No, you don't. Look at my picture, the SC has the rail built on the receiver from the factory. Also, I do have them both for comparison...the ergonomics of the PTR and AR10 are far more similar than people realize.Weight shouldn't really matter. If you're getting a .308 rifle you can expect it to be significantly heavier than your carbine. The AR-10 from Armalite would be easier to mount optics on as they have the rail on the upper receiver (another plus). You'd have to purchase an aftermarket rail to mount optics on the PTR.
Based on these factors I'd pick the AR-10.
Touche. I still think I would prefer the charging handle at the rear of the reciever vice the forward charging handle of the PTR. Also, what about price?No, you don't. Look at my picture, the SC has the rail built on the receiver from the factory. Also, I do have them both for comparison...the ergonomics of the PTR and AR10 are far more similar than people realize.
I won my SC NIB from PTR's dist. in connecticut...Touche. I still think I would prefer the charging handle at the rear of the reciever vice the forward charging handle of the PTR. Also, what about price?
PTR mags are under $2.00...I bought up several cases of them at $0.97 not so far in the past. All milsurp, most were like new, out of about 200 mags, only a few were beaten to ****, I just ditched the mags and saved the follower and spring...My understanding of the two so far.
PTR is about a 2 lbs. heavier.
Again, price is essentially the same after kitting out with a couple of more mags, scope, etc.
Mag price beyond 2-3 might begin to be a factor as the PTR mags appear to be less than half the cost of the Armalite models UNLESS I am missing an aftermarket supply source.
If I ever have to use them in anger, that's certainly how they'll be used, unless the whole red army is charging my farm, then I might consider leaving...My expectation is to be primarily in a defensive, laid-up role.
I'm not sure what's going on in that guy's rifle, but all three of mine have no problem with everything I've fed them, and odly, everything HE fed them. The only problems I've had is with indian/türk surplus and WQ3130. Like I said earlier, nothings perfect, and I know the other platforms have some ammo issues as well.I've heard that the PTR's are picky when it comes to ammo. They are designed to shoot civilian .308 ammo not 7.62 surplus. Have you found that to be the case with your PTR? This guy looks to have the same rifle as your first post. He talks about some of the ammo sensitivity issues his PTR had.
Yea, I don't recommend the CETME, nor dumping $500 in it... We've both been over this, so to each his own...Because the PSL is a DMR rifle and not a MBR.... That'd be my reasoning.
I have a Cetme and have thrown almost another $400-$500 into it. Trigger job, HK drum rear sight, HK furnature, new HK rollers... I'm happy with it, shoots nice. I got lucky, others have not been lucky.