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TZL
01-27-2009, 12:36 PM
I'm interested in getting a 7.62 Nato semi auto.....already have an 308-AR lower that i'm going to build ....so don't need another AR to go along with all the 556 AR's that I have


what are your thoughts on PTR-91 G3 clone vs FALs?

I know prefered choice is BB or radlock on the PTR and top loading stripper clips on the FALs

I know little about the two guns except they are badass.

Which is better in terms of accuaracy? reliability? aftermarket parts to trick it out? ease of maintenance ?

Thanks in advance,

TZL

Frijolito1988
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
They are both great battle rifles. The FAL's and the G3/CETME's. You honestly cannot go wrong with ether one.

TZL
01-27-2009, 1:34 PM
any thoughts on accuaracy? reliability? aftermarket parts to trick it out? ease of maintenance

technique
01-27-2009, 1:35 PM
I would go FAL...FTW!!!!!

Technowizard
01-27-2009, 1:39 PM
You're going to get arguments both ways here, as these two rifles are both excellent. Personally I went with a PTR-91... high quality, accuracy, and reliability.

JeffM
01-27-2009, 1:48 PM
FAL hands down.

Many countries around the world are armed with AKs or M16s because the USSR or the USA gave them away.

When countries had to pay good money for guns, most of them chose the FAL. Very few chose the G3 pattern.

Drickle here on the forum makes a nice bullet button for the FAL as well.

Vepr62
01-27-2009, 2:00 PM
FAL...

V.

Crusader
01-27-2009, 3:07 PM
I'd get the FAL. If it were me, I'd get an FAL. Having said that, it seems like there's thousands of those G3 mags floating around for only a couple dollars a piece.

FMJBT
01-27-2009, 3:53 PM
Do you want to reload? If so, the FAL will probably be the better choice. FAL also wins points for ergonomics since operating the charging handle doesn't cause you to have a brain aneurysm like the G-3/PTR version does. Having said that, I think the PTR-91 will be more accurate (With some trigger work) and more reliable.

grammaton76
01-27-2009, 3:59 PM
The G3 platform does have the advantage of being light, and being just barely 30" long with the collapsible buttstock. There's a bullet button for these that's widely available; I've heard of a few FAL BB's but not sure if any are being marketed.

I'm also not sure if the FALs make 30" with the buttstocks folding.

I will also say that the brass out of my PTR seems to pick up dirt from the rifling, but it doesn't seem to be too badly beaten up.

asheron2
01-27-2009, 5:34 PM
FAL hands down!! Im just partial to a machined receiver instead of a bent piece of sheet metal, id be afraid of dropping it and not having it cycle anymore. Although this probably never happens, its just a fear id have.

tiger222
01-27-2009, 5:36 PM
Both are lovely, though I find myself grabbing the HK style rifles more.

wash
01-27-2009, 6:04 PM
The Cetme is a Spanish design that the German's adopted after FN wouldn't sell them a license to make the FAL (it had something to do with Mauser rifle royalties and invading Belgium a few times).

While the fact that it's a Spanish design shouldn't mean much, it was Germany's second choice. Also it wasn't a participant in any NATO trials that I'm familiar with.

FAL's are also easier to build and have lots of cool accessories.

I think Cetme pattern rifles are probably cheaper now but I would rather have a finely machined steel receiver than a piece of stamped sheet metal.

draconianruler
01-27-2009, 6:21 PM
I have both and I say FAL. Its better ergonomically. Sometimes I don't understand what all the HK fuss is about ;)

goober
01-27-2009, 6:27 PM
The G3 platform does have the advantage of

I will also say that the brass out of my PTR seems to pick up dirt from the rifling, but it doesn't seem to be too badly beaten up.

Fluted chamber

JeffM
01-27-2009, 6:30 PM
Fluted chamber

...to compensate for a design flaw in the mechanism.

rg_1111@yahoo.com
01-27-2009, 7:06 PM
Buy Both. I have both.

icoburn
01-27-2009, 7:24 PM
Tried both, went with the FAL. Actually went with two FALs :)