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SKSer45
06-28-2012, 8:32 PM
Was wondering what your guys 2 cents are on those? I hear both are nice and are the top of the line for AKs.

Any one ever shot one or owned one? I saw some good reviews :cool2:

Richard Erichsen
06-28-2012, 10:41 PM
Was wondering what your guys 2 cents are on those? I hear both are nice and are the top of the line for AKs.

Any one ever shot one or owned one? I saw some good reviews :cool2:

They are both heavyweights, but the VEPR is a new production "made in Russia" quality build, while the M70B1 could be from any number of parts kits of various qualities with any number of receivers. Atlantic Firearms often has good M70s, entirely up to you. Both have RPK type features, 1.5 mm thick receivers, but the VEPR is a true AKM while the M70 is a variant with several parts incompatible with "true" AKMs. If you decide to dress it up, or change furniture later, choices for the M70 are fewer, while the VEPR can use AKM bits and pieces. The M70s have features unique to the Zastava weapons, such as the gas shutoff grenade sight (except the PAP, which has a conventional gas block), heavier barrels, flip up night sights, longer furniture for taller shooters, a rubber buttpad and unique pistol grip and buttstock attachment (through bolts and pistol grip block, like a milled AK would use).

You can't go wrong with either, though there are haters that say they are too heavy and all that reinforcement is wasted on a semi-automatic rifle that never launches rifle grenades (the M70). Ignore them, it's a cool bit of kit.

R

SKSer45
06-29-2012, 8:08 AM
Nice right on Richard. I was leaning towards the VEPR because I hear good reviews. Top of the line when it comes to Russian AK, however the Yugos are just as good. I think I shall get both :P

FourLoko
06-29-2012, 8:17 AM
you going for 7.62x39?

SKSer45
06-29-2012, 8:41 AM
Yeah I got crates full of that. However the VEPR 7.62X54rd looks nice and is a lot better than a PSL

FourLoko
06-29-2012, 8:58 AM
Seems it's the 54R VEPR that everyone is after. Ammo is cheaper I suppose. After my failed SKS and 7.62 AR Upper I have a good amount of 7.62x39 laying around.

I figured it would be nicer to shoot a smaller caliber in a heavier rifle like the VEPR. I don't need a giant round just to feel manly.

Richard Erichsen
06-29-2012, 10:05 AM
Yeah I got crates full of that. However the VEPR 7.62X54rd looks nice and is a lot better than a PSL

It's a PSL variant, just one that has been made in Russia with heavier construction. ;)

R

ih8ca
06-29-2012, 10:12 AM
I have two older Veprs and love them. They are built like tanks. I am looking at buying a Vepr Hunter in 308.

atakacorp
06-29-2012, 4:02 PM
Man,this is a tough one :) I have them ,PSL,Vepr and M70B1,B2,witch one I choose ? taking them all to the range any chance I get and just shoot the hell out of them,they are working like a Swiss watch and ammo is cheap,so I say get them all, down side my OL has this look at her face, when she sees them in my safe and I am taking her out to the nice place to eat :)
http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/atakacorp/Yugo/IMG_6324.jpg
http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/atakacorp/RR3007.jpg

are you sure you are talking about M70 not M76? M70 is an AK 7.62X39, PSL Vepr 7.62.X54 and M76(8mm) are AKs on steroids .

SKSer45
06-29-2012, 4:26 PM
Yeah talking about the M70. Man I love the furniture on that. That is the the m70 correct? That just looks sexy.

atakacorp
06-29-2012, 4:39 PM
Yeah talking about the M70. Man I love the furniture on that. That is the the m70 correct? That just looks sexy.

Thanks,this is M70B1 build from the all matching kit and Russian Red furniture from IWD,
if you are tacking about x39 Vepr vs M70 I would go with M70 build, nothing like making it yourself (with the guidance of the professional;)) and it will be cheaper too

MrPlink
06-29-2012, 5:49 PM
both good, but I would lean towards the VEPR. Only cuz I see Yugos more often.

atakacorp
06-29-2012, 7:00 PM
both good, but I would lean towards the VEPR. Only cuz I see Yugos more often.

I am soo looking at 16" barrel ,7.62X54R Vepr right now,makes my eyes watery :D

SKSer45
06-29-2012, 8:03 PM
ooo they are so purdy!! atakcorp PM in bound :P

FourLoko
08-16-2012, 11:08 PM
so did you get one?

still leaning towards 7.62x39 because So Cal sucks and the 7.62x54R surplus would just be paperweights down here

ZX-10R
08-17-2012, 9:45 PM
Get the Yugo.

Atak I want your gun if you sell it. Bro we need to go out again. Let me know when you can...

sammy
08-18-2012, 8:10 AM
I looove my VEPR. Just make sure someone other than Red Jacket does the conversion. Mine had nightmare reliability problems from a flat trunnion ground to fit the round profile in my rifle.

Super accurate and easy to shoot. A bit heavy but it is built like a tank.

CSACANNONEER
08-18-2012, 8:15 AM
VEPR

1000stars
08-18-2012, 8:18 AM
VEPR