Hey guys. I was at Academy today and saw a Century C308/black not the wood package for $579. Who has one of these?Can you give me a quick review. How does it shoot, what parts are interchangeable with HK, is it worth the price for a shooter. Your thoughts. All info is appreciated. Don’t own any century products. I have HK’s , mke’s And other clones.
It’s based on cetme, but it seems to be a working rifle. Only reason I don’t like the C308 is because the iron sight, I prefer HK diopter sight more.
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I got into a decent one that ran fine, but the lack of parts compatibility got annoying so I turned it around and got a PTR-91.
I had one. Knew it would be made with used parts but that didn't bother me. It shot just fine. What did bother me was that the Century picture showed an HK rotating diopter rear sight but what I got was a rusting pos non-adjustable leaf sight that shot 4" off center at 2 o'clock at 25 yards. I can't deal with that sort of thing so sold it for a small profit and bought a PTR 91R and have never regretted it. I think it has a better finish than the older HK 91's at what... half the price or so?
George from Alaska
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I have one, has around 500rnds through it. Haven't had an issue so far.
As far as everyone saying buy a PTR instead. PTR makes the C308s. It's a PTR barrel, a PTR receiver, PTR housing and powder coated by PTR. Warranty work is also through PTR and not century. I'm sure that's just all coincidence though.
"Buy once, cry once."
"Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten."
"I don't make enough money to buy cheap sh*t"
Things to remember when considering Century Arms products.
YMMV, of course.
Have a friend that has a C308, while I have the PTR. I'm not saying the C308 shot bad, just don't like the rear sight. But after he put a red dot optic on it the groups improved greatly. Still I'm rather attached to my PTR.