Super Vepr .308


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Nightcrawler
March 13, 2005, 07:15 AM
Who here has a Super Vepr .308, as imported by Robinson Armament?

http://www.artemis.as/images/vepr_super.gif

How's it shoot? What kind of accuracy to you get with ball and match ammo?

How's the scope mount work? It looks like it mounts very high. Any problems with large-objective scopes?

The mount is quick-release, yes? How does it retain zero?

Cheek weld?

Thanks.

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Nightcrawler
March 16, 2005, 07:19 AM
Anybody? :confused:

NMshooter
March 16, 2005, 12:18 PM
You might bug Preacherman about this, he said he had a .308 AK of some sort.

Only .308 AK I have any experience with is the Galil, and there are other rifles I would rather have.

Accuracy was not as good as other .308s, cheek weld was OK (I am flexible on this), owner never removed the scope.

Thought you were happy with your FAL?

hksw
March 16, 2005, 08:17 PM
I have one. Build quality (including stock) is incredibly good for an AK from Russia. Only issue I have with it is that the bottom of the grip, where it connects to the buttstock, does not feel absolutely comfortable to me, but it's a minor issue. Accuracy-wise, mine is not going to win any benchrest trophies. IMO, the groups aren't much to talk about, however, I have only put one type through it, surplus Port. I haven't tried match ammo yet. Also IMO, AKs weren't specifically designed for the .308Win and, although I have no doubt they can take the abuse, mine kicks more than my CETMEs and FALs.

If you'll notice from the photo, the rear of the scope rail extends to the lower receiver. Those wings mate up with extensions on the side of the receiver to lock up the rear of the rail. On the front portion, there are relief cuts along the side of the rear iron sight base that the front of the rail mates up to. The lever on the right side, as seen just below the objective bell of the scope in the photo, provides tension on the front mating surfaces to lock the rail up tight. It works very well with an exception. If you have a scope with an objective bell greater than say 40mm (possibly slightly smaller), the objective bell will obstruct the lock down lever from traveling its full arc for removal/installation. If you stick with a scope with no objective bell, you'll be OK.

One other shortcoming (but not a big issue for me) is the low capacity OE mags. [One other note is that the mags are very well built even though they are plastic.] They can be modded to accept higher cap mags like Galils and (IIRC) FAL mags but it will cost you.

Nightcrawler
March 21, 2005, 03:33 AM
I am happy with my FAL.

But I'm thinking that when I return to the States, I'm going to either convert or trade my FAL for a 16" carbine (handier without giving up too much, ballistically, given the uses I have for the weapon). That done, I'll need something scoped for longer-ranged uses, hence my interest in the Super VEPR.

I could get that DPMS LR-308, too, I suppose. Roughly the same price and much more accurate, though I suspect the AR will be less reliable and more unweildy with its 24" barrel.

NMshooter
March 21, 2005, 01:38 PM
If you are looking for a picatinny rail for a bolt gun try here:

www.mountsplus.com

Savage makes a left handed bolt gun...

If you are convinced you need a semi you really should look at the AR-10, BAR-10, and the DPMS offerings.

You could try a heavy barreled FAL from DSA too.

itgoesboom
March 21, 2005, 02:29 PM
Nightcrawler using a rifle other than the FAL?!? Say it isn't so.

Well, atleast it's still 7.62, so its better than you going with a poodle shooter. :D

I.G.B.

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