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WTK: anybody have a Century Galil .223?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:19 pm
by Sako95
Anybody have a Century Galil .223? Just wondering how they turned out. I have not seen one yet!

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:39 pm
by smitty
I purchased one from the gun show in Portland Oregon last weekend. I paid $929 for it.

I have wanted a Galil for some time but couldn't scrape up the cash to have any of the big name gunsmiths build one for me.

I was a bit concerned about initial reliability (after the purchase) after reading complaints about these on some of the forums. I removed the carrier, bolt and gas tube and gave the rifle a thorough cleaning and took it out yesterday. I ran 100 rounds of Federal Power-Shok 50 grain JHP through it without a hiccup.

I'm new to the Galil rifle but am very pleased with this firearm, especially for the money. The fit and finish is equally as good as my DSA FAL Para. I'm predicting that it will quickly become my favorite long gun.

Hope this helps.
Smitty

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:12 pm
by JMikeSteen
Thanks for the report Smitty and welcome to the world of Galils and to this board. Glad to hear you got a good one.

Mike

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:57 am
by JimC
I got one several months ago from Southern Ohio Gun. Mine runs great but i noticed that the bullets were hitting the bottom of the barrel when going into the chamber. Easy fix though if you are careful.

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:53 pm
by Roger Nuss
Did they not put the bullet guide (feed ramp ) in these guns?!?

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:09 pm
by Tokarev
Roger Nuss wrote:Did they not put the bullet guide (feed ramp ) in these guns?!?
They did put a bullet guide in but, for whatever reason, most of them are too low and need a shim. I think the platform for the bullet guide is a little out of spec.

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:15 pm
by Roger Nuss
Tok, thanks. Just got one and hadn't really paid attention to that, but I will now.

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:20 pm
by Tokarev
Roger Nuss wrote:Tok, thanks. Just got one and hadn't really paid attention to that, but I will now.
Mine's a little "extra low" so I noticed it pretty quickly. Mine has a big gap between the barrel and the ramp and the rounds are impacting down at the bottom of the barrel just under the chamber.

One of my friends has one and his gap is there but it's about half of what mine is. His isn't nearly as hard on ammo as mine is.

Both feed fine, for whatever that's worth.

Two

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:01 pm
by E. Blake
Just bought my second one.

My wife said, "Uhhm...don't you already have one exactly like that?"

"Well, duh! Yeah!" I told her; "I had one like that. I mean, that's my point: I only had the one!"

"I mean, what if he should get lonely?"

Sheesh! Women can be so uncompassionate!

E.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:05 am
by ttman
just bought 1 too. mine feeds low as well & hits the barrel, this seems to be a common problem. but it will slam the round in though. it does deface the bullet tip.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:06 am
by ttman
are u suggesting using a dremel?
JimC wrote:I got one several months ago from Southern Ohio Gun. Mine runs great but i noticed that the bullets were hitting the bottom of the barrel when going into the chamber. Easy fix though if you are careful.