advantage of the SVD is the rate of fire of 30 aimed rounds per minute, the minus is the accuracy compared to rifles with manual locking of the barrel.

            The SVD fits into the concept of the USSR / Russia - defense, and automatic rifles are good precisely in defense, and that is why a bayonet-knife is included in the SVD kit.

            And rifles with manual locking of the bore were created for trench warfare, which our generals did not count on, but in vain. Anything can happen.

            Ideally, in the Soviet / Russian army, it would be necessary to have not only a sniper in the squad, but also a separate sniper platoon, in which sniper work would be cultivated and, in addition to the SVD in the state, there would be other rifles that the fighters could use for different situations from the VSS to large-caliber rifles. But this again comes down to money and the desire to make the army better and more prepared. If money can be found, then it is very difficult to find people with a desire to do their job well.

            SVD was made for war, not for competition, and on the example of WW2, statistics were obtained, where 60% of targets were destroyed at a distance of up to 300 meters, another 30% up to 500, and only 10% at longer distances of 600-800.

            That is, the range and accuracy of the SVD is quite enough to carry out sniper work, but in competitions it does not shine with accuracy with manual locking rifles, compared even with the Mosin rifle, which was generally created in the 19th century.

            But she has plenty of power.
      2. Alexandr bogun
        Alexandr bogun 30 November 2021 13: 29
        -3
        You are a science fiction writer along the way, I have an instructor at the shooting range, a man who, as a sniper, passed the first and second Chechen war and continues to do his job with high-precision small arms. So he told me about the SVD that she was perceived as a sniper exclusively by conscript soldiers and those who were not involved in sniper business. To fire from the SVD at the distances you are talking about (800m), you need a sight worth two SVD rifles, ideally targeted by the SVD (which is already an axiom) and I am silent about the massive sniper ammunition precision (or sniper), under the caliber 7.62x54 in the army now 90% is 7H1 or 7H14. So, even these are the main sniper ammunition in our army, they are designed for accurate shooting at 300 meters, and not at 800 or even 500 meters. And if we are talking about a mass army rifle, then the SVD with its basic optics, shot perfectly (which cannot be in the army) and even with sniper ammunition, with an operator not curved, but sensible, then the real range of the SVD is 300, God forbid, 500 meters. Therefore, talking about the SVD for the last 20 years as a sniper weapon or even a "Marksman" rifle is to show that you do not understand what you are talking about. Even killers in the 90s, who had Afghan or Chechnya behind their backs, fired with SVD from an average of 100-150 meters, from well-prepared and advantageously located positions, no average "sniper" like you with SVD at 800m is not on shoots.))) And if there is a head on his shoulders, then why buy a colossal amount of attachments for high-precision sights, the sights themselves, replace the stock, bipods and all for the sake of turning a tree felling tool into combat Tomahawk, isn't it easier for the same money to take an already real Tomahawk, which we have is MR1 ​​?! Here it is, as a weapon of "Marksman" at a distance of 500m, is already full-fledged. If you understood what you wrote about, then you would be smiling now) SVD has its advantages and these advantages are their number that has already been manufactured and their maintainability in the field, but accuracy and range, which is the main thing for a sniper rifle, even for support rifles, this is not about the SVD. If your goal is to make a bunch of pseudo snipers from conscripts in 3-4 months, then yes, this is for the SVD, they will be on the staff, there will be a lot of them on paper, almost in every squad, in peacetime the norms. But if God forbid, there will be some kind of hostilities, say with those whom NATO will help and prepare, and there will be some kind of American automatic M110 or even our southwestern neighbors who were smart enough to replace the SVD with their UAR-10, which is also not 1000m as they say at 800m really soybeans TTX confirm. Then against this you are already regular SVD and operators for 3 months of preparation you are not at war. About bolt rifles, I do not even start the topic. We have something to replace the SVD with and it needs to be replaced yesterday! Fuck them with the Americans, in Ukraine they were smart enough to understand that everything ... the time of the SVD is irrevocably gone, and we read everything in the comments as some kind of science fiction writer without being a sniper at 800 meters !!!
        1. Shelest2000
          Shelest2000 1 December 2021 19: 21
          0
          You are a fantast along the way,

          No fiction. 790 meters were measured with a laser rangefinder. At the same time, I will not lie, the sight was exhibited by the owner of the rifle - an officer, a sniper, a specialist, which ones to look for. 2 Chechen, that's just what he told. The rest of the questions only kept silent and smiled. It is clear - under a subscription, although it was already in stock, he himself is.
          To fire from the SVD at the distances you are talking about (800m), you need a sight worth two SVD rifles,

          AAAA - you exposed me! wassat The sight was really like 1,5-2 SVDs for the price, some Lupa model at a cost then about 2-3 thousand eternally green.
          even with sniper ammunition

          The cartridge was imported, targeted, it seems Finnish. I'm sorry, but I don't remember. At the same time, with the usual domestic target, I worked normally at 550 meters with the same rifle. Again, at the owner's tip - I am an amateur, and he is a specialist.
          It is fair to say that this is not his only rifle. He also had a Finnish Sako in caliber 338. In my presence, he took the same target in A1350 from it at 4 meters.
          And his SVD ... Well, I don't know, maybe I took the memory of the service.
          We have something to replace the SVD with and it needs to be replaced yesterday!

          So I don’t argue! Necessary! For a long time!!! And, most likely, a new cartridge is also needed!
          But you see, if you look closely at the surrounding reality, given to us in sensations, you can see that "there is no money, but you hold on there" in the sense that all the options that are now offered are much more expensive than the SVD worked out for decades ... Very expensive. And to saturate the troops with new ... Well, you understand me - there is no money. Separate army special forces will arm them with something like a novelty - a Chukavin rifle, the National Guard, to protect the braces (well, how can we do without it), and in the field infantry units, the SVDshka will remain for more than a dozen years.
          1. Alexandr bogun
            Alexandr bogun 1 December 2021 21: 59
            -2
            Listen, I don’t understand something or is it we are building submarines, new air defense systems, we have 5 types of tanks in service at once (T-72, T-80, T-90, in exercises with China and T-62, and now the T-14 is also on top), we have a second 5th generation fighter already invented and paid for in our 4 military budget in the world, and we cannot replace a couple of tens of thousands of SVDs? Poor, poor and without oil and gas, Ukraine was able in 5 years (not without the help of their allies) to completely withdraw all SVD rifles from the 170 Army and 000 Guards, but we can't ?! I don’t believe it, this is again a matter of priorities, they don’t want to really improve the capabilities of the army, but they want to trump the “partners” of the Zircon prodigies if we have a sufficient Iskander for the necessary tasks, we will launch rockets into space using old satellites, we will to develop the second 60th generation fighter without finishing the first one and not letting it into a full-fledged series. A couple of not launches of the same "Zircon" and this is a couple of thousand, if not tens of thousands of rifles of the same Chukavin MR000, its price is less than 5 dollars. But no, they will now start writing to me that I am a traitor and without "Zircon" the homeland cannot be defended, this is a deterrent weapon, forgetting that we have "Nuclear weapons" that are the weapons of deterrence in the whole world and we have more of these weapons than others. And we will continue to throw dibs on hypersonic wunderwafers, and the army will run from the SVD of the early 1s, it will continue to drive the T-2000 dreaming of a mass T-60, it will fly the SU-62 upgraded to the SU-14 level, and dream about the SU-27 and SU-30, we will continue to disgrace ourselves with this barge by Admiral Kuznetsov in place of building our own really modern and new one, we will shoot "Zircons", and at the same time we have the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet "Treven" built in the early 57s Cruiser Moscow. It is a shame to defend the presence of the SVD in 75 in the troops in a country with such military budgets and which is number 80 in the world in military power, it is like justifying the presence of the T-2021 in the troops by having the ability to build the T-2. But the main thing for us is quantity, not quality, and if quality is needed then we build anything except the main one. Our priorities are not the same, not the lack of money.
    4. Barberry25
      Barberry25 2 November 2021 13: 58
      -2
      Well, in general, when a few years ago the fashion for sniping went and the championships began, the army men came with regular SVDs, but there were almost no options in terms of range and accuracy, now they go at least with SV-98
    5. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 2 November 2021 16: 23
      0
      \ there were many participants with the "bolt" SV-98 ... this is also quite a serial rifle.
  2. I am not a robot
    I am not a robot 1 November 2021 16: 29
    +36
    SVD-infantry semi-automatic sniper rifle for arming the best shooter in a platoon and of course for high-precision shooting of special forces snipers is not suitable, but as part of a platoon in the field, it is quite at the level
    1. novel66
      novel66 1 November 2021 16: 44
      +16
      it is not for nothing that they distinguish between "Marksman" and, in fact, snipers abroad
      1. SKIF555
        SKIF555 2 November 2021 17: 30
        +1
        Actually, the client doesn't care who served him. The war will show the plan.
    2. Konnick
      Konnick 2 November 2021 09: 21
      +4
      SVD infantry semi-automatic sniper rifle for arming the best shooter in a platoon

      In fact, in the department. The squad's armament is one RPK, one RPG, one SVD and AK.
  3. Nafanya from the sofa
    Nafanya from the sofa 1 November 2021 16: 48
    +4
    Most of the participants in the special forces sniper tournament in the Krasnodar Territory ignored the SVD

    At the same time, a photo of two snipers with SVD is attached under the headline.
    Site rules prohibit rating "this article" appropriately.
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 1 November 2021 18: 15
      +3
      Quote: Nafanya from the couch
      Most of the participants in the special forces sniper tournament in the Krasnodar Territory ignored the SVD

      At the same time, a photo of two snipers with SVD is attached under the headline.
      Site rules prohibit rating "this article" appropriately.

      Site rules prohibit to properly evaluate and comments of those who "just to blurt out". According to the commentary, it is clear that even five minutes of video (and this is the Video section, for a second) the commentator did not watch, but scribbling a comment is always there))
      1. Nafanya from the sofa
        Nafanya from the sofa 1 November 2021 18: 19
        0
        There is a title, there is a photo under it. What else does? Also watch the video? Please dismiss. With me, and one "mess" is enough.
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 2 November 2021 06: 38
          0
          Does the photo illustrate the SVD rifle or not?
          1. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 3 November 2021 13: 32
            0
            To be objective, the photo should illustrate any other rifles, but not the SVD. wink
  4. trophy
    trophy 1 November 2021 16: 50
    +1
    Such activities should be carried out with standard weapons.
    1. Niko
      Niko 1 November 2021 17: 01
      +4
      Quote: Trofim
      Such activities should be carried out with standard weapons.

      Yes, but the "standard armament" of the sniper is now very different, the time has passed when everyone was forced to use the same
      1. Asad
        Asad 1 November 2021 17: 25
        -4
        In the sense that imported barrels can also be used in the army?
        1. valentin light
          valentin light 1 November 2021 17: 43
          0
          Not in "armmy" in the literal sense, but in special units.
        2. I am not a robot
          I am not a robot 1 November 2021 18: 02
          +8
          the imported barrel quite accurately hits the imported soldiers
          1. mole
            mole 2 November 2021 21: 06
            0
            Quote: Janerobot
            the imported barrel quite accurately hits the imported soldiers

            How popular is the so-called. "import substitution" !?
            Or is it another?
            One properly placed processor (microcircuit) can cause more trouble than a company of pros armed with bolt cutters.
            1. I am not a robot
              I am not a robot 3 November 2021 07: 21
              0
              so there are not only imported barrels, but also Russian ones (T-5000, SV-98, MTs-116, Lobaev), and for example, the Mannlichers were purchased by Serdyukov, so throw them out now
              sniper rifles have no processors
              what else?
    2. valentin light
      valentin light 1 November 2021 17: 48
      +1
      If this is exactly the "Army" competition, then I agree with you - it should be standard service / staff.
      But if these are specialized "sniper" ones, then probably at the discretion of the jury of the competition.
      1. I am not a robot
        I am not a robot 1 November 2021 18: 03
        0
        this is a special forces sniper and a T-5000 rifle, Lobaev and others - their standard weapons
    3. YOUR.
      YOUR. 2 November 2021 10: 57
      +2
      So they are carried out with a regular one. In the regiments of the Airborne Forces across the state, snipers have foreign-made rifles, which they receive (inscribed) after completing the courses.
  5. valentin light
    valentin light 1 November 2021 17: 30
    +14
    I don’t want to offend the author with my opinion .., but the SVD has other tasks initially, this is correct - a reliable "army" rifle and the task of the shooter with it is to destroy machine gun crews, grenade launchers, damage monitoring devices and control the battle, as well as defeat enemy officers.
    Work with SVD for these purposes is mainly from 150 m to 300 m.
    Previously, the SVD was also equipped with a bayonet.


    Quote :: "... The tasks of modern snipers of special units include the destruction of representatives of the terrorist underground, the leaders ..."

    Such tasks are assigned to the snipers of the special forces of the GRU, the FSB and the National Guard ..
    Work from 100 to 1000 m, respectively, and the rifles are different and expensive.
    The calculation is in thousandths of a radian - 1 thousandth of a radian (1/6283) = 9.86 cm at a distance of 100 m, the USSR accepted radian = 10.32 cm at 100 m.
    It is clear that such calculations are not for conscripts; this requires many years of training.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 2 November 2021 16: 23
      +1
      There were arrows from the SV-98 .... a serial rifle and it is in service
      1. valentin light
        valentin light 2 November 2021 16: 39
        0
        What does this contradict something when it is stated that the soldiers did not choose the SVD?

        The SV-98 created by Izhmash is designed to hit targets at a distance of up to 1000 m, which proves its specialization, in contrast to the army "trench" SVD.
        And "serial production" does not mean a blunder of military acceptance.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 2 November 2021 16: 44
          +1
          It's just that the goals of the competition did not imply the use of SVD ...
  6. Kaw
    Kaw 1 November 2021 17: 41
    0
    then they would have written what kind of rifles they used. Probably mostly imported.
    1. I am not a robot
      I am not a robot 1 November 2021 18: 04
      0
      there is also a video: T-5000, Lobaev, SV-98 rifles and imported barrels are used
    2. valentin light
      valentin light 1 November 2021 21: 27
      0
      Well, there are 2 of ours standing in the top five in the world.
      These are Kord and Orsis T-5000.
  7. Clochard
    Clochard 1 November 2021 17: 44
    +3
    For combined arms combat against SVD infantry - with a head. For specialists, given the specifics, no.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 2 November 2021 16: 45
      0
      For comparison, their role in NATO is performed by the AR-15 (different versions) with a 5,56mm heavy barrel
  8. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 1 November 2021 18: 16
    +5
    It is believed that the power of the most massive sniper rifle of the RF Armed Forces is not enough to become the winner of the tournament being held.
    Accuracy is not measured by power ...
  9. Zhevlonenko
    Zhevlonenko 1 November 2021 18: 21
    +3
    Unsurprisingly, SVD is a military sniper rifle. Snetsnaz is already a different type of troops, different accuracy is needed there.
  10. Observer2014
    Observer2014 1 November 2021 21: 10
    +3
    I will take this rifle if I am sent to another planet. Or I will survive the post apocalypse. 110% And Kalash into the bargain. yes No questions.
  11. Chat du cheshire
    Chat du cheshire 1 November 2021 23: 04
    0
    The designer himself called the SVD a self-loading rifle ...
    Well, the factory workers changed the rifling step under the bz-32, also great ...
  12. Codett
    Codett 2 November 2021 02: 55
    +3
    First, a negative factor affecting accuracy is that the SVD is a semi-automatic rifle. Yes, it shoots quickly, but the presence of moving parts in the mechanism negatively affects accuracy.
    Secondly, the problematic part is the rifle barrel, the barrel walls are too thin, which leads to strong vibrations when fired, which also does not affect accuracy in the best way. Because of it, the SVD, in comparison with analogues, quickly overheats. In addition, careless handling of the weapon can lead to deformation of the barrel. It is also worth noting the low ergonomics of the SVD and the absence of bipods - the disadvantages are not so significant, but rather unpleasant. And both of these problems are solved in the modified SVD-M. Anyway, this is a Marksman rifle.
    How the marksman rifle differs from the sniper
    I will not write
    1. Eraser
      Eraser 2 November 2021 09: 49
      +3
      Quote: Codett
      the barrel walls are too thin, which leads to strong vibrations when fired,
      When fired, any barrel vibrates, even if it is as thick as a scrap, make it. The main thing is that the vibrations are monotonous.
      Quote: Codett
      In addition, careless handling of the weapon can lead to deformation of the barrel.

      Ever seen an AKM barrel bend? Sometimes it is enough to put on the door jamb on the run. Foolishly, as you know, you can do a lot of things
      Quote: Codett
      It is also worth noting the low ergonomics of the SVD and the absence of bipods

      Firstly, there are regular L-1 bipods for the SVD, and secondly, can you explain why the ergonomics of the SVD do not suit you personally, only in specific positions - balance, weight, grip?
      Quote: Codett
      but the presence of moving parts in the mechanism negatively affects the accuracy

      Is it okay that the moving parts start moving AFTER the bullet leaves the barrel?]
    2. vl903
      vl903 2 November 2021 09: 52
      +2
      Quote: Codett
      First, a negative factor affecting accuracy is that the SVD is a semi-automatic rifle. Yes, it shoots quickly, but the presence of moving parts in the mechanism negatively affects accuracy.
      Secondly, the problematic part is the rifle barrel, the barrel walls are too thin, which leads to strong vibrations when fired, which also does not affect accuracy in the best way. Because of it, the SVD, in comparison with analogues, quickly overheats. In addition, careless handling of the weapon can lead to deformation of the barrel. It is also worth noting the low ergonomics of the SVD and the absence of bipods - the disadvantages are not so significant, but rather unpleasant. And both of these problems are solved in the modified SVD-M. Anyway, this is a Marksman rifle.
      How the marksman rifle differs from the sniper
      I will not write


      Clarify only that the Marksman rifle is really needed in all types of wars and conflicts, and it should be like the SVD / SVD-M and can be microwave. and the cartridge needs interchangeable with the machine gun. that would be more powerful than a conventional machine, but also not cause problems with temporary poor supply.
      and full-fledged snipers and 12,7 snipers are a necessary thing but very rarely and not in all conflicts. in general, really a special tool.

      therefore, there is a feeling that these sniper contests are not organized correctly from the outset.
  13. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 2 November 2021 07: 49
    +2
    The SVD was originally created for a conscript soldier of the times of the USSR Armed Forces, it is simple and reliable like the AK, it fulfilled its task and since its adoption, in my opinion, since 1963, it was the main sniper weapon of our Armed Forces, primarily motorized riflemen, now it is the called "Marksman" enough and the latest modifications of the AK with piccatini strips and body kits that allow accurate shooting, instead of the SVD now there is a microwave oven, from which the GDP was firing, there was a video on the network
    1. Eraser
      Eraser 2 November 2021 09: 52
      +2
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      the latest modifications of the AK are enough with piccatini strips and body kits that allow accurate shooting,

      Compare the energy of an SVD and AK-74M bullet at a distance of, say, 600 m.
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 3 November 2021 01: 26
        -1
        Compare the energy of an SVD and AK-74M bullet at a distance of, say, 600 m
        ..... not ... will not compare ... this type of people has no difference from 7.62-36 with a groove from a powerful welt 7.62-54 ... and even more so with a groove 5.45-36 ... well, at least AK correctly named
      2. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 3 November 2021 01: 29
        0
        call ... should read 7.62 --- 39
  14. riwas
    riwas 2 November 2021 09: 14
    +4
    Most of the participants in the special forces sniper tournament in the Krasnodar Territory ignored the SVD

    So one thing is a sniper rifle for special forces and another is a massive army sniper rifle. The latter is subject to increased reliability requirements and must be cheap.
  15. Alexfly
    Alexfly 2 November 2021 10: 56
    -2
    An interesting competition, I would like to take part .. not fate, as they say.
    I use bolts myself ...
    SVD is a classic of the genre, not made for sniping, but it can be used. Make the barrel heavier and you can still run for medals with it.
    1. Terran ghost
      Terran ghost 2 November 2021 11: 18
      +1
      SVD is a classic of the genre, not made for sniping

      It was made just for sniping. Times have just changed. Instead of a single class of "universal" sniper rifles, two subclasses appeared - sniper rifles proper and "detached sniper rifles" (aka "Marksman").
      The first ones followed the path of "bolts", and now they are chambered for more powerful cartridges and with better trajectory flatness than 7,62x54R or 7,62x51 NATO - this is .300 WinMag or .338 Lapua Magnum. The second is on the way of creating a more compact semi-automatic (and often from with the ability to fire bursts) weapons chambered for 7,62x51 NATO (and sometimes even under the automatic 5,56x45 mm) with the ability to use magazines with a capacity of 20 rounds or more.
      1. Alexfly
        Alexfly 2 November 2021 13: 31
        0
        Thanks for your input, but the SVD is not made for sniping, but to support squad in battle ..
        For lack or absence, it was used everywhere .. and for sniping, including ..
        Fortunately, those times are over .. Now you can use the SVD again for its intended purpose ..
        The use of different calibers stems from their intended use. For long distances, some, for shorter ones, others. As well as for hunting, by the way, you will not get a .338 rabbit, will you?
  16. Tuzik
    Tuzik 2 November 2021 13: 28
    0
    Probably they did not watch the transmission in full, they do not use the SVD because of its cartridge, they were all either 6.5mm Creedmoor or .338 Lapua Magnum and a bit .300 Win Mag, so it's all about the cartridges, by the way, if the SVD is remade for .300 Win Mag will be even very, automation, reliability.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 2 November 2021 14: 28
      0
      Altered -, microwave is called, under three calibers
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 November 2021 14: 27
    +1
    There, and the requirements were not for the SVD ...... there were no other self-loading devices either.
  18. Nikolay Sayenko
    Nikolay Sayenko 2 November 2021 14: 46
    +2
    greenhouse conditions, that's why they don't notice her ... but in the mud, under rain, sleet and other bad weather, you look and remember repeat
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 2 November 2021 16: 26
      0
      There are certain requirements for accuracy, the SVD is not suitable for them and the SVD in all layouts must be modernized, now there are other requirements for self-loading rifles. It's like comparing SVT and SVD ...... and microwave. I don't even discuss scopes.
  19. Puzoter
    Puzoter 3 November 2021 10: 33
    0
    The weapon is selected for the task. Apparently, the conditions of the competition are such that the SVD does not fit into them. And, by the way, it is not a fact that in a real combat situation an infantry sniper would have made a similar choice, all other things being equal.
  20. jann
    jann 4 November 2021 21: 40
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    Yes, another provocation ... starting with the headline. But on the merits of the question "and often they turn up the nose from the SVD" has already been answered. I am interested in another question: for more than 60 years they have not been able to produce anything better? !! It is clear that the SVD was developed for a specific task, which is spelled out in the terms of reference for the development, and it has been successfully performing this task for so many years! Do you have other tasks? So get the right tool! Much has changed in the intervening time both in tactics and in the concept of using weapons! So why doesn't the tool change? Can't or don't? I'm not even talking about Patona: more than a hundred years ago! And the SVD is very good for OWN tasks!
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      Obliterator 6 November 2021 19: 33
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      Quote: jann
      Much has changed in the intervening time both in tactics and in the concept of using weapons! So why doesn't the tool change? Can't or don't? I'm not even talking about Patona: more than a century ago! And the SVD is very good for OWN tasks!

      The army is a very conservative structure, so it is very wary of all new items. But the key point is money. They are needed for something else - for the navy, armored vehicles and aviation, and the sniper can be tolerated.