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Century Arms CAI C308 Rifle, Cal. .308 w/ 1-5 and 2- 20 Round Mags

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UPC: 787450280762  |  MPN: RI2253-X |  Email to a Friend
Century Arms C308 Rifle, Cal. .308 W / 1-5 and 2- 20 Round Mags

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Product Specs

.308 Caliber
Rolling Block Action
Sem-Auto
Excellent Condition
1-5 and 2-20 Rd Mags

Country of Manufacture United States
License Requirement FFL
Manufacturer Century International Arms
Mfg. Part Number RI2253-X
UPC 787450280762
Caliber/Gauge .308
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

Century Arms CAI C308 Rifle, Cal. .308 w/ 1-5 and 2- 20 Round Mags

Availability: Out of stock

  |  Item #: LNG-C308-RI2253X

UPC: 787450280762  |  MPN: RI2253-X |  Email to a Friend

The C308 rifle is built around a roller locked delayed blowback system. The C308 battle rifle features a fluted chamber for reliable cycling and extraction. Comes with one 5 rd. mag. and two 20 rd. mags. Barrel: 18", Overall: 40.2", Weight: 8 lbs. Condition: Excellent. Read More

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Brutus' Description

The C308 rifle is built around a roller locked delayed blowback system. The C308 battle rifle features a fluted chamber for reliable cycling and extraction, MIL-Spec 1913 Picatinny scope rail permanently mounted to the receiver, polymer furniture, 5/8x24 RH threaded 18" barrel for use with common muzzle accessories and our proprietary Chevron muzzle brake. Semi Auto, built from original surplus CETME parts kits coupled with a new US receiver and  18 inch barrel. Barrel is threaded standrd  5/8th x 24 threads & features the chezron stylecompensator . Rifle also features a Optic Rail on top of the receiver allowing the easy mounting of your favorite scope or quick acquisition optic. Black finish and black poly furniture.  The C308 mag well has been modified to  readily accept all  G3 / HK91 mags which are very easy to finf and affordable.Comes with 2 -20 round mags and 1 -5 round mag . Rifle is covered under a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer .


Comes with one 5 rd. mag. and two 20 rd. mags. Barrel: 18", Overall: 40.2", Weight: 8 lbs. Condition: Excellent.

Manufacturer's Description

The C308 rifle is built around a roller locked delayed blowback system. The C308 battle rifle features a fluted chamber for reliable cycling and extraction. Comes with one 5 rd. mag. and two 20 rd. mags. Barrel: 18", Overall: 40.2", Weight: 8 lbs. Condition: Excellent.

Additional Information

Product Specs

.308 Caliber
Rolling Block Action
Sem-Auto
Excellent Condition
1-5 and 2-20 Rd Mags

Country of Manufacture United States
License Requirement FFL
Manufacturer Century International Arms
Mfg. Part Number RI2253-X
UPC 787450280762
Caliber/Gauge .308
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

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Customer Reviews

Great rifle!
Review by JC on 2/6/2017
Quality
I have been wanting a .308 for quite awhile, but the prices are unreal. After doing some research, I decided to get a C308. Looking at prices across the board, I happened along Classic Firearms. Who would have thought you could get a dependable .308 for $620. I couldn't find them anywhere else for this amount. I decided to "pull the trigger" and purchase one. So far, I am ecstatic. This is one beautiful firearm. I couldn't be any happier. Thanks Classic Firearms.

P.S. Today I ordered a Yugo SKS from Classic, because of the great price and reviews........AGAIN! Can't wait until it arrives. I'll do a review as soon as it gets here. :)
Budget priced battle rifle but premium quality
Review by csi-tech on 11/28/2016
Quality
I have owned the Century C308 for a couple of years now. These rifles are actually built using PTR receivers, trigger groups, trigger housings, surplus furniture, a new USA made barrel, CETME surplus BCGs, bolts, sights etc. The fit and finish are excellent with minor, visible burnishing of the surplus internals. They accept CETME steel magazines as well as H&K steel and aluminum magazines.

My experience has been good. The quality of my rifle is superior to the old CETME offerings from Century including a St. Albans example I looked over. When I received the rifle it had to go back for warranty work immediately because it fired twice with each trigger pull on occasion (not uncommon). After I got it back it has been flawless. I love that it has a pic rail integrated rather than having to buy a claw mount for it. PTR did a great job on the receivers. It is accurate out to 300 yards (just over 2 moa in my experience) and has fired a huge variety of ammo. The recoil is punishing, but fun.

Consider the availability of parts on the secondary market and, for now, magazines are stupid cheap. Many people say spend the extra cash on the PTR 91. It made sense for me to save the money and buy this rifle. Some magazines don't lock up as well as others, and you should probably check your bolt gap periodically but aside from that, Winner!
Beauty
Review by Theo on 11/9/2016
Quality
Aesthetically, it's beautiful, a little stiff at first but all she needs is love. It's a monster of a firearm, pictures don't do it justice!
Loved it
Review by Judge on 10/24/2016
Quality
I actually love this rifle. I purchased it from a different dealer, but it shoots every time I pull the trigger. I have no issue inserting the mags, but the rear sight is full of grit.
Like any other
Review by FJ on 6/27/2016
Quality
Like the title of this review says, the C308 is a great alternative to a PTR. Century blended a lot of CETME and HK features, like HK pattern furniture (the CETME handguard comes off with a screw, HK uses a little pin), but CETME pattern rear sights. The scope rail was a welcome addition, and very nicely welded to the receiver. I wish the same could be said of the rear sight. I don`t mind colors not matching, but someone else might and the rear sight on this one is a light grey like cement, which contrasts with the blued/black poly rifle. Its weld wasn`t that nice, to be honest it`s a bit ugly. It was caked in grime too, like Century hadn`t bothered cleaning it before attaching it. Makes me wonder if there are any grime particles inside the weld. After a few weeks and liberal coatings of WD-40 every few days the rear sight opened up a bit, and now the diopter can be flipped, though it still takes effort as the protector on the side is bent inwards. The trigger is pretty bad, as is to be expected of a surplus rifle. I believe it measured in at 12 pounds or so(!), but hits a solid wall, just like a two-stage trigger should. Like most G3/CETME family rifles the LOP is much too short to be comfortable for me and my spaghetti arms. The supplied mags (HK surplus, dated 1966 and 1978) took a while to properly insert, they hit a solid bump somewhere in the magwell but after repeated insertion and release they opened up a bit, but like any G3/CETME they still require a kind of rock into place, not unlike an AK. Don`t forget to give it a solid slap on the floorplate to make sure it`s seated - I learned that the hard way. The rifle is accurate enough for a cold war era design, and like just about any G3/CETME it mauls brass and heaves it about 20 feet forward at about 3:30. Don`t expect to reload from this, but in the long run it`ll save you money by convincing you it won`t matter if you use cheap steel case. Speaking of, it seems to like Tulammo better than BBM, Perfecta or Winchester .308/7.62. Saves the shooter money, that`s for certain. The cleaning kit was kind of a B!tch to remove, and when it finally came out it was coated in more surplus grime, but it was fully stocked with the kit and ketchup packets of oil from the 1970s. I`ll stick with Hoppes. Overall, this is a wonderful option as a stepping stone to bigger and better rifles like PTRs or dare I say HK91s. Hell, use a C308 to practice at the range with for when you might need to use the PTR or HK for serious work. Same manual of arms, ammo and mags. Think of it as a beat up Volvo or Honda you got from a buddy for $500 - It`s going to be there for you. Would I pit it against a BMW or Cadillac? Of course not, but would I use a BMW or Cadillac as a kid`s first car?
Purchase of weapon
Review by Larrywayne on 4/26/2016
Quality
I purchase one these a few months ago and it looks great, I have not shot it yet. Will update once I have put a few hundred rounds through it.
Not Century Arms's original CETME efforts
Review by Cowboy T on 10/5/2015
Quality
I work at a range and have shot a customer's C308. Century Arms has a "reputation" for not so good quality from their earlier CETME efforts, some of it deserved. This rifle, however, is different. Century apparently learned its lesson and got it right this time. It's pretty close to a PTR-91, the chief difference being that it has the CETME "flip" rear sight vs. the H&K cylindrical one. Either one works.

This new C308 does take the same (currently inexpensive) milsurp magazines for the H&K G3/91, just like the PTR-91 does. So, you're basically getting a PTR-91 for close to half the price. Not bad.

- Cowboy T
  • Description
  • Brutus' Description

    The C308 rifle is built around a roller locked delayed blowback system. The C308 battle rifle features a fluted chamber for reliable cycling and extraction, MIL-Spec 1913 Picatinny scope rail permanently mounted to the receiver, polymer furniture, 5/8x24 RH threaded 18" barrel for use with common muzzle accessories and our proprietary Chevron muzzle brake. Semi Auto, built from original surplus CETME parts kits coupled with a new US receiver and  18 inch barrel. Barrel is threaded standrd  5/8th x 24 threads & features the chezron stylecompensator . Rifle also features a Optic Rail on top of the receiver allowing the easy mounting of your favorite scope or quick acquisition optic. Black finish and black poly furniture.  The C308 mag well has been modified to  readily accept all  G3 / HK91 mags which are very easy to finf and affordable.Comes with 2 -20 round mags and 1 -5 round mag . Rifle is covered under a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer .


    Comes with one 5 rd. mag. and two 20 rd. mags. Barrel: 18", Overall: 40.2", Weight: 8 lbs. Condition: Excellent.

    Manufacturer's Description

    The C308 rifle is built around a roller locked delayed blowback system. The C308 battle rifle features a fluted chamber for reliable cycling and extraction. Comes with one 5 rd. mag. and two 20 rd. mags. Barrel: 18", Overall: 40.2", Weight: 8 lbs. Condition: Excellent.
  • Specifications
  • Additional Information

    Product Specs

    .308 Caliber
    Rolling Block Action
    Sem-Auto
    Excellent Condition
    1-5 and 2-20 Rd Mags

    Country of Manufacture United States
    License Requirement FFL
    Manufacturer Century International Arms
    Mfg. Part Number RI2253-X
    UPC 787450280762
    Caliber/Gauge .308
    Threaded Barrel No
    Free Shipping No
    Flat Rate Shipping No
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  • Customer Reviews

    Great rifle!
    Review by JC on 2/6/2017
    Quality
    I have been wanting a .308 for quite awhile, but the prices are unreal. After doing some research, I decided to get a C308. Looking at prices across the board, I happened along Classic Firearms. Who would have thought you could get a dependable .308 for $620. I couldn't find them anywhere else for this amount. I decided to "pull the trigger" and purchase one. So far, I am ecstatic. This is one beautiful firearm. I couldn't be any happier. Thanks Classic Firearms.

    P.S. Today I ordered a Yugo SKS from Classic, because of the great price and reviews........AGAIN! Can't wait until it arrives. I'll do a review as soon as it gets here. :)
    Budget priced battle rifle but premium quality
    Review by csi-tech on 11/28/2016
    Quality
    I have owned the Century C308 for a couple of years now. These rifles are actually built using PTR receivers, trigger groups, trigger housings, surplus furniture, a new USA made barrel, CETME surplus BCGs, bolts, sights etc. The fit and finish are excellent with minor, visible burnishing of the surplus internals. They accept CETME steel magazines as well as H&K steel and aluminum magazines.

    My experience has been good. The quality of my rifle is superior to the old CETME offerings from Century including a St. Albans example I looked over. When I received the rifle it had to go back for warranty work immediately because it fired twice with each trigger pull on occasion (not uncommon). After I got it back it has been flawless. I love that it has a pic rail integrated rather than having to buy a claw mount for it. PTR did a great job on the receivers. It is accurate out to 300 yards (just over 2 moa in my experience) and has fired a huge variety of ammo. The recoil is punishing, but fun.

    Consider the availability of parts on the secondary market and, for now, magazines are stupid cheap. Many people say spend the extra cash on the PTR 91. It made sense for me to save the money and buy this rifle. Some magazines don't lock up as well as others, and you should probably check your bolt gap periodically but aside from that, Winner!
    Beauty
    Review by Theo on 11/9/2016
    Quality
    Aesthetically, it's beautiful, a little stiff at first but all she needs is love. It's a monster of a firearm, pictures don't do it justice!
    Loved it
    Review by Judge on 10/24/2016
    Quality
    I actually love this rifle. I purchased it from a different dealer, but it shoots every time I pull the trigger. I have no issue inserting the mags, but the rear sight is full of grit.
    Like any other
    Review by FJ on 6/27/2016
    Quality
    Like the title of this review says, the C308 is a great alternative to a PTR. Century blended a lot of CETME and HK features, like HK pattern furniture (the CETME handguard comes off with a screw, HK uses a little pin), but CETME pattern rear sights. The scope rail was a welcome addition, and very nicely welded to the receiver. I wish the same could be said of the rear sight. I don`t mind colors not matching, but someone else might and the rear sight on this one is a light grey like cement, which contrasts with the blued/black poly rifle. Its weld wasn`t that nice, to be honest it`s a bit ugly. It was caked in grime too, like Century hadn`t bothered cleaning it before attaching it. Makes me wonder if there are any grime particles inside the weld. After a few weeks and liberal coatings of WD-40 every few days the rear sight opened up a bit, and now the diopter can be flipped, though it still takes effort as the protector on the side is bent inwards. The trigger is pretty bad, as is to be expected of a surplus rifle. I believe it measured in at 12 pounds or so(!), but hits a solid wall, just like a two-stage trigger should. Like most G3/CETME family rifles the LOP is much too short to be comfortable for me and my spaghetti arms. The supplied mags (HK surplus, dated 1966 and 1978) took a while to properly insert, they hit a solid bump somewhere in the magwell but after repeated insertion and release they opened up a bit, but like any G3/CETME they still require a kind of rock into place, not unlike an AK. Don`t forget to give it a solid slap on the floorplate to make sure it`s seated - I learned that the hard way. The rifle is accurate enough for a cold war era design, and like just about any G3/CETME it mauls brass and heaves it about 20 feet forward at about 3:30. Don`t expect to reload from this, but in the long run it`ll save you money by convincing you it won`t matter if you use cheap steel case. Speaking of, it seems to like Tulammo better than BBM, Perfecta or Winchester .308/7.62. Saves the shooter money, that`s for certain. The cleaning kit was kind of a B!tch to remove, and when it finally came out it was coated in more surplus grime, but it was fully stocked with the kit and ketchup packets of oil from the 1970s. I`ll stick with Hoppes. Overall, this is a wonderful option as a stepping stone to bigger and better rifles like PTRs or dare I say HK91s. Hell, use a C308 to practice at the range with for when you might need to use the PTR or HK for serious work. Same manual of arms, ammo and mags. Think of it as a beat up Volvo or Honda you got from a buddy for $500 - It`s going to be there for you. Would I pit it against a BMW or Cadillac? Of course not, but would I use a BMW or Cadillac as a kid`s first car?
    Purchase of weapon
    Review by Larrywayne on 4/26/2016
    Quality
    I purchase one these a few months ago and it looks great, I have not shot it yet. Will update once I have put a few hundred rounds through it.
    Not Century Arms's original CETME efforts
    Review by Cowboy T on 10/5/2015
    Quality
    I work at a range and have shot a customer's C308. Century Arms has a "reputation" for not so good quality from their earlier CETME efforts, some of it deserved. This rifle, however, is different. Century apparently learned its lesson and got it right this time. It's pretty close to a PTR-91, the chief difference being that it has the CETME "flip" rear sight vs. the H&K cylindrical one. Either one works.

    This new C308 does take the same (currently inexpensive) milsurp magazines for the H&K G3/91, just like the PTR-91 does. So, you're basically getting a PTR-91 for close to half the price. Not bad.

    - Cowboy T