Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jack19, Jan 2, 2003.
Best bet is to examine the guns carefully before you buy one. I looked at CETMEs at a gun show this fall and was not satisfied with their fit and finish. In December I found several decent ones at a show, and purchased one. It's a decent rifle, and well worth the $299 that they're bringing these days.
Thinking seriously about one...
The latest issue of Shotgun News has a review of the Century CETME rifles. David Fortier got one to shoot into 1" at 100 yards using Winchester 168gr Match ammo. That's pretty good for a $300 battle rifle.
First thing I want to do if I get one is buy the converted G-3/HK91 synthetic furniture from www.nouglyguns.com. That, or find a pistol grip in wood to match the CETME's wooden buttstock and forend.
I'm already segregating brass that's not gonna get reloaded after getting fluted by the CETME.
Those black lines didn't wipe off for me.
Not without chucking up the brass in a lathe and turning them off. Definitely not a myth, in my experiences. I "loaned" some of my good Lapua 7.61x51 match ammo to a HK91 owner. They looked awful after he fired them off. I even resized and reloaded them, and fired them in my BM-59 to try and iron out the fluted brass. No tally - the flutes remain.
I may just order or find a bunch of brass and set it aside, along with a cheap set of Lee Pacesetter dies, for exclusive CETME use.
The good brass and dies will stay with the 700PSS, BM-59, and M14NM.
Now, does the ejection port buffer from the HK91/G-3 fit the CETME easily?
BTW, ALL my rifle ammo, 24 different chamberings, is handloaded.
Also, I agree that it's not best to use match brass in the CETME -- I reseve mine for my match .308s. But the original issue was whether brass fired in HKs and CETMEs can be reloaded, and it definitely can.
Unofficial Homepage of the CETME fusil de asalto
The CETME Page
I am thinking about a CETME and this was helpful.
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