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Old 03-31-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Fime's new Vepr 308, the heavy bastard !

(FM-308-22) with 20-in barrel with Russian tube side-folding stock.. I bet this one will broach 10-pounds

Same price as their 2 previous folding x39 models.

https://www.k-var.com/shop/FM-AK308-22-Vepr-rifle.html
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:23 PM   #2
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(FM-308-22) with 20-in barrel with Russian tube side-folding stock.. I bet this one will broach 10-pounds

Same price as their 2 previous folding x39 models.

https://www.k-var.com/shop/FM-AK308-22-Vepr-rifle.html
nice rifle, but I already have Vepr 308 slant version. If I am going to get another Vepr 308, I want Definitive Arms pmag edition
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:16 PM   #3
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Would have rather seen a 5.56 version myself.
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Old 03-31-2017, 03:28 PM   #4
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(FM-308-22) with 20-in barrel with Russian tube side-folding stock.. I bet this one will broach 10-pounds

Same price as their 2 previous folding x39 models.

https://www.k-var.com/shop/FM-AK308-22-Vepr-rifle.html
Specs in the link says 8 lbs without the mag.

Hoping for a 54R!
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Old 03-31-2017, 05:31 PM   #5
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Specs in the link says 8 lbs without the mag.

Hoping for a 54R!
I was saying that tongue in cheek because when Fime introduced their 5,45 model 3 weeks ago, they listed it at 10-pounds when it was actually 8-1/2 Will be interesting to see what Fime brings to market next
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I was saying that tongue in cheek because when Fime introduced their 5,45 model 3 weeks ago, they listed it at 10-pounds when it was actually 8-1/2 Will be interesting to see what Fime brings to market next
Ah, I didn't see the 5.45 ad! I'm not sure Kvar is all that "detailed" when it come to weights. They are all heavy beast. I have the 47FM Vepr and it is right at 8lbs with the mag also. The 308 has 6 inches more of barrel! Maybe the larger bore balances that all out, who knows till someone gets one and weighs it.
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I was saying that tongue in cheek because when Fime introduced their 5,45 model 3 weeks ago, they listed it at 10-pounds when it was actually 8-1/2 Will be interesting to see what Fime brings to market next
I would like a russian milled rifle.
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:28 AM   #8
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A factory .308 RPK... Though I think for this beast I'd prefer a fixed stock like the FM-11's (What would that be? An FM-12 for a .308?)

I'm actually not a fan of those tube stocks. Didn't some folks have trouble getting scope mounts onto the side rail with the 7.62x39 version, due to the enormous hinge?

A .308 VEPR is one of the last things on my want list at the moment...
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Wow! This is a seriously badass rifle. I am really tempted and could see this being worth a lot of money down the road.
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Old 04-02-2017, 12:45 PM   #10
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Wow! This is a seriously badass rifle. I am really tempted and could see this being worth a lot of money down the road.
I got slant version of this and it awesome rifle.
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:57 PM   #11
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A factory .308 RPK... Though I think for this beast I'd prefer a fixed stock like the FM-11's (What would that be? An FM-12 for a .308?)

I'm actually not a fan of those tube stocks. Didn't some folks have trouble getting scope mounts onto the side rail with the 7.62x39 version, due to the enormous hinge?

A .308 VEPR is one of the last things on my want list at the moment...
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Fime calls this the FM-308-22. Yeah, I'm unable to attach an Arsenal mount to the VEPR 5,45 folder due to its hinge protrudes too much but I've yet to dig out my PSOP scope to see if it fits. Could be why most the 1V's came with hinged-rail top covers.
I'd be interested in hearing why they use these stocks as well. Not just the hinge getting in the way, but the stock itself is garbage compared to the poly folder (they put the rpk folder on the iv in the past) or a standard fixed stock IMO.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:42 PM   #12
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Does anyone know the folding mech pin size? I'd be interested to see if that will work with any of the folding stocks we already have on the market.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:33 PM   #13
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Pistol Pete mentioned that his Molot-folder pins were peened on the ends so they would not easily slip out... and what folding stocks are you referring to as being already on the market ? I'd like to swap the RPK clubfoot folder on one of my folder.s
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:49 PM   #14
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Pistol Pete mentioned that his Molot-folder pins were peened on the ends so they would not easily slip out... and what folding stocks are you referring to as being already on the market ? I'd like to swap the RPK clubfoot folder on one of my folder.s
Ideally, I would put an AK-100 series poly folder on it. Unfortunately, the folding mech doesn't appear to work with it.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:30 PM   #15
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Folding stock + 20 inch barrel = not making sense

Weight with magazine 10.1lbs......I know the mag isnt 2.1lbs
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:58 PM   #16
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Nice rifle, but when I get back in the 308 game Im gettin me a M1A. I know, wrong board.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:05 PM   #17
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Folding stock + 20 inch barrel = not making sense
I can totally understand why you'd think that, but I love having the folder on my M77 with the 20" barrel. It makes it a decent amount easier to pack around and fit in smaller cases etc.

In fact most of the time when I take it out I just throw a scope cover on it, fold the stock, and lug it around like this:



It's no secret I love me some folding stocks though.

I imagine the cheek riser on the VEPR stock would be pretty decent to use with a scope. I have red dots on my VEPRs with the folding stock, and like that I can change the position to be more comfortable if I'm shooting prone or freehand.

For those of you that haven't shot your VEPR folders from prone (especially 308's) make sure the little plastic nub on the top of the stock isn't on your shoulder when you try it. It can be pretty uncomfortable to have it bite your shoulder under recoil. better to drop the cheek riser down and move the gun up so the soft rubber is on your shoulder.
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:46 AM   #18
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I would rather have a fixed stock or poly folder but I still may buy one.
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:11 PM   #19
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Ideally, I would put an AK-100 series poly folder on it. Unfortunately, the folding mech doesn't appear to work with it.
Only thing that will swap is a RPKS side folder, but need the stock side hinge to work.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:15 PM   #20
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Only thing that will swap is a RPKS side folder, but need the stock side hinge to work.
Yes, I wish it was easy to swap-on a club foot in place of the metal tube (side folding) stock, but appears would be a project.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:59 PM   #21
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Love my 308 square back. Great rifle. Would definitely like to see a 223.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:34 PM   #22
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Just ordered one from copper custom armament😁
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