Originally Posted by Rick305
Always curious , and never really understood -- what's the difference between saigas and vepers ?
Thicker, stiffer RPK style receiver and a thicker barrel. As someone else stated, the rear ends are different than normal AKs, and the sights are different on some models.
I saw the price change as well... I had thought about picking up a x54r 16.5" model for Christmas and then throwing a PSL scope on it, but had talked myself out of it. Now I'm seriously considering it again...