I have been going back and forth about getting a Ruger gunsite or back to Vepr. I decided to come back to the Vepr after I couldn't find enough verifiable information about using the gunsite scout and steel case ammo.
I figure I already have a Savage 99e 308 lever action so the Vepr was the way to go. I am so glad I did.
I had to jerry rig the stock with a an old plastic tapco stock put a slip on limb saver and wrapped DIY favorite tool "duct tape".
It still had some side to side wiggle but hey it worked. I just wanted to get it out and get it on paper. next I cut the grip of the stock it came with .
this is going to look ugly but I couldn't wait to take it out to the range.
I began sighting it in at 25-50 and 100 yards respectfully. I had my girl friend calling the hits. The very top dots were because I was thinking of my revolver sights. Turning down thinking the POI would lower. Once I realized the error of my ways, front sight down meant POI was going, up I corrected my POI.
These were at 100yds - Shoot and See 6 inch target, iron sights, stock trigger no polishing, very bright sunny day, 145 grain MFS steel case ammo. I was shooting seated with the hand guard on an x-rest http://www.montiegear.com/X_Rest.html
Not bad for that ammo, old man with bad eyes and a weapon set up that way.
I am one happy puppy. can't wait to get the stock set up correctly.
I traded for a houge grip but I think I may just finish the wood grip and use one of my solid rear stocks.
Now I get to use all that steel I have with no worries. It also allows me the time to build a stash of 308 brass.
I just need to pick up a few 20 round mags and figure out how to get the thread protector off without bugger it up.
If anyone wants to Pm me with the down and dirty I would appreciate it.
Edited by leadslinger, 07 August 2013 - 10:53 AM.