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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:47 pm 
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Anyone chopped their vepr 12’s at home? I don't really have a use for threads at the moment, and i can save $75-100 if i cut it myself. I don’t foresee any issues cutting it myself, since its a 12ga and there is very little material and no crowning. Any input? And of course, it will be a registered sbs.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:11 am 
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I wouldn't unless you know what you are doing and have the proper equipment. I know Evlutionz LLC fixes alot of Bubba guns that guys try chopping themselves. If you are going to SBS you will drastically change the gas pressures limiting what you can cycle in the shotty.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:29 am 
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Well, if you just chop it to maybe 14" expect to run stronger loads. If you don't plan to shoot a lot then the extra cost won't matter much. You might do some gas work and get a little reliability back there. If you go to 12" expect to fire very strong loads. Back in the day before I had a lathe I chopped them with a hacksaw, taped a piece of paper around the barrel, cleaned it up with a file, and threaded them with a thread alignment tool and a die. I did a tutorial on it and it should be in the Technical/Modification subforum here.

Having said all of that, if it doesn't run impressively now it will not run good after a chop. Yes, I have fixed a lot of bubba's stuff through the years, but you never know if you have what it takes until you go there. You may have it. If not, it can usually be fixed. I've turned some turds into trophies ;) Good luck with your project.


ETA: Here ya go....
http://vepr.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:57 am 
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evlblkwpnz wrote:
Well, if you just chop it to maybe 14" expect to run stronger loads. If you don't plan to shoot a lot then the extra cost won't matter much. You might do some gas work and get a little reliability back there. If you go to 12" expect to fire very strong loads. Back in the day before I had a lathe I chopped them with a hacksaw, taped a piece of paper around the barrel, cleaned it up with a file, and threaded them with a thread alignment tool and a die. I did a tutorial on it and it should be in the Technical/Modification subforum here.

Having said all of that, if it doesn't run impressively now it will not run good after a chop. Yes, I have fixed a lot of bubba's stuff through the years, but you never know if you have what it takes until you go there. You may have it. If not, it can usually be fixed. I've turned some turds into trophies ;) Good luck with your project.


ETA: Here ya go....
http://vepr.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10

Basically my end plan is to have a 12” vepr with gas work. I was thinking about cutting it to 13” myself, and when the time came that i want to thread the barrel, or if the shotgun doesnt cycle like i want, i will send it off to get cut and threaded at 12”. I don’t know of anything that could really be messed up by cutting a shotgun barrel, if it was a rifle barrel i could definitely understand the possibility of a mistake.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:45 pm 
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Some people will find a way to mess up simple things. It doesn't sound like you are that guy.

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