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I was trying to trade off one on a couple of local to me sites. Brand new in the box with 12 surplus mags. The offers I've gotten are absolutely ridiculous. Have people gone full retard, or do they just not appreciate the PTR, maybe the love is amongst a small crowd? I really have no idea, but common sense should tell you that a Ruger AR556 is not of equal value, not even close.

Am I alone in the dark with a crack pipe on this one?
 

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Doesn’t seem to be popular much anymore. But they aren’t equal to a Ruger AR15 for sure. Lots of surplus parts have dried up fir them also.


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Depends on the model, and does yours have the paddle mag release?
Yes it has the paddle release. The model is GI-R with the green furniture. I think I bought it almost a year ago. I have never fired it. I cleaned and lubed, bought some mags, and that's about it lol.

It was a great idea at the time. I'm just more into AK's, plus that is the only 308 I have. I would prefer not to start buying 308 ammo. I don't know but I kinda buy things chambered the same. I've pretty much sold everything off that isnt regular old 762, 556, 22lr, and 9mm.
 

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You have booger eaters in your watering hole.

Expand your horizons and go beyond these people.


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I'm in Central Florida, I think theres far more than just booger eating going on. I have a pond in my yard and it is brown.

On a side note I just bought an RH10. The Polish mags I tried don't click when inserted but seem to be in there pretty solid, Magpuls of course are fine. I hope my Bakelites work or I'll be shit out of luck lol. I don't own many Magpul.
 

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I have one.

Among the most fun rifles I own, love slapping the handle.

I got tons of mags for it for a few bucks a piece and almost all the accessories the surplus websites had.

A long time ago I got an HK bolt and carrier that cycle this plastic ammo, which was really cheap, bought several thousands of rounds of the stuff.

Its basically like shooting a 22, and is super accurate out to like 50 yards.



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I love mine, although it does not get a lot of love due to rotation of other bang sticks.

Keep that thing, they are great shooters and you may need that .308 round one day.

Mine is set up similar to Kslays but I have the rail for an updated optics option.
 

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PTRs were up and down for a bit in terms of quality, but anything made in the past few years should be good to go. It's still a pretty good option in the auto .308 market, though AR308s have started to reverse some of that trend. Only thing is it's definitely a battle rifle and I don't know of anything harder on brass than a roller locked firearm -- and in .308 that can be a big deal!

I enjoy mine, but rarely shoot it.

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Part of it may be the climate there is like Honduras and El Salvador. In those countries they found a flaw with the H&K type rifles. As the front trunion is pressed in, there is no easy way to clean under it with out compressed air. Thusly they found some rusting out from the inside out. It only became apparent when the barrels flew out of the gun during firing.

H&K has spent big bucks suppressing this info to the General Public. Only way I found out about it was I worked for H&K then doing Military/LEO demonstrations. I also talked to the guy that was an armorer for the CONTRAS and he was the one that took the pictures and sent them to H&K wanting to know a fix for it. Typical big gun company answer was junk them and buy more of their product. He did NOT like the answer and told them so.

For desert and the arctic they are the best. For jungles, not so much. Just be sure to flush the forward area with solvent and then blow it out and oil. The oil will suck in as long as it isn't too thick.
 

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Part of it may be the climate there is like Honduras and El Salvador. In those countries they found a flaw with the H&K type rifles. As the front trunion is pressed in, there is no easy way to clean under it with out compressed air. Thusly they found some rusting out from the inside out. It only became apparent when the barrels flew out of the gun during firing.

H&K has spent big bucks suppressing this info to the General Public. Only way I found out about it was I worked for H&K then doing Military/LEO demonstrations. I also talked to the guy that was an armorer for the CONTRAS and he was the one that took the pictures and sent them to H&K wanting to know a fix for it. Typical big gun company answer was junk them and buy more of their product. He did NOT like the answer and told them so.

For desert and the arctic they are the best. For jungles, not so much. Just be sure to flush the forward area with solvent and then blow it out and oil. The oil will suck in as long as it isn't too thick.
Funny you should mention that, given how often they show up in Africa. Seem to be one of those rifles that sticks around forever despite looking like a rusted junker.
 
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I have one.

Among the most fun rifles I own, love slapping the handle.

I got tons of mags for it for a few bucks a piece and almost all the accessories the surplus websites had.

A long time ago I got an HK bolt and carrier that cycle this plastic ammo, which was really cheap, bought several thousands of rounds of the stuff.

Its basically like shooting a 22, and is super accurate out to like 50 yards.



above picture is from google.
I wanted a for grip and bipod like your setup. I havent been to find any green ones reasonably priced though. I'm sure one day I'll stumble across one.
 

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I love mine, although it does not get a lot of love due to rotation of other bang sticks.

Keep that thing, they are great shooters and you may need that .308 round one day.

Mine is set up similar to Kslays but I have the rail for an updated optics option.
Keeping the rifle is pretty much the conclusion I've come too. I refused sale because I don't need the money, and I hadn't gotten any good trade offers so screw it. I really don't need another AK anyway.
 

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I shot one once. I felt every single part slowly and forcefully move in the gun. It was so unergonimic and shitty feeling i never feel like I need to shoot one again....
 
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