How to shoot 7.62x54R and not feel much recoil

Just back from Knoxville where I got to hang out with Sayuncle, Dennis Badurina, Evie (in the video below) and several new friends.

Went to shoot with WPA. Based on the experience, I now want an ITT hydraulic stock buffer on every gun I have! As for the Veprs, I am torn between 7.62x54R to make use of the 5K+ rounds I have on hand and .308 for the access to a greater variety of modern loads.

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13 Responses to How to shoot 7.62x54R and not feel much recoil

  1. Fred Frederson says:

    Where’d you get the sandbag? Is the strap part of it, or separate?

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  3. Cliff Smith says:

    Wow, that was some shooters grin!

  4. Gewehr98 says:

    How does get a Dragunov-inspired Vepr like that? I went through the Wolf Arms website, and all I found were wood-stocked sporter variants. Do they offer one closer to milspec, or was that a custom in the video?

  5. Lanius says:

    Do want.. even though ugly.

    Is the trigger good? How much? 20N?

  6. Ian McCollum says:

    I’d go with .308 in the Vepr. You can handload it to take advantage of the Vepr’s accuracy potential, and save the cheap 54R for beltfeds. 🙂

  7. docjim505 says:

    I agree with Cliff Smith: that’s some shooter’s grin, and IMO a great endorsement for the product.

  8. J.Russell Bailey says:

    Hey Oleg……Geht’s dir?

    My ignorance abounds on both this platform and the 54R round… I correct in believing that you can shoot 308 rounds through it as well as the 54R? I’ll go to Wolf Arms and see what there is to see!

    Macht’s gut!

    • Oleg Volk says:

      Different models for each caliber. 308 is rimless and straight-walled, x54R is rimmed and tapered.

  9. Matt Vine says:

    The hydraulic buffer really makes a difference. I have an Enidine buffer in my AR15 as well as having one on my Remington 870. Almost NO recoil with the 870 shooting 2 3/4 slugs. Something to be said for not getting beat up while shooting.

  10. Antibubba says:

    That buffer is nice. Do you know of a stock that makes use of it that I can use on one of my Mosin Nagants?

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