Picked up a new PTR-91 GI mid month and here is my report.
I purchased from Atlantic arms, good service and quick. Got my rifle not 4 days after order went out. Cleaned it, checked bolt gap and out of the box it sat at .036" iirc.
Took it out and ran about 60 rounds through it with only 1 problem that was ammo related and I'll get to that in a bit. When I had picked up this rifle I just got done shooting 1000 yard matches up at Camp Perry for nationals. So shooting at 50 and 100 yards was nothing, The gun is accurate, every 2 and 3 shot group was 1 MOA or better off the bags. I've gone back and forth on what MBR to get as my SHTF rifle to cap off the other "carbine" types I own. Lets face it .308 rules, I've never seen a training video where they are doing double and triple taps with a .308 like they do with .223. .30 cal is just a show stopper. But its not good for street fighting and long gun fights which is why the military prefers the smaller more compact 5.56. ANYWAYS
I was torn between a M1A and a HK clone, I went the route of the PTR-91 GI because of some overall things I believe in as an accomplished rifleman and over all competitive shooter.
#1 No small parts!...I can field strip the PTR-91 in 5 seconds and so could my mother and so long as you put the cross pins in the stock like you should you wont loose any parts. M1A does not have that going for it at ALL.
#2 reliability....I know PTR had some problems with the GI from the start and only time will prove that this is as good as a HK, I'll have spare parts around anyways but I think this thing will outlast AK's even.
#3 Cheap mags...50 mags for this thing cost the same as 1 or 2 US made M1A magazines.
#4 ammo, I fed this rifle some really bottom of the barrel surplus ammo I had around. I mean stuff that looked like it rolled around in a truck bed for 10 years. All factory or military stuff, I had 1 blown primer/split case/stuck case because the bullet may have gotten shoved back into the case due to a weak neck. Got the case out. checked everything and ran a full magazine through it no problem.
If you are sitting on the fence about getting one I wouldn't wait much longer, prices are good, ammo is out there if nothing else buy the magazines NOW and get the rifle in another month. The only things I don't like is the lack of the paddle magazine release and the windage screw walking out all the time on the sight. Now to buy a port buffer, make up a 2 point tactical sling and do some hard training with it so it can earn its spot in the ready rack next to the others.