Cetme 308


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Dr.Mall Ninja
December 11, 2009, 12:05 PM
anybody familiar with this rifle, how is it for a shtf rifle, how does it compare to an AR

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PT1911
December 11, 2009, 12:09 PM
I chose the PRT over the CETME... but the overall platform(assuming you find the correct ammo as I have heard SOME are picky) is a great SHTF platform in a heavy caliber... that said, it is also a somewhat heavy rifle but IMO no more cumbersome than an AR in the same caliber. I am very impressed with mine. I cannot find anything about it that merrits a complaint... quite the opposite in fact.

Dr.Mall Ninja
December 11, 2009, 12:11 PM
yeah im on a budget and i was planning on buying an AK but i see these sell for pretty cheap, it's making me reconsider.

PT1911
December 11, 2009, 12:15 PM
there are a whole lot of factors to think about.. availability of ammunition being a BIG one... I already have the AK platform taken care of as well as the ammo for it. 308 ammunition is much more expensive and sparce at times than x39 or 223... it is hard to deny the advantages of an AK or an AR-15 in a SHTF senario but when you need just a bit harder punch the HK, PTR, CETME comes into its own.

Dr.Mall Ninja
December 11, 2009, 12:25 PM
do they have the range of an AR?

Frankl03
December 11, 2009, 12:31 PM
Century built Cetmes tend top have lots of problems. I would only buy one if you can see it, handle it, shoot it and check the bolt gap.

I have an older PTR 91 and its a great rifle. I'm impressed with it.

PT1911
December 11, 2009, 12:34 PM
do they have the range of an AR?

An AR in the same caliber (308)? Yes... will it shoot as accurately as a 24 inch heavy barrel AR-10 with a 24 power scope? probably not. The 308 cartridge will carry quite a bit more energy to a longer range than a 223 or x39. The gun is likely capable of greater accuracy than will ever be asked of it.

If the CETME you are looking at is anything like the PTR-91 I chose, it will have peeps or another form of irons, though scopes are available. Its range is only limited by your capability as a shooter. The 308 cartridge is capable of accurate and consistant shots out to 1000 yards and greater.

rfurtkamp
December 11, 2009, 01:04 PM
The Cetme made sense as a fixer-upper back when they were $299 and ammo was $115/k for .308.

At current gun prices and ammo costs, it's not worth it - buy something else.

YaNi
December 11, 2009, 03:14 PM
The famed HK PSG-1 sniper rifle is a modified version of the HK91, and they are guranteed sub MOA guns. You can get a regular PTR91 to shoot pretty damn good with the PSG1 trigger group.

Dr.Mall Ninja
December 11, 2009, 03:14 PM
this is the one i was talking about

http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/rifles/fal%2C-hk%2C-cetme-clones/p/cetme-308-caliber-semi-auto-battle-rifle-/cPath/209_432/products_id/2657

Trebor
December 11, 2009, 03:25 PM
I have a CETME. Skip it. There are better choices.

YaNi
December 11, 2009, 03:38 PM
I forgot to mention that I had a Century CETME. Very fun rifle, mine had a near perfect bolt gap and no problems to speak of. I got rid of it because it was just too big and heavy. The bare gun w/o a mag was 8.5lbs, and the 18" barrel on top of an already long receiver just made it too combersome when compared with an ar10 or even a 18-22" bolt gun.

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