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Compared to the full length, how does the shorter barrel affect recoil etc. It's not a whole lot shorter, but for someone who's short like me (5'2" 135lb) a little length can change the way the rifle balances, or so it seems.

Accuracy will be impacted a little bit I'd imagine due to the shorter length thus the slight loss in velocity, but I can't imagine it being significant when target shooting out to 100m-300m

Anyone have some experience concerning the shorter version of the PTR? If I wanted to cut it down a little shorter, how would that affect the reliability of the rifle?
 

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I have 2 JLD91k,s that shoot much more accurate then standard profiled Hk thin barrels. The K,s don,t have anymore noticable recoil and are very accurate with the match grade heavier barrels,they don,t heat up as fast and groups don,t spread as much as standard G3 profiled barrels. There is not any loss in velocity and if there is;ITs VERY LITTLE. Like 1 or 200fps. Make sure you get a JLDenterprises 91k and not the PTR INC. built ones. PTR INC. ones may have shallow flutes depending on serial numbers. They also started using to many untested U.S, parts and have changed twist rate on some to 1:11 instead of the original 1:12. Try to get the Thompson center barreled ones from JLD, or the older wilson barreled 10 fluted chamber JLD built guns. I do not like the quality of the newer built PTR INC. rifles. Mine all have HK contract/HK parts and run flawless with surplus m-80 ball. Good luck
 

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So wait, don't buy the ones from PTR? I looked up JLD and apparently they're now known as PTR? I'm a little confused, how would I know which one is a JLD91K? Would I still be able to buy one of these rifles new or should I be hunting on Gunbroker for a used one?
 

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If I may ask TCR, do you know if they make wooden stocks for the shorter PTR91? I know there are after market wooden stocks for the full length PTR91' but it doesn't look like there are any carbine length stocks made of wood.

Also ty, I may contact you a bit later concerning the PTR91.
 

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If you can find a JPD PTR-91 grab it. It's a great rifle. I have an early one (sn# A18xx) and it's perfect. Great German made parts.

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I have a ptr kpf with paratrooper stock. it has shot everything I have put through it. It is quite accurate. Serial # AW68xx. I am changing to a Rhinemettal carrier only because I want a one piece carrier. I use it hunting without any difficulties. I routinely shoot it out to 400 meters without a problem. recoil is tolerable. I am 65 inches and 150 lbs
 

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The new PTR's are just fine especially any with a serial # > AW8360. The barrels are well made and have the prope fluting and depth. This one is of course modified and has a heavy buffer and 4 pound trigger. Soon the barrel will be 3 inches shorter. Recoil is average.
 

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How much does the heavy buffer actually subdue the felt recoil? Is it really that noticable? I have a Mosin M91/30, should I be expecting similar recoil from the PTR-91, would it be worth it to invest into a muzzle break to further suppress the recoil?

Lovely rifle by the way Praetorian :D
 

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The new PTR's are just fine especially any with a serial # > AW8360. The barrels are well made and have the prope fluting and depth. This one is of course modified and has a heavy buffer and 4 pound trigger. Soon the barrel will be 3 inches shorter. Recoil is average.
Or below AW1500...
 
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