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PSL
PSL
Country of origin

Romania

Manufacturer(s)

Cugir under ROMARM

Designer(s)

Mikhail Kalashnikov

Year(s) designed

1974

Production began

1974

Weapon type

Sniper rifle

Caliber

7.62×54mmR
7.62×51mm NATO

Action

Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Overall length

45.3 inches (115 centimetres)

Barrel length

24.4 inches (62 centimetres)

Weight empty

9.5 pounds (4.3 kilograms) with scope

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

10-round detachable box magazine

Effective range

800 metres (2,600 feet; 870 yards)

Maximum effective range

3,000 metres (9,800 feet; 3,300 yards)

Muzzle velocity

830 metres per second (2,700 feet per second)

The PSL (Puşcă Semiautomată cu Lunetă model 1974, Scoped semi-automatic rifle of 1974 in English) is a Romanian sniper rifle that is manufactured by ROMARM and was used by the Romanian army since 1974. The PSL is based on the RPK light machine gun and looks similar to the SVD sniper rifle.

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