Skip to comments.Mosin caliber Vepr, Russian anti-hog device
Posted on 06/16/2014 7:56:36 PM PDT by varmintman
I spoke to people from WPA at the NRA conference in Houston a year or so ago and they told me that the price of the ordinary Mosin (7.62x54) caliber Vepr should come to around $850 with half a year to a year and a number of them have been being sold on gunbroker.com for around that price recently:
The guys at the Molot plant seem to have outdone themselves on this one. This is a very big sort of a gun with most of the hunting ammo available featuring 203gr bullets, hammer forged and chrome-lined barrel and something like an RPK receiver, very strong. I was shooting this thing last Friday with a leftover PPK scope, two or three power and the 203gr ammo. I had a couple of 50 yard groups with bullets all but touching and a 200 yard group about the size of a softball, limited by the accuracy of the low power scope, i.e. I don't really know how accurate the thing is but it appears to be very accurate. The one I chose has the 20.5" barrel which strikes me as a good choice for both power and accuracy. Heating did not appear to affect accuracy; you can imagine that the barrel gets hot after 15 - 20 shots but it didn't seem to hurt anything.
This would obviously do an overwhelming job on any sort of a hog.
Hawg Gun of Long Pig gun?
Hawg Gun or, “OR - not ‘of’ Long Pig gun.
Bad fingers, BAAAD FINGERS!
Pig gun? I thought 300 winmag was about the minimum for hogs.
My Vepr was in .308
And way cheaper than 308. I want!
Did you get the type 1 (slant back) or type 2 (square back)? I have the 20” type 2 but it had the very rough wood (which is now refinished). I pulled all that off and put all new black fiberglass/aluminum furniture on. I added a Nodak Spud Tabuk flash hider (after grinding the pin out) with a POSP 3-9 scope.
Have been told this caliber is becoming known as the “Russian 30.06”.
I would imagine 203 grains of lead at any sort of velocity orta be quite more than ‘enough’.
The gun I bought was made in 2013, wood furniture very elegant and easy to like. The accuracy of the thing surprised me.
I’d call this one a pure hunting gun. You don’t need anything that big for military purposes other than sniper rifles and this isn’t a sniper rifle.
Typical feral hog is 175 to 200 pounds. 300 winmag would be overkill, I think.
Geez, did I really need one of those /joke tags?
Sorry. Some people see those photos of big 500 lb. hogs and think they’re all like that.
This is an aside from this thread,am in the market for a Remington 700, any leads or advice on where to go for a decent deal?
Don’t buy it if it’s not a new trigger model and you can’t tell if your not a gunsmith.
Put in your zip code and select the make and model you want and you will see several offers from local gun stores. Pick the lowest one you want, or take a printout to your local distributor to see if they'll meet or beat the lowest price.
This round goes up to about 3800 ft/lbs, the Winmag to about 4000.
Would expect either to work fine.
BTW, there’s an outfitter in GA who used to advertise boar hunts using spears. Real men only need apply.
Gunbroker.com usually works best once you get used to their business model and can line up somebody with an FFL to ship firearms to and transfer them. You should look at Savage rifles as well, they’re as good as anything else out there, easier to work on, and don’t involve paying for a name. The lock-nut system of head spacing Savage uses really is a better idea.
Thanks, for the tip.I will check out the Savage line.
Thats a good tip, one man’s firm trigger is another man’s hair.
I’d suggest you take a look at a Savage 110. I got a nice package topped with a Nikon scope for less than $500. The Accu-Trigger is super clean and breaks like glass.
So if you’re not dead set on the 700 check that rifle out.
>>d a 200 yard group about the size of a softball, limited by the accuracy of the low power scope,<<
Did you consider taking the scope off and using iron sights?
The old European boar spears were distinguished by a crossbar behind the head.
Without it, the boar would force his way down the length of the shaft and gut the hunter.
Pretty dangerous critters, in my book.
Don’t know if the US version is more or less the same.