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what kind of accuracy are you guys getting from the PTR32?

...and with what ammo?

any of you use golden tiger?

...and give range/distance,position and if using a bipod.

this is x39.

i need honest,realistic answer,thanks.
 

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lol,..ok Obiefox,i should have worded differently or whatever. so,what kind of groups do you get from yours? you think GT will give problems considering the whole "flutes fiasco"? the tapering on the x39 case is different from the x51 though. i'm not sure what to think. that's the ammo i would use,so if it doesn't work with that it's a no-go.

oh,and thanks for the welcome. honestly :).
 

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I just got a PTR 32. I have had it to the range once. I only put 20 rounds of Tula through it. I was shooting at a 50 yard target. The rifle seems fairly accurate. I had no ftfs or ftes. I measured the bolt gap before I went out. It was 013. I just added a 4x scope to it that I will sight in on Sunday. I have some handloads and some yugo that I will try out Sunday. I wish there were a larger selection of bullets available for 7.62x39.

I'm hoping the rifle does 1-1/12 MOA.

Someone that has theirs longer may be able to give you a better idea on accuracy.
 

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thanks Frankl03,i appreciate that. i look forward to any report you wish to give from your next shoot. that it shoots good with tula,is a good sign.
 

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I had a PTR 32 PDW. It would not run well with the Yugo ammo, as I think that ammo is underpowered. Ejection was anemic at best.

The gun ran well with Wolf and it ran even better after I switched to a #15 LP.

This is as honest and realistic as I can be. :)
 

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I will know better tomorrow. I have a mag loaded with it (Yugo). As I mentioned earlier I have some handloads to shoot as well as some Tula. I will give a range report tomorrow.
 

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I had a PTR 32 PDW. It would not run well with the Yugo ammo, as I think that ammo is underpowered. Ejection was anemic at best.

The gun ran well with Wolf and it ran even better after I switched to a #15 LP.

This is as honest and realistic as I can be. :)
yugo surplus,brass case,123gr? that's interesting Obiefox. that's one of the better,more accurate foreign surplus x39 out there. it's always functioned well in my AKs and usually gives a bit tighter groups than wolf too. i can't say i've ever found it underpowered but then it can range from 70's to 90's date manufactured if that makes a difference. thanks.

i keep reading about the #15 LP,i'll have to keep that in mind. this piece(LP) has a direct correlation between powder charge and roller efficiency,right? can you explain further? thanks.
 

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i keep reading about the #15 LP,i'll have to keep that in mind. this piece(LP) has a direct correlation between powder charge and roller efficiency,right? can you explain further? thanks.
The different locking pieces have different angles and effect the timming of the action. The proper locking piece is needed for different calibers, barrel twists and lengths.

Here is a link to a very detailed explanation of the DRB action,

Delayed Roller Blowback - Understanding Actions, Gap and Ammo
Delayed Roller Blowback - Understanding Actions, Gap and Ammo
 

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My 32 is very accurate 1 to 2 moa @100 yds with cheap Russian ammo. I don't run the Yugo stuff because its corrosive and a pain to clean in a blowback Rifle, that being said I do use it in my AK's. (what is wrong with the LP that PTR uses in these rifles anyway?) my Rifle works just fine with the original (factory) LP.

HDH.
 

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yugo surplus,brass case,123gr? that's interesting Obiefox. that's one of the better,more accurate foreign surplus x39 out there. it's always functioned well in my AKs and usually gives a bit tighter groups than wolf too. i can't say i've ever found it underpowered but then it can range from 70's to 90's date manufactured if that makes a difference. thanks.

i keep reading about the #15 LP,i'll have to keep that in mind. this piece(LP) has a direct correlation between powder charge and roller efficiency,right? can you explain further? thanks.
The yugo AK ammo is fine for an AK, but the roller delayed blowback takes much more of an initial impulse to unlock and function properly.
 

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I had the 32 out to the range today. This is the just the second time out. First time out fired 20 rounds Tula with no problems. I did not clean the rifle after. Today I started with a Mag of Yugo, first three rounds fine. Then choke city. Every round stove pipes and failure to extract which caused double feeds. I didn't get through the whole mag. 2nd mag handloads (27 gr Rel 7 with 125 gr SPs) same result stove pipes and failure to extract. Called it a day!
I cleaned the rifle after I got home, very dirty more patches then I have ever used to clean the bore. Bolt and carrier also very dirty. I cleaned it and lubed it well. Will try handloads again next trip. I also have another recipe for next batch of handloads. I will not use the Yugo again.

I will report after next range trip.
 

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well,it certainly seems more ammo finicky than most AKs,although on average it seems to reduce group size by about 2/3. the question is,what's better,good practical accuracy and excellent reliability with just about any type ammo or,excellent accuracy but being selective with ammo used and possibly not being able to shoot what you'd prefer to stock up on,not to mention there are certain types of AK based guns that also give greater accuracy than your average AK but still extremely reliable with almost any ammo.

i'm still wondering how the PTR32 would do with lacquered russian ammo,which golden tiger is. i'm thinking the precise/tight chamber may give problems. perhaps i need to reevaluate what direction to go. i don't want a safe-queen or something that tells me what it needs to feed instead of feeding it what i want. maybe PTR should consider a GI version 32.
 

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I had the 32 out to the range today. This is the just the second time out. First time out fired 20 rounds Tula with no problems. I did not clean the rifle after. Today I started with a Mag of Yugo, first three rounds fine. Then choke city. Every round stove pipes and failure to extract which caused double feeds. I didn't get through the whole mag. 2nd mag handloads (27 gr Rel 7 with 125 gr SPs) same result stove pipes and failure to extract. Called it a day!
I cleaned the rifle after I got home, very dirty more patches then I have ever used to clean the bore. Bolt and carrier also very dirty. I cleaned it and lubed it well. Will try handloads again next trip. I also have another recipe for next batch of handloads. I will not use the Yugo again.

I will report after next range trip.
Next time you shoot corrosive try the initial hot water and hand dish detergent cleaning method, it works wonders. I bring a thermos full of it to the range along with a can of spray penetrant like WD40 to follow up till I get home
 

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well,it certainly seems more ammo finicky than most AKs,although on average it seems to reduce group size by about 2/3. the question is,what's better,good practical accuracy and excellent reliability with just about any type ammo or,excellent accuracy but being selective with ammo used and possibly not being able to shoot what you'd prefer to stock up on,not to mention there are certain types of AK based guns that also give greater accuracy than your average AK but still extremely reliable with almost any ammo.

i'm still wondering how the PTR32 would do with lacquered russian ammo,which golden tiger is. i'm thinking the precise/tight chamber may give problems. perhaps i need to reevaluate what direction to go. i don't want a safe-queen or something that tells me what it needs to feed instead of feeding it what i want. maybe PTR should consider a GI version 32.
This is my reasoning not to buy a 32. I have 91 type and am getting ready for a 93 build but I am sticking with my AKs for the x 39 caliber
 

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Yes I used water with dish soap to clean the 32. It wasn't hot though. I have a spray bottle that I used to sprayed the bolt, carrier and the barrel. I hope it was enough. The PTR 32 does have less recoil (faster follow up etc) and I have a 308 AR that I really like.
 

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i had forgotten retrodog's initial report when he bought his,i just read it again and he used s&b,golden tiger and romanian hot shot and had no problems of any kind for about 200-300 rounds,..and a guy from atlanticfirearms(not sure if it was Blaine) put a mag's worth(not much though) of GT through it with no problems either.

..so it seems that GT should be ok. i have a ton of brand new bulgy steel mags(amonst others),the ones that aimsurplus used to sell,which i'd want to use. i'm thinking i my not even have to file these to work,i dunno,not sure.

the PTR32 is still calling me.
 

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Yes I used water with dish soap to clean the 32. It wasn't hot though. I have a spray bottle that I used to sprayed the bolt, carrier and the barrel. I hope it was enough.
Hot water is one of the requirements. In fact, hot water alone does a fairly good job to keep the crimson horde back. Now we're not talking hot out of the tap hot, rather boiling water hot. I've been known to boil the bolt carrier assembly for a bit before using a funnel to put the scalding water down the barrel. And do it over another pot to catch and re-use the water, over and over again. Running the bore brush through with the muzzle in the hot water sucks the hot, soapy water up into the barrel repeatedly. Corrosive ammo is just a bit more work, but well worth it economically. Do it right and have no reason to fear corrosive ammo. Your grandfathers or great grandfathers had no trouble doing this and those old WW1 and WW2 rifles look great in spite of all the corrosive ammo. All a matter of cleaning the firearms correctly.
 

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My God that sounds like a PITA..... I'll stick to the somewhat more expensive non-corrosive ammo. I can just see my wife glaring at me while I have disassembled gun parts in the kitchen sink or whatnot. Now if one could microwave them....

-hh
 
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