Found a VEPR I might get


#1

Found some VEPRs in stock in various calibers and got to thinking about my burning desire for one.

My choice is a .243 Win ($849) or a 6.5 Grendel ($919) out of a 20.5" barrel or the 6.5 out of a 16.5" barrel. I know these VEPRs are the 7.62x54r version that I want but at almost half that price of those I can still get one in a decent enough of a powerful round to put a smile on my face. I think the 6.5 Grendel shoots flatter out to longer distances than the .243 yea? I’m a rifle noob on anything not related to the 7.62 family (or a .308) so I could use some of you all’s advice who are rifle peeps to help a brother out.


#2

Mister_Torgue:

.243 Win is a great little round. Recoil is approximately the same as .30-30, but .243 Win typically costs a little more than .30-30. .243 Win is a bit more accurate, though.

Here is a link to Hornady’s rifle ammo:

For ease of finding, the .243 Win is the best of those you mentioned (at least here in Florida). But, 6.5 Creedmoor is a better round (more accurate, etc). I don’t know much about the 6.5 Grendel.

Best of luck in your decision.


#3

Between the two caliber choices, I would say the 243 Winchester is the one I would go with. Finding ammo it easier. The 6.5 Grendal is a good round but the 243 Win is well suited for hunting, which the VEPR would be perfect for IMO.


#4

If you don’t have or haven’t had a 10mm yet, continue on and buy one.


#5

@Mister_Torgue I would kindly nudge you in the direction of the 6.5 Grendel. Super sonic past 1000 yards, and accuracy is good. Ammo is cheap as well.


#6

Ok folks. We close on the refinance in 1 week and 6 days. So I’m going to really focus my efforts on this VEPR and stop looking at other stuff.

So a few more qualifying details for you all.

  • I don’t hunt.
  • It will be mostly a range toy and property defense rifle when we move to the country.
  • Ammo cost is a factor but not a lot.
  • The rifle cost though is important.

With respect gor barrrel length, I like the option of a 16.5" barrel but don’t know what this would do with accuracy/range on the 6.5 Grendel vs a 20.5".

For the rifle cost the .243 is the lowest cost option. And with that option I can buy another Star BM with it. If I get one of the 6.5’s I won’t have that luxury.

Let’s continue the discussion. Oh and by the way, damn VEPRs are sexy as hell.


#7


#8

6.5 grendel with a 16" barrel is still super sonic at 1000 yards!!!


#9

@Mister_Torgue
You don’t need both your kidneys, off 1(or 1 of Mrs Torgue’s) & you can get the vepr & the1911! See, I’m a problem solver…


#10

That energy @ 1,000yds is no joke either.

One kidney has already produced 2 very large kidney stones so it’s worthless. No need to ditch it though, I may need it later if the other catches up. And I’d never do anything to Mrs. Torgue.

And I want at least 1 more Star BM before I build a 1911.


#11

It was a joke…last time I give you solid advice🤣


#12

I saw the humor. Hence my reply. :wink:


#13

I would sell one of my fiances kidneys but I kind of like having her around. Could start harvesting hookers organs though ,then sell them on the dark web but thats a topic for another thread.


#14

Well this escalated quickly!:grimacing:


#15

You act like threads get deraild all the time here! Oh, they do, nevermind


#16

Just giving Lonewolf ideas.


#17

Lonewolf would like a new Barret .50 cal


#18

Start harvesting organs then.


#20

Yes it is .


#21

It is like switchpod posted but I’m not really interested in that caliber for a VEPR. I do recommend someone who is to get one immediately if in stock! :slight_smile:

I found a 6.5 Grendel VEPR with a 16.5" barrel for just under $870 so I think I may lean that direction. It really is down to a .243 and 6.5 Grendel. I’m really intrigued about the 6.5 Grendel being supersonic out to 1,000yds. They aren’t a 7.62x54r but enough of a ludicrous oddball cartridge that I like it.