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Old 09-15-2020, 09:54   #1
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Vepr Pioneer (7.62x39)

Will any 7.62x39 magazine work in a Vepr Pioneer?
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:46   #2
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Looks like an RPK in a conventional sporter stock. Sure looks like it takes common AK mags. What did those rifles cost?
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Old 09-15-2020, 11:56   #3
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According to some reviews they are not compatible. But who knows if that is like the Siaga where a little sanding on the release fixes that problem.
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It was $799 in California
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Old 09-17-2020, 18:51   #5
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I bought one back in 2016 for $749.
Great rifle, but it came with only one five and one ten round magazine.
Yes they are proprietary, and standard AK mags will not work without alteration of the rifle or the magazine.
It is not a difficult thing to do, just not something I was interested in doing.

I bought four of the SGM magazines, but couldn't stand the length hanging down to my bellybutton.
Easy fix...
I lopped the magazine off just below the first 'ridge' using a miter saw, did not alter the springs or anything else at all.
Slid the base back on, using that 'ridge' to hold it the same as the original ridge at the bottom of the magazine.
Viola!
Perfect 20 round magazines that have never experienced any hiccups of any kind, and look MUCH better dangling down.
Easier to shoot off a rest too!

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https://www.guntweaks.com/converted-...saigavepr.html

If I remember correctly, the VEPR and Saiga rifles lack a 'bullet guide' in the receiver that the AKs have.
The magazines differ in that they are molded or formed, with what amounts to a bullet guide as part of the magazine, rather than the receiver.
You can purchase a bullet guide which can be installed in the receiver of a VEPR or Saiga, which requires drilling and tapping the receiver.
I believe that you also have to alter the cut for the catch or something too.
Not difficult as I understand it, but not something I wanted to do because you may be then flirting with gun laws that allowed the rilfes to be imported to begin with, or maybe not.
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I added a guide to mine by drill and tap method. I then fixed the mag problem by taking just a hair from the mag release. Now I can use five and ten round AK Mags. The rest stays the same. No issues at all. It was so easy a cave man could do it. I traded my real AK for it years ago when the safe act hit. Like an sks, mini, or Camp 9, it falls under the radar. Speaking of Camp9, where is Marlin?
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