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Old 01-31-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default VEPR zeroing. Necessary?

I'm thinking of buying a new VEPR and was wondering if they're zeroed at the factory, or if I have to do that myself. I've contacted VEPR but have gotten no response.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:06 PM   #2
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Always check the Zero of a firearm at the range
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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with the windage adjustable rear sight zeroing is a breeze.........
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Zero when you get it, rezero if you change the muzzle devise,rezero when changing ammunition, rezero when drastic changes in temperature occur .
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:21 PM   #5
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Always zero out all new rifles.
Even laser-sighted rifles will shoot differently with different ammo.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:28 PM   #6
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I'm thinking of buying a new VEPR and was wondering if they're zeroed at the factory, or if I have to do that myself. I've contacted VEPR but have gotten no response.
mine (out of the box) took very minor adjustments -
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:42 PM   #7
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I've only had 2 rifles that were actually zeroed out of the box, and it was probably dumb luck.
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Default Well what did they say

And how is VEPR? Are they well?

You might be better off contacting FIME Group.
The US importer of Molot VEPR rifles.

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4395 W. Post Rd, Unit 200, Las Vegas, NV, US, 89118
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:39 PM   #9
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OP, the zeroing of a rifle is for your benefit. Everyone shoots a bit different, and zeroing a rifle acclimates it to your shooting style.

Otherwise, all the millions of military rifles out there would never need to be zeroed after the first guy did it, right?
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:20 AM   #10
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Ive seen two that were right on out of the box. Minimal adjustment needed
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Mine was almost spot on out of the box. So close in fact that I havn't even changed it. haha.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:09 AM   #12
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^^^I agree with this dude. My5.45 vepr is an absolute tack driver. I cleaned it, range tested it and didn’t have to zero it.
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Zero when you get it, rezero if you change the muzzle devise,rezero when changing ammunition, rezero when drastic changes in temperature occur .
This.

If you want to consistently hit what you're aiming at, zeroing a rifle is a necessity.
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OP, the zeroing of a rifle is for your benefit. Everyone shoots a bit different, and zeroing a rifle acclimates it to your shooting style.

Otherwise, all the millions of military rifles out there would never need to be zeroed after the first guy did it, right?
i agree with what you're saying completely.
makes me wonder why they zero it at the factory.
Example: my Saiga had paperwork (in bad english) about a 45 meter zero . It was even signed and dated .
oddly my first shots with the rifle (at 50 yards ) were pretty dead-on .
Generally , i always make adjustments with new rilfles but this was one exception
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makes me wonder why they zero it at the factory.
To make sure nothing is catastrophically wrong . .
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I personally would never trust a manufacturer, or Internet answer blindly on whether a firearm is zero'd.

You should zero all your rifles yourself.......
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:55 PM   #17
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Doesnt matter what any manufacturer says about wether its zeroed or not. You dont know what altitude, temperature, range or load they used, nor do you know wether the guy who supposedly did it took his time or wether he just said he did it and went to take a dump instead.

This is just part of being a firearm owner. Zero your damn guns.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:57 AM   #18
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My VEPR .308 needed to be zeroed out of the box. I would always zero a new rifle.
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You only need to sight it In if your interested in hitting something.
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Zero when you get it, rezero if you change the muzzle devise,rezero when changing ammunition, rezero when drastic changes in temperature occur .
Yeah, all that zeroing isn't necessary for an AK. They're not accurate enough to notice a difference. Drastic changes in temp? I would in a precision rifle, just to be sure, but I haven't noticed enough of a difference to worry about it.
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Zero the rifle to you.

Different ammo, elevation, shooting style, etc.
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This is just part of being a firearm owner. Zero your damn guns.
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Get very used to zeroing your rifles.

Is a rewarding process.
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My rifles are just close range, free hand, iron sight guns.
With a new gun, like to shoot various weight Self Defense and Hunting ammo just to check POA/POI.
Also to see if that particular barrel favors a specific type of ammo.

Got lucky with my Galil ACE 308.
Drilled the bullseye effortlessly running Hornady Tap 155 gr without adjustments

Didn't need to check any further with that gun
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My rifles are just close range, free hand, iron sight guns.
With a new gun, like to shoot various weight Self Defense and Hunting ammo just to check POA/POI.
Also to see if that particular barrel favors a specific type of ammo.

Got lucky with my Galil ACE 308.
Drilled the bullseye effortlessly running Hornady Tap 155 gr without adjustments

Didn't need to check any further with that gun
This is how I was for years, if it would fill a pie plate with holes at 100 yards it was good to go.
Then I started shooting at a 550 yard range. Ever since then every rifle I get needs tweaking.

Mostly on irons rifles I get the tightest rested zero I can at 100 yards then work out with holdovers, or rear sight elevation adjustments. Then start on off hand work.

The world is a big place, a good zero, some dope, and practice can make it a lot smaller.
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I had to make windage and elevation adjustments to both my 7.62x54R and my FM 47-11 Veprs. I would recommend that you make the initial adjustments to windage with a sight adjustment tool on the front sight before using the fine adjustment device on the rear sight. You want to save the adjustment capacity on that for any oddball ammo you might get that patterns differently. If you zero with the front sight, first, you'll be better centered for minor changes that might happen later.
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I'm thinking of buying a new VEPR and was wondering if they're zeroed at the factory, or if I have to do that myself. I've contacted VEPR but have gotten no response.
Op ALMOST anything and everything will affect your zero vs factory across the world zero. Ammo, weather* shooter etc. Always take the time to at least check / adjust any new to you guns zero, it may save you from a shitty day at the range.
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My Vepr FM11 is the only rifle I've ever purchased that did not need any adjustment right out of the box.
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Once in a while you luck out. My Hipoint 9 carbine, CZ scorpion carbine & Yugo npap all shot poa when purchased new.
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