G3A3?

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  1. ami4041

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    What do you guys think of the G3A3? Seems to be a fine rifle for long range sharpshooting without going to realms covered by snipers. Only minus I can think of would be bulk, it's rather larger and bulkier than something like an M416...
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    Well the G3A3 is larger than the HK416 and it has been around since the 1950's. It is supposed to be cheaper than the FN FAL by Belgium. The HK416 is like a more reliable M16/M4 assault rifle that can shoot under water which is pretty cool. I believe since it is HK it would be expensive to buy. I don't know what place would have both guns cheap. I think that you can Google the price to see which is good for you.
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    The G3A3 is a proven design and chambered for a hard hitting round (7.62mm NATO). They aren't widely available in the States any more due to, iirc, the Bush the Elder's import ban.

    One derivative that is available here and, imho, is a real deal is the PTR-91F. Its a semi-auto-only version of the G3. Prices aren't bad and milsurp magazines are widely available.
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    How much does it cost to get a PTR-91F? G3 is not a bad looking gun which I would buy it if I had the opportunity.
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    I consistently see them at sub-grand levels. Atlantic, for example, has them for $899-1,069.00, depending on the variant you want. I've seen the magazines as low as $4 a pop which is astounding for a centerfire system.
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    That does not sound like a bad deal $899-$1069 a PTR-91F. If the magazines cost much then I could get four of them easily.
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    Indeed. When compared to, say, M1A/M14 magazines that are running close to $30 a pop for 20-rounders, its not bad.
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    From the sounds of that I would go with buying the PTR-91F vs the M1A due to affordable prices. I cannot have the twenty round magazines since I live California bummer since they hate high cap magazines. :(
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    Gah. Indeed, California has some insanely wacky laws concerning guns in general and self-loaders specifically. I used to live there years ago before it got really obnoxious, but the last few years have not been pleasant for California gun owners.
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    No it has not been great for California gun owners. I cannot walk down the street with a handgun even if I had a permit because the bystanders would get nervous. The cops in California are also complete *******s about CCW as well.

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