Overview of two carbines «Tiger» and «Vepr», and also their comparison
Today we decided to give a review and comparison of two self-loading rifles that were made in our country. Actually in the Internet already exist a similar comparison of the two carbines «Vepr» and «Tiger», but we decided today to disassemble not only the comparison but also to inspect each rifle. I’m sure many of you know that our domestic manufacturers love to embellish their products and leave fabulous feedback, it also happens with the embellishment of characteristics, but about the shortcomings in the developed design, they do not want to talk, but when it all POPs up, then the producers and developers are doing just astonished eyes, though they didn’t even know about it. In fact, all of our production rifles with the look and feel look amazing, and one gets the impression that they will shoot much better than others, but in reality this is not always the case. We do not consider the visible marriage, but in some models it is still present.
Before starting the comparison of the two carbines, for a start, we decided to talk from a theoretical point of view, and then move on to practice and see how it looks in reality. The theory we need in order to be able to understand how everything should work in the carbine we want to buy, but all the shortcomings that may be discovered only after purchase, in fact, can play a cruel joke. Even if you have a superficial knowledge of weapons, it does not allow to assume that some failure occurred in the arms, and in order to determine this, you need to be an armorer or an engineer.
Just wanted to mention the point that our domestic manufacturer often produces just a unique weapon, in particular this affects the quality of the fight, and in the General quality from other tools that produce other producers, while the differences are very much apparent.
Let us now proceed directly to the theoretical comparison of the two carbines «Tiger» and «Vepr».
Let’s start with the receiver.
There is a significant difference between conventional boxes, and also ways of their manufacturing. First of all, consider the receiver that is installed on the carbine «Tiger». The receiver in the production has been completely milled and the material used was steel, which held a preliminary hardening. Also under lugs were vyfrezerovkami this applies to the crosspieces rails. Of course as you have been able to understand, the receiver has a great level of strength. This type of manufacturing is extremely slow and time consuming and most importantly very expensive, as approximately eighty percent were not used. A piece of steel previously passes a special forging, after it begin to obestochivaete heavy duty hammers which have a lot of tons of garnoti, it is necessary in order to obtain a more durable structure, as well as to hold the blank more dense. Staff then send the resulting blank to a heat treatment, where it is quenched, and only after all the above procedures, begin to mill. In that order, which we have described above, start to finishing of hardened steel, while the milling experts is constantly necessary to replace the cutters, which actually cost a lot of money. Certainly, many people will be interested in the question, but why not just vyfrezerovkami the workpiece, and then send it on hardened? The fact is that our domestic manufacturers still do not like to perform. Major U.S. producers are able to carry out a special complicated heat treatment parts, and our producers do not know how.
If even to try to perform such actions, then we can just take and this happens in ninety-nine percent, because our domestic producers have to pay for expensive cutters. But cheap tools have their advantage, because the end result is we get a really solid receiver, even if the rifle is to be used cartridge, caliber 9,3/64, strength in any case enough.
Now it is necessary to disassemble the receiver of the rifle «Vepr», it is not strange, but it is a completely different method. Manufacturers take a pressed sheet with a thickness of half a millimeter of steel, of course, he must pre-calcination, because as we mentioned earlier, our producers just don’t know how to make the calcination of the finished products. There where a shop window is made by welding of stiffeners, it is possible to highlight the fact that the front liner was made even more massive. It’s safe to say that this a great receiver, which is designed for a machine gun, not a pathetic receiver of the «Saiga». It is also worth noting that for the cartridge of 7.62 margin of safety is very large.
In the end, you can determine that we have a cheap steel box, but the characteristics of it really high quality. Rear and front liners are made by casting, then naturally their little trimmed and treated with a cutter, after which they undergo a long hardening. The guides are also attached by welding directly to the box and only after that the liners are attached to the rivets. In the end a box is cheaper, but at the same time reliable, it has a large margin of safety for the caliber which she has. As you could guess, this receiver is considerably loses the box of the carbine «Tiger». In fact, she loses not only strength, but also for appearance.
Compare shutter carbines «Tiger» and «Vepr».
Let’s start with the lugs, so the «Boar» combat focus loses much of the emphasis from a carbine «the Tiger», but a loss is square. Surely you have to understand that the stops of the carbine «Tiger» are more symmetrical than the rifle «Vepr», while the carbine «Tiger» is even larger than a large number of bolt rifles.
The boar is also all set with the stock, but rather the area of its lugs, easily ahead of the area than the well-known rifle called Mosin. So in conclusion we can reveal that in both rifles, which we present today’s comparison, everything is in order in this regard.
Moving on to comparing gas engines.
Gas engines in both carbines are completely different and were made by different technologies. Begin with an overview of the carbine «Tiger», the stroke is short, after which further is specially designed for the weapons pusher, which is designed for movement of the bolt. To the big plus is the fact that the weight of the bolt considerably small, it has a smoother ride, which generally says only that the accuracy should be increased.
There is also a second important advantage, it is naturally more easy cleaning, the powder gases can not get inside the packing box. After conducting rounds will be enough just to clean the gas chamber and of course the barrel. It is a big minus is that it is set smaller the reliability of the entire system.
Now let’s consider the gas chamber the rifle «Vepr», it has installed long-stroke piston, but rather is integral with the rod and the slide frame. Accordingly, we can determine that while shooting the entire system will be stronger to pull, and it’s heavier, but there is an important plus is the reliability of the system. Note that after the shots formed a serious contamination of parts in the receiver. Indeed, during the shots, virtually all gases pass into the receiver and was instantly deposited there directly for details. But the most interesting is that the deposition gas takes place only to a certain level, after which they are easily blown away with the new flow of gases. You can determine that this is simply self-cleaning, while the owner will not have to deal with cleaning, of course, you will need it only after shooting is complete.