The AK-54R rifles are built upon Category 1 (nice, minty, un issued) Romanian PSL rifle parts kits, using a special receiver that allows for the use of regular AKM type butt stocks and pistol grips. They also feature a correct, and fully functional, scope mount, installed on the left side of the receiver . The barrel is shortened to 16.5 inches, and is re-profiled, allowing the gas block and handguard retainer to be moved rearward, so that standard AKM length gas pistons (we use a Tapco stainless unit, which provides an extra 922r compliance part) and standard AKM type handguards can be used! The idea is simply to give the end user an AKM sized package that delivers the powerful punch of the 7.62x54R cartridge.
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by buddhasystem
A Dragunov is basically just a Kalashnikov derivative (calling it an RPK derivative is inaccurate as the RPK is an AK derivative itself) that is built with tighter tolerances and in some cases, even a free-floated barrel.
First and foremost, the SVD is NOT based on an AK47. However, popular culture(games and movies) depict otherwise due to the exterior looks.
Its bolt mechanism and gas recovery system are similar to those of the AK and AKM
Oh, and for the short of it, nothing is cross compatible. Nothing.
Yeah completely different animals. The SVD resembles the AK series in appearance only. Different gas system etc.etc.
Originally posted by Feltrick
The Romanian PSL is based on the Dragunov design
The PSL is based on a Kalashnikov design but is not an AK variant in the true sense. The rifle uses a modified Kalashnikov trigger and gas piston system that are specially designed to handle the larger 7.62x54R caliber. Since the Russian M43 7.62x39 cartridge is not ideally suited for long distance stopping power, a rifle was developed that could fire a heavier bullet with better terminal ballistics, but would also have controls familiar to a soldier that was trained to use the standard AK-47 and AKM machine gun.
Originally posted by viperdave
When I saw my first Russian tiger SVD I fell in love with the way it looks but could never afford the 5-8k for an actual tiger SVD
Originally posted by viperdave
I'm not sure of the actual spelling but SVD stands for ... "Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova". Which means dragonov sniper rifle
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
No I've fired .308 in semi automatic from a standing position. The recoils not bad. in this case it was a Saiga .308 AK variant in semi. Great gun. Lots of Fun. Not too bad with the recoil. The key as always is proper body structure to mitigate recoil.
At an undisclosed location I once shot a FN-FAL full auto in .308 that was pointless. It's not the recoil knocking you around its the muzzle climb first two rounds go sorta where you aim them the rest are best used for anti aircraft since they went everywhere.
Originally posted by 1MrMarc
I have an old Mosin Nagant from 1927 that shoots the 7.62x54R. It is a great round. I like it better than my new 30-06. To be able to get that round into an AK style rifle is awesome. I know what I want for Christmas!