Pictures of US forces in Iraq using Druganov SVD


crazyinsane105

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Well, now that's a surprise! I heard about US soldiers picking up AK-47's and using them in Iraq, but this is the first time I am hearing about US soldiers working the good old SVD. It's reliable, packs a deadly punch, and it seems the US soldiers really like the scope. What's your guys take on it?
 

SteelBird

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Well, now that's a surprise! I heard about US soldiers picking up AK-47's and using them in Iraq, but this is the first time I am hearing about US soldiers working the good old SVD. It's reliable, packs a deadly punch, and it seems the US soldiers really like the scope. What's your guys take on it?
My question is what's the US counterpart equipment? Pls provide info and photos if you have one.
 

isthvan

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Direct US counterpart would be M21 rifle based on M14 assault rifle.

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Specs:

Weight: 3.95 kg (8.7 lb)
Length: 1,118 mm (44 in)
Barrel length: 560 mm (22 in)
Cartridge: 7.62 × 51 mm NATO
Caliber: 7.62 mm (.308 in)
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 853 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
Effective range: 690 m (750 yd)

More modern counterpart is Mk11 rifle based on AR-10

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Specs:

Weight: Match Rifle 4.88kg, LwMatch 4.31kg, Carbine 3.52kg, Sporter 3.97kg
Length: 1118 mm
Barrel length: Match Rifle 24" (610mm)(also LwMatch & Sporter 20" (508mm), Carbine 16" (406mm))
Cartridge: 7.62 × 51 mm NATO
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt, semi-auto
 
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celtic-dragon

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Well, now that's a surprise! I heard about US soldiers picking up AK-47's and using them in Iraq, but this is the first time I am hearing about US soldiers working the good old SVD. It's reliable, packs a deadly punch, and it seems the US soldiers really like the scope. What's your guys take on it?
Interesting. I knew that U.S. Army armored units were issuing Kalashnikovs to dismounted patrols, but this is the first I've heard of using Draganovs.
 

ThycleDyery

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bonjour to everybody

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ere=) hope i'm welcome/ was reading for a while Your forum and now decided to register.)
 

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