087 THE SVD DRAGUNOV RIFLE
Explores the development and performance of this USSR medium-range sniping rifle in the 1960s. The Dragunov stood out against most Western sniping rifle types by being semi-automatic, a configuration that marginally lowers accuracy compared to bolt-action sniping rifles, but which allows for faster follow-up shots. Even so, the SVD is still capable of taking precision killing shots out to 800m and beyond, making it a thoroughly practical combat weapon for marksmen and snipers. It is the world's most widespread sniping rifle, still in use in the former Soviet armies and sold to more than 40 countries worldwide. Illustrated with cutaway artwork and battlescenes, plus technical and historical photographs.1 vol, 80 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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