The JG A47-03 SVD Dragunov is, out of the box, not the greatest airsoft gun ever manufactured. The fake wood is tacky, the bipod is cumbersome, the battery does not fit well inside of the upper reciever, and the use of an AK-47 selector switch (enabling fully automatic fire on a sniper rife) is in my opinion somewhat unrealistic and bothersome. However, these problem are easily repairable. Firstly, the internals that JG puts in the Dragunov are terrible. Second, for a sniper rifle, the accuracy is somewhat lacking (especially on fully automatic fire), but the sight that comes on the Dragunov is so pitiful that it doesn't really matter anyway. I recomend installing a top rail and scope as quickly as possible so that you may at least aim the gun. The bipod is more trouble than it is worth. I recommend removing it instead of trying to deal with it. I also suggest a 6.03 tightbore, a metal hop-up, and a higher quality M110 spring. As far as looks are concerned, this gun looks SOOO much cooler in black. A Dragunov also looks better if it has a 10" silencer installed. Be wary when installing a silencer. The reverse-thread is on the front sight, which is separate from the outer barrel and wiggles horribly. It is necessary to use electrical tape or other cocking to lessen this wiggling before installing any silencer.
Basically, the JG Dragunov is a fairly good sniper rifle. For a less serious player, it will work well as an light assault or sniper rifle directly out of the box. For a more dedicated player, it provides a good platform to upgrade into a very accurate, very EPIC sniper rifle.
The JG model is relatively inexpensive. Compared to the Real Sword model, which is both over $500 and discontinued, this is a very accessible SVD.
The model is easily upgradable. I had a little difficulty installing the scope, but that was because I did not buy an AK-47 scope mount, and I kind of made my own scope mount out of the upper reciever, and the silencer was a pain, but the internals are easily accessible and upgradable.
When sufficiently upgraded, the Dragunov is a highly accurate instrument of utter pwnage with a high fps, and can essentially take out anything you can scope out.
While the upgraded Dragunov is AMAZING, the Dragunov before upgrades is not the greatest rifle. I cannot find a way to secure the stock entirely (it remains slighty wobbly) and the front sight is perpetually moving around and messing up my silencer.
This gun is cheap to buy, but expensive to upgrade sufficiently. I have spent nearly as much money upgrading it as I spent buying it.
In short, a Dragunov is a good buy if you don't really care about picking flies off a plate of grease at 100 yards, or if you don't mind putting a lot of time and money into making it a really good airsoft gun.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]