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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 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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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 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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