Type: Airsoft Rifle.
Model: SVD Dragunova.
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 6 pounds, 4 ounces (2.85kg).
Barrel: 23 inches, smooth bore.
Action: Charging handle single shot.
Ammunition Type: Airsoft 6mm Plastic BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 40 rounds.
FPS: Up-to 500.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the B&W Dragunova SVD Airsoft Sniper Rifle is good overall, just a bit of initial take-up and then a medium trigger pull to release the heavy spring. You will of course nee to pull the charging handle with each shot to preload the spring.
Accuracy: My initial accuracy testing was done from about 45-50 out using .36 gram Airsoft BB's, it was a fairly windy day but even so I was able to get a nice tight 2 inch grouping using a semi rested position. I also put the Dragunova SVD through my Chronograph testing and shot both the lighter .20 gram and heavier .36 gram BB's to see what kind of fps I would get using both weights. The lighter .20 gram BB's got right around 500 fps while the heavier .36 gram BB's shot a bit lower at approximately 380 fps. I did however find that sighting the SVD in for windage adjustments (left and right) was a bit of a challenge as you can only adjust the front sight by loosening it with an allen key and make only very slight left to right adjustments. I was not able to get the SVD to shoot far enough to the right using this method so I amy need to do figure something else out, perhaps a scope setup?
Build Quality: The B&W Dragunova SVD Airsoft Sniper Rifle is not a super expensive rifle but still has a good combination of metal and plastic components. Most of the parts that you would find on the real SVD are metal including the barrel, bolt/charging handle & receiver, trigger, magazine, sights, strap rings and rial system. The stock is of course plastic with some added rubber. The B&W Dragunova SVD is not overly heavy but still has a reasonable amount of weight to make it believable. Performance was very good with no mechanical problems other than the last two BB's in each magazine do not load into the rifle.
Realism: I have never held an actual Dragunova SVD in my hands but from what I have seen in photos, it looks to be a good copy of the real steel Russian sniper rifle. Lots of metal helps pull of the realism, a working charging handle, removable bolt cover, and lots of other working components make for a believable looking and functioning version of this Airsoft BB shooting Dragunova SVD Sniper Rifle.
Available in the: Canada Replica Airguns Store.
- Lots of metal parts throughout where they would be on the real SVD.
- Good power and accuracy combination.
- Fairly high capacity magazine at 40 rounds.
- Sights are adjustable for elevation front and back and a bit for windage.
- Bolt is surprisingly easy enough to cock with either left or right hand.
- Lots of upgrades available for this sniper rifle.
- Inexpensive way to own a piece of history.
- Some discrepancies in the manual (180 fps and 100 round magazine)
- Sighting for windage may not be adequate?
- Would definitely be much nicer with the wood stocks.
- Two BB's always pop out of the magazine area when empty.
I found the B&W Dragunova SVD Airsoft Sniper Rifle to be a lot of fun to shoot, I was not sure how the charging handle system was going to work in terms of weight and easy of use to pull it back. I ended up using my left hand and reaching across and over and surprisingly this was very efficient and effective in charging the spring and allowed me to keep my righthand in place and on the trigger for very quick follow up shots. Power was as much as you would want from a sniper rifle and accuracy was also very good even in windy conditions. The only real problems I had where the two BB's that did not load from each magazine and the windage adjustments not quite allowing me to move my aim point enough for a bullseye at 50 feet out. I would recommend this B&W Dragunova SVD Airsoft Sniper Rifle and would suggest possibly adding some wood stocks and a magnified scope setup.