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Old August 7th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #46
 
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Hmm, I agree, always wanted a psl, or svd clone, thought about the vepr to convert, but haven't settled on it yet. Should have bought one years ago when they were $650, missed my chance.
I'd recommend a Vepr then. The furniture is a little funky, but there are replacements that make it look like an SVD. I went the cheapo route and bought a cheap Choate dragunov stock for an AK, modified it a bit to fit and just painted the factory handguard rather than get a different gas tube or a whole forend made for the Vepr. I go back and forth about just putting the factory wood stock back on it because it's actually nice wood.
Anyway, the Vepr fits the bill for for a semi 54R.



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I'd recommend a Vepr then. The furniture is a little funky, but there are replacements that make it look like an SVD. I went the cheapo route and bought a cheap Choate dragunov stock for an AK, modified it a bit to fit and just painted the factory handguard rather than get a different gas tube or a whole forend made for the Vepr. I go back and forth about just putting the factory wood stock back on it because it's actually nice wood.
Anyway, the Vepr fits the bill for for a semi 54R.
I have seen a few at the range, the wood does look way better than what normally comes on an AK. Does the Vepr have a 10rd mag as well? If I did do it, I would replace the top cover with a strong railed top cover, (I have seen a nice one can't remember the name.) But it allows positive mounting to the upper receiver for good glass. Seems like they were made in texas, darn it.
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I have seen a few at the range, the wood does look way better than what normally comes on an AK. Does the Vepr have a 10rd mag as well? If I did do it, I would replace the top cover with a strong railed top cover, (I have seen a nice one can't remember the name.) But it allows positive mounting to the upper receiver for good glass. Seems like they were made in texas, darn it.
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Yep, that was it. It seems to be top notch, and a worthy piece of gear to own. Way better than the chinese copies on the market.

Talking about the 7.62x54r, i have a friend that has a mosin 91/30. I have shot it in several local competitions, all stock as issued with surplus steel case russian ammo. Last time I shot a 1&1/8" three shot group at 100 yards, and 2" at 200 yards. The accuracy of that round has really surprised me, and spurred me to want a semi auto version of the svd.
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I have seen a few at the range, the wood does look way better than what normally comes on an AK. Does the Vepr have a 10rd mag as well? If I did do it, I would replace the top cover with a strong railed top cover, (I have seen a nice one can't remember the name.) But it allows positive mounting to the upper receiver for good glass. Seems like they were made in texas, darn it.
Comes with two ten round mags. 20 rounders are available and I bought two as well. They are single stack.

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The Vepr has a longer top cover than the AK to accommodate the longer round. While nice, those top covers wouldn't fit.

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Yep, that was it. It seems to be top notch, and a worthy piece of gear to own. Way better than the chinese copies on the market.

Talking about the 7.62x54r, i have a friend that has a mosin 91/30. I have shot it in several local competitions, all stock as issued with surplus steel case russian ammo. Last time I shot a 1&1/8" three shot group at 100 yards, and 2" at 200 yards. The accuracy of that round has really surprised me, and spurred me to want a semi auto version of the svd.
The Mosins are surprisingly accurate. The Vepr seems like it's on par with the Mosin for accuracy. I still have to dial in the scope and get used to the eyepiece, or just take it off.
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Comes with two ten round mags. 20 rounders are available and I bought two as well. They are single stack.



The Vepr has a longer top cover than the AK to accommodate the longer round. While nice, those top covers wouldn't fit.



The Mosins are surprisingly accurate. The Vepr seems like it's on par with the Mosin for accuracy. I still have to dial in the scope and get used to the eyepiece, or just take it off.

Texas weapon systems says that they have a rail for the series 1 vepr, but you have to enlarge the ejection port by 1/2" for proper function. Believe it is the series 1version of the vepr It fits.

Yeah I did those groups with the irons off a bench, still remember the recoil from the steel butt plate. But with a scope, probably could do better. The nagant definately surprised me.
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Here are some more of my new underfolder. I need an actual Romanian bayonet. This'll do in case I need to cut some barbed wire or cut a steak from the muzzle.





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Here are some more of my new underfolder. I need an actual Romanian bayonet. This'll do in case I need to cut some barbed wire or cut a steak from the muzzle.





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So I have been doing some modifying upgrades to some of my firearms, the ak's are no exception. I have been using wolff gunsprings in several of my firearms and have seen the benefits. The m1 garand, mini, m1carbine, and even my p series rugers. So I decided to try the extra power springs in my ak's. I must say they were a worthy upgrade and have reduced the recoil force a bit as well. Just thought I would pass this on to you guys, its a worthy upgrade, although a bit testing to install them. Here is the link for the extra power spring, $15.99 each.

https://www.gunsprings.com/index.cfm...s&cID=2&mID=77
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So I have been doing some modifying upgrades to some of my firearms, the ak's are no exception. I have been using wolff gunsprings in several of my firearms and have seen the benefits. The m1 garand, mini, m1carbine, and even my p series rugers. So I decided to try the extra power springs in my ak's. I must say they were a worthy upgrade and have reduced the recoil force a bit as well. Just thought I would pass this on to you guys, its a worthy upgrade, although a bit testing to install them. Here is the link for the extra power spring, $15.99 each.

https://www.gunsprings.com/index.cfm...s&cID=2&mID=77
I've put a Wolff extra power hammer spring in my 7.62x39 AR to help ignition problems. I've also built now two AKs so I know what you mean when you say they're testing to put in. I won't be monkeying around inside anymore AKs anytime soon.
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My first AK-47 was an Egyptian MAADI with rough machining and painted black finish. I opened it up to a double stack magazine size then shot it for years like that.

Since then a lot of AK rifles have come and gone but I never tired of them. Other than the Ruger 10-22, they are the most fun rifles that I've ever owned!

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Since then a lot of AK rifles have come and gone but I never tired of them. Other than the Ruger 10-22, they are the most fun rifles that I've ever owned!

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