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cyrus
05-24-2010, 9:51 AM
Can I get some SVT-40 Information.

I am looking to buy one.

Can someone direct me to a good source. What to look for in a gun. I want to scope it and have a very accurate rifle ~2.0" at 100 yards. Any input appreciated.

C.W.M.V.
05-24-2010, 10:18 AM
Much cheaper alternatives for a 2 moa gun, like a 99 dollar mosin nagant or a PSL. How do you plan on scoping the SVT? Period correct or are you going to drill and tap a new one on?

Dr. Peter Venkman
05-24-2010, 3:56 PM
Can I get some SVT-40 Information.

I am looking to buy one.

Can someone direct me to a good source. What to look for in a gun. I want to scope it and have a very accurate rifle ~2.0" at 100 yards. Any input appreciated.

Asking for a 2 MOA SVT-40 that will destroy the shell casings of your handloads is not the right approach. Not to mention the fact that you will have to purchase a specific SVT-40 sniper which features both sniper rails and has the rear of the receiver bridge machined flat to accept it's own mount (if you want it to be authentic), or you'll have to drill and tap a regular one and I'll have to kill you for doing so. :D

They are mainly collector pieces. Beyond that, they are better designated as DMR's, not sniper rifles. The SVT-40 doesn't meet your requirements. Pickup a PSL for half of the price if you want something in the same caliber and are satisfied with 2 MOA using surplus. You'll have more options too between being able to use custom optics on anything that will fit on an AK rail and being able to replace the trigger.

If you want a very accurate scoped rifle and a gun that will not break your budget, get a Remington 700. There are much better options out there than the role that you want an SVT-40 to fill. As an SVT-40 owner (and occasional shooter), they have their niche.I suggest that you leave them there and don't try to make them something that they are not.

Full Clip
05-24-2010, 4:23 PM
I have a repro sniper SVT-40 (real rails, fake mount) and a PSL.
Both destroy brass. But the PSL is less picky about what it eats. The gas system on the SVT-40 is a POS (and I have a new stainless setup).
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-3/981624/SVT-40.gif

echo1
05-24-2010, 5:57 PM
Where are you located? PAX

NaughtyMonkey
05-25-2010, 7:56 PM
I want an SVT-40 but I won't do anything to damage it being original. I'm a purist!

SVT-40
05-25-2010, 8:48 PM
I want an SVT-40 but I won't do anything to damage it being original. I'm a purist!

Well the only way to properly install a reproduction scope mount onto your rifle, (if it already has the rails) is to grind a slot into the top of your rifles receiver in a very precise spot. This enables the mount to be locked onto your rifle.

Probably not the way to go if you want to keep your rifle "original".

Let's face it SVT-40's are not the rifle to go to if you want a accurate useful semi-auto scoped rifle. SVT's tend to destroy brass, and are not easily scoped, unless you want to permanently modify your rifle.

You would be better off to keep your rifle in it's stock condition and buy a PSL for your semi auto needs.

Fate
05-26-2010, 8:07 AM
The Soviets abandoned the SVT-40 as a sniper platform during WWII due to its propensity for first shot flyers. Not a great thing for a sniper rifle.

Try something else. The Russians did. :)

Dr. Peter Venkman
05-26-2010, 12:23 PM
The Soviets abandoned the SVT-40 as a sniper platform during WWII due to its propensity for first shot flyers. Not a great thing for a sniper rifle.

Try something else. The Russians did. :)

Vertical stringing is fun.

Double G
05-29-2010, 7:39 PM
Vertical stringing is fun.

I have a couple that vertically string, and a couple that will shoot 1" to 2" groups with Hungarian surplus @ 100yds. Just wonder what they will do with good ammo.

I don't think you can beat one for a semi-auto scoped war rifle, there may be something better out there, however I'm still looking for it!

Double G
05-29-2010, 7:42 PM
Can I get some SVT-40 Information.

I am looking to buy one.

Can someone direct me to a good source. What to look for in a gun. I want to scope it and have a very accurate rifle ~2.0" at 100 yards. Any input appreciated.

Forgot to mention, there will be a couple at the Costa Mesa show on the 5th and 6th.

G-Man WC
05-29-2010, 7:50 PM
The information from these pages could hold you attention for a few months straight. -g
http://www.mosinnagant.net/
http://7.62x54r.net/
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinLinks.htm

Cherns
06-03-2010, 5:56 AM
still looking to buy? this guy's got one for $1100 obo
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=306785