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Old April 6th, 2012, 10:28 AM #11
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Ergos are horrible on G3 type rifles. Newer ptr's will handle surplus. I called and asked. Try before you buy, I have all three of the 'legacy'nato battle rifles and it ranks last in my opinion. FAL ,M1A, G3
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I don't have an M1A, but I agree the FAL has better ergos. Though I do like the PTR's mag release and much cheaper magazine cost over the FAL.
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This is good info. There was no other thread like it that I could find. My research is confined to this platform, as it will readily accept the scope with the claw mount. I'm not going to put it on my M1a. I don't have the FAL platform. This project will be for one purpose, will get abused, may not get repeated use, and the goal is to keep it under 1K. (not including the scope and other peripherals) The compare contrast to the other NATO platforms would be useful for other readers.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 07:43 PM #14
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I don't have an M1A, but I agree the FAL has better ergos. Though I do like the PTR's mag release and much cheaper magazine cost over the FAL.
Back around 2004 I was buying 25 FAL mags for $25. Timing is the key. Oh, back then the HK 91/G3 mags were significantly higher priced. It is like someone found 20,000,000 surplus G3 mags in a warehouse somewhere.
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About a year or so ago, I was on a .308/7.62NATO rifle kick. Looked at a few Cetmes, and they looked kinda rough. Too rough to deal with on a regulated basis. I settled on the Saiga 308 because I was already pretty familiar with the platform, but the FALs and PTRs looked way better. Just go look at a few and compare. DON"T buy a Cetme online without checking it over first. Glad I did.
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ptr hands down, I went through this dilema a while back, and from what i have experienced with my ptr and watching friends with the cetme platform, so glad i went with the ptr, its a great gun...
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Get the PTR hands down, I've got the GI and love it. The only problem I see with it is that if you are a reloader it isn't very nice to your brass. Here's a picture in this thread of some of the brass:
http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=78233.
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