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Golani any good?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by matai, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. matai

    matai Member

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    So I'm looking at this gunbroker ad:

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    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=119428255


    and am wondering how this Golani compares to a standard <$1000 M4. I usually really like isreali stuff, so I'm interested and the price seems good. Just not sure if its worth spending the few hundred bucks for a M4. What do you all think??

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  2. nalioth

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    I suggest you use the search feature.

    If you're a gambler, go for it sight unseen.

    Hint: They're not Israeli any more.
     
  3. HorseSoldier

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    They're made by Century, who have a solid reputation for taking perfectly reliable military rifle designs and making them problematic civilian legal semis. (Including some problems with Golani that Nalioth's suggestion of a search will explain in pretty good detail.)

    I'd consider one I could look over. If I was ordering sight-unseen, I'd be prepared to get it to the range the day it arrived, and start melting phone lines calling Century if it had issues.
     
  4. hawmanai

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    google century golani

    I got one this summer from J&G, had a problem, but I like it.

    When I first got it, it would jam occasionally. When stripping the round from the magazine, the bullet tip would stop on the barrel breechface. A little work on the magazine feed lips so the bullet would sit higher helped.

    It now feeds reliably, there are still marks on the breechface where it hits and I think a small feed ramp might help more. (Noticed my AR also slightly damages the tip on soft points while feeding from the magazine.)

    Overall I like the gun, fun to shoot, folding stock is handy, just be ready to ship it back or do some work on it.
     
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    I've always thought they were neat, they are like an AR and AK hybrid. They have neat little features like a wire cutter in the bipod hinge and a bottle opener on the bottom of the front grip.
     
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    I have read more bad reviews of this rifle than good. I wouldn't buy one..........:rolleyes:
     
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    I really wish these had better reviews. They're such a sweet looking rifle. I'd love to have one but I hear too much bad stuff about the CAI builds.
     
  8. PERRK

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    Not recommended due to personal experience as a former owner. Like the others said, it is an "interpretive" recreation of the Galil made poorly.
     
  9. nalioth

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    Yes, it is very sad that the ball was dropped on this project.
     
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    I bought one a little over a year ago. I must have got lucky it has been a great rifle, no problems at all. I must confess if I had read all the horror stories before hand I probable would have passed.

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  12. salvo

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    I bought one a little over a year ago. I must have got lucky it has been a great rifle, no problems at all. I must confess if I had read all the horror stories before hand I probable would have passed.

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    I bought one a little over a year ago. I must have got lucky it has been a great rifle, no problems at all. I must confess if I had read all the horror stories before hand I probable would have passed.
     
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