I've always wanted a CETME and I finally had the opportunity to purchase a broken one for a great price, and I fixed it. Then I refinished all the wood, did some fixing here and there, and added a nice scope and it turned out great!
Some people don't like the shiny red wood look, I'll agree that it does make the gun have a russian flavor (which I'm definitely not a fan of) but I really wanted to give the gun a good rich color, and I'm happy with it - exactly what I wanted.
I had a few PM's about my scope and mount from another forum, so I thought I'd share some - I'm sure there are other members out there with the leapers G3 scope with illuminator.
The scope mount is very solid, I really didn't expect much from it since it was only $30, and the nicer STANAG mount was anywhere from $80 - $120. However, I like the lower mount since I shoot between 100-250yards so the adjustment is not as drastic for range adjustments. And, you can still use your iron sights with the mount installed - which is nice.
Here is a look at the reticle - definitely my favorite part of the scope. It has a about a 3" eye relief which is reasonable. I'll definitely agree that the scope doesn't transfer as much light as the original H&K G3 Hensoldt model one - but at 1/3rd the cost its definitely acceptable. Also the reticle illuminates a bright red when you turn it on - however if you wear corrective lenses it might cause some distracting aberrations in the scope.
Overall the gun shoots great, very accurate. The .308 ammo isn't exactly the cheapest, but it's manageable - hopefully once the war ends it will come down to where it use to be. It has quite a bit of recoil, and now that I was able to get the trigger group and bore gap set properly it fires great. One of the disadvantages is you can only reload a small percentage of your rounds because it has a fluted barrel which tends to destroy brass. I had been looking for quite some time for a large caliber battle rifle so I can really practice reaching out and touching things... so far it has been great.