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hefedehefe
10-20-2010, 1:39 PM
https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411540179


I want to buy and all around rifle thats under a grand. I have a 762x39, but I want something I can hunt with if I need to so I'm leaning towrads the .308

bakokid
10-20-2010, 1:46 PM
go for it. cant beat the price for a 308 semi

nrakid88
10-20-2010, 1:48 PM
Depending on what you want to hunt, the 7.62x39 may work well for you.

bender152
10-20-2010, 1:55 PM
I don't have one, but many people do not like Century Arms.

Here's a thread I found from a quick search:
https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=262044

And another:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=242803

The PTR seems to be better, but at twice the price.

tacticalcity
10-20-2010, 1:59 PM
I wasn't happy with my Century CETME Sporter.

The bolt was out of spec (majority of Century builds are). So much so that it was next to impossible to pull the charging handle without standing the rifle on the buttstock and pushing down with all your might. Replacing the bolt help only a little bit, as the entire rifle was out of spec, not just the bolt. It would have required breaking it apart, cutting things down, and rewelding it back together to fix it. Way too much money to do all that.

THE ABOVE ISSUE IS NORMAL ON MOST CENTURY CETME RIFLES. BET ON IT NOT BEING A PRACTICAL USE RILFE AND BEING WAY OUT OF SPEC.

Additionally, the charging handle had rubbed the tube to a razor sharp edge, so it sliced open your hand if you tried to charge it without thick leather gloves.

THE LAST ISSUE IS NOT AS NORMAL AS THE FIRST, OR SO I AM TOLD.

Not my best purchase.

hefedehefe
10-20-2010, 2:10 PM
What would be a step up?

bender152
10-20-2010, 2:14 PM
PTR-91

hefedehefe
10-20-2010, 2:16 PM
Those are out of my price range. Nice though

sd1023x
10-20-2010, 2:18 PM
Century arms is going to be hit or miss. Equal chance that it'll work straight out of the box and equal chance it will be a lemon. Literally even money gamble.

I've seen Cetme's work flawlessly and I've seen Cetme's that are completely unsafe to fire, both from the 'factory'.

If your looking for budget hunting rifle, you can go to some Walmarts or a Big Five and get a scoped bolt action rifle for about the same price. Guaranteed to be more accurate than your Cetme.

hefedehefe
10-20-2010, 2:36 PM
How about these?

http://www.ddsranch.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=569

jchen76@gmail.com
10-20-2010, 4:33 PM
My friend has one. Can shoot any 308 ammo reliably. Takedown is pain, rear takedown pins need a punch and hammer to remove.

rorschach
10-20-2010, 4:37 PM
PTR-91


Word.

sd1023x
10-20-2010, 4:59 PM
....Takedown is pain, rear takedown pins need a punch and hammer to remove.


Hahaha, typical Century workmanship, just goes to show how rough the Cetme build is. On normal HK's and PTR's, the pins take a press of the thumb and slide right out.

Atlantic Firearms
10-20-2010, 5:13 PM
The Saiga .308 is a very reliable rifle and can be upgraded down the road if you wanted to.

hefedehefe
10-20-2010, 5:57 PM
you have any in stock? I did a search and didn't find any. Just double checking