Posted: 3/9/2010 9:53:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2010 10:11:37 PM EDT by 0uTkAsT]
I know VEPRs are the "Cadillac of the Kalashnikovs" and they're not being made any more, but that's about the extent of my knowledge. I've been looking for a semi-auto .308 for a while now, and have been considering rifles such as the DSA SA58 FAL, Kel-Tec RFB, and M1A SOCOM 16 because I want something that's a little less ordinary, but more importantly, accurate (I want a rifle with potential to shoot 1 MOA or less) and reliable (able to eat essentially whatever I feed it). Most of the guns I've been looking at have been in the $1,300 range or higher, so when I saw a VEPR Super on sale for $950 used locally, I was... intrigued, to say the least. But before I get too excited...
How accurate are these rifles? Would a VEPR Super be more accurate than a "regular" VEPR in .308? How would either of those compare to a cheap, simple Saiga .308 that's been converted? I can build two Saiga .308s for the price of that VEPR Super, but it was a beautiful gun with excellent wood, and the barrel was fluted and appeared floated from the stock... So what say you?
Thanks so much in advance for your advice.