The WA-2000 is surrounded by lore and accolades. It's in movies, it's in video games, it's frequently referred to as legendary.
However, it's also extraordinarily rare and barely made it out of the prototype stage of development. In fact it's pretty fair to say that even the produced ones are still really "prototypes".
The Germans are consistently considered masters of firearms design, and the WA-2000 falls into that paradigm but there's very little data regarding the actual performance of the WA-2000, and even less so in the field.
We aim to add some real data and testing to this ambiguity!
So, we pit the Walther 2000 against its closest counterpart - the SVD Dragunov - on the fictional Eastern Front of 1987!
How does the WA-2000 actually peform?
What is it like to fire?
How can it compare to the Soviet mass produced DMR?
Let's find out!
Don't forget to also check out Forgotten Weapons for the history and disassembly of the WA2000:
InRange is an online video program dedicated to the study of guns, shooting, gun culture, and history. We dispel the myths, promote the good stuff that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.