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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:39 am 
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your mag experiment has my mind in overdrive. aim surplus has 5.45 bakelite surplus 45 round mags. i wonder if that mag would work and how many 5.56 rounds it would hold?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:47 am 
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By most accounts 30-45 long 5.45 mags will not work with 5.56 ammo. The radius curve of the mag is too much for 5.56 ammo to feed properly, and they bind up. There used to be some modified mag followers Robinson Arms produced but they no longer make them. The 10 rounders work because they have almost the same curve the 223 mags do at the 10 round length. Don't waste your money. It's likely they won't work properly.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:34 am 
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I have found that factory Saiga mag in .223 does not fit the Vepr rifle without extensive mods. I did try a Saiga 5.45 mag as liberty suggested and it snapped right in . It did wobble some,but not terrible.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:59 am 
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Hello I am new to the forum and a new Vepr Super owner. I have had AR15's but decided I wanted to get a nice AK. I ran into the same magazine issues everyone else has experienced. I have gained some knowledge by reading this forum. I would also like to share some information with you. I purchased two Tapco Galil/Golini .223 mags. I then trimmed down the nose until it fit in snuggly but still loose enough to make changes without haveing to tug on the mag. There was still plenty of material to insure the magazine remained rigid and reliable. I have test fired both and they function flawlessly. I used a Dremel tool with a sanding wheel and took off small amounts at a time until the mag fit. I will post some photos tomorrow as it is now almost 1:00 am here.

I will try a Circle 10 waffle mag and see how it works.

Thanks for the very good information and I love the Vepr.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:20 pm 
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I just received a ProMag in the mail that I ordered late last week. It fit right in the Vepr but would not lock in. I need to trim a small amount off the locking lug of the mag and it should fit perfectly. I will put a few rounds through it and see how it performs.


Update: The Pro Mag AK-223(WASR-3) .223 30 round black magazine works great in the Vepr Super with full wood thumbhole stock. I had to remove a small amount of material from the bottom of the magazine locking lug. My Vepr also has a bullet guide installed.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/137599 ... viewHeader


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:52 pm 
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I just got a vepr 223 tell me what works I'm in Ca.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:32 am 
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savage wrote:
I just got a vepr 223 tell me what works I'm in Ca.

You are stuck with factory Vepr 10rd mags,Saiga 5.45 10 rd mags or Tapco 10rd 5.45 mags.
The Romanian steel 5 and 10rd 5.45 mags work also.
Hope this helps......


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:52 am 
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mikebaker1129 wrote:
I like the weiger mags the best hands down,but you need to either modify the magazine at the front by thinning the sides down, or modifly the rifle.
I tried my (1) modified weiger in my new Vepr and it locks right in. I only modified 1 because it was a real pain thinning the front with a die grinder.
I will try to get a pic of where the mag needs to be thinned if anyone is interested ?


Still possible you could provide pic?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:34 pm 
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Working on fitting a few circle 10 5.56 / 20 round mags for my VEPR in .223.

The front of the mags fit tight in the trunnion and a simple couple of passes with a rasp allows them to be inserted and swing freely. DO NOT FORCE them because it puts a lot of load on the front lip of them mag that contacts the trunnion.

Now to decide if I mod the mags or take some material off the magazine catch.............


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:44 am 
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Mag catch was simple to modify. Mine needed to be shortened by .046" and the circle 10's fit perfect.
I have some Weiger mags on order to fit as well.


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