Took the 308 Vepr to the range for the first time. Since I didn’t have the lowest rings available, the gun could have used a cheek rest. Even so, the nice 2.5-10x scope worked really well at 50 yards. Rain came and went, so we just fired steel-cased ball to get a rough zero. Got to give to the AK types, they run pretty much any ammo. Good trigger, very mild recoil.
In addition to the standard 5 and 5 round magazine, I tried a TSD 20rd magazine. It’s an M14 mag body with welded tabs for AK receiver. Rock-solid — which is good news for people who want to use it for support on firing!
We put about a hundred rounds through this rifle but ran out of time for accuracy testing. Next time, will try different types of ammo.
This rifle is a heavy barrel upper on a milspec lower. The scope and the red dot are inexpensive but work very well. The ability to adjust parallax is very helpful. The dot is placed very high but it’s meant for two purposes: centering the scope on target at higher magnifications and close-in defense when the bore offset is inconsequential. Despite the basic GI trigger and plan looks, this rifle is accurate. Below, a typical 50 yard target fired with ball ammunition.