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In honor of Smolck's thread "New AK-47 in advance of Hillary for President" and Scott's "Buy your AR or AK NOW......" thread, I've been buying AKs like crazy before the prices skyrocket and these rifles disappear. I've been working 72 hours a week at work so that I could afford these purchases, but I figured it's worth the short term sacrifice. I originally wanted a Wasr, but they aren't currently being imported, so I ended up purchasing what's considered the Cadillac of AKs from K-Var. They're only $700-$800 right now in limited supply!

I purchased a 16" Russian Verpr chambered in 7.62x39, a Verpr 12 semiauto 12 gauge shotgun, and I put a 20.5" Vepr AK chambered in 308 on layaway. For those who do not know, Veprs are manufactured in the Molot factory in Russia, and are built on the same heavy-duty receiver as the Russian military’s RPK machine guns. The milled receiver and barrel is thicker than most other AKs, and the barrel is hammer-forged and chrome-lined. It also has a mount to install an AK style optic mount... It's really a well built rifle with great fit and finish.

I plan on switching out the stock, and adding a rail and 4 piece flash hider. I'll probably will keep the Vepr12 stock. I'll probably will pick up a Draco and a Wasr if I can find one next, then I'll focus on mods and ammo.

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I hope I am wrong . From the day Obama was elected I started adding to our collection. Not a panic but some thing I saw as a reasonable precaution.
Now that it is clear Hillary will win I have been adding at least one a month and will keep doing so.
Enjoy you new weapons and have a plan to ensure you can hang on to them.
 
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I hope I am wrong . From the day Obama was elected I started adding to our collection. Not a panic but some thing I saw as a reasonable precaution.
Now that it is clear Hillary will win I have been adding at least one a month and will keep doing so.
Enjoy you new weapons and have a plan to ensure you can hang on to them.
Liberals are far better at taking guns than conservatives are at keeping them.
 

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You're going to like the VEPR. :smile:

The optic mounts are great, and dependent on what you want, there are a lot of options.

Here's a great place to start for mounting options: RS Regulate


These are rock solid, maintain zero, and the custom service is top-flight! I use these on both of my VEPRs.

I bought mine at Brownells, since they have a no question asked return policy: RS Products
 

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You're going to like the VEPR. :smile:

The optic mounts are great, and dependent on what you want, there are a lot of options.

Here's a great place to start for mounting options: RS Regulate


These are rock solid, maintain zero, and the custom service is top-flight! I use these on both of my VEPRs.

I bought mine at Brownells, since they have a no question asked return policy: RS Products
Thanks for the heads up. I see they offer a lot of options. Which one did you buy?
 

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I got the following:

Front Biased Lower Rail;
Full Length Rail;
Picatinny Upper Rail;
Optic Mount

And a Burris PEPR, also from Brownells.

I run an Aimpoint Pro on one, and a Nikon 4 x 8 on one.

I'll add the link here in a moment. You'll see the configurations in the photos.

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I got the following:

Front Biased Lower Rail;
Full Length Rail;
Picatinny Upper Rail;
Optic Mount

And a Burris PEPR, also from Brownells.

I run an Aimpoint Pro on one, and a Nikon 4 x 8 on one.

I'll add the link here in a moment. You'll see the configurations in the photos.

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Approx $200 for the upper and lower set is a little pricey. Are they that much better than the CNC Warrror optic mount or the like?
 

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Are they that much better than the CNC Warrror optic mount or the like?
I have never seen the others, but these have great reviews, and a no question asked return policy at Brownell's, so I really didn't worry too much. They are every bit as solid as said, and maintain zero. When you spend $800 on a rifle, $200 for mounts isn't too bade IMHO, plus the optics. Just my .02.
 

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You going to add a bullet guide to the x39 ?

They are very nice guns ...Over built ..Very nice wood

Good choices !

Is the 12 a fixed stocked model or a welded open folder ..If a folder you did go they are getting pretty rare now

Oh and PS they are making 25 round drums mag now for the 12 ..Just got one ..

Though they is some question if using one in a non converted 12 will trigger 922r ...Just food for though esp if you add a flash hider or change the stock you might trigger 922r
 

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Oh and PS on the WSAR get a newer model and be paitence they are not going to be re imported for a while so seconday markts for now ..I know of a place that has some for 500 or so right now that seems to be in good shape

Another gun to look at is the SAR rifles they came before the WSAR and had the correct dimpled lower on them ..You will need to swap the trigger out and thread the barrel but they make very nice AK when brought back to shape ...

And yes the Dracos are very nice ..Compact and no 922r or mag well messining up
 

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That is some of the nicest looking woodwork I have ever seen on an AK!
 

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That is some of the nicest looking woodwork I have ever seen on an AK!
Yep the Vepers have very nice wood ..Even the but pads are art work on them

They do make one with non fixed up wood for conversion ..Now that is ugly
 
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Congrats on the rifles - they look great.

I recall reading that the WASR plant got a new military contract and would not be making civilian exports for awhile...feels like it could be true. :rolleyes:

I like shooting my AK better than shooting my AR. Don't get me wrong - both are fun but the AK just seems like it can cut down a tree HAHA. Cleaning your AK? A breeze its literally like 3 parts.

I polished the bolt (used white vinegar and flitz - worked like a charm), installed magpul furniture and an AK-74 muzzle brake.
 

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Congrats on the rifles - they look great.

I recall reading that the WASR plant got a new military contract and would not be making civilian exports for awhile...feels like it could be true. :rolleyes:

I like shooting my AK better than shooting my AR. Don't get me wrong - both are fun but the AK just seems like it can cut down a tree HAHA. Cleaning your AK? A breeze its literally like 3 parts.

I polished the bolt (used white vinegar and flitz - worked like a charm), installed magpul furniture and an AK-74 muzzle brake.
Rob ski and others have confirmed this ..Aresnal and the plant that makes wsar are switiching some if not all of there tooling to make FA miltary guns for contracts in Iraq etc ..Some model of the SLR wont be imported for years others like the WSAR will be in small batchs here and there until they get caught up

Funny for a gun that use to be 200-300 bucks its now 500-600

That said they have gone up a lot in quality esp mag well and stocks since then
 

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I have actually been considering getting a Draco, although I really don't have any idea what it's purpose would be for me? They just look cool I guess!:image035:
 

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Not that I need another but what can you do when they just force you to buy it by pricing it right.
 

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