Did I miss the boat for VEPR's?


#1

My next rifle will be a VEPR chambered in … no surprise 7.62x54R. For grins I went and looked at prices and, yea, they’ve gone up since I looked last year and everyone (online dealers) are also out of stock.

Am I at the mercy of GunBroker or getting lucky at a local shop?


#2

I catch quite a few VEPRs on Classic Firearms. They seem to sell out quickly, but they have restocked a few times over the last month. Have you tried them?


#3

If you get a hold of one don’t shoot it. There’s not many 54r VEPERs in the states


#4

Haven’t fired one yet but would love to. I’ve noticed they sell out quick…

That’s half the reason why I want one, is to fire it. :slight_smile:


#5

My understanding from reading online sources (truth unknown) is that with the purchase of the manufacturer by Kalashnikov Concern, the Russian ban now covers ALL VEPRs. I have the 23 inch in Winchester 308 with modifications (Russian military muzzle break, Aluminum hand guard, and a Galil style folding stock). It’s my long range rifle and it shoots the lead out of targets. I have owned it since 2014 and noticed that the price online, when you can find it has doubled, almost tripled in cost.


#6

That’s sucks. Guess the prices will start to skyrocket now.