VEPR .308 Project finished.....for now.

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by wideym, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. wideym

    wideym Monkey+++

    I recently picked up a VEPR 2 in .308 for a good price at the gunshop I help out at. It had a buttstock that looked like crudely carved pallet wood, but the forearm was still factory, and it had a crappy Promag 20 round magazine.

    I dremeled out a Kvar Nato length stock to fit, ordered an SGM forearm from Carolina Shooters Supply, added a Magpul AK grip, had the barrel cut down to 18 1/4 inches, and treaded to 5/8 x 24 to add a .30 caliber flash hider. I dumped the Promag pos for seven CSSpec 20 round magazines. They fit perfectly, no wrestling mags or fitting. They fit and function perfectly. I wish it had a longer sight radius though.

    Rifle: $700
    Buttstock:$20 (gunshow find)
    Magpul grip:$17
    Flash hider:$30
    Cut and Thread Barrel:$50
    CSSpec mags: $240 (7 x $33 each plus ship)
    $1127 total 20191209_212416[1]. 20191209_212437[1].
  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Nice project! Well done, sir.
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  3. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Very nice. Kind of looks like the poster child for the antigun people, and I can't think of greater praise. Beautiful and very neat job, thank you for sharing.
  4. Tempstar

    Tempstar Praeclarum Site Supporter+

    Great job! Nothing like a semi-auto in .308 for firepower.
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  5. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    It's one of a kind designed for your purposes. Nicely done.
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Cut and Thread Barrel:$50

    I wish I could find those prices around here !!!!
  7. wideym

    wideym Monkey+++

    I put sixty rounds of South African surplus and forty rounds of Guatemalan surplus though it today without any hiccups. It did put too much gas in my face when I tried it with the .30 cal suppressor.
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  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

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