Technical Description and Service Manual of the 7. 62-mm Dragunov sniper
rifle (SVD) is intended for studying the rifles and optical sights and
keeping them in constant fighting ready for action.
This paper includes specifications and data of the rifle and optical sight design and operation, as well as main rules necessary to provide for the proper maintenance of the rifle with the sight and full using of their technical capabilities.
Since efforts are continuously made to improve the rifle and its completing articles, minor changes in the Technical Description may be introduced without special notice.
1.1. Purpose of rifle
1.1.1. The 7. 62-mm Dragunov sniper rifle is a
sniper's weapon and is designed to destroy various single targets,
which may be collapsible, moving, open and screened (Fig. 1).
The sniper optical sight is intended for precise aiming of the sniper rifle at various targets.
2 - sniper optical sight PSO-1;
3 - knife bayonet.
1.2. Technical data
1.2.1. For basic ballistic and design characteristics of the rifle and the rifle cartridge and for design data of the optical sight refer to Table No. 1.
|1. Calibre, mm||7.62|
|2. Number of rilling grooves||4|
|3. Sighting range, m:|
with optical sight
with open sight
|4. Muzzle velocity, m/sec||830|
|5. Killing range, m||3800|
|6. Mass of rifle|
without knife bayonet,
with optical sight,
and cheek plate, kg
|7. Magazine capacity, cartridges||10|
|8. Length of rifle, mm:|
without knife bayonet
with adjoined knife bayonet
|9. Mass of cartridge, g||21.8|
|10. Mass of ordinary bullet with steel core, g||9.6|
|11. Mass of powder charge, g||3.1|
|12. Optical sight magnification||4-fold|
|13. Field of sight vision, degree||6|
|14. Diameter of pupil, mm||6|
|15. Eye relief, mm.||68.2|
|16. Resolution, second||12|
|17. Length of sight|
with eye shield and
advanced blind, mm
|18. Sight width, mm||70|
|19. Sight height, mm||132|
|20. Mass of sight, g||616|
|21. Mass of sight|
with SPTA set and slip cover, g
1.3. Rifle components
1.3.1. The set of the sniper rifle includes (Fig. 1):