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"Honestly, we all have to accept other's opinions, even if you're against them. It's not because it's the right thing to do, but also because it encourages the manufacturer to create a "sequel" towards told weapon. If it wasn't for the Remington 700, this wouldn't exist."


The Dragunov, alternatively known as SVD (short for Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova), is a great weapon if you have good aim. Like the Remington, aiming for headshots is important, but due to its higher magazine size and faster fire rate, body shots are fine. You should still try to aim for the head.

If you prefer sniping and not using automatic weapons or shotguns, the Dragunov is a decent weapon. Remember to buy a scope as soon as possible to make use of the long range.

Background Story

The positive feedback from the release of the Remington 700 prompted L-Brain Sidework to fund for their next project. Due to the company realising that their facilities are sub-par at best, they decided to give their subsidiary company, R-Brain Hardwork, the budget to create a new sniper. After a minor production mishap, the Dragunov was released.

Seeing that newer, more powerful weapons were brought to the market, the overall sales and usage rate of this weapon reached an all time low. R-Brain Hardwork clearly didn't want this. They began adjusting the parts of the gun, raising the magazine size and improving its bullet efficiency. With its cheap price and overall improved effectiveness, it was finally added back to the discussions of the masses.

L-Brain Sidework saw this and followed through with their own changes to the Remington 700. firmly keeping the catalogue of snipers as viable choices of weaponry.


  • Like other snipers, this weapon is better suited for a support role.
    • However, due to the high rate of fire, good damage and decent ammo capacity, you can be a tad more aggressive with this sniper.
    • If a mob is giving someone trouble, you can safely and quickly pick it off from a distance.
    • This can kill an Edgar and Leaper with a single bullet. Take advantage.
    • In large, open maps, this weapon can really shine.
    • For a sniper, this has quite a high DPS. Utilise this fact against Tickers and Diggers.
  • Third-person is recommended while using the Dragunov up close.
    • Not only does this help with situational awareness, but also target tracking as the bullet velocity may be slow at times.
    • If you want to pick off enemies from afar, it is a necessity to ADS as much as possible, as the reduced hipfire accuracy will prevent you from using the Dragunov to its maximum range.
  • The fire rate is decent in close quarters and the ammunition is average for a sniper.
    • If you need more ammo, you can just equip a vest that supplies you with bonus mags.
    • Deal headshots, whenever you can, to maximise efficiency. It will allow you to defeat most mobs with one shot.
  • There's no downside to the Attachments for the Dragunov, so be sure to get the Extended Mags as soon as possible.
    • Equipping it will give 4+ magazines.
    • However, avoid buying the PSO-1 Scope as it gives no bonus, unless you use ADS often.
  • In all PvP gamemodes, the Dragunov isn't nerfed. As a result, this can be favoured over other snipers such as the Barrett 50 Cal. and Remington 700.
  • Alongside the Barrett 50 Cal. and the Remington 700, this can be great for farming EXP or Gold, especially on maps such as Void or other maps with perches/nests for players, or enough distance between the player and a Mob.
  • Building off of the Perch/Nest statement, having plentiful ammunition and using ADS/the Scope often can make this great for farming, or, in other situations, great for supporting while being far from the battle. Be wary of your surroundings, as a Brute's club, an Elemental's (Fire) fireball, an Edgar's tongue, or a Swarmer's Beehive/Honey projectiles can easily bring you down.


  • Cheap
  • High Damage
  • High Range
  • High Accuracy
  • High Reserve Ammo
  • High DPS
  • High Total Damage
  • Low Ranked


  • None



  • v0.9.4
    • Accuracy changed from 110 to 220.
  • v1.1.3
    • Rank changed from 12 to 11.
  • v1.2.7
    • Ammunition changed from 6/2 to 6/3.
  • v1.3.2
    • Animations changed.
  • v1.3.3
    • Accuracy changed from 220 to 270.
    • Ammunition changed from 6/3 to 8/3.
    • Damage changed from 85 to 115.
    • Rate of Fire changed from 0.3s to 0.25s.
  • v1.4.0
    • Rank changed from 11 to 14.
  • v1.4.6
    • Rank changed from 14 to 15.
    • Price changed from 9,250$ to 12,000$.
    • Ammo changed from 8/3 to 8/2.
    • Hipfire accuracy decreased.
  • v1.4.8
    • Accuracy changed from 270 to 217.
    • Range changed from 240 to 300.

  • This is the third mesh-based gun to be added to R2DA.
  • To previously purchase the Dragunov you had to own the Remington 700.
  • It took an extended period of time for this weapon to be added because PlaceRebuilder was unsatisfied with the original mesh.
    • This video shows the original mesh of the Dragunov.
    • The original mesh of the Dragunov can be found here which was made by Kutejnikov (who also made the Skorpion mesh).
    • Originally, the Dragunov was meant to have Black and Winterbit skins before being re-meshed.
  • Like the Remington 700, its firing sound is quieter than the other weapons.
  • The model in-game shares similarities with the Dragunov SVD variant of this weapon.
  • In real life, the Dragunov is rifled to reliably fire explosive and armor piercing bullets.
    • On the other hand, the real Dragunov fires much slower than what is experienced in-game.
      • This is due to the fact a real Russian Dragunov uses a free floating firing pin that restricts it to fire at a low rate of fire due to the Dragunov slam firing whenever it approaches 120 RPM. However the Russian military later fixed this by adding a spring to the firing pin allowing it to rapid fire without slam firing.
  • The old Dragunov animation gif can be found here.