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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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7.62 x 54r VEPR

7.62 x 54R VEPR

What do you think of this?

How much time on average would one spend cleaning after shooting corrosive surplus?
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Meh, spray it down w/windex, be done cleaning in 10 min, won't take as long as you'd think.

Have you considered a PSL as well? Parts availability for a VEPR is questionable, including mags.

Also be aware that not just any 7.62x54 will work here, it MUST be light ball ammo 147gr. IIRC or you will destroy the gun after a hundred rounds or so.

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So after shooting, field strip > spray everything (bolt, chamber/barrel, gas tube/piston) w/ windex and then clean at home?

I've looked at PSL's but can only find Romanian mfg for a decent price. not so sure about those.
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So after shooting, field strip > spray everything (bolt, chamber/barrel, gas tube/piston) w/ windex and then clean at home?
That's what I do, as long as you're liberal with it on the bolt, I think you'll be fine. I don't own one but a buddy does and he has never had issues. It's essentially the same BS you have to deal with shooting 5.45x39 in an AK platform.

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Also be aware that not just any 7.62x54 will work here, it MUST be light ball ammo 147gr. IIRC or you will destroy the gun after a hundred rounds or so.
I have a couple of cans of surp 54r, IRRC they are 147 gr; what happens if you shoot the fancy stuff in one of these?

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I'm really not sure why I didn't think of it like this; good point. Are VEPR's significantly different in parts? compared to psl, ak 74/47, saiga, etc
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I have a couple of cans of surp 54r, IRRC they are 147 gr; what happens if you shoot the fancy stuff in one of these?
Should be fine.

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I'm really not sure why I didn't think of it like this; good point. Are VEPR's significantly different in parts? compared to psl, ak 74/47, saiga, etc
Haven't the foggiest but there are parts that do not interchange. I believe magazines are on that list.

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Are VEPR's significantly different in parts? compared to psl, ak 74/47, saiga, etc
veprs are built using RPK receiver, not AK receiver and thicker barrel with odd OD, so parts are different. AK-74/saiga gas tubes and FCG are compatible, so are bolt carriers but not bolts themselves as the locking tabs are different
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Vepr, PSL, very tempting. Any pros/cons other than parts? I like two mags, a scope and a sunny day.

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