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    Getting a New Rifle Tomorrow!

    A year and 1/2 ago I bought a Century Arms C308 from an online retailer, on sale, for 599.99. At the time I really didn't know very much about PTR rifles; and, IIRC, the cheapest one I could find was $900.00 anyway. Back then I was still in the process of paying off major medical debt and I couldn't justify the additional $300.00.

    Well, I finished paying off the debt in January. So, with one recurring issue (being hard to charge) becoming more frequent, and one new issue (guide rod bushing binding on the inside of bolt carrier) refusing to stay repaired, I had my excuse to buy a new rifle.

    Tomorrow morning I'm going to a nearby FFL and go over this rifle (see photo below) with a fine-toothed comb. It is factory new condition, and if it checks out, I'm buying it for $775.00. This evening I found the same rifle on the Atlantic Firearms website on sale for $899.00 (regular $925.00), so I'm very pleased with the price.

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    PTR 91, GI model - "Triple B"; Chinese Type 56 SKS - "The Snow Leopard"

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    Sweet! That looks like a nice PTR91 GI. Congrats

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    Very nice, nice price too! And it's in green as well.

    I have compared my PTR next to a C308. The fit and finish/quality of workmanship is way better on my PTR.
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    I Got It!

    I met with the seller this morning and did the deal. Turns out he bought the rifle on sale a few months earlier off of the Atlantic Firearms website for $899.00 (see my initial post). The seller is a collector and he never even fired the weapon; he just decided that he really didn't need/want it anymore.
    PTR 91, GI model - "Triple B"; Chinese Type 56 SKS - "The Snow Leopard"

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    Congrats that is awesome! You got a brand new PTR for an excellent price. Very nice rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great 308 View Post
    Congrats that is awesome! You got a brand new PTR for an excellent price. Very nice rifle.
    Thanks!
    PTR 91, GI model - "Triple B"; Chinese Type 56 SKS - "The Snow Leopard"

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    Awesome! Semi 308 that's some real firepower.

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    Congrats. I believe you will like it much better than your C308. Let us know how it does at the range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz63 View Post
    .... Let us know how it does at the range.
    Oh, don't worry about that. Haven't you seen my posts? I'm a range report junkie.
    Hopefully I'll be out there on Friday breaking in the barrel according to the owner's manual.
    PTR 91, GI model - "Triple B"; Chinese Type 56 SKS - "The Snow Leopard"

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    Well, I've got her all cleaned, and oiled, and ready for the range. I've also swapped over my HK 21 butt pad from my old rifle. I still need to put my leather sling on, and come up with a name. Also, I'm looking for opinions:

    Use the regular hand guard;


    or the rjinga custom hand guard with real vent holes.
    PTR 91, GI model - "Triple B"; Chinese Type 56 SKS - "The Snow Leopard"

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