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Posted: 11/23/2003 8:49:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2003 8:50:50 PM EDT by SIGthusiast]
Hey guys,

I was looking to pick up an AK-type sometime in the next few months and was looking at the VEPR K in 5.45. Then I get here and see the SEAK and wonder if this would be a better choice. I'm not too knowledgeable in AK's so I'm hoping you can help me out. The reason I was looking at the VEPR was because I not only like a weapon that functions well, but fit and finish are very important. I think the VEPR looks nicer than most AK's I've seen on the walls of my local gun stores for $299 and the SEAK seems to fall into the same category as the VEPR.

Any input you folks have would be greatly appreciated.

-St
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 8:52:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2003 8:53:05 PM EDT by medicmandan]
Go for the SEAK. Chip in $20 to become a team member and you save $50 off the price of the rifle.

Where in UT are you?
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 8:56:19 PM EDT
I'm in Sandy. Where you at?

I was leaning toward the SEAK because it is more of a "true" AK. Any specifics on why SEAK over VEPR?

Thanks,

-St
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:10:11 PM EDT
I don't have a whole lot of experience in AK's, the SEAK will be my first.

I'm up in SLC. Get to the gun show yesterday?
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:15:54 PM EDT
You know I did. I rarely miss one. It's usually the same old stuff everytime, but where else would I get those kinds of deals on ammo without shipping costs?
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:38:55 PM EDT
Same here. The guns I'm after are always overpriced. But I always buy at least 1000 rounds of something and some ammo cans.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 3:57:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 8:33:35 AM EDT by RS39]
SEAK because I had one just like it built last year and know how well it works. Bulgy bbls are very good, and the RPK receivered VEPR will weigh about 1 1/2 lbs more. I put an Ergo grip on mine so it fits more like a VEPR also. The occasional 2moa group with Barnaul fmj, but 2 1/2 is common.

PS- the SEAK also gets you in on some excellent deals on optional mags and scope.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:22:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:36:06 AM EDT
The VEPR is a nice rifle. However, my two "complaints" about it are I believe the weight is excessive-especialy for a 5.45 AK, and that it does not look even remotely authentic.

My vote would be for the SEAK-a build on quality parts with attention to detail.

If a 7.62 interests you, then Campy's suggestions are a great primer. I reallly like the pre-ban Polytechs.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 2:47:40 PM EDT
Ok, you talked me into it. Just sent Krinkfreak an IM to put my name on the SEAK list. I know I'm going to be happy with it.

Thanks for all the help,

-St
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:03:29 PM EDT
SIGthusiast:

For what it is worth, I think you made a great choice.

If you haven't shot a lot of 5.45, you are going to love it. In fact, maybe we can hook up some time and I'll bring the SAR 2 for you to wring out.
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