I've been looking for something other than my Mosin m-44 and the Romanian PSL that shoots the 7.62x54r. I stumbled onto the SVT-40 semi-auto. This seems to be exactly what I've been looking for. I've been watching videos online to try and get an idea of how reliable it is and any other info on it. Does anybody any experience with them? I know my M-44 kicks like a mule so range time with it can be limited, even with the shoulder pad. So any info would be helpful. Thank You.