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Old 05-31-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Okay, I had a discussion with my brother about the Zastava M76 sniper rifle. He says it is related to the Dragunov SVD. I said it was more related to the standard AK47. I already showed him information about the Zastava and the big difference between the Zastava and a Dragunov.

Who is right? He or me?

I know it's a stupid discussion, if I get the answer I will delete this thread.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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While the body of M76 is based upon the "Avtomat Kalashnikova obraztsa 1947 goda" AK-47, the rifle featured several modifications. Fire is semi-automatic. The barrel has been elongated and strengthened so that the 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge, which is well suited for long-range use, can be used. Though the M76 fires its bullets at a relatively modest 730 m/s (2395 ft/s) muzzle velocity, the 7.92 x 57 IS cartridge loaded with aerodynamically efficient 12.8 gram (198 gr) military sS ball bullets still offers a supersonic reach of ≈ 910 m (995 yd) under ICAO Standard Atmosphere conditions at sea level (air density ρ = 1.225 kg/m³). Both the stock and the pistol grip have been modified to make them more comfortable for the shooter. In newer production models the wooden furniture is replaced with synthetic polymer material which offers some storage space for accessories like a cleaning kit and reduces the M76 overall weight by approximately 0.5 kg. The rifle features mechanically adjustable backup iron sights with a sliding tangent rear sight (the iron sights can be adjusted to a maximum range of 1000 m). In addition to the regular iron sights, a side-rail on the left wall of the receiver has been added to accept various telescopic sights and night optics.
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I know it's a stupid discussion, if I get the answer I will delete this thread.
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I moved this thread to the AK/SKS Discussion area.

This is not a dumb question!
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So it's just an modified AK47?

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So it's just an modified AK47?
Yes if you consider that John Force's T/F Funny Car is a Ford Mustang.

To the casual observer they look similar but are used for two completely different functions.

They did however start from the same origin.
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