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Picked up a 25 round drum for the VEPR12 - A little porn

timctimc Senior MemberPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
Found a drum on sale for the VEPR12, been wanting to get one just for giggles and the price was right so....

the drum is kinda bulky and wouldn’t want it for full time use but thought it may be fun when I was in the mood to burn some ammo. I figured since I got it might as well post some shotgun porn.


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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    The drums of war???

    Gotta duck call???

    Don't even think about coming home with a pick up load of pumkins this fall. :D
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    The drums of war???

    Gotta duck call???

    Don't even think about coming home with a pick up load of pumkins this fall. :D
    A few pumpkins would be fun!
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    timc said:
    The drums of war???

    Gotta duck call???

    Don't even think about coming home with a pick up load of pumkins this fall. :D
    A few pumpkins would be fun!
    Wouldn't watermelons simulate blood spatter better? :)
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    So how many does that carry?
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #6
    Elk creek said:
    So how many does that carry?
    As pictured it is loaded with 25 rounds of 00 buck shot. Each round has 9 .32 caliber pellets meaning it will launch 225 .32 caliber pellets in a very short time.
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    I guess if I had read the title it would have been obvious! 🤣🤓
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,705 Senior Member
    wow
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,705 Senior Member
    incoming 
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #10
    NN said:
    incoming 
    Haven’t tried the drum yet but the shotgun with the 8 and 10 round mags shoots flawlessly even with bird shot. The gun has amazingly light recoil but then it’s pretty  heavy so that has a lot to do with it.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,705 Senior Member
    Just think of the show you could put on at night with tracer rnds--------be like 
    puff the magic dragon or a 23mm
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,637 Senior Member
    Cool! What's not to like?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,957 Senior Member
    You could get 3-5 dove before you needed to reload!!  According to F&G hunter average a box of shells. 
    😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    You could get 3-5 dove before you needed to reload!!  According to F&G hunter average a box of shells. 
    😁
    Game warden might frown on it but it would be fun!
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Cool! What's not to like?
    Might be interesting to shoot a round of skeet with it, wouldn’t have to reload in between stands.
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
    Where and how much?  Inquiring minds want to know......
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,724 Senior Member
    Interesting.  Need a range report.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,637 Senior Member
    timc said:
    zorba said:
    Cool! What's not to like?
    Might be interesting to shoot a round of skeet with it, wouldn’t have to reload in between stands.
    You wouldn't have any excuse for missing either!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Where and how much?  Inquiring minds want to know......
    Carolina shooters supply had them on sale and for a new customer another 10% off which brought it down to $89.
    i was already a customer so I used a new email address and got it done!
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
    Tempting.......but with that drum my VEPR would eat more than the two teenagers I still have at home.  I would have to take out a second mortgage on my house to feed it. 
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Tempting.......but with that drum my VEPR would eat more than the two teenagers I still have at home.  I would have to take out a second mortgage on my house to feed it. 
    If yours runs as good as mine I can completely understand. Since I did all the upgrades I can even run Winchester white box ammo flawlessly.
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
    I have not yet found anything mine won't eat.  The only upgrade I have done is put a red dot sight with laser on it.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I have not yet found anything mine won't eat.  The only upgrade I have done is put a red dot sight with laser on it.
    Mine was pretty tight at first. I changed buffer and springs, put in a 3.5lb trigger, added a tromix bolt knob, new gas piston and hand guard.
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
    From what I have read they can be great right out of the box (mine was).....or not.  Only had one stovepipe early on and have had one FTF but that one was the ammo.  Had a good solid firing pin strike on the primer but did not light off.
    Since then I have run hundreds of rounds through it with no problems.  Mine was built by the FIME group, what about yours?
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    From what I have read they can be great right out of the box (mine was).....or not.  Only had one stovepipe early on and have had one FTF but that one was the ammo.  Had a good solid firing pin strike on the primer but did not light off.
    Since then I have run hundreds of rounds through it with no problems.  Mine was built by the FIME group, what about yours?

    Didnt know there were different builders of Molot guns. Mine just says MOLOT.
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #26
    They are all born in the Molot factory, but they have to have a certain percentage of American parts to be legal....one of the games the government plays.  There are different importers who change out different parts to fulfill the requirements.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #27
    timc said:
    Where and how much?  Inquiring minds want to know......
    Carolina shooters supply had them on sale and for a new customer another 10% off which brought it down to $89.
    i was already a customer so I used a new email address and got it done!
    $89 for the drum but how much the gun cost? I have to admit I'm a little interested.

    Also, I know you guys shoot buck shot in yours but what kind of chokes they come with? Are they screw in? I think I could figure out a way to plug a magazine to two shot limit and shoot birds with that. I think I could hit 'em with it.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    They are all born in the Molot factory, but they have to have a certain percentage of American parts to be legal....one of the games the government plays.  There are different importers who change out different parts to fulfill the requirements.
    The importer of mine is WPA.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    $89 for the drum but how much the gun cost? I have to admit I'm a little interested.

    Also, I know you guys shoot buck shot in yours but what kind of chokes they come with? Are they screw in? I think I could figure out a way to plug a magazine to two shot limit and shoot birds with that. I think I could hit 'em with it.
    I think I paid $685 for mine when I bought it, it’s been a while. I put that much if not more in it with upgrades. It ran fine with high velocity loads when I got it but would not run light loads. After the upgrades I can run low recoil bird shot through it.
    i keep mine loaded with 00 buck just for home defense. No chokes on this gun the barrel is threaded externally. Within 50 yards pretty much all the pellets using 00 buck stay inside a man size silhouette.
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #30
    Here is where I bought mine:
    Looks like the price has dropped a little since I bought it 2 years ago.  It comes with a single 5 round factory magazine, not the 10 round magazine it is pictured with.  I ordered three factory 10 round magazines with it as well as the muzzle brake, recoil pad and Russian military sling.  Everything was about $1,500 all together.  However, mine ran pretty flawlessly right out of the box so I did not have to spend anything on upgrades.  I can even mix high brass loads and low brass loads in the same magazine and it does not care.  Be aware that especially if you get the version with the wood furniture instead of polymer like timc's it is a very large and heavy beast.  Here is a pic of mine next to my Savage MSR-15 Patrol for comparison:

    The weight, muzzle brake, gas system and recoil pad tame the beast pretty well though.  Recoil is not bad.......for a 12 gauge.  If you opt for the muzzle brake anyone within 10  ft. can feel the concussion when it goes off.  It is tame enough that my daughter shoots it:
    As timc mentioned, the barrel is externally threaded and there are choke extensions available.  You can even get a rifled choke for slugs, but with a 19" barrel I don't really see the need.  This is a 5 shot group of slugs at 50 yards from mine without a rifled choke:
    Mine came with a picatinny rail  for optics but it also has iron rifle sights on it, not just a bead like most shotguns. They are fairly short radius though.  Overall, this thing is a hoot to shoot.  I would love to get a drum for it, but that would significantly increase my ammo bills.  :D

  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Sounds like we ended up about the same price when I was done with making mine a shoot anything gun.
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