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I have to say that the A&K Dragonov is really good for the price. At 50' the thing holds tight groups 2" groups w/.25s, and from 2 houses down from my back yard about 200', will tag spinning roof vents, even busting through some light tree leaves w/open sight. I've also been tinkering with the trigger to get a smoother trigger pull & shorten the trigger creep. For those that want to help with the cocking, the small spring removing it does help, then you have the standard bolt rifle cocking method wich is not that big of deal, if your left handed such as I am, the rifle can be cycled more rapidly,and the left hand can stay on the trigger increasing rof by the right hand and not have to take your eye of the sight picture. I have found that doing some minor filing or stoning the sear smooths out the cocking, and has helped with trigger action. CAUTION!! do this in small steps, with a small file and a 100 grit sand paper. shoot the rifle several times, on this it's better to NOT TAKE OFF TO MUCH shortening the sear to were it won't catch, BUT THIS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY. It's best if you know some one that is familar with rifle or gun smithing. I've done a few complete trigger jobs so your best bet is to just take off the rough edges and polish the sear. After smoothing the sear the trigger pull will be nicer and easier to stay more accurate, by making it a easier squeeze and a nicer break in the trigger and therefore holding tighter groups. If I had a working camera i'd be able to show what I did. Getting a tight bore barrel,new hopup, will increase range and accuracy,but, the less work one has to do to pull the trigger this will also help,and might save some money for other upgrades, new scope, can make for a even more accurate rifle. RESEARCH FIRST BEFORE TOUCHING ANY TOOLS OR YOUR WEAPON it's going to take some time and then there will be many rifles like yours but you can call this rifle yours. I hope this made sence since I typed this out quickly:tup: Thanks.
 

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Just heavy ammo alone will do wonders. Back when I had mine, all I did was swap the bucking, polish the stock barrel, and put in a Systema 400% spring. With MadBull 0.40g's, I could get 300 ft pretty easy after an adjustment shot. I'd recommend getting a Romanian scope, they look awesome and aren't absurdly high.
 

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Do not just slap in a stronger spring without the reinfroced steel piston catch and shimming the trigger assembly. The problem is that the the assembly is made of cheap pot metal. Shimming it will remove the wobble and with little lithium grease, will make pulling the trigger much smoother.
 

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Do not just slap in a stronger spring without the reinfroced steel piston catch and shimming the trigger assembly. The problem is that the the assembly is made of cheap pot metal. Shimming it will remove the wobble and with little lithium grease, will make pulling the trigger much smoother.
Even with the heaviest spring I could find, the stock sear held up for quite a while. I eventually swapped it for a steel sear before the stock one even broke (no other mods to the trigger). I'd imagine with a reasonably (250%/300%) that it would hold up fine for a long time.
 

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I've got a Nikon BDC Game master Milldot on it. That I had from a deer rifle. The barrel polishing, how much does that help? So the Dragonov IS better with heavier BBs? I've read that people switch to a .36 or heavier as you suggested. The sear, can hold up, for a while with a heavier spring? I was wondering because I've been thinking about putting a slightly heavier spring. So the sear is alum??:lame: So where would I get the trigger shims from? I have to admit a tighter trigger would be sweet, How would I go about polishing the barrel? Also, are there any of you Sniper folk that live here in the Austin Tx area? I'd love to get together with some other Airsofters, and be giv'in some learn'in... Thanks, you guys, This forum gives out some good honest suggestions. I have a tight budget so, the best bang for the buck, and home remedies would be cool also... again Thanks....:cheers: There's a article about barrel polishing on the menu right? I'll look in to it ...
 

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Yes, I had good results with heavy ammo, but I was shooting pretty hot (550FPS +). I'm not sure what the sear is, I just know it's a cheap metal that's not very durable. I never shimmed my trigger, but it does seems like a great idea because it was a little wobbly and kinda torqued the sear to one side. I would order a trigger sear though because it's completely worth it. After tons of shots with a Systema 400% PSG-1 spring, the sear had zero wear and the piston was starting to wear down.
 

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The sear is some cheap pot metal. I own the very first version of this gun and the piston catch was terrible.

For trigger shims, you can use regular small washers. I will try ti find my old trigger assembly and post a picture of it.
 

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When springs are mentioned what does the number mean W/%?? Is Practicing with a sniper's rifle,the same as shooting a deer rifle? Sighting,distance, ammo weight, then use that combo every time the rifle is shot? Is this the correct way to go about setting up the rifle, along with suggestions from the experienced on this forum. Thanks for your patients.
 

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Well, the PSG-1 springs are longer than the normal AEG springs; that's why I opted for one. I'm not sure about the %, I just bought the 400% because it was the strongest available. Usually springs are rated differently like M110, M120, M130, etc. As far as practicing with it, I just got everything perfect and never really had to mess with it again except for after I took it apart.
 
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