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Old April 21st, 2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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Has anyone got their hands on the the green $800 PTR-91 GI. How does it compare to the standard $1,300 PTR-91?

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Old April 21st, 2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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My friend has one and he loves it. It will eat anything you feed it with no complaints. It has battle rifle accuracy not bolt gun accuracy. Absolutely rugged and reliable. he's put about 3500 rds through his so far.

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 08:33 AM   #3
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Sweet. I am considering buying one. Though the price has shot up by $200 already. The demand must be high. On a plus side is also that there are conversion kits to a .22 for this rifle. That means lots of trigger pull practice (on a shitty trigger I guess)! But that can be fixed.

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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Remember, you" ONLY " have a (1) ONE YEAR warranty. Check your bolt gap religiously and especially when you get close to the Warranty expiration. They have had issues with barrels AND trunnions in the past. My lack of a Warranty cost me $500 to get the thing right. I don't even shoot it anymore and bought a Vacucast Century Cetme instead. It works just fine!!

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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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I was seriously looking at purchasing one from Atlantic Firearms, I contacted PTR and asked all the questions and found that they were very helpful and knowledgeable. I then searched and re-search any and all links pertaining to this rifle as I wanted one for years. At the last minute bought a DSA Fal instead; mostly personal preference, ease in cleaning and maintenance.


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CDNN has some pretty good pricing on those.

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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:23 PM   #7
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I've heard mixed reviews on PTRs. Do some research and you'll find some people saying they have had problems with the first ones which SHOULD have been ironed out by now. Some people swear by them like they're the best thing since sliced bread. I hear a lot of "my friend that's a Marine Scout Sniper/FBI/ATF/blah blah swears these are the best thing on the market."

My friend has a the $1,300 one and I can't stand the thing. It's not comfortable to shoot, doesn't lock to the rear on the last shot, and I just don't like it.....

I would recommend shooting one first prior to purchase and see how you like it.

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Old May 27th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #8
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Yeah, the G3 was my service rifle, so I know everything about it. I hated it. I hated the ergonomics, the high-pitched squeek it made when it squeezed a round off through that nasty, creepy trigger and I couldn't hit a thing with those unwieldy aperture sights. Well, they gave us what must have been 4-5 MOA drill rifles, with the brand new G36s being tucked away in the armory since they had been issued only 4 months earlier. But now I became strangely attached to it, mainly due to melancholic hindsight, I guess. I don't really want to pay $1,500 for a PTR version of it, but the $800 GI deal sounded sweet. Well, looks like that one is history too, lol.

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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:49 AM   #9
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Yeah, the G3 was my service rifle, so I know everything about it. I hated it. I hated the ergonomics, the high-pitched squeek it made when it squeezed a round off through that nasty, creepy trigger and I couldn't hit a thing with those unwieldy aperture sights. Well, they gave us what must have been 4-5 MOA drill rifles, with the brand new G36s being tucked away in the armory since they had been issued only 4 months earlier. But now I became strangely attached to it, mainly due to melancholic hindsight, I guess. I don't really want to pay $1,500 for a PTR version of it, but the $800 GI deal sounded sweet. Well, looks like that one is history too, lol.
I recently picked up one of the Portuguese copies, but have yet to shoot it. I've heard all the gripes about these rifles, but couldn't resist the urge to have one. So far, it seems like a pretty decent rifle; not any heavier (in fact seems a bit lighter) to me than my FAL, seems like the sights line up immediately on whatever I point it at, and seems to just naturally fall into a comfortable shooting position. Mine's had a trigger job, so it should be better than the stock trigger I hear a lot of complaints about. Only thing I can see that concerns me is the short stock; I have long arms, and my face is way too close to the receiver. RTG is supposed to be coming out with a better rubber stock extension this summer, so we'll see.

I really like my FAL, and just fiddling with it makes me think the G3-type will fit right up there with it. Just need to shoot it - well both of them - and get a better feel for it.

I'm seeing a lot of good reviews of the new PTR "GI" model.

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Yeah, the G3 was my service rifle, so I know everything about it. I hated it. I hated the ergonomics, the high-pitched squeek it made when it squeezed a round off through that nasty, creepy trigger and I couldn't hit a thing with those unwieldy aperture sights.
I don’t have a green PTR91, I have a “black” one. Except for color, I can’t tell a difference from the specs at PTR http://www.ptr91.com/products/PTR%20G.I.?id=23



Barrels on these things have to be far better than any GI issued. My rifle has shot some very good groups, not as good as my Super Match, but then I wanted a battle rifle.

For a battle rifle I think the rear sight is good. Windage adjustment is hit or miss as the windage screw has about four feet of takeup before the base moves. Once I got it zero’d I painted the windage zero on the rifle.



As for a terrible trigger pull, Bill Springfield adjusted my trigger and now it is as creep free as any match trigger I own.


> wspringfield@comcast.net wrote:
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> I can set you up with a pull that has virtually no creep in the 4.75 area. I
> also remove all the take up slack. Price runs $54 and return postage is
> included. Only the trigger pack is needed, personal check is fine. My address
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> Bill Springfield
> 4135 Cricket Ct.
> Colorado Springs, Co 80918

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Old June 8th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #11
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The PTR-91 GI is a great rifle.

Positives: Tons of fun to shoot and play around with. Eats everything from steel cased russian to all of the surplus stuff around. Still a fairly good price. (Last I heard, CDNN still had them for $899)

Negatives: Sights suck, no way around it. Best to go with a low power scope. Trigger couldn't be much worse, but Bill Springfield does an awesome job on fixing that.

AND be sure to check your bolt gap and check for cracked trunnions both when you first get one and then after you shoot it. Seen a few pictures of cracked trunnions on another site.

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Old June 9th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #12
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I just picked up a G.I. model from CDNN. I had trouble with my other PTR-91 (AW serial...) shooting Cavim and other tar sealed ammo. So far, so good. I have fired about 300 rounds of Cavim, Radway, Dag, Portuguese, Fed and my own cast bullet loads through it without a cleaning and so far it hasn't missed a beat. The bolt gap settled at .013. So thumbs up on the G.I. model...

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Old April 16th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #13
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Any updates on your PTR? My understanding is that the barrels are of a thinner profile than the standard PTR models and that the receivers are parkerized instead of coated with the epoxy on other models.

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