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Old 09-15-2020, 08:54   #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, 09:46   #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, 10:56   #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 09-16-2020, 14:53   #5
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Watched a couple of You Tubes on the rifle and they said the standard AK mags WILL NOT fit. Still a nice rifle. SGM makes a proprietary 30 rounder for it....includes bolt lock back follower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmQk9TjG-Mo

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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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