Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova, aka the Dragunov SVD was designed not as a standard sniper rifle in its Western meaning of the term. In fact, main role of the SVD in Soviet / Russian Army is to extend effective range of fire of every infantry squad up to about 600 meters and to provide special fire support. SVD is a lightweight and quite accurate (for its class) rifle, capable of semi-auto fire.
The first request for a new sniper rifle was issued in 1958 and in 1963 the SVD was accepted by the Soviet Military, it is designed to use any standard 7.62x54R ammunition, but its primary round is specially developed for the SVD sniper-grade cartridge with a steel-core bullet. Every infantry squad in the Russian (Soviet) army had at least one man with the SVD. The SVD rifle is extremely reliable in all conditions, and designed for heavy use. It has backup adjustable iron sights as a standard option, as well as a bayonet mount (standard AK-47 bayonet type).
The long waiting WE ACE-VD Sniper Rifle has finally arrived.......this beast comes in different versions and the alumnium version sports with steel CNC-milled receiver, outer barrel, rear sight, and muzzle device; using durable plastic for the stock and the handguard. Built to roughly 1:1 specifications to the real one, at around 1220mm in length. The solid built of WE ACE-VD just looks and feels exactly the same as if holding the real steel.....I believe. Featuring an extremely long inner barrel and a super high capacity cylinder, the recoil is extremely strong so please prepare yourself before pulling the trigger. The long barrel also means long range shooting capability, of course accuracy is promising for this sniper rifle. Each magazine holds up to 90rds, also constructed entirely of steel (1x 90rds Steel Mag Included).
Note: The FPS quoted is for reference only, actual results may vary to individual products.