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just bought new gun...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by trigga, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. trigga

    trigga Well-Known Member

    me and my cousin went to the gun shop looking for a semi auto .22 wmr for his dad. long story short, we ended up walking out the door with two different rifles. he bought a used .308 cetme for mid $200 in almost excellent condition, well at least better fit and finish than the two new ones there for $700+. and i bought a gsg5. i fell in love with the gun the first time i saw it a year or so ago and have not seen the carbine version since. i couldn't resist and bought it. it is the first anniversary model and has the nickle finish on the upper portion of the gun, i thought about spray painting it black but the more i look at it, i think i like it. i was just wondering if the rear sights were adjustable? or if it came with a rail cause i recall reading they do? could be wrong... sorry no pix yet but will be taking these two for a test on sunday...
  2. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    Remember to bring the camera to the range. Your Dad got a CEMTE for $200! that's a good deal...too bad ammo's going to cost him a lot more!
  3. Frankl03

    Frankl03 Well-Known Member

    Great deal on the Cetme! You can find 308, look for surplus, wolf etc. Also you can reload. I reload 308, some of the components are hard to find but they are out there.

    Have fun with the GSG 22!
  4. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    I thought there was some furniture with rails as well, there may be a pull out rail, up front, on the bottom , so check for that. also there are after market bbl clamps, that will fit the bbl, with a rail on it, bottom and sides i believe. My boss did his this way, with a green laser, and flash light on them. Awesome setup, especially night fire, at his ranch.
  5. trigga

    trigga Well-Known Member

    the guy said the cetme just came in two days ago, i bet for that price even if we didn;t buy it someone else would've in a flash. what do you guys think about this two tone gsg5? it's like i like it and i don't. what kind of spray paint would you recommend if i were to spray paint it. i was thinking rustoleum pro in satin black. the gun looks like this...
  6. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    IDK the Satin is nice...your call.
  7. candr44

    candr44 Well-Known Member

    Use automotive engine paint it is temperature and solvent resistant. You can also paint it Chevy orange if you want.

    The epoxy paints like Duracoat are also suppose to be tough and hold up well but I haven't tried them myself. They are also a little more difficult to use and you can't find them at the local store.

    Does the Cetme work for that price? The parts alone are worth that much. That gun shop must have really lowballed someone if he can afford to sell it for that price. At least he passed the savings on to your cousin.
  8. gunnie

    gunnie Well-Known Member

    please tell me the CETME wasn't CAI mfgd. sadly this could explain the good pricing, lots of people reporting bad experiences with these. including a guy i know, who decided to just get rid of his...

    if it has the OEM "fluted" chamber, reloading once fired brass can be problematic, up to the point of dangerous.

  9. trigga

    trigga Well-Known Member

    yeah it's CAI. i've read mixed reviews on them so i can't judge it without personal experience. we will know by tomorrow how she shoots. i almost bought it but my cousin needed it more than i did so i got the gsg, besides i can't afford to shoot it anyways. the scope we bought separate.
    yeah the gsg is scratched already... bummer, i didn't do it.
  10. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    +1, I have used Matte/Flat/Low Gloss Black engine paint from NAPA, and it looks great and holds up well. :)
  11. CMP

    CMP Well-Known Member

    I think the GSG-5 looks nice the way it is. Cant wait for the range report on both the cetme and GSG-5.
  12. trigga

    trigga Well-Known Member

    the gsg was flawless, i did have one stove pipe and a dud but that was cheap ammo. i tried sighting it in but the sighting system was very poor. for elevation the front sight was only adjustable by replacing the front post which were provided. it kept shooting high. and to adjust windage, you had two screws, and had to adjust it all the way right and then slowly screw it left, when just right, tight the top screw. poor system. my mags actually fit 25 rounds, two out of three mags when fully loaded, you can see the stress trying to split the magazine from the back, so don't load them all the way. i'll show a pix. even with 22 rounds the magazine is splitting. other than that great gun, until i can get it to hit, ill be happy.

    the cetme, first of all my cousin only bought 50 rounds and he has less experience sighting in a gun than i do, he decided to start at 100 yards. i told him to start at 25 and get it on paper but he was so eager to shoot that he already wasted about half the ammo. then he decided i was right and went back to the 25 yard, so in other words he ran out of ammo before he could fine tune the scope at 100. we did get a few failure to feed the first few rounds and we found it to be a bad mag, it was very wobbly. the other mag worked fine and flawless. no jams or what so ever. i didn't like the trigger pull on it. wasn't crisp like my ar15 trigger and tapco g2 trigger. other than a bad mag i guess it was a good buy after. looks like we'll be paying a visit to the range again sometime this coming month.
  13. gunnie

    gunnie Well-Known Member

    glad to hear the cetme wasn't a problem child. the roller block that functions is a very reliable system, he will be happy he got it for a long time. better trigger groups are easy to install in a psg-1 group, just two pins holding the trigger group in. cock the hammer before removal. the psg groups are dollar intensive. read in a past posting of a smith who will make the OEM trigger much better for 60 dollars. do a search of past threads here @ THR. at present good used '91 mags are cheap, get stocked up.

    shoot often,
  14. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    Nice...I like that CETME. Still jealous of you only spending $200 on it. What a no brainier deal!
  15. trigga

    trigga Well-Known Member

    the guy said it was in bad shape when it came in two days before we bought it. i told my cousin if he didn't buy it i will. i bet it would've sold within the next few days for that price even if we didn't buy it. i just wanted to see what this thing was capable of...
  16. 2RCO

    2RCO Well-Known Member

    I'd have bought the CETME for 200 in about 1.5 seconds GRRREATT DEAL!

    As far as the GSG I like the two tone. It's funny to see that they are making a 1st anniversary edition. Who knows it could theoretically (but unlikely) be a collectable someday. Enjoy!

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