Why do so many countries use the dragunov as a sniper?

Why do so many countries use the dragunov as a sniper?

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Soviet surplus good enuf and beats paying for a new one when you have no money.

  2. 5 days ago
    BigC

    they're poor
    those guns are cheap as dirt everywhere except the US

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      The US is anti-gun.

      • 5 days ago
        BigC

        yet we have the most guns
        crazy

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Because the SVD remains one of the best semi-auto designated marskman rifles, and they already have it so might as well use it, rather than spend huge money on the G28 or SCAR H-PR or L129A1, which don't bring much more to the table other than a 20 rounds mag.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Cope

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Cope

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >muh mags
      You american gay, you don't even know what you're talking about

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's more accurate than an AKM with a missing rear sight, the actual alternative.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Other than the standard optics its a pretty damn good rifle that is quite affordable.

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's cheap. Can be purchased in large quantities.

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    This is like asking why the US continued to use the M14 in units where proper DMR rifles that didn't suck weren't quite available yet, into the mid 2000s
    it's because no one had anything better.

  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I read that the ypg uses it effectivly because the pso scope is very easy to use with it.

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Vanya found 10 million in a warehouse, he's selling them for hamburgers from mcdonalds

  10. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    not really as a sniper rifle, more like a marksman rifle

    for targets above 300 metres, below 900
    it's a shitty sniper rifle that's for sure, can't really do much good with a design based on an AK but for what it's worth, I would prefer an SVD over a Mosin

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >svd
      >design based on an ak

      Leave now

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        It's an AK variant.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Shut up retard

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          No it isn’t dipshit.
          It’s as much of an AK as a VSS is.

  11. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    the PSL is better

  12. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm just wondering why the Donbabweans aren't getting these fucking things. They were built in large quantities and were sent to any fuckwit with a grudge against the west, but these people in the modern era are getting Mosins?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Russia forgot how to build them so they're hanging onto whatever stockpiles they've got

  13. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Training to use mil-dots takes time, and usually professional training. The POSP scope is self explanatory.

  14. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    The new infantry will be armed with pistols and multiple shoulder fired munitions. Next urban street fighting won’t use bullets aimed at windows it’s one rocket into a suHispanicious house and it’s gone

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Chechen’s proved this in the faster most effective way to clear a neighborhood

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Autonomous resupply will accompany the troops with thousands of disposable RPG and cord like rockets capable of being fired from indoors

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I’d tell you to ask an azov but they’re all dead

  15. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It works as intended.
    Probably one of the most successful DMR rifles around and new ones have only higher capacity and slightly better range

  16. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Common - USSR usdd SVD as a DMR with 1 per squad so unlike western sniper rifles, they were made in large quantities
    Cheap - why buy a better rifle when russians would give them out free
    Good enough - most 3rd world 'snipers' are just the guy who realised those things on his AK were sights and not just point&pray, so anything better is wasted
    Rugged - it survives Ivans it can survive 3rd world 'care'

  17. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    'Cause it's the best mass produced marksman rifle. They made millions of them and out of the box with it's intended ammo you get a really accurate gun (a bit more than 1 moa).

    It's not as good as modern M110 (which aren't mass produced on the same scale) for exemple but for something made in the 60's it set the fucking standards.

    You have to realize that what we call sniper rifles are designed to "outfight"people with SVDs
    so of course they are better, it's in the requirements.

    Also AFAIK there aren't any SVD in the US, you have chink copies (that don't even use the same bolt system) and lovecraftian horrors coming from eastern europe. There is a handful of them as usual but it's unobtainium.

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