I have a Vepr II K (16 inch bbl. 7.62x39). One of the ones from the first batch in the country. I volunteer to shoot the heck out of it, with different ammo, stick it in snow, mud, sand, dirt, etc... I have a whole mess of volunteers (Utah TFLers) who would be glad to help out and give opinions. Just give it a good run, and write up the results.
I've never written a magazine article before, but I would like to give it a try. Rich, Denny, would this be something that you fellows would be interested in?