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View Poll Results: Is a Century Arms G3 clone good?
Complete junk 7 21.21%
Some are good, some not so good 15 45.45%
It's a fair price for this gun 7 21.21%
A bargain 3 9.09%
Excellent gun 2 6.06%
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:46 PM
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Okay, here I go again, buying more stuff...A friend is thinking about selling his H&K G3 clone made by Century Arms for $350. I have no experience with this rifle, but a serious "military gun guru" friend says he shot this one at 1.5 MOA (sandbagged) and is exactly the same as a PTR91. I wasn't really in the market for another MBR in ANOTHER platform, but it sounds like a good deal. Does anyone have experience with a Century Arms G3/H&K 91 clone?
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It's a steal for that price!! The PTR-91 is built to the German H&K specs. There is a report in one of the tactical gun magazines this month. I don't remember the name of the magazine. It is well worth the money.
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What about a Century Arms model?
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JUNK!

A friend of mine (ex-LEO) just purchased one last year, and the thing was a total piece of junk.

I wouldn't buy one of those things no matter what the price was.

Take your money and buy more ammo.....
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Okay, here I go again, buying more stuff...A friend is thinking about selling his H&K G3 clone made by Century Arms for $350. I have no experience with this rifle, but a serious "military gun guru" friend says he shot this one at 1.5 MOA (sandbagged) and is exactly the same as a PTR91. I wasn't really in the market for another MBR in ANOTHER platform, but it sounds like a good deal. Does anyone have experience with a Century Arms G3/H&K 91 clone?
I would shoot the gun and then see if it functions like it should.
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used to have a pair of them. one would shoot 1.5inch with handloads. the other 2inch. cheap aluminum HK mags worked well. if i had a problem it was always the magazine so i would just toss it and get another one for 99cents. i voted some are good some are bad, but the 2 i owned were excellent.
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If I remember correctly some of the biulds had head space or more correctly bolt face space problems. If you don't know HK's design steer clear or take it to a smith.
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Friends don't let friends buy Century
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I have owned my CETME for over 10 years, no major problem. A friend had one and the head spacing was out, worthless as could be. If you have the time and a little money, they are easy to make into a good MBR. my only complaint is the fluting of the brass that is thrown 30 feet down range. I have tried mil spec, home loads and factory ammo, all without problem. I will admit that I have changed the recoil assembly and put a new stock on it. I also own a G3 and when firing the two, only real difference is the sights. all the parts change out easy enough.
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you just cant beat .99 magazines
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For that price it's worth taking a chance, but if they really are a friend, it either works or it doesn't. For the price it might be worth getting and fixing.
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awesome price- buy it! as stated earlier- .99 magazines- and they are 1 of the big problems- if it doesnt like the mag- throw it away and use a different one- also- the big one here is that most people run 308 in this rifle- it is a 7.62 x 51 rifle- the necking is different, and this can cause a problem- some it doesnt matter and some it does- you can adjust the headspacing in this rifle fairly easily- and it can be very reliable. it does throw brass 20 feet ahead of you- and you cant baby it- no easing the charging handle around- rack it back, lock it- and slap it closed to engage it- this is an easy rifle for a beginner gunsmith to get running flawlessly- they dont hiccup- if it has any bugs- they can be worked out with a little love and 100 rounds- then it is a reliable battle rifle- J
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Okay, here I go again, buying more stuff...A friend is thinking about selling his H&K G3 clone made by Century Arms for $350. I have no experience with this rifle, but a serious "military gun guru" friend says he shot this one at 1.5 MOA (sandbagged) and is exactly the same as a PTR91. I wasn't really in the market for another MBR in ANOTHER platform, but it sounds like a good deal. Does anyone have experience with a Century Arms G3/H&K 91 clone?
Since the rifle is owned by a freind of yours....will he/she let you put some rds downrange with it prior to pulling the wallet out first? Might be a good way for you to evaluate the exact rifle in question for yourself I would think.

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Try it and see....
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Thanks, gonna try and setup a range date with his different days off, we both have family, etc.
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Okay, here I go again, buying more stuff...A friend is thinking about selling his H&K G3 clone made by Century Arms for $350. I have no experience with this rifle, but a serious "military gun guru" friend says he shot this one at 1.5 MOA (sandbagged) and is exactly the same as a PTR91. I wasn't really in the market for another MBR in ANOTHER platform, but it sounds like a good deal. Does anyone have experience with a Century Arms G3/H&K 91 clone?

If you don't buy it for that price, I'll give him $400 to sell it to me and ship it to my local FFL.
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