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.308 7.62 x 51 CAI Century Arms CETME G3 HK NATO rifle

CETME (G3) Long Gun?

Someone posted on a Facebook group a new acquisition of his:  a CETME .308 made by Century Arms International.  Apparently, it’s essentially an HK G3 (the HK G3 is actually a clone of the original Spanish-made CETME .308 rifle).

This is news to me, as I thought these guns were expensive, yet CAI-made versions can be had for around $600-800.  Original Spanish-made CETME .308s apparently can’t accept full-power NATO .308 rounds, but CAI versions can.

I just might add this rifle to my wish list.  I’d want one with wooden furniture and several mags (although I might be able to get decently priced mags from CAI).  A rail and/or scope might be nice, as well, but I’d be just as happy without either of those.  I’d have to research ammo prices for 7.62 x 51 NATO and research YouTube videos for any potential issues/gotchas.

This is the first long gun I’ve been thoroughly attracted to (minus an M4).

Beautiful wood on this CETME!
Check out the collapsible stock!


UPDATE:

A quick check shows that I can get 240 rounds of 146-grain 7.62 x 51 for $139 from J&G.

20-round mags can also be had for less than $7 (!!)

This example of CETME looks like a good purchase candidate!