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Dragunov SVD or Mauser SP66? I need help choosing.

Asked by KateTheGreat (13610 points ) April 4th, 2011

Alright, fans of le firearms, I’m adding to my collection this week and I’m kind of stuck between these two. I’ve found some great deals and I need help deciding!

Mauser SP66

Dragunov SVD

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toaster's avatar

I actually like both, can see why you are split. Personally Id go for the German bolt-action, but that depends whats already in your collection(?) The Dragunov, holds a lot of historical appeal. Maybe the previous user was a war veteran? I also kind of like the scope detail, although its somewhat distracting.. Any peculiarities about the two rifles?

TexasDude's avatar

Jesus Christ, what do you do for a living and where can I apply?

Are you sure the “Dragunov” you are looking at is a real Dragunov and not a Romanian PSL? The two are not the same and a real Russian Dragunov will cost you a few grand, whereas the PSL (which is still a fun gun) can be had for between 600 and 700 dollars.

I know a shit ton about guns, and I’ve never even heard of that Mauser variant, but it looks sexy and .300 Magnum is one mean bitch of a round, so this decision is difficult. If you really are made of money and you really are deciding between a real Dragunov and an SP66, I’d personally say go for the Dragunov, but it really depends on what use you have in mind. The Dragunov is not exceptionally accurate as it was designed to fill a designated marksman role. As a collector piece, it would be a great investment, though. The Mauser looks to be dead-nuts accurate, though, if you are interested in long-range precision shooting or big game hunting.

Adopt/marry me?

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Hahahaha I sing opera and I pretty much get paid to go to college, so I spend most of my idle time with my guns. :)

I am definitely buying a real Russian Dragunov. I wouldn’t skimp out on something like that. You see, I’m debating it because I want something that is quite accurate, but then again, the Drag is a classic. It’s beautiful. Definitely a collector piece. I’m so torn, I might just buy both!

KateTheGreat's avatar

To conclude this thread, I bought both.

I couldn’t help myself.

TexasDude's avatar

I don’t know whether to jizz myself or to cry out of jealousy. Either way, congratulations! Enjoy your new pieces!

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Don’t worry, I’ll share!!!! :P

TexasDude's avatar

If you’re ever in my neck of the woods, bring ‘em by, and I’ll let you shoot Broomhilde!

KateTheGreat's avatar

Well if you’re ever near South Carolina, I’ll be glad to let you handle anything in my collection! I still can’t get over the fact that you named it Broomhilde! Hehehehehe.

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