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Posted: 9/28/2001 7:29:25 PM EDT
Seeking G3 purchasing advice? I have a FMP receiver and an H&K parts kit. Jim G. will put it together this winter for me. This is going to be my “good gun”. I also have a HK contact rifle, made in Portugal and stamped as such (along with import stamp) which I bought from SOG. This is going to be my “range gun”. Now the question is do I need another G3? Or should I buy another rifle altogether? And if yes, should I buy a CETME (with stainless steel receiver) or a Springfield SAR-8 (with aluminum receiver)? The SAR-8 cost double than the CETME costs. What do you suggest? Please respond in detail. Thank you, Regards, FRIZ
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:26:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FRIZ: I also have a HK contact rifle, made in Portugal and stamped as such (along with import stamp) which I bought from SOG. This is going to be my “range gun”. FRIZ
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Hate to burst your bubble kid, but the only thing MADE IN PORTUGAL on your SOG guns is the receiver. The rest is a crap kit built at Century Arms. Your FMP receiver was ALSO made in Portugal but you did it the right way with a REAL H&K kit, hopefully NEW, built by Jim who is the best in the business. SOG really bothered me with their BLATANT misleading advertising on that gun and it is really a pice of crap. Maybe half a step above the other Century Arms G3s that suck. If you are lucky you have a decent bore and internals and it will shoot straight. This is ONLY a beater gun. But since you have a REAL ONe, I would suggest moving onto a FAL. I'm assuming you already have an AR.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:31:15 PM EDT
Second the FAL. DSA's are great, especially their Stg-58 "kit guns". Or, you could go straight for an FNC. AFARR
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:38:54 PM EDT
I purchased an SA SAR-8 2 yrs. ago. Had a failure to cycle problem that I corrected myself- the extractor spring was too stiff and the rollers wouldn't move from the bolt. Should have sent it back and bitched but I like to repair things. Anyway it shoots well. Have a 6x24x50 scope and shoot 1 hole groups at 100M. even w/the horrible trigger pull- am going to get that remedied by Wilsons
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:45:37 PM EDT
Gentlemen: Thank you for your advice. I have already a DSA Stg-58 "kit guns". Regards, FRIZ
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:50:55 PM EDT
Assuming you already have a AR15 and AK47(74 is better), put the money into ammo, extra mags and accessories. There is a storm on the horizon. If you must purchase another gun and the other bases are covered I would go with a M1A next.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:34:39 PM EDT
The only G3 advice I can give is buy a G3 and a CETME or else the G3 will be sad and alone.
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