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Since they have "Manned up" and left the "Soviet Socialist Republic of the Northeast" and none of my money will go towards supporting illegitimate anti freedom governments and I can't get an affordable HK-91, I will now consider the American made version of that gun. But first I must ask....................Do they have the "grooved" chamber of the original HK-91?
 

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Yes, they have a fluted chamber. It is critical to the design. Early PTR's had insufficient fluting and some would not work reliably with all ammo. Mine is from this serial number range, but she has digested Wolf, Prvi, Lake City, and reloads with no hiccups whatsoever.

At 200m, I don't think I've ever missed anything with her, either. She's a keeper.
 

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Apparently the new ones have the correct number of flutes: 12. I have one of the PTR91s with the Thompson target barrel and it did not have the correct number of flutes. It was designed to only take one shot at a time. It was very unreliable when trying to shoot in semi-auto mode. It would always jam up. I did not want to have a rifle that shoots only one round at a time and could only use certain types of ammo. I had two choices: sell it or fix it. I decided to fix it. I was able to get an original German HK91 barrel, brand new. I had it rebarreled at Belt Fed Precision in Riverside, CA. They did a great job. Now it shoots like a proper HK91 and takes all comers when it comes to ammo. Will eat anything.
 

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True I owned a really nice jld ptr 91. It's down side it the okward charging handle and lack of a last shot bolt hold open device.make sure you get the GI model as all the other models have a ridiculous bull barrel that someone in product development thought was a good idea, makes the gun feel like a freaking Sledg hammer. The GI model while it usually sports replaceable puke green furniture has the standard barrel wich is a must for a battle rifle unless your. Bench only guy. That stupid bull barrel was the reason I sold my ptr. The damn think felt a 1919 it was so heavy. They are the best bang for your buck this day in age for a quality battle rifle and I've been considering getting mother one. Now if only the could make a quality mp5 clone at the same price point as ther is a serious drought on affordable mp5 clones which are often over 2 times the price of a ptr which makes no sense. I know ptr bought the tooling for the g3 rifle along time ago from Portuguese or something like that but it's time they exend their product line
 

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Was reading about the S.C. commemorative they are coming out with (They are REALLY happy in their new home as we are to have them), and saw mention of a Version 2, which is chambered for 7.62x39 and uses standard AK magazines.

Sounds like it should be more accurate than even my Bulgarian SLR-95 and easier to find than the CZ527.

Got my attention.

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Ordered a PTR91A3R from Atlantic Firearms. I like the solid wide handguard, black furniture, and the welded on Picatinny rail. In other words it's a G.I model with the later model handguard and black furniture, instead of that vented atrocity of a forestock they normally put on them.

I understand it's advisable to get a trigger work and a "new model buffer assembly"?
 
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