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NFG2888
December 24, 2011, 01:32 AM
I am looking in to picking up a Dragunov type rifle. I understand that getting an actual Dragunov SVD/ Tiger takes time and money. Does anyone have any suggestion on a PLS/FPK? I see that TGI has some for sale but I'm kinda turned off by the AK style stock they have with the rifles now and have heard the guns are hit and miss when it comes to accuracy and finish. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Onmilo
December 24, 2011, 08:07 AM
They won't shoot as well as a real Dragunov but they do make a pretty decent semi auto rifle in the caliber.

dogmush
December 24, 2011, 09:50 AM
Can't help on the AK style stock. I bought mine partially for the thumbhole.

The PSL is a decent DMR in it's own right. It has been issued to several countries armed forces and gone to war in that role. Mine is certainly torso hit capable out to the 800m it's designed to be. It even shoots ok with old spam can ammo. It's a good conversation starter at the range as well. I like mine,and it's fun to shoot. It's well worth the $700 I bought it for.

fpgt72
December 24, 2011, 12:05 PM
You have to remember that "they" never called the PSL a sniper rifle....it was a "marksman" rifle....something to reach out a little further then the normal infantry rifles of the time.

In the states getting a tiger is a multi thousand $$ undertaking, and if you want one that looks like a SVD then get ready to open up your wallet a little more.

I also own a PSL and enjoy it quite a bit, they are something that will start conversations very quickly...they also have quite the report.

I am too lazy to post up pics again but there is an SVT thread floationg around that has some pics of my rifle.

karlsgunbunker
December 24, 2011, 12:19 PM
There's a Real Tiger for sale on the SKSboards.
$3000 Approx.

snakeman
December 24, 2011, 12:35 PM
You could go with a saiga 308 and have something very similar.

Adam123
December 24, 2011, 12:44 PM
I say just go with a PSL-54C. They can be acquired in very good condition for around $750.00-850.00. You will never lose your money on one. I would also suggest that you look for a Romarm PSL (built in Romania). Dragunovs are awesome, but WAY overpriced and aren't *that* much better than a PSL.

fpgt72
December 24, 2011, 12:57 PM
You could go with a saiga 308 and have something very similar.
I don't know much about Saiga, but don't they use the AK action like the PSL does, where the real SVD uses something much different.

I do agree they are not much....if at all better at putting holes where where you want them.

Brockak47
December 24, 2011, 01:02 PM
http://www.armslist.com/posts/137509/wichita-kansas-rifles-for-sale--russian-tiger-dragunov-

Onmilo
December 24, 2011, 01:14 PM
The last time I did any serious searching for a genuine Dragunov, the Chinese 7.62X54s with all accessories were running about $4000
a 7.62X51 caliber version was around $1000 less.
A genuine Russian made rifle with all accessories was pricing about $5800

As a collectible they may be worth this.
As a shooting rifle, the price is simply too high to warrant a purchase.

snakeman
December 24, 2011, 04:38 PM
That's why I suggested the saiga. The similarity I was referring to is by caliber.

JHenry
December 24, 2011, 06:29 PM
ah the saiganov.

308 and you can just buy a few old PSL stocks(theyre cheap) and modify them until your saiga accepts it(once you get it figured out you can buy a nicer stock and than modify it without worrying so much about ruining it)

Vaarok
December 24, 2011, 07:08 PM
There's a NDM-86 on the NC Armslist for like four grand.

Having once owned one, I'm doubly happy with my $600 PSL.

Cal-gun Fan
December 24, 2011, 07:13 PM
ah the saiganov.

308 and you can just buy a few old PSL stocks(theyre cheap) and modify them until your saiga accepts it(once you get it figured out you can buy a nicer stock and than modify it without worrying so much about ruining it)
Or, if polymer is OK, get an adjustable stock from Black Horse Arsenal. They import the Russian svd polymer stocks and convert them for different AK style rifles, and they make ones with adjustable LOP too.

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