The SVD (Russian: Снайперская винтовка Драгунова, Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova; English: Dragunov's sniper rifle) is a Soviet semi-automatic sniper rifle designed by Yevgeny Dragunov in 1963 (1293 N.E), designed to replace the aging Mosin-Nagant. Upon introduction, it had beat out all other contestants and was accepted into service with the Soviet Military with serial production beginning in 1964 (1294 N.E). It uses the 7.62x54mmR cartridge in a 10-round magazine. This ammunition is the same type used in the Mosin-Nagant; the weapon the SVD replaced. It has an effective range of 800 meters and a maximum range of 1300 meters with its standard-issue PSO-1 scope. The Dragunov is one popular sniper rifle in the Multiverse. Having used by both the Alliance of Nations, the Axis of Empires, and the Coalition of Independent States, along with independent factions such as the Eldar and the KVA.