Military Review

SVD marks 50 years

37
In June, 2013 marks exactly 50 years since the adoption of the famous sniper rifle by designer Yevgeny Dragunov - SVD to the Soviet Army. Work on the modernization of the system and testing of the new model in the framework of the design and development work on the “Warrior” project is planned to be completed in November this year. In the course of the modernization, the SVD should receive an updated trunk, as well as an additional Picatinny rail on the cover of the receiver, designed for the installation of a modern “body kit”. Also, the rifle will receive a folding telescopic bipod and a butt with adjustable ergonomics, said chief designer of the NGO Izhmash Vladimir Zlobin told reporters. As a result of the upcoming modernization, the sniper rifle will have to significantly improve its accuracy and accuracy characteristics.


In addition to work on the improvement and modernization of SVD, Izhevsk designers are working on the creation of fundamentally new sniper armament complexes, which should become worthy representatives of the enterprise in the 21st century. Work on the creation of a self-loading sniper rifle, intended for army snipers, was started in Izhevsk in the distant 1958 year and was assigned to Evgeny Dragunov. Thanks to serious knowledge in the field of small arms weaponsAs well as the experience of designing small arms and sports skills, Dragunov managed to create the most heaped and reliable self-loading rifle for army snipers.

In June, the 1963 of the SVD was adopted by the Soviet Army. Over the full 50 years of its existence, this rifle has gained worldwide recognition and widespread distribution - today, the SVD is used in army units of more than 30 states. Experts believe that the SVD is the best sniper weapon of the twentieth century. For many years after adopting a rifle into service, it remained one of the most secret types of small arms in the USSR; in the west, the first samples of this rifle could be obtained only during the war in Afghanistan.

SVD marks 50 years

The SVD is a semi-automatic rifle, the mechanism of which uses the energy of powder gases, which are discharged from the hole in the barrel bore. Locking is done by turning the shutter, as on the legendary AK, but not on the 2, but on the 3 side stops. This makes locking the barrel more reliable and positively affects the accuracy of fire. At the same time, when creating a sniper rifle, Evgeny Dragunov had to face a number of mutually exclusive requirements. On the one hand, the rifle had to ensure high accuracy of fire, and on the other hand, strict requirements were placed on it for reliability, which led to an increase in the gaps between the parts of the rifle, which in turn had a bad effect on accuracy. However, the compromise found during the development became a guarantee that from the beginning of the 60s of the last century to the present day, the combat capabilities of the SVD remain at the level of the best self-loading rifles in the world.

A well-trained shooter is able to conduct aimed fire at a distance of up to 500 meters, and the accuracy of shooting at the same time reaches 1,04 angular minutes. With the SVD sniper cartridge in their hands, the shooter is able to hit the following types of targets at the first shot: head - 300 m., Chest figure - 500 m., Waist figure - 600 m., Running man - 800 m. Standard Sight PSO-1 is calculated firing at a distance of up to 1300 meters, but at such a range you can effectively shoot only at group targets or disturb fire.

It is worth noting that the SVD is not a sniper rifle in the traditional sense. Its main purpose is to increase the range of effective fire of the motorized infantry unit to 600 meters, to provide soldiers with the necessary rifle support (suppression of firing points, etc.). Therefore, this rifle had no reason to have the range and accuracy of traditional sniper rifles. Its place is a place in the composition of ordinary motorized rifle units, rather than special units.



Creation and principle of operation

The Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD) was adopted by the USSR Army in 1963 after a design team led by Evgeny Dragunov won a tender for the development of a self-loading sniper rifle for the army that started in 1958. In addition to Dragunov himself, such famous designers as Barinov, Konstantinov and Kalashnikov took part in the competition. The latter represented a sniper rifle at the competition, which was developed on the basis of the AKM, converted for firing rifle cartridges. At the same time, the CB-58 rifle, which was represented by the hereditary gunsmith Dragunov, was the best in accuracy and accuracy. Later, on the basis of this rifle, taking into account the wishes of the members of the commission, the world-famous SVD rifle was created.

Especially for the new rifle was developed sniper cartridge, equipped with a bullet with a steel core, while the SVD can use the entire range of domestic ammunition caliber 7,62x54 mm. In the standard version, it is equipped with a PSO-1 sight. It was created in 1963 year specifically for this rifle and at that time was the most technically advanced optical device, which was manufactured in large quantities by the Soviet industry. Its design feature was a very successful aiming grid, which allowed the sniper to quickly determine the distance to the target and take the necessary horizontal corrections during firing without rotating the flywheels.

SVD can also fire cartridges with expansive JSP and JHP bullets. In this case, the fire from a rifle is conducted by single shots. The firing of ammunition for shooting is carried out from a box magazine for 10 cartridges. A flame arrester equipped with 5 th longitudinal slots is installed on the muzzle of the barrel, which masks the shot during night combat operations and also protects the barrel from contamination. The presence of a gas regulator on the rifle to change the rollback speeds of moving parts has a positive effect on the reliability of the weapon.


Distinctive features of this sniper rifle are the butt of a skeletal structure, the location of the fuse and the stamped receiver. Unlike the absolute majority of sniper rifles in the world, the SVD was also equipped with a bayonet. During the Afghan campaign there was a need to create a folding modification of the rifle for the assault and motorized infantry, and Evgeny Dragunov creates a version of the SIDS, which differs by a shortened barrel - 590 mm., Shortened by a flame arrester and a strong metal butt that folded on the right side.

Automatic sniper rifle acts by removing powder gases through a special hole in the wall of the barrel. The barrel is locked by turning the bolt counterclockwise. Unlike the famous AK (the locking takes place on the 2 combat stop by turning the bolt clockwise), the patrol rammer is used as the 3 combat stop, which allows you to increase the combat area by the same angle of rotation and the same transverse dimensions stops. The presence of 1,5-x support surfaces ensures a stable position of the shutter, which in turn helps to increase the accuracy of fire.

At the moment of firing, part of the powder gases that follow the bullet rushes through a special venting hole in the barrel wall into the gas chamber, after which it presses against the front wall of the gas piston and throws it out with pushing, and with the piston and the slide frame into the rear position. At the moment the bolt carrier retracts the bolt opens the barrel bore, at this moment the sleeve is removed from the chamber and ejected from the receiver outside, and the bolt carrier compresses the return spring and cocks the trigger (puts it on the self-timer platoon).


Under the action of the return mechanism, the slide frame with the bolt returns to the front position, while the bolt sends the new cartridge from the magazine to the chamber and closes the barrel bore, while the slide frame removes the self-release sear from the cockpit of the self-trigger cock. The bolt is locked by turning it to the left and placing the bolt lugs in special cuts in the receiver.

In order to make another shot is required to release the trigger and click on it again. After the trigger is released, the thrust moves forward and its hook picks up on the sear; when the trigger is pressed, the hook hook turns the sear and disconnects it with the hammer of the trigger. The trigger, making a turn on its axis under the influence of the mainspring, strikes the firing pin, and he, in turn, moves forward and puncture the primer and the subsequent ignition of the cartridge. Shot occurs.

At the moment of firing by the last cartridge, when the shutter comes back, the magazine feeder raises up the shutter stop, the shutter rests against it and the slide frame is fixed in the rear position. This is a signal to the shooter in order to recharge the sniper rifle.

According to the majority of military experts, the SVD was very well designed ergonomically: the weapon is balanced, gives the shooter full confidence, and is easily maintained when conducting aimed fire. Compared with ordinary shop sniper rifles, the practical rate of which is at the level of 5 shots per minute, SVD, according to experts, allows you to ensure the rate of fire up to 30 targeted shots per minute. The Dragunov sniper rifle has been widely used in almost all combat operations that were carried out first by the Soviet and then Russian armies since the rifle was adopted. During this time, the SVD has shown itself to be exceptionally easy to use and reliable small arms.

Information sources:
-http: //www.opoccuu.com/svd.htm
-http: //world.guns.ru/sniper/sniper-rifles/rus/dragunov-svd-r.html
-http: //vpk.name/news/91073_snaiperskoi_vintovke_dragunova__50_let.html
-http: //www.popmech.ru/blogs/post/4256-svd-protiv-m110
Author:
37 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. erased
    erased 13 June 2013 08: 59 New
    +8
    The rifle is very successful in its range of tasks. This is a platoon company level weapon. At the brigade-division level, rifles with a sliding bolt are already needed.
    1. Mikhado
      Mikhado 13 June 2013 09: 06 New
      +8
      Quote: erased
      The rifle is very successful in its range of tasks. This is a platoon company level weapon. At the brigade-division level, rifles with a sliding bolt are already needed.

      The world's first mass sniper of a special design.
      About another rifle - this is another cartridge, and another training of specialists, not only the bolt.
      1. erased
        erased 13 June 2013 09: 13 New
        +3
        In principle, I am about the same.
    2. Explore
      Explore 13 June 2013 11: 09 New
      +8
      I agree!
      IMHO, the removal from the state of MSO of snipers from the SVD and transferring them to a separate Rifle Company of snipers (as part of a brigade) is wrong!
      SVD is a weapon of direct support, therefore it must be left in the departments. But the weapons of the CPC should be more accurate systems such as the Orsys T-5000 under the cartridge .338 Lapua, as the most meeting the criteria for accuracy, range, compactness and weight (their weight is not much more than the SVD, with more than 2 times the firing range and accuracy of battle) ...
    3. chaushevski
      chaushevski 13 June 2013 12: 47 New
      +3
      heh expert, as they say, "At the level of the brigade-division, we already need rifles with a longitudinally-sliding shutter," what do you know about sv and about shooting business ????
  2. avt
    avt 13 June 2013 09: 32 New
    16
    Quote: Mikhado
    The world's first mass sniper of a special design.

    ,, It is worth noting that the SVD is not a sniper rifle in the traditional sense. "-------- At one time, fate brought me together with a specialist, perhaps from the top ten in the USSR, then he explained it to me in detail. And frankly - sometimes the brain begins to boil when the SVD hay is comparing it with sniper rifles and demand something new: to improve the workmanship, the body kit in moderation, without fanaticism, to closely monitor the manufacture of cartridges and it will last 50 years without fail.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 13 June 2013 11: 08 New
      +5
      Quote: avt
      and she will last 50 years without fail.

      Moreover, the replacement is not visible.
      1. Wiruz
        Wiruz 13 June 2013 20: 46 New
        -2
        Well, why, of these "medium" rifles, suitable for mass use in the army, the VS-8 and ORSIS T-5000 are even nothing (albeit self-loading, but this is basically fixable).
    2. Corsair
      Corsair 13 June 2013 14: 11 New
      +4
      Quote: avt
      It is worth noting that the SVD is not a traditional sniper rifle. "-------- At one time, fate brought me together with a specialist, perhaps from the top ten in the USSR, then he explained it to me in detail. And frankly - sometimes the brain begins to boil when the SVD hay is comparing it with sniper rifles and demand something new: to improve the workmanship, the body kit in moderation, without fanaticism, to closely monitor the manufacture of cartridges and it will serve 50 for more years without fail.

      SVD with the Jubilee and Long Service to the Fatherland!
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 13 June 2013 10: 27 New
    12
    S V D - This sniper rifle immortalized the name of its creator Yevgeny Fedorovich Dragunov.
  4. Sochi
    Sochi 13 June 2013 12: 17 New
    +3
    This rifle was created for a specific range of tasks. And in this spectrum it’s the best, and it can perform tasks even outside this spectrum, no better than special weapons, but not bad enough. She has no substitute, and is not yet in sight. Of course, a lot has passed since its inception - half a century, so some modernization has already matured for it. We need new sights, perhaps a stiffer barrel, well, and maybe something else.
  5. igordok
    igordok 13 June 2013 12: 22 New
    +1
    Hats off to a sniper rifle to which you can join a bayonet-knife and melee. hi
    True, the sniper should not bring this up.
  6. pensioner
    pensioner 13 June 2013 12: 22 New
    +3
    I happened to shoot a couple of times from SVD. Over the years, sensations have already been erased. But here is how our battalion commander shot (from Afghanistan, the captain, the commander of the DShB, after being cured in the hospital, he got students to command) I remember perfectly. I still remember how he literally merged with the weapon into one whole. He shot at something like a sapper blade, driven into a stump. the distance was very decent. 3 shots - 3 hits. 2 into a piece of iron, 1 into a piece of wood.
  7. bunta
    bunta 13 June 2013 12: 29 New
    +8
    Change is growing!
  8. Avenger711
    Avenger711 13 June 2013 13: 27 New
    +4
    But once upon a time the very idea of ​​an infantry sniper directly in the rifle squad, scorching everything that can be at a distance of up to 400 m, was even borrowed by the Americans.

    To a full-fledged sniper, so that, as far as I know, the SVD does not pull from a kilometer to the alarm clock in principle and in general such rifles do not happen.
  9. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 13 June 2013 14: 31 New
    +2
    Quote: bunta
    Change is growing!

    Looks like a Vintorez!
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 13 June 2013 19: 29 New
      +2
      Nah, on VCA)
  10. Good fellow
    Good fellow 13 June 2013 14: 46 New
    +5
    Good afternoon!
    Nice rifle. And in a short-lived battle, when speed and maneuverability decides practically the outcome of the battle, SVD is very applicable. At one time a couple of shots fired, was impressed. The result, of course, was rather weak, but for that both science and talent were given to the sniper. He himself was the owner of the AKM of the 68th year (one of the first modifications of the modernized Kalashnikov assault rifle), he was very accurate, he loved him especially, he practically doesn’t need to aim, he himself is aiming. Of course, the cartridge spoils the reputation a little, namely, from the 90s (marriage began to come across more often), and as an officer who had the opportunity to compare the SVD of different years of graduation from a batch of 100 barrels told, God forbid a dozen. He’s at the shooting range of all in a platoon I was surprised by shooting at a steel sheet with a hundred rounds of ammunition; I couldn’t penetrate the AKM (I don’t remember the thickness — about a finger thick), the SVD darned it with a bang, the core pierced it and went on, leaving only a shirt on the obstacle. A fighter must be assigned a special rifle ... still have SVD and be a sniper different things. Well, and of course the best of all, practical firing, only on them, you can feel the weapons entrusted. And Dragunov performs his range of tasks perfectly. Almost as comfortable with it, as in the presence of RMB.
    1. IRBIS
      IRBIS 13 June 2013 15: 23 New
      +5
      Quote: Good fellow
      surprised by shooting at a steel sheet of meters with a hundred rounds of ammunition

      To be honest, he also surprises me with his ugly attitude to weapons, namely: if you shoot from the SVD with non-target cartridges, then it turns into a simple shotgun under a screw cartridge. Sorry, I beat my face for that.
      1. Containers
        Containers 13 June 2013 22: 25 New
        0
        And what is the problem - to shoot at the shooting range with cartridges that are part of the ammunition range for this type of weapon? Or is it necessary to peel only with sniper and only manually sanded with a silk cloth?
      2. skychnii
        skychnii 6 July 2013 19: 38 New
        0
        She’s a weapon of battle, not targets
  11. Argon
    Argon 13 June 2013 15: 21 New
    +3
    I think that reasoning on the tactics of using sniper weapons is not permissible for me, due to lack of knowledge, but it’s enough to compare the SVD with self-loading samples of a (similar) caliber, it becomes clear that our rifle is the standard for a harmonious combination of the qualities of an “army sniper”, and probably a leader in terms of reliability. recall that not the last, if not decisive, fact that influenced the decision to launch the SVD series was Vasily Grigorievich’s recall, which is quite reasonable given his experience and the significance of the issue. Judging by the reviews, the quality of the SVD began to be lame, which cannot but alarm, and raises questions for the plant; not for the design. On the whole, I think the rifle is fully up-to-date (well, that’s; without nitpicking). So, let’s remember the kind, grateful word of Evgeny Fedorovich Dragunov and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU-SVD !!! fellow
    1. skychnii
      skychnii 6 July 2013 19: 43 New
      0
      Yes, the quality has been low lately
  12. alex-cn
    alex-cn 13 June 2013 16: 09 New
    +1
    actually, the Konstantinov rifle gave slightly better results in the battle (by the way, the SVD store is his job), but it was much more difficult to manufacture and more expensive, so they adopted the SVD.
    No matter how much they blame this rifle - let them name the best in it
    classroom
    Let and further so brains are boiled at our gunsmiths
    1. Just
      Just 15 September 2013 06: 08 New
      0
      The Konstantinov rifle when heating the barrel gave a significant displacement of the STP. Those. she is the rifle of one (cold) shot.
  13. Slobozhanin
    Slobozhanin 13 June 2013 16: 29 New
    +2
    Quote: Avenger711

    To a full-fledged sniper, so that, as far as I know, the SVD does not pull from a kilometer to the alarm clock in principle and in general such rifles do not happen.

    For a draft army, where in a short time you need to train a sniper for a motorized rifle squad, no one has come up with a better one. He served with SVD. I won’t tell you about the alarm clock, but we had the exercise of shooting at a growth target at a distance of 1000 m. - hit :)
  14. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 13 June 2013 17: 52 New
    +3
    Good rifle. In the hands of an experienced sniper, a very serious weapon. Unfortunately I can confirm this with the loss of my friends.
  15. Wiruz
    Wiruz 13 June 2013 19: 28 New
    +1
    Experts believe that the SVD is the best sniper weapon of the twentieth century.

    Maybe, but only after Mosinki and AK
    1. Geokingxnumx
      Geokingxnumx 13 June 2013 19: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: Wiruz
      Mosinki

      well, it was created by the 19 century, if I’m not mistaken
      Quote: Wiruz
      AK

      What?
      1. Wiruz
        Wiruz 13 June 2013 20: 27 New
        +1
        1) At the expense of Mosinka, I agree, she was the fruit of the creation of the 19th century, but in the first half of the 20th she won no less than the SVD in the second.
        2) What what? Maybe what? "AK" - he is in Africa, "AK". But "AK-47" is just a prototype. The AK-47 was never adopted, unlike the AK, mistakenly called the AK-47. (And also AK-47 are two drug addicts dishonoring Russia)
        1. Geokingxnumx
          Geokingxnumx 14 June 2013 00: 31 New
          +2
          Quote: Wiruz
          2) What what? Maybe what? "AK" - he is in Africa, "AK". But "AK-47" is just a prototype. The AK-47 was never adopted, unlike the AK, mistakenly called the AK-47. (And also AK-47 are two drug addicts dishonoring Russia)

          I realized that you had in mind but AK is a sniper gun?
          1. Wiruz
            Wiruz 14 June 2013 18: 54 New
            0
            To blame smile . "Sniper" did not notice smile
  16. waisson
    waisson 13 June 2013 20: 33 New
    +2
    hi the sample is worthy of its scammers. once again hi thank you hi
  17. tracer
    tracer 14 June 2013 06: 25 New
    0
    And even in the shaggy 89, I was enraged by the “wagging” of the rifle at the time of the shot and the strange “torn” shots. Personally, I saw how, after sending a cartridge to the chamber, a line of 10 shots happened like from a PC. Add something else that the “sniper” did not always give out, and the commanders demanded the same accuracy and did not “sing” them anything. Before the army he was already a two-time champion of the republic in sports rifle. My judgments about this weapon, this is not the first time a soldier is a “vintar” in the hands of those who took it. SVD is not a sniper rifle. Rather, weapons of infantry fire support and nothing more. And I would like to wish “cheers to the patriots” of Russian weapons (if they still know how), at least some articles about modern sniper weapons. The fact that the SVD upgrade is doing it well, but if they increase the caliber to 300 WIN MAG or up to 338 LAPUA, it will be very good. Although these measures are temporary. The sniper weapon develops the segon with "leaps and bounds." To lag behind in the development of these weapons is simply criminal.
    1. badger1974
      badger1974 14 January 2014 12: 52 New
      0
      I agree, but the increase in caliber in the SVD is crap, this is an excellent support medium, the question is the class of such weapons, because Yankovsky on the basis of the M21 or M-14 M-24 guards did not fully miss out on NATO units, Yes, and fitting them was what is called “manually”, the SVD among them is just at the top, and so your “infantry fire support weapon is a bullseye, for special snip there are solid VSK and other large-caliber body destruction based on 12.7 by 108, and also SVD in no competition
  18. antikilller55
    antikilller55 15 June 2013 22: 06 New
    0
    I practically didn’t use the beauty of the SVD, since it was not appropriate for us by the type of service, but the specialists from the SOBR and intelligence who carried out firing at our firing range spoke very well about her and I believe them because the vinar was checked by them in battles in the TFR.
  19. gych
    gych 16 June 2013 14: 10 New
    0
    Do not forget that the SVD is not hand-assembled, but the manufacturer is massively stamped at the factory! What other foreign weapons have similar characteristics, simplicity and price ?!
  20. Hauptam
    Hauptam 19 June 2013 23: 06 New
    -1
    The most successful attempt to equip the troops with high-precision weapons (alas, I can’t call it purely sniper) from here and detached shots, etc. etc. In general, weapons like caress cleanliness and lubrication. A great example for your range of tasks.
  21. Bokdan1700
    Bokdan1700 26 June 2013 05: 44 New
    -1
    Change is growing!
  22. skychnii
    skychnii 6 July 2013 19: 50 New
    0
    Liked SVD in the movie Soldier Jane with a night sight
  23. 10 Sinner
    10 Sinner 6 August 2013 10: 07 New
    0
    Belatedly, of course, I would like to congratulate the great creation of the Russian gunsmith Yevgeny Fedorovich Dragunov.
    SVD - It’s impossible to call filigree weapons, and they never had such a task before, but they carry out the tasks of combined arms combat, for which it was designed. Much has been said about this above, so there is no point in talking much about this. From my personal experience with this rifle, I have such a beauty in personal use, and I came across it in my service, I can certainly say that the rifle is just perfect for its class, and a good long-range shot is a whole complex of nuances that have to be taken into account, starting from the selection of the brand of the cartridge, which of course is not available in the military units of the Armed Forces, so to speak, given that and we shoot, ending with the degree of preparation of the shooter and plus many more intermediate points.
    Thank you SVD for 50 years of excellent service and thanks to the Russian masters for the continued development of our weapons. (Now I am talking about the ORSIS T-5000, a rifle of a different class, made recently, but which has already gained respect.)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! love lovelove love love
  24. Just
    Just 15 September 2013 06: 14 New
    0
    Quote: tracer
    And even in the shaggy 89, I was enraged by the “wagging” of the rifle at the time of the shot and the strange “torn” shots. Personally, I saw how, after sending a cartridge to the chamber, a line of 10 shots happened like from a PC. Add something else that the “sniper” did not always give out, and the commanders demanded the same accuracy and did not “sing” them anything. Before the army he was already a two-time champion of the republic in sports rifle. My judgments about this weapon, this is not the first time a soldier is a “vintar” in the hands of those who took it. SVD is not a sniper rifle. Rather, weapons of infantry fire support and nothing more. And I would like to wish “cheers to the patriots” of Russian weapons (if they still know how), at least some articles about modern sniper weapons. The fact that the SVD upgrade is doing it well, but if they increase the caliber to 300 WIN MAG or up to 338 LAPUA, it will be very good. Although these measures are temporary. The sniper weapon develops the segon with "leaps and bounds." To lag behind in the development of these weapons is simply criminal.


    It’s bad when a person writes a comment without reading the article. Or not understanding what was read.
    As for our lag in sniper weapons, I recommend reading at least some articles about modern Russian weapons of this class. Or in your USA only negative about Russia can be found?
  25. kopleev
    kopleev 30 October 2013 18: 37 New
    0
    (A well-trained shooter is able to conduct targeted fire at a distance of up to 500 meters, and the accuracy of fire at the same time reaches 1,04 arc minutes.) I don’t know where the author of the article got the information from, but I can’t collect such a group from SVD, even “extra”. Regular 7H1 at such a distance, a dispersion of 215 mm is considered very good. And this is about 1.7 MOA.
    1. Basarev
      Basarev 15 December 2013 13: 07 New
      0
      Much depends on the year of manufacture. Before the beginning of the seventies, the accuracy was 1,04 MOA. Then the SVDs were only with trunks with a pitch of 320 mm. Such trunks were allowed to shoot only with sniper cartridges. Later, for the sake of versatility, they sacrificed accuracy and began to make trunks with a pitch of rifled 240 mm. It has become possible to shoot a wide variety of ammunition, but the accuracy has fallen sharply. They say that before the beginning of the seventies, the SVD surpassed even the accuracy of the M24 in accuracy - the American sniper with a sniper cartridge produces only 1,18 MOA.
    2. badger1974
      badger1974 11 January 2014 14: 19 New
      0
      the author took the CALCULATION data from numerous resources, in fact, there are a lot of factors — weather conditions (humidity, windiness, even atmospheric pressure), the condition of the weapon itself (manufacturing defects, wear and tear), the human factor — you cannot equal the specialist and the recruit, so the whole thing In practice, it’s much worse if it’s two times (if not more), nevertheless theoretical calculations help to compare approximately similar weapons, and SVD, in combination with other characteristics, occupies an honorable first place,
  26. Kulneff2009
    Kulneff2009 26 November 2013 14: 55 New
    +1
    Guys, whom to argue. She is 50, and she is still fighting. Is this not the best proof of the genius of the invention?
  27. kelevra
    kelevra 14 December 2013 17: 35 New
    0
    The rifle is very good, capricious in places, especially for blows, but overall a very good example! It's not for nothing that it has been in the markets for 50 years!