A Rebel sniper takes aim at government forces with his Dragunov SVD rifle
from a house in the Syrian eastern city of Deir Ezzor
84" M1968 Russian SVD Rifle
6" M1944 Russian M44 Carbine 12.
Propping my SVD rifle on the pack, I got comfortable and, looking through the scope, started to acquire my target.
My SVD rifle equipped with PS0-1 scope was designed to perform at these distances.
52/57 were obtained for issue to reserve units while the Soviet Dragunov SVD rifle
was adopted for use by snipers.
yelled the scrawny-looking sergeant with the ever-pimpled face who was a mechanic-driver for our second squad and grabbed my SVD rifle
out of our mechanic's hands.
Current SVD rifles
, including my personal specimen, are issued with black synthetic furniture and while the buttstock's cheekpiece can be rotated out of the way (to deploy with the iron sights), it cannot be removed.