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Sat, Dec. 21st, 2013, 10:38 pm
Upgrading the PSL

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there.

Romanian PSL is a decent way to launch 7.62x54R without punishing recoil. For a 13 year old marksman, that’s an important consideration.

Sure, she’s fired 338 Lapua Mag rifles last year, but they were heavy, set up on a bipod and suprpessed, the the kick was much reduced. And x54R ammunition runs 60 cents per round vs. 338LM $2.50 for similar quality. Surplus ball is still available for two dimes a shot. So fairly accurate but girl-portable .30 that won’t break the piggy bank…PSL is an acceptable choice.

(Not firing yet. Real live fire would have featured safety glasses.)

The rifle was upgraded with a TWS rail cover to support a fixed 10x scope of much higher quality than the original Romanian surplus optic.

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)

What a scope on the rifle?

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 05:56 am (UTC)

SWFA SuperSniper 10x

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 06:19 am (UTC)

Thank you!

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 07:13 am (UTC)

What a beatiful girl -)

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)

Хороша! :)

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)

Hey Oleg, is the PSL just a Ginormous AK, like the Yugo M-48, or is it based on the SVD? I'm not familiar with it, but the gas vent, and action cover look quite different from my wifes SVD, and far more like my AK. Just curious....

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)

It's just a long AK with a fairly light barrel. It won't shoot tight groups for long but most will consistently do well with the first 2-3 rounds. SVD is also a short stroke rifle.

Edited at 2013-12-22 03:57 pm (UTC)

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)

How does this compare to the VEPR?

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)

Hard to say overall -- my .308 Vepr is too highly modified for a direct comparison. Vepr receiver flexes less, but accuracy seems to favor PSL. Triggers are similar. Ten-shot double-row PSL magazines definitely work better than single-stack Vepr x54 mags. FIt and finish is very much better for Veprs.

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)

Have you ever gotten a chance to fire the Berkut 2m1?

Sun, Dec. 22nd, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
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