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I have been thinking about buying one of these( PTR 91) and have conducted a search on this forum ( and others) for info. Most of what I have found has been somewhat limited and some have just slipped off topic. So getting to the point, dose any one own one of these. How is Ptr's customer service? Also on a scale of 1-10 how much fun are they to shoot? I have no real reason for buying one of these other than it will probably be my last FunGun that I buy if that pesky AWB comes back and I would really like something in the .308 EBR category. Any help in this matter would be greatly appriciated. Thank you all in advance.
 

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Personally I like the FAL better, then again I could be called a FAL fan-boy. Before I got my FAL I did research on the PTR, they appear to be solid rifles. They will never break, and they always work. From what Boston ( Bostons gun bible) said, they are the Glock of battle rifles.
 

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I have one (PTR91k); they're good rifles.

They seem to recoil a little less than the HK91 that they're based off of--then again, most of my HK91 experience was behind an A3 "meatgrinder" collapsible--and even with my 16" barrel, I can easily keep rounds in the A & B zone of a 200 yard sihouette using the iron sights. Even with the current hysteria, surplus G3 mags are still fairly cheap (>$10 each, at least at the gunshow I was at last weekend).

I haven't had any issues with my PTR, so I can't relate any positive or negative customer service experiences.

Also, with AK and AR prices skyrocketing, the PTR's seem to be fairly stable--there were a couple of standard 20" PTR91Fw/the aluminum forend going for about $1200, which is about what I paid for my 91k last January.

I'd say get one whilst the gettin' is good.
 

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I don't have a JLD PTR91, but I've handled one, and I own a HK-91.The PTRs I've handled felt like quality pieces. As far as how that type of rifle shoots, they are fun. If you have any questions, check out the HK section of www.AR15.com. The HK section is under the armory subsection.
 

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I had one and regret getting rid of it. I plan to pick one up again someday.

To me they are just as good as G3's (HK91)

That PTR barrel is way heavy. I would go 16" barrel over 18" to save weight. I know 2" is not much weight savings but it is all front heavy weight so it will be noticeable and make the weapon handier.

They are built like tanks and have AK like reliability. But they shoot very dirty, just as dirty as an AR.

The kick on them are harsher than any 308 out there.

They have the coolest iron sites.

I prefer the FAL, AR10, and M1A over the PTR, but everyone should have all 4.
 

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From all I've heard, they're very good rifles.

I know they're made on old H&K-licensed machines, and I believe that the barrels are made by thompson/center. Only thing keeping me from running out and buying one is the fluted chamber (since I reload)

Oh yeah, and theyre great for clearing the next three spots to the right down the firing line... those things spit brass like mad
 

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Oh yeah, and theyre great for clearing the next three spots to the right down the firing line... those things spit brass like mad
Yes they throw brass harder than Roger Clemons, however mine spits forward, so I've never caught anyone. ;)

I've had my standard model JLD PTR91 for 3 years and love it. The older ones like mine have "cheap" feeling furniture, but it holds up fine. The new ones come with a much better handguard.

As far as felt recoil, although it will leave checkered bruising on your shoulder if you put enough rounds through, I don't know as I'd say the kick was worse than other .308's. However My father said it does kick harder than he remembered the G3s he shot while stationed in Germany. I hate to pass along second hand information but I do trust that particular source. I've also heard of guys getting buffers from PSG1s to soften it up a bit.

During the first 200 rds I stupidly put some very dirty surplus through with out even looking at the casings, and did have about 5 FTFeeds. I've not had an issue since, even with other surplus. :arrow:I blame it on very dirty brass, and my failure to notice the brass in my excitement of firing my new gun. (also on the negative side, there is less aftermarket support for it than you find for ARs and AKs, however if PTR continues to sell well that issue may be remedied)

All and all it's fun to shoot, and I trust it to do what I need it to.:-D
 

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check out this website, i am currently building a g3 kit i purchased a few years ago, got my receiver like 3 weeks ago. just waiting on compliance parts and then the fun part of tig welding it together. here she is. modded the trigger pack to semi auto. it is a ptr 91 receiver
 

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Thank you again everybody. I am thinking I am definitly going to get one of these all depending on availablity of course. I would not object to seeing more pics of your PTR 91's and G3\HK91 and CETME's if you guys have some. I just want to see your set ups and well I just love gun porn. :pThank you again.
 

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its unfinished in the white. on the website it was finished black but i got it like this in the mail. im gonna refinish it in green or wolf grey when i finish. the rifle is still in the process of assembly.
 

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PTR91s are from what I have heard the best cetme/hk style rifle you can buy. A bit expensive compared to a cetme but well worth it when compared to the quality of the CETME.
 

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Thank you again everybody. I am thinking I am definitly going to get one of these all depending on availablity of course. I would not object to seeing more pics of your PTR 91's and G3\HK91 and CETME's if you guys have some. I just want to see your set ups and well I just love gun porn. :pThank you again.
I'll be glad to do that for ya! Here is my IB date coded (1981) HK 91:







 

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I've heard from gun shop experts that the PTRs are very impressive rifles and match up pretty well with the H&Ks in both manufacture and performance.
I personally don't like the feel of the delayed roller lock mechanism, but you'll have to shoot one for yourself to know what I mean. The prices and availability is probably out of sight right now. Sorry to say, but it should have been bought a few years back :-(
Obama/Obiden won't be of much help :rolleyes:
 

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Do the PTRs accept the HK style sliding stock? I saw some with folders and an M4 type butt.
 

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yes. the only rifle that will accept the stock with some minor fitting is the CETME, HK stocks will fit HK rifles. I was reading last night that PTR is heating up the trunion too much and causing it to get too soft. after a few hundred rounds the bolt gap will almost dissapear. this is not good with roller locked delayed blowback rifles. hobo how does the delayed mechanism feel when shooting it?
 

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hobo how does the delayed mechanism feel when shooting it?
It's been well over 25 years since I fired my friend's dad's HK-91, but I remember this weird sensation of a pause in the mechanism that I didn't like. Hard to describe, but something like a 1/4 second delay in cycling the action. My friends didn't feel it, but I still remember it to this day.
 
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