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Old 11-10-2017, 12:59 AM   #36
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"Rare" in this case means "not popular". Over time, as an investment, the value of this rifle will not hold up as well as a popular caliber VEPR such as the 7.62x39's. So...if your buying for an investment...forgetaboutit. If you're buying it 'cause you actually want to own and shoot it...then go for it!
Just an update... Kind of glad I didn't listen to people in this thread and others who cautioned against me buying an FM in 308.

Seems that they are selling for more than the .39 and 5.45 FMs. The FM47 and 74s seemed to have settled around the $1400-$1500 mark. The FM308s are selling for $1700-$2000. I suspect that with time, that will rise. I only wish I purchased one in 54r...


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Old 11-10-2017, 01:02 AM   #37
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I would agree, the 308 and 54R FMs will definitely be collector items.... I donít imagine the sanctions are ever going to be lifted...... no matter what Russia does.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:55 AM   #38
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Not as popular as the 5.45 and 7.62 so it seems. Should I buy one of these over the other Veprs left on the market? Does it ONLY take the low cap extremely expensive Vepr 308 mags?
csspecs makes 20 round mags, extremely well made magazines and reasonable priced
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:56 AM   #39
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Also, one knock on the FM-308 is it's relative inaccuracy. I have a buddy who owns one, he owns several other AK's, he's a good shot. He was complaining of the gun being innacurate. Granted he's just one guy but that was the feedback I got from him.
rifle is accurate. Also depends on how its setup also
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:57 AM   #40
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There are many, much better, .308 rifles.
not many are AK 308 rifles though
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:00 AM   #41
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I own the 21" version slant back and love it. But I have had more jams with this rifle then any other AK I own. In the beginning it would sometimes lock back after a shot and would have to knock it forward into battery. It also hangs up while charging sometimes, which is annoying. I've had several spent rounds eject, hit the top cover and end up backwards jammed between the bolt and the chamber effectively destroying the brass case. Not sure if I'm the only one this happens to, but I have taken the top cover off and spent cases have flown 20' 30' (maybe more) behind me. Also I mounted way to big of optic on a R.S. mount and am unable to remove it, the trigger, or gas tube without losing zero, but can still get to the barrel for cleaning purposes. So know your optic options if you go that route. IMHO the AK in 308 seems a little ify ymmv.
My advice buy only if funds are available when received play with it lightly and if you get bit by vepr fever go shoot it or wait till there is only 2nd hand Veprs left and then make that decision. If you don't like, have trouble, or dislike shooting it for any reason sell at a slight increase There is a reason they were the last ones left, $.50 ammo is hardly the most popular thing to deal with in any semi-auto.
I have 10 vepr rifles of different calibers, don't have that issue. Except one issue with 6.5 Grendel, had recoil spring rod defective, easy replacement.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:03 AM   #42
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Just an update... Kind of glad I didn't listen to people in this thread and others who cautioned against me buying an FM in 308.

Seems that they are selling for more than the .39 and 5.45 FMs. The FM47 and 74s seemed to have settled around the $1400-$1500 mark. The FM308s are selling for $1700-$2000. I suspect that with time, that will rise. I only wish I purchased one in 54r...


http://www.gunbroker.com/item/714542495
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/700144152
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/709489763
there are lot of haters out there.
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