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high end hk clone?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ian Johnson, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Ian Johnson

    Ian Johnson Well-Known Member

  2. TwoWheelFiend

    TwoWheelFiend Well-Known Member

    My LGS has one, doesn't seem to be the greatest thing in the world. Ive held it a few times, way too utilitarian for me. And the sights are got awful. Just my .02 tho
  3. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    Too utilitarian? I'm not sure how that happens but PTRs are generally considered to be of high quality and are supposedly built on real HK machinery. Short of the real deal they are probably the best bet.
  4. Ar180shooter

    Ar180shooter Well-Known Member


    God, how I wish I could get one of these up here... :(
  5. animator

    animator Well-Known Member

    They're fine rifles.

    I used one of PTR91inc's barrels for my G3 build. I've been happy with it.
  6. Ian Johnson

    Ian Johnson Well-Known Member

    Yeah I cant decide if I want one of these or a Daniel Defense m4 for my first battle rifle.
  7. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    I had one several years ago. In terms of accurately copying the HK design, they are very good. (They have original HK tooling, in case you didn't know.) I just don't happen to like the HK design much and ended up selling it. That's another topic, I suppose.

    If you don't own any military-style rifles, an AR/M4 clone like a Daniel Defense will be far more versatile, reliable, and easier to service and upgrade than almost anything else.
  8. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Well-Known Member

    You forgot "much cheaper to shoot/practice with".
  9. Ian Johnson

    Ian Johnson Well-Known Member

    yeah I do own military rifles lol but they are of a much older variety(mosin, sweede mauser) but this was gonna be my first black rifle and the ar does make more since, plus being a broke college student it REALLY makes sense, but I liked the ptr cause it was different, its definately on my list but might not be what I get next
  10. GCMkc

    GCMkc Well-Known Member

    I own a PTR-91 (16" bbl variant) and can say that it is a beautifully made rifle. All of the welds looks good, parts fit tight, action is fluid, and it has had zero malfunctions. I shoot steel case and brass case stuff through it without hiccup. Some accessories are super cheap and some are outrageously expensive (ze German parts). I've had zero experience with a real HK91 but have heard that the PTR's compare most nicely.

    C93 on the left, PTR-91 on the right


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  11. gotboostvr

    gotboostvr Well-Known Member

    You could always look at the CETME, sights aren't as nice and you might have to pick over a bad one or two, but they're still very nice rifles.

    My shooting buddy has one, threw a claw mount and a cheap 3x9 on it and we were shooting some pretty small groups with it .
  12. seasmoke

    seasmoke Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]The PTR's are well made firearms. Also check out Vector. The CETME/G3 platform are very reliable and tons of fun to shoot. If your a re-loader, they are not your best choice. My CETME throws brass like a monkey flings poo, 45ft:what: If going for a PTR91, stick with the GI model.
    These guys have a nice selection: http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/category.aspx?cid=93
  13. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    they also make a pistol version in 308 and 762x39
  14. bozzman3

    bozzman3 Well-Known Member

    Ptr is a great fun rifle.I own A PT and a C93. I would not recommend it as a first battle rifle.The Daniel defense is a great first battle rifle.Cheap to shoot ,high quality and more bells and whistles to add on if you like.
  15. seasmoke

    seasmoke Well-Known Member

    Does Daniel Defense make a Battle Rifle? Don't see one there, just poodle shooters and mall ninja stuff.
  16. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    FYI, to many people "battle rifle" always means a rifle firing a full-powered, as in .308 or larger, cartridge (although I can't think of any battle rifle offered in .30-06, 7.62x54R or any other cartridge other than .308 / 7.62x51mm NATO), and a design that was never successful as a fully-auto rifle even if it was offered that way (like the FAL or G3). Obviously a lot of people newer to guns are using "battle rifle" as just any military-style semiauto.
  17. Eric M

    Eric M Well-Known Member

    M1 Garand is .30-06.

    FWIW OP, I got to fondle my buddy's PTR-91 and it seemed like a nice rifle.
  18. seasmoke

    seasmoke Well-Known Member

  19. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    I've never heard the Garand classed as a battle rifle before. The definition is fuzzy but always seems to include a detachable box magazine.

    The SVT-40 is the only WWII era rifle I can think of that comes close to the definition. But all I've seen is that the class is fairly limited to the FAL, G3, M14, and original AR-10.
  20. Eric M

    Eric M Well-Known Member

    Hm, my definition is a semi-automatic/select fire rifle that shoots a full sized rifle cartridge. I didn't know it required a detachable magazine.

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