Cetme's opinions and where can i get one


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oldskoolfattieg
May 5, 2006, 08:01 AM
what are your thoughts on this gun and where might i be able to get my paws on one. About how much do they run in price??

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longhorngunman
May 5, 2006, 08:44 AM
They vary in fit and function from very good to total crap. Check out www.cetmerifles.com . They used to sell for around $300 but since they've dried up they have gone up. I just sold mine for $450.:)

aaronrkelly
May 6, 2006, 06:38 AM
I picked mine up at a gun show this January for $425.

Its a cast stainless Century build - I dont have that many rounds thru it but so far so good. Mine takes the cheapy G3 mags - I bought a few of the $1 "rusty" ones........I actually prefer them to the true CETME mags.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/aaronrkelly/All%20Guns/Image00011.jpg

armoredman
May 6, 2006, 11:17 AM
Had one - total junk.

itgoesboom
May 6, 2006, 01:33 PM
It's a roll of the dice.

Mine is accurate and 100% reliable.

But it wasn't flawless from the start, and there are still things I am not real happy about it.

The design is a great one, there is no question about that. But the company that put them together does not really have a reputation for their quality control.

If you like tinkering, they can be a great rifle to tinker with.

I love mine, sometimes. But I really want to have my MBR be something that is scoped, and I have tried that already with this one, didn't work.

Sometimes I think of selling it, but with the amount of work I have put into it, the amount of magazines and parts etc, I would have to sell it for $650+ to not feel taken advantage of. Not many people want a $650 CETME though. :p

Mine doesn't really look like a CETME anymore, except the triple frame and the rear sight.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b209/itgoesboom/CETMECamo-03.jpg

Best thing I can tell you to do is to do your research on what to look for, buy a set of feeler gauges (to check bolt gap), and go to a gunshow and all your local gunshops, and look at every single one. There are things you can fix easily, but there are things that are a pain to fix, so make sure you know what, if any issues the rifle will have, before you put money on it.

I.G.B.

chrisTx
May 6, 2006, 04:53 PM
Had one - total junk.

it's not total junk, but close. there are better .308s battle rifles than the cetme.

jobu07
May 6, 2006, 05:02 PM
I have one. Picked it up for around $400. It is super reliable and extremely accurate to the distances I shoot. I've never had a problem with it and hopefully never will. The fit and finish are superb and the wooden furniture feels right on it. Dollar for dollar it's every bit as much rifle as my FAL.

Pappy John
May 6, 2006, 08:53 PM
Mine had some problems when I bought it, used, a year and a half ago, for $300. I assume that the first owner was mechanically challenged and just wanted to unload it as opposed to finding out why it didn't work. I, on the other hand, am an inveterate tinkerer. Straightened the sights, reformed the ejector, and polished the trigger group parts. Now I have an accurate .308 that hasn't hiccupped in the last 1300 rounds or so. Works for me!:cool:
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-2/1151859/cetme.jpg

brandyspaw
May 6, 2006, 09:18 PM
I've had 2 of them and am currently looking for another as well.

The first one I had was a total turd that wouldn't function but I didn't know enough about them at the time to correct anything. The next one I got as a replacment from my dealer for the bad one. It was a used one that someone had bought and worked over to accept HK mags and he also replaced the stocks with HK ones.

This CETME has great headspace, the bolt is unground and the gun shoots
to point of aim. Its a sheet metal receiver (the cast receivers are supposed
to be the prefered ones, however) and, best of all, it functions 100% and is as accurate as my genuine HK-91.

That said I am very wary of purchasing another but if I can get another
good one, or correct a poor one, I think they are a great 308 battlerifle.

What are the alternatives in that price range?
I've had 2 PTR-91s and they function great I don't like the heavy barrel.
It makes an already too front heavy rifle seem even more clumsy. I also don't
like the out-of-spec mag well on the PTRs although the loose mag well doesn't affect function. Given all that, the CETME makes a good choice in a
cheaper 308 if you can find a good one. They are cheap enough to have in
your truck or RV and not worry if its damaged or stolen-even at their current
prices.

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