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Arsenal K-VAR VEPR VPR-101 7.62x39mm, $750

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The VEPR looks like a black-tie AK-47, and we wondered if it would perform as good as it looked. It did.

Arsenal K-VAR VEPR VPR-101 7.62x39mm, $750

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The receiver on the VEPR is made of a thicker, heavier steel than most other AKs, which shows up in its weights. Notice that there is no cutout in the safety lever. The stippling in the thumbhole stock grip area is apparent at the lower left.
The VEPR in 7.62x39 caliber features a look similar to an AK, but with a thumbhole buttstock and walnut foregrip. The finish showed some light scratches, but the grain came out well.
The windage-adjustable rear sight is marked out to only 300 yards.
Missing from the VEPR front end is a flash hider. Otherwise, the front sight tower is pretty familiar to AK adherents.

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