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PTR project
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Ok, 2015 is rolling right along and I was trying to figure out what gun project I was going to undertake for the year. Last year was AR-15 crazy. (Still sitting on a bunch of lowers to build). 308/7.62 was definitely the caliber, so I figured and AR-10.

Then I remembered my PTR that's been collecting dust in the back of the safe. Hmmmm....a kicks-like-a-mule, brass smashing, heavy triggered, anchor of a rifle that I happen to have tons of parts for. And it will save me an extra $1K. Sounds like a great project. And Mrs. Spblademaker feels that the budget is right. Wink

So I am starting with the #1 complaint of that platform: the trigger. Damn that thing is heavy. Couldn't even guess it's weight. So I rip apart the trigger pack and inspect the internals. Everything is already polished and sexy! Ok, that makes my life a bit easier. Clean out any gunk, add some oil and put it back together. with a Match sear spring and collar. So why is it still so damn heavy? The trigger return spring!!!

I cycled the trigger a few times without the spring engaged. Ooo...very nice. So I tossed the original spring into the parts box and made a new one out of some lighter spring material. Pretty simple, since it's only one coil. Installed the newly manufactured spring and put the trigger pack back together. Bingo, like a whole new gun!!

Just need to test fire for safety purposes and on to recoil management.

Will update with pics after installation if the recoil pad.
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Should I come out of the womb just automatically knowing WTF a "PTR" is?



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Emptymag;160107 Wrote:Should I come out of the womb just automatically knowing WTF a "PTR" is?



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Yes.
   
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#4
Oh! That's one of those faux CETMEs?

Cool.
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Emptymag;160112 Wrote:Oh! That's one of those faux CETMEs?

Cool.

Or faux H&K.
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#6
Gotcha. I think.

I never really paid much attention to full size battle rifles.
I've shot an FAL before and while it felt like I was sending "instant death" downrange while doing it, those things are just too big for me to shoot comfortably.

Will watch for pics and updates though!
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#7
Went out this morning, into the cold, and test fired the rifle. The trigger spring works great. I also spend a few minutes to adjust the rear sight a little better. Iron sights and Silver Bear ammo kept the gongs ringing out at 150yds. (Sorry steel. You got what you deserved. Wink). I also took out the Buffer Tech buffer and put the stock buffer in. Recoil is actually much softer now. Whoda thunk?!?
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