New Tactical MOLOT Veper-16 and Vepr-308

    The Izhmash subsidiary Vyatskie Polyany Machine Building Plant (aka. MOLOT) have developed two new tactical-style versions of their VEPR rifle, one chambered in .308 Win. and the other in .223 Remington.

    Veper-16 .223 Rem.

    The biggest new feature on these rifles is non-reciprocal forward charging handles on the left side, a big improvement from the original AK-style charging handle, and in my opinion, a superior design to the AK-12 charging handle.

    MOLOT VEPR-308 .308 Win.

    Both the Veper-16 and Vepr-308 feature M4-style collapsable stocks, reciever picatinny rail and three baffle muzzle brake. The Veper-16 uses standard STANAG AR-15 magazines.

    [Hat Tip: Raskin Guns]

    [ Many thanks to Andrey for emailing us the link. ]

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