Man, some people sure can get offensive about stuff, fast.
I've owned a bunch (and still do) of "sniper" rifles. Spent a bunch of time in the US Army and some in The Corps. I was a Soviet Doctrinal Specialist, even. I am even (now) a HillBilly, by choice. (LA kid moved to Mississippi) BUT! A PSL (or an SVD either one) is called, BY the Former Soviet Union's States, a "sniper rifle" for the purposes that they put them to. Will it race along with a 700? Nope! Will an M-14 Sniper keep up with a 700? Nope!
Accept these rifles for what they are, and enjoy them. The guy wanted to know what he has!
Ypu have a PSL made either in Romania or in the US from those same parts. I have had 5 PSL's and 1 SVD. I kept 1 of the Tennessee Guns Parts kit rifles because it was the highest quality, save the SVD. The SVD was better made (different gun altogether, even) but cost too much since my PSL will do everything it does, just as well.
Dude, you have a fun gun, enjoy it.
Davis, once again, I bow to your extreme knowledge in these matters. You always are well-informed, and I believe that you are a gentleman in your manner of explanation. You keep a calm frane of mind, better than I do.
Join the PSL Owners' Group. I'll approve you as soon as I see your request.