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).
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!