Question on the Dragunov style rifles


January 18, 2008, 03:05 PM
Simple question for those who have them or those who know a little bit about them. I've been wanting one for a little while now, tempted to pick one up with my Tax Return this year. However I just noticed something a little while ago when browsing pictures of them... the Skeleton Stock, specifically the rear grip portion, are these contoured for the grip of a right handed shooter?

I'm a lefty and just now realised this could cause a little bit of a snag lol

Thanks in advance guys

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January 18, 2008, 03:23 PM
I'm Lefty and have held them. I don't own one, but it did not seem like the stock would be a problem firing Lefty.

January 18, 2008, 07:02 PM
Not a problem with the one I had. The only complaint I had was the short LOP, other than that it held fine for this lefty. The grip portion was ambi although the stock looks contoured for right handed shooters.

January 18, 2008, 08:39 PM
It seems to me it'd be hard to use the rail mounted scope shooting lefty. The stock swell for a cheek weld is only on the right cheek side of the stock on the ones I've looked at.

I'd like to get one in .308 caliber, seen them in Shotgun News, never in the flesh, mags could be an issue for the .308 version.


January 18, 2008, 08:43 PM
I am a lefty and they are not usable left-handed. You will need to change the stock around. Because the comb is essentially a thin flare of wood meant to support a right handed shooters' right cheek, from the wrong side it's basically like a dull knife-edge, and shoves your head over to the side of the sight-line. Plus the offset scope doesn't help.

They're great rifles, they just need mods for ambidexterity.

January 18, 2008, 08:45 PM
While on this subject, has anyone seen any of the Yugo M76s that Century was supposed to be putting out? I've seen ads, but not one in the flesh as of yet.

January 18, 2008, 09:59 PM
Hmm... I've seen some aftermarket stocks that look... Non-righty lol. None of the Dragunov clones come with a solid style buttstock I'm guessing?

Thanks for the help everyone. Looks like I've got more research lol

January 19, 2008, 12:02 AM
They're not Dragunov clones, they're Romanian Pusca Semiautomata Lunety. Nothing like a Dragunov except looks.

If you compare the PSL stock to a Romanian SAR, you'll see they're the same thumbhole stock.

And since they're set up just like a Romanian AK, you can put the same pistol-grip and separate buttstock AK furniture on if you play the parts-count game.

I got one of those plastic stocksets some guy was offering way back. Fit and finish aren't real good, but it's way more comfortable than the wood was.

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