So, I went shopping around today and at the end of the day I found myself at Mustang Pawn & Gun. Sitting on the back wall was a very interesting rifle. The VEPR 308 with a side scope mount and an original Russiam VOMZ P4x32 scope. The gun has a 20" bbl and walnut stock in perfect condition. The thick 1.5mm receiver, RPK trunnion, and heavy barrel was a plus but the thing that made me take it home was the super smooth solid action of this tank of a rifle. Cadillac of Kalashnikov rifle for sure.
So I ended up getting a VEPR 308 and as I was walking out I remembered this thread.
I am VERY VERY happy with this gun. I'm glad budsgunshop customer service agents are rude or I would of never of found this awesome Russian deer slayer.