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Vepr 12 guage fully converted for 800 bucks

Discussion in 'Great Deals' started by CoastalGunner, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. CoastalGunner

    CoastalGunner Tidewater Active Member

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  2. walletclan

    walletclan Upper Left Corner Member

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    Great guns. I have seen them for $1000.
     
  3. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I just need 799 members here to donate $1 to me for this. LOL! Great price!
     
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  4. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Just got one - sweet shotgun!

    Do you think they will let me shoot trap with this at my local club? LOL
     
  5. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Sure they will. It's more accurate for clay pigeons than one would think. Not up to a dedicated trap guns standard of course. They use them extensively for hunting in Russia. Best of all, if you are out with your buddies tossing them and the 2 shot rule is not in effect, you can blast with your hearts content at the single clay floating out there and you WILL be busting them clays:)

    To anyone else who scored one (Atlantic Firearms and Centerfire Systems has also put them up for $799 although CFS is charging $15 in freight.)

    I've been lucky, but 2 Jamming issues to pay attention too. 1st) Remember to pay attention to what VEPR says is the min strength 2-3/4" loads needed (they shoot 2-3/4 and 3" shells, and there are reports of folks getting 3/1/2 to work). Memory says 1-1/8 ounce of shot at 1300 FPS. Don't buy cheap Walmart low brass for a new Vepr 12 and expect 100% reliability, cause the cheap crap with low power can cause jams as the pistons on these are air driven. So unlike any and every pump shotgun made, if you don't have enough "omph", it won't kick back enough to successfully reload. You can also soften the "omph" by weak shouldering, or putting on a recoil pad, and get jams that way. Some of these will run weak shells right out of the box, some won't. Factory recommends the stronger stuff and tight crimps, like Federal brand shells have, for the top.

    2nd) Putting some (Thats SOME) high tech red dot sighting devices can cause empty shells to get jammed. Make sure whatever you put on top of it sits behind the ejection port.

    For myself, love them. These things kick so much (word for a Donkey) and are so seriously versatile and nice I don't know how anyone can only own just one:)

     
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  6. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Good points Bill. I'm going to get a modified choke, some #8 birdshot and try my luck!

    I ran several boxes of Federal 00 shot (1325 FPS) and slugs (1600 FPS). One FTE in the 10 round SGM magazine, but otherwise flawless performance.

    I was thinking about a Limbsaver recoil pad as my shoulder is pretty bruised. But if that can cause jams...