My only question is why did the Yugoslavian Governement make the switch from the Original SVD design from the rimmed x54 to the rimless 8mm Mauser round?
The 7.62x54 has been winning international matches and tactical shooting competitions for well over 50 years and is an inherently accurate round, while the 8mm Mauser round has never been known as a target round...and nobody can name any country that actually WON a war armed with a mauser as their MBR unless the OTHER side also used it
Was it just because the Yugoslavians had so many of the M48 Mausers laying around they just wanted uniformity of supply?
I want an SVD someday, ALMOST bought a Romanian one when they were available last for like $499 wholesale but used the money for my AR instead...but when I do buy one it will be in x54....
Sorry if my latent anti-"German Superiority in anything" genome reared it's ugly head again