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Titled: Dragunov Sniper Rifle
Category: Weapon
Software used: Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Time spend: 8 hrs
Suggestions: accepted
Author rating: 7.0
Create date: 04 Aug 2007

It is a kind of rife which was introduced in 1960s, convenient for target killing (especially headshot). It can shot a target from miles away, this type of rifle which is now out dated but still in use in the modern era due to its performance.
I really love this sniper rifle then I decided to illustrate it. I tried hard to give a real look but I don’t know how much I vindicated with it.
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:iconwolfwithm16:
Wolfwithm16 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gods gift to russians o3o
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QueenReen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe how real it looks!! U do great work!!<3
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey!!!!! thank u for admiring it. I just love this sniper and it forced me to spend extra time on its finishing.

Thank u again :) for D FAV :+fav:
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I hate the Dragonov because it is horribly inaccurate. The best you can expect it to do is to put 3 rounds into a 4 inch circle at 100 yards. My Ruger M-77 will put 3 rounds into a 1.5 inch circle at the same distance and the M-40 (standard issue sniper rifle for he USMC) will do .5 inches.
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Dylinismus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
That's a lot of BS you got there. Dragunovs are capable of sub MOA groups when using good handloads and hovers around 1 MOA with 7N1 ammo. So either you're a terrible shot or the person who made the loads you were shooting is incompetent. Hell, I would have bet he used .308 diameter bullets instead of .311, because 7.62 MUSS MEAN .308 MURIKKAN AMIRITE.
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
It was loaded with .311 bullets, but the groups were crap anyway. You claim sub MOA groups but I have yet to see any Dragunov do this. Your comment on the 7.62 NATO cartridge is interesting since your country uses it in their sniper rifles.
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Dylinismus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
>You claim sub MOA groups but I have yet to see any Dragunov do this.

There's not a lot of them around in the US so that's kind of natural, but there are people reporting ~1 MOA accuracy with 7N1 and even 0.7-1 MOA with reloads, if you look around the forums and websites dedicated to the SVD collectors. But these won't be easy to run into even if we assumed every SVD ended up in the hands of a competent shooter AND reloader. They're just too scarce for that.

Most of the SVD's people claim they've seen are Romanian PSL and almost everyone uses MG light ball in these.

I don't own an SVD (yet, it's the first rifle on my 2012 to-buy list, luckily they're much easier and cheaper to get here), but I've shot one in the military (silvertip MG light ball, worse groups than out of my moonscape-bored M38) and then an another one at the christmas range meetup last year, this time finally with the Czech ODST sniper ammo.

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This was my first group that day after zeroing the rifle and it didn't get any worse until we ran out of the ammo. East german heavy ball match (Ekstra) performed close to this but the felt recoil was getting rather unpleasant.
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Dylinismus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Looks simple, either he can't reload or neither of you can shoot, no offense. 174gr .311 Sierra MatchKing with AAC S060 perform rather well, even better than the 7N1 or the Czech ODST equivalent.

Of course the rifle could have been in a bad shape, but I've heard that excuse over and over and in most cases it lasted only until someone semi-competent took a few shots with said "PoS".

I didn't mean to insult the .308, it has by all means a vastly superior position in, but it's only because the choice of precision 7.62x54R is virtually non-existent and even if you reload, the choice of .311 bullets is nothing compared to the plethora of .308 - oh, and of course, I have yet to find a modern series of rifles chambered in 7.62x54R. Because of this it's only reasonable to use .308 instead of 7.62x54R if you're after accuracy and consistency, but it's got nothing to do with the actual qualities of the round itself.
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Dylinismus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Disregard that, I'm retarded. It's Lovex S060, an equivalent of the AAC 2015.
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SomeNavySEALs Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Be advised, the SVD isn't a true sniper rifle, it's a glorified battle rifle that isn't allowed to be what it could be.

Please don't defend a squad marksman rifle and pretend it's anywhere near being a sniper rifle, now I know you posted this a long time ago but you're so painfully wrong I have to comment.
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Dylinismus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
No shit, Sherlock. I have never claimed it's a sniper rifle. It's a marksman rifle, pretty much like an M21, except it's purpose built instead of an accurized battle rifle. It's only being called "sniper" rifle because Russians call their marksmen "snayperi", thus "snayperskaya vintovka Dragunova" - "Dragunov's sniper rifle".

How exactly am I so "painfully wrong" that you feel compelled to argue without addressing anything I actually said? The SVD *is* MOA capable, anyone not completely ignorant or in denial understands that. No, it doesn't mean it's a sniper rifle. No, I haven't ever claimed that. The only thing I did was refute one person's claim that "The best you can expect it to do is to put 3 rounds into a 4 inch circle at 100 yards" which is complete bullshit.
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I am not much into the weapons but Accuracy of Dragunov can be improve by using 7N14 Ammunition but cant beat M40(in some cases) and as you know working on M40 is remain in the shape of M40A5
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
The example I fired was being fed good handloads, so the ammo wasn't the issue. The design suffers from a myriad of problems such as a barrel that is far too thin in profile and chambering a round that headspaces in it's rim.
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Dylinismus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Again, BS. A thin barrel on this class of rifle only makes a difference during sustained fire. Yes, after several dozens of rounds the groups grow wider, but not by much. Also, let me laugh even harder at the headspace issue - guess which caliber won multiple gold medals on the Olympics.

Anyway, you're a Ruger owning (eww) fudd comparing the accuracy of bolt action rifles to a semi-automatic DMR, of course you haven't got a clue.
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
There are many semi-automatc rifles capable of accuracy rivaling bolt-action weapons. Owning a Ruger makes me a fudd? I bet you're just pissed that they outsell CZ.
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Dylinismus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
>There are many semi-automatc rifles capable of accuracy rivaling bolt-action weapons.

Yes, with a free-floated, match barrel, match trigger AR-10 you'll beat a $500 run of the mill deer rifle. That's not a valid comparison, though. Self-loading actions are natively less accurate than bolt actions. You can pour lots of money into the former to make up for it (losing most of its advantages in the process), but if you do the same to its bolt-action opposite, the gap will remain and all you get are two terribly unwieldy and impractical abominations.

Sorry about the fudd thing, I was kind of riled up. I'm no fan of CZ myself (while I do like - and own - many of their pre-89 military designs, their QC is going down the gutter lately and all they've been doing for the last 20 years is marketing re-hashed 80's designs and milking the good name of the Czech small arms design). I couldn't care less about their position on the international market. But I kind of loathe Ruger's marketing practices, too (hurr durr our rebulbars HEVY, dat means they GUD!!!11)... well, and I still can't forgive Bill Ruger even though I'm not an American, call me crazy.
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may right coz when you do experiences yourself then you find the real phenomena of things. I do not have any real match so I cant say any more about the accuracy but I like all types of snipers and love to draw them :)

And what will you say about AWM Sniper and its accuracy ;)
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
The SVD isn't a "standard" sniper rifle in its Western meaning of the term. In fact, main role of the SVD in Soviet/Russian Army is to extend effective range of fire of every infantry squad up to about 600 meters and to provide special fire support. What is the "AWM"?
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry it was AWS rifles.
AWS is Accuracy International L96A1 / Arctic Warfare sniper rifle (UK) and it uses AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum/338 Lapua Magnum ) Best in the World of sniper rifles today
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
I have no experience with them, but it looks like a fine rifle.
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St-13-Gamer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Wow, my favorite type of sniper rifle. :D
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm I also like too Much :woohoo:
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St-13-Gamer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I'd love to use this in a lot of the games I play, but they either don't have it or IT COST TO MUCH MONEY TO BUY IT AND USE IT!!! D<
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I'd finished CONFLICT-Global Storm with this awsome Sniper. But never think about to Practice in a real life. It might be a pleasant experience :D lol
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St-13-Gamer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I bet it would be... just don't end up like those people on TV that don't know how to hand recoil from guns and the gun flys up and hits them in the face. lol
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If we got an opportunity or have enough resources than we'll defiantly put this into practice .
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Nadz-37 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Meh,ya. Im not big into weapons and shiz, but this nicely done.
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AyanHasan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm many thanks :hug:
I am little inspired by Weapons and love to draw them. ;)
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