romanian dragunov style rifle (7.62x54r)


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sprice
March 30, 2009, 10:56 AM
Where can I get one of these for the best price? How well do they work? does anyone have one that could tell me about it and/or stories of things they've done with it?

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Limeyfellow
March 30, 2009, 11:13 AM
They are basically a modified Ak-47 with the long piston stroke attached to the bolt carrier, as opposed to the short piston stroke seperate from the bolt carrier of a true Dragunov or a Chinese NDM-86. This makes them a little less accurate. If you are firing the dirt cheap surplus 7.62x54r ammo through it, it not like you are going to really tell the difference.

The PSL has a stamped receiver, instead of the milled of the original SVD which is another minus point in my book. Makes it much cheaper and faster to produce though, and the mechanism is easily understandable.

Of course they are also far far cheaper. You can still find them in the $750 range, as opposed to the few thousand of a true SVD, so they are really good value for money, considering the quality, accuracy and general niceness of the rifle.

Some are also been imported that fire 7.62mm NATO rounds, though I never seen one of these in person.

I do wish they would allow the import of the Russian rifles into the country.

n00b
March 30, 2009, 11:25 AM
Aim just recently got some of the PSL in...

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Romanian_PSL-54C_7.62x54R_Rifle.html

I wish someone would do an accutual reveiw of theses... What level accuracy are these rifles typically getting?

beatcop
March 30, 2009, 11:44 AM
There are plenty of reviews if you google it up. The purists recommend the ones that are imported in one piece, as opposed to some that have been reassembled in the USA.

They are more of a DM style rifle, not a moa sniper rifle. Some guys claim to have a pet load or a ringer that shoots under an inch, but 1.5 seems to be the usual claim.

For a bundled package, it's not a bad deal.

n00b
March 30, 2009, 12:47 PM
So would a PSL with cheap surplus "light ball" be a 2MOA shooter?

cbrgator
March 30, 2009, 12:51 PM
So would a PSL with cheap surplus "light ball" be a 2MOA shooter?
Probably. Damn close if not.

elmerfudd
March 30, 2009, 04:00 PM
Mine isn't with "cheap surplus light ball", but with 7N1 it will.

WardenWolf
March 30, 2009, 04:30 PM
A PSL with cheap surplus is a 2 MOA shooter. With 7N1 or commercial light ball, it can be a 1 MOA shooter or better. I know of someone who got theirs shooting a 2 inch group at 300 yards with no modifications to the rifle. They can be extremely accurate. I love mine because it's a lightweight, versatile, accurate, low-recoil semi-automatic rifle. It works equally well as a sharpshooter or battle rifle.

Babarsac
April 3, 2009, 11:11 PM
So...since AIM is selling them for $699 and I already have about 5k of ammo...I should get one.

trigga
April 3, 2009, 11:57 PM
there was one at a local shop for almost $1000. rough furniture and covered with thick cosmoline. it was not as pretty as i have seen them in the pictures.

jpwilly
April 4, 2009, 01:28 AM
J&G Sales has them for $750 and they are neat fun rifles. Most aren't sniper grade though as some claim.

It works equally well as a sharpshooter or battle rifle.

It should that's what it is!

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