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09-16-2012, 2:15 PM
I'm currently eyeballing the VEPR in 7.62x54R, But I'd like to shoot heavy bullets like 182gr off of it other than the surplus light balls. But I'm not sure they can handle the heavier loads. Is anyone here ever shot heavy loads w/ VEPR?

09-16-2012, 3:50 PM
This was asked in one of the 7.62x54r VEPR threads like last month. If I remember right one of the owners got in contact and was told that they can handle any grain 7.62x54r on the market, or something to that effect. Wait for one of the owners to chime in though, or later tonight I will try and find the post, just to be sure.

But I am fairly certain that is what was said.

09-16-2012, 4:48 PM
I posted letter from MOLOT on this matter
this is the translation


August 19, 2011

To the General Director of OOO “Construction Bureau of Sport and Hunting Arms of Molot,” R.R. Nurgaleyev
City of V-Polyani, 135 Lenin Street, Fax: (83334) 7-34-83

Regarding your letter #638 of August 15, 2011, we advise you that the strength of the weapon is not determined by the weight of the bullet, but by the values of the maximum pressure of the powder’s gases that the cartridges develop in the barrel during shooting. The maximum pressure is set by a government standard and is tested by the system of government testing stations and laboratories.

The durability, strength, and efficiency of the carbines VEPR are guaranteed by the use of all the nomenclature of the cartridges of corresponding caliber.
With respect,

Deputy of the Director - Main Builder
S.V. Urzhumtsev

09-16-2012, 5:41 PM
Thank you for the info gents:)

09-16-2012, 6:26 PM
No issues tried 200 gr in mine.

09-16-2012, 10:59 PM
No issues tried 200 gr in mine.

what he said.

09-16-2012, 11:17 PM
Thanks again