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Ghost Recon Breakpoint: SVD-63 Review


Date: 01/26/2020

Hey there ghosts! Today we’ve got the SVD-63 DMR, covering like always the bullet drop, sound detection range, and damage. If you’ve seen the prior videos’ bullet drop and damage charts, you’ll be in for a surprise. With that said, lets get into the meat of it!

SVD-63 Bullet Drop

The SVD-63 has the best bullet drop of any DMR tested thus far, which is all the more impressive considering its lack of attachment space! Take a look at the chart below to see how it stacks up.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint DMR bullet drop chart

SVD-63 Sound Detection Range

The SVD-63 is nothing special in regards to unsuppressed sound detection; 194 meters, just like every other non-conversion DMR. Where it differs, like most rifles, is its suppressed detection range. The SVD-63 has the worst suppressed detection range out of all the DMRs tested thus far, which is detected at 43 meters. This is not a rifle to use for stealthy approaches in closer ranges, reinforcing its great bullet drop.

SVD-63 Damage

The SVD-63 has changed in regards to damage; previous testing shows it took 31 shots to destroy the target vehicle, but now we’re down to 24. Does that improvement make this a worthwhile rifle? Read on below for my overall thoughts!

SVD-63: Overall Thoughts

I make no secret of the fact that I do not like the SVD-63; the only rifle I hate more is the FRF2, which is abysmal. Why don’t I like the SVD-63, however, especially given how much I like a good bullet drop?

DMRs don’t need to have the range of a sniper rifle; It isn’t as common to need to shoot out to 600m with a DMR. DMRs instead need to be able to take quick follow-up shots, and have versatility within a shorter range (hence my ranging at 400m).

The SVD-63 has an odd recoil pattern, slow rate of fire, slow reload time, low damage, and limited attachment options. This makes its versatility pretty limited. Why take the SVD-63 when you could take a Scorpio Scout? If you’re looking for a DMR to pair with a sniper rifle, you’re better off grabbing the G28 or MK-14, which while doing less damage have a great rate of fire and much more versatility at varying ranges.