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Posted: 5/28/2003 3:31:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 4:36:38 PM EDT by eno45]
1.)For 465$ shipped is the Century ARMs worth it for a range rifle or are they just crap and not worth touching with a ten foot poll?

Century G3 (RI1095x) for 449$.
PROS
- I like the overall look
- Price
- 308

CONS
- Heard they are garbage
- Would not be able to use my 465$ rifle for the limited shooting I do.

I go shooting about every other month to sometimes 3 or 4 months. I like guns but do not spend all my free time with them. When I go shooting I usually shoot less than 300 rounds and then clean the guns to the best of my ablity. It does not need to be a gun that I can bury in the dirt but one that will work as long as I take care of it.

I just finished my Bushy and I wasn't planning on spending the 1850$ that it ended up costing but I am happy with it. I originally was planning on picking up a all black Ak-103 but I ended up picking up the Ar15 instead.
So now that I am finished with all the add ons for it I want to have a 2nd rifle and saw G3's for 449$. Now I have seen some people that are happy with them for the price and others who are all out saying stay away. Now I am not looking to go to battle with it or any of my guns, I mainly use them for fun at the range but at the same time I appriciete quality hardware. I will get a AK some day or maybe even now but I don't want a comparison between the two just if the Century G3 is worth it for what I use my guns for.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 3:33:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 3:34:16 PM EDT by eno45]
http://www.gunsnstuff.net/p/025f.html

This is where I saw them for sale. Is it worth it?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 3:42:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 3:44:31 PM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]

Originally Posted By eno45:
http://www.gunsnstuff.net/p/025f.html

This is where I saw them for sale. Is it worth it?



www.gunsnstuff.net/p/025f.html

The Century G3's are good guns. Much Much better that the CETME's and you can buy Real HK 20 round mags for the G3 at about $4 each.
The price these guys are selling them is really good too.

The recoil is pretty low like the CETME
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:06:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 5:07:14 PM EDT by TREETOP]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:07:36 PM EDT
Treetop, check out gunguide.com. Falcon Ind. has the navy grip for 25.00. I got mine last week. Fits and looks great. On the Century G3 , check the extractor spring and make sure the ejector fills the slot in the bolt. I had to replace both on mine and no it is very reliable.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:45:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:49:48 PM EDT
Treetop how much did your G3 run you? Did it look good being that is was used? If I get a bad apple of a G3 how much money would I need to drop into it have it dialed in?(on average)
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:06:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:25:03 PM EDT
I had trouble with the mag release on mine. The first time I shot it it would knock the mag out of the well with every shot. I talked to Century Arms about it and decided I didn't want to go that route. I ended up taking a hammer and punch to it and now it works fine. I found a new bolt and carrier on Ebay for $65 and replaced the ugly one it came with. The trigger is fairly easy to work with and I got the pull down to 6lbs.

Now the gun works great. No malfunctions since I worked the mag release. Plenty accurate, doesn't kick all that much either (for a .308). With a wide forearm it's a nice looking rifle.

I would definitely recommend it. It's been fun.
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