View Full Version : PSL-54C or Dragunov

05-19-2009, 1:32 PM
I'm considering another semi-automatic rifle purchase before the end of the year. I have a Mosin M44 that I have plenty supplies to reload for, and also 7.62 ammo is affordable. I'd like to get another rifle that fires 7.62x54R. I've so far found out that the PSL-54C sells for more than a Dragunov.

Comparatively, which is more accurate? Effective range? Legal modifications?

I'm new to the semi-auto game. The only semi-auto rifle I have is a 10/22.

I appreciate what info you can provide.

05-19-2009, 1:36 PM
Where are you finding real Dragunovs for the price of a PSL? SVD's start at $2,500 and can top $10,000 for a Russian Dragunov. Thay are completely different rifles.

05-19-2009, 1:42 PM
I've been looking on gunbroker for "dragunov" and "psl 54". The prices vary all over.

Richie Caketown
05-19-2009, 1:43 PM
where is the poll?

05-19-2009, 1:47 PM
where is the poll?

Richie Caketown
05-19-2009, 1:52 PM

05-19-2009, 1:53 PM
Most rifles on GB being sold as "Dragunovs", aren't. The PSL is much more commonly found. I like mine a lot!


05-19-2009, 2:54 PM
I've been looking on gunbroker for "dragunov" and "psl 54". The prices vary all over.

You need to be careful about that. People will say something like Dragunov-type rifle or something similar to that. I have only seen true Russian Dragunovs sell for several thousand dollars more than the PSL.

So my vote is for the PSL.

05-19-2009, 3:47 PM
If you can get a real, true blue, military Dragunov go for that. Dragunov enthusiasts are absolutely fanatic from what I've seen, so it would be like an investment if nothing else. :thumbsup:

If you actually want a Dragunov style gun and don't want to pay as much as you would for a small car...get the PSL. :D

05-19-2009, 3:51 PM
Saiga 308 :D !!!!!!!!

05-19-2009, 5:22 PM
I've been looking on gunbroker for "dragunov" and "psl 54". The prices vary all over.

Those are just PSL's people are calling "Romanian Dragunov" etc. I own a PSL and like it very much.

05-19-2009, 7:08 PM
I voted Dragunov, but you're going to have a tough time finding one. And like others have said, they aren't cheap when you do!

05-19-2009, 7:22 PM
Most people say "Dragunov style" because the stock resembles that of what is on a true Dragunov. A PSL or Romak 3 will be your best value. Here is a real Tiger http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=129388513

05-20-2009, 10:22 AM
Okay... so I've decided... Skip the car and get a PSL-54 :D

05-20-2009, 12:32 PM
Dragunov Tiger if you have the money