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dragunov-sniper-rifle by AyanHasan dragunov-sniper-rifle by AyanHasan
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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Wolfwithm16 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gods gift to russians o3o
QueenReen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe how real it looks!! U do great work!!<3
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.


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.
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.
Dylinismus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Disregard that, I'm retarded. It's Lovex S060, an equivalent of the AAC 2015.
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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