Vepr rifle with 20″ barrel, Troy Battle Ax stock on ITT hydraulic buffer tube, Aimpoint Comp M2, Viridian X5L light/laser, SGM forend. The forend is going to be switched out for the Texas Weapons part shortly. I’d like to move the Magpul RVG further back, also the side and the bottom rail teeth seem out of spec, set too closely together.
Texas Weapons rear sight on railed dust cover from the same company provides very long sight radius, though without range adjustments of the original RPK rear sight. With 308Win zeroed at 30y, the far zero is at 280y. The trajectory height tops out at just a bit over 5″ above bore line at 160y and drops that far below by 330y. To me, that’s acceptable point blank range for a backup sight within which it’s quicker and more accurate than the V-notch leaf sight with much shorter radius. The iron sights do not co-witness with the red dot but can be used without dismounting the optic. X5L provides backup close range sighting.
Vepr rifles run fine with brass or steel ammunition. With the hydraulic buffer tube, felt recoil is above 22WMR but below 5.45×39. The buttplate is wide and the stock has useful internal storage. I need to replace the standard safety with Krebs version and put some neoprene or rubber around the stock collar just in case my face slides up against it.
Can’t wait to get more range time with this gun. It’s lighter than an AR10 and kicks less. The rifle looks homely but feels great in hand.