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Old April 17th, 2017, 07:38 AM   #31
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Douglas Haig, the cleaning process doesn't seem bad at all, especially the way you explained it!!

Holescreek, that is a nice looking rifle...I imagine you have a lot of time and money in it. 6 inches added to the barrel should help a lot in accuracy...I'll have to measure my 14, forgot the barrel length on it.

At this point, the PTR seems to be the best model for me.

I checked out the PTR GI which has green furniture and 18" match barrel.

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Old May 5th, 2017, 06:03 PM   #32
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I ended up w/ a new PTR-91FR

PTR emphasizes a 200 to 300 rd break-in period:

Fire 10 single shots. After each shot, push a cotton patch wet with solvent through the bore. Then wet a bronze brush with solvent and stroke the barrel five to ten times. Follow with another wet patch and then enough dry patches to completely remove any solvents and/or wetness from the barrel.


Fire 10 -20 shots, clean as above after each round of firing. Repeat step two until you have reached the suggested 200-300 rounds.

I've never broken in a firearm with that emphasis on so many rounds.

Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!!

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Old May 5th, 2017, 07:08 PM   #33
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Call ptr and ask who made your barrel. Then barrel company and ask about the break in. It's not unusual to hear of these break in procedures. Lots of members ignore it. I've never heard of a benefit or not. Search this forum for related threads. Maybe it's important for a precision sub 1" bolt action rifle. Your ptr will probably shoot 3" groups. So the extensive break in is probably wishful thinking.

Congratulations on your new rifle. Watch YouTube vids on disassembling bolt and carrier. It takes a little getting use to. Also hk pro forum has a lot of tech help. PM me if you have any questions.

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It is a bull barrel and could be built by TC. I'll leave feedback when I find out for certain
on that and the other things you mentioned.

Thanks for the feedback!!

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Old May 6th, 2017, 05:34 AM   #35
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Hi, just reconnected with the Forum.

I am interested in a Century Arms C308 that I saw in "Military Surplus"
magazine 2016 issue.

I've read mixed reviews about the rifle and would like to get some feedback from some of you who may be familiar with them.

I know I don't want the CA. accepted version as I understand it will only accept 10 rd. magazines and NATO only ammo.

I have a friend who has a CETME .308 rifle which I understand is similar.

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After having both had and witnessed SEVERAL problems with CAI Cetme rifles and CAI FAL's I avoid CAI guns like the plague. I may miss out one some good guns, but I know I'll avoid more headaches from the past. My main shooting bud went thru 5 CAI Cetme's before he got one that was semi-correct, one of them was full of junk and had been painted AFTER assembly and we couldn't even disassemble it to clean it. Even before they were using their own receivers and were using Imbel FAL receivers they were a gun that knowledgeable FAL shooters and builders bought knowing they were probably going to have to work on the guns to make them right. I have other political issues with CAI, but won't go into them here.

Another friend of mine has a PTR 91 and claims to have had no problem with it, YMMV. I personally don't care for H&K platforms having owned several. My main problems with them stemmed from ergonomics not anything to do with function, so not having a Cetme or PTR 91 doesn't bother me.

If you don't want a M1A or AR10 I would suggest you look at the FAL. I've built over a dozen of them and found them to be very reliable with what is considered to be adequate accuracy for a semi-auto battle rifle. You'll have a hard time finding a FAL that will shoot as accurately as an M1A or AR10 but if you find one that's put together right they're reliable, probably more so, than any semi-auto battle rifle you'll ever own.

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Yes the CIA's seem to have a greater chance of having inferior parts and poor workmanship.

I did think about a FAL but felt the PTR-91 was better suited for me.

The information I turned up about the M1A and the M14 was basically one was built for the civilian market and the other (M14) is semi and auto capable.

I do love the M14 and have a lot of memories carrying and shooting them.

Some good and some not so good but all in all, it's my favorite!


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Old May 10th, 2017, 08:33 AM   #37
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Call ptr and ask who made your barrel.


I spoke with PTR tech support and they stated the manufacturing of the barrel was done by them but they use a blank provided by "Green Mountain."

The break-in is 200 to 300 rds. with the swabbing and bore brushing after each round.

I've heard of "Green Mountain," but not familiar with their products.

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Old May 10th, 2017, 01:03 PM   #38
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green mountain makes good stuff
http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/

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Old May 10th, 2017, 01:07 PM   #39
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green mountain makes good stuff

That is encouraging...hope PTR has good manufacturing.

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Spoke to PTR again this morning about break-in of the PTR. I called

yesterday and had to leave a message due to volume of calls coming in.

It wasn't 15 to 20 minutes and I received a call back, very impressed!

Today I spoke with The Business Develop Manager, Billy/Billie

who explained the break-in process not only as a PTR Employee but

an owner of one himself. This is the second time I've spoken with him and

he has always been courteous, professional and a source of information.

He reiterated how PTR wants to be available for customers concerns and

always encourages their calls and comments.

I am very impressed with PTR and feel confident in their products and how

important customer relations are to them.


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When firing the PTR-91, are you suppose to grip the hand-guard or the front of the magazine?

The reason I ask is, if I grip the hand-guard, there isn't much bulk and I could easily over grip and my fingers would be in the path of the bolt.

I didn't recognize this at first but now it has come to my attention. Thanks!!

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Left hand? Fingers wrapped around hand guard left thumb pointed fwd. The handle you pull to cock the weapon doesn't move back and forth when you fire. The bolt carrier rod in the tube does move, which is why you keep your thumb out the slot.

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Thanks Douglas...I for some reason imagined the handle sliding backwards and forwards with the bolt carrier rod.

The hand guard just feels a little,"under sized" but I suppose I'll get use to it.

Didn't get around to shooting it last week but plan to this week.

Thank you again for your feedback!

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Hi, just reconnected with the Forum.

I am interested in a Century Arms C308 that I saw in "Military Surplus"
magazine 2016 issue.

I've read mixed reviews about the rifle and would like to get some feedback from some of you who may be familiar with them.

I know I don't want the CA. accepted version as I understand it will only accept 10 rd. magazines and NATO only ammo.

I have a friend who has a CETME .308 rifle which I understand is similar.

Thanks!
Very poorly finished guns. Very poor fit and finish. Not accurate. Tried 6 of them and then went build my own.

Money Well Spent on what you did- the PTR is a fantastic gun.

Thanks from minton

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Thanks geardoc for the feedback...all the information from this site, was a key

factor in going with the PTR!!

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