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if i was to buy a Dragunov what can i expect to pay? does anyone here have one? also besides the Mosin and Dragunov what other "sniper" type long range rifles shoot the 7.62 x 54? the ammo is so cheap i want to get something besides the Mosin that shoots it.
 

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Probably the most common "sniper" type weapon that fire the x54r is the Romanian PSL, which are relatively common compared to a Dragunov. If you were to purchase a Dragunov though, your best bet is to find the models imported before the ban which were called a "Tiger." These rifles are pretty rare however, and I have seen them go for $2500-$5000+.
 

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ah they were banned. so there's nothing "modern" that shoots the 7.62 x 54? is the 7.62 x 54 even made anymore?
 

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ah they were banned. so there's nothing "modern" that shoots the 7.62 x 54? is the 7.62 x 54 even made anymore?
Last original dragunov I saw in good condition went for 4,800 dollars. And that was cheap.

So you want to buy a high end system to shot low end ammunition? not sure I get why but this is one that should be a very good shooter. Even better than the dragunov itself. Molot are well known for being robust and more accurate.

Vepr Hunter 762 X 54R Russian Rifle with Scope Mount

Anything clean the rifle very well since those surplus mercury primers from the 40's and the 50's from those deals are very corrosive and go everywhere not just the barrel, including the gas block and piston. Also check the range regulations if they have the steel rod inside the bullet they will not be allowed specially to at steel targets long range or not.

I will personally will keep any new gun away from that old junk so here is some affordable new production NON-CORROSIVE....

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...ssian+7.62x54R+148grn+FMJ+20rd+Box&groupid=40

And here something you might a chance to hit something with at long range and if you get lucky...

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...an+PPU+7.62x54R+182gn+FMJ+20rd+Box&groupid=40

Also those PSL build with romanian lefovers from junkjards somewhere in a basement in the US are a hit and miss type of deal. Those who have them already and work well great but most fo the "good" surplus for that, is long gone. If you get lucky you get a decent barrel otherwise have one custom built with a good barrel and group or just buy a reputable one like the above.
 

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Vz-54 if you can find one or an SVT if you have the cash.
PSL's are fun to shoot,but I'd jump on a new Vepr first.
 

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Yea PSLs are your best bet for getting a modern 7.62x54R rifle, keep in mind that the Dragunov in not illegal they just do not import them anymore.

I have seen PSLs which are a copy of the Dragunov, go for 700 bucks on this very site.
 

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I forgot to mention the VEPR! It is not labeled as a "sniper" system, but will certainly be an all around better platform than the PSL.
 

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Funny you mention this, a Russian Tiger SVD just popped up on HKPro w/ all matching numbers and scope for $4100 OBO.
 

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The Molot VEPRs are more accurate because they have more meat in the build. They have beefed up trunions and barrles and they are well balanced. This is another one that is the grip version, still considered hunter / sporter. Same thing with the Saiga's in 308winchester. specialy the carbine ones that are extremelly accurate.

Vepr Dragunov Style Rifle 762 x 54R Russian

By the way a sniping is a skill and not a brand or style of system. Any decent accurate firearm in expert hands is a sniper system.
 
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