Favorite FAL Variant

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Conagher, Aug 6, 2005.


  1. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

    This is me and a buddy shooting with an FAL with bipod / bench-rest:



    Ringing that steel at 400 yards...
     
    Marck and stg58 like this.
  2. WastedDaze

    WastedDaze Monkey+

    stg58,
    Yes, I remember the thread and that post.

    The FAL above is 9lbs 3oz. Barrel is 18", lower is DSA alloy, mag is FN alloy, furniture is DSA.
    It would have been lighter if it had a type 1 or 2 upper. This upper is the rare heavy duty DSA model designed for 300 WSM (tho it's chambred for 7.62). Only 6 made and 4 sold. You see there are no lightining cuts and they added steel in places.
     
  3. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

  4. WastedDaze

    WastedDaze Monkey+

    Yes.
     
    Tyler Danann likes this.
  5. markthenewf

    markthenewf Chief Newf

    DSA 18-incher. About 4 years old and the following alterations:

    Smith Ent flash hider.
    VLTOR rail.
    DSA top cover
    Leopold 3-9 Firedot
    Changed rear sight to Para style (Tombstone one is a stinker)
    Rubberized grip
    Metal/folding charging handle (No more sticking into my chest/back when slung)
    Oversized mag release (love this upgrade)
    Falcon Arms reduced pull trigger.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Working up a load. That best load is a bit hot for varget loads. I think I need to see if I can find another optimal charge.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
  6. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

  7. markthenewf

    markthenewf Chief Newf

    They sure are fun to shoot. Most folks don't even know what it is since all they normally see are AR or AK variants. I don't like the handles, but I did try and find a 1-4x before the one I currently have. About a year after this range trip, I found a 1-4x one but I put it on my 45/70 levergun. After using that for a bit, I'm seriously debating about getting rid of the 3-9x on the FAL and replacing it with that same one that's on the levergun.

    By the way, Moses from the FALFILES makes polymer mags now. mosesmag.com I think. I've been using them and they're great gizmos.
     
    Tully Mars and Tyler Danann like this.
  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Dutch FAL builds were a fad but..Damn where is the 8-track tape player.

    Dutch FN FAL with an infrared light and scope, exhibited at the Legermuseum in Delft.

    [​IMG]
     
    Marck and Tully Mars like this.
  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    When it comes to many military weapons I'm kind of a traditionalist. For the most part, I prefer "as issued".
    As far as the 7.62 NATO goes I was a die hard M14/M1A fan and thought that it was the best all round. Easier on the brass than an HK, ect,ect. Buddy of mine tried to get me in to the FN's. "Naw Man, I don't think so..."

    Then I shot one;)
    Not long after I was the proud owner of a box of Imbel receivers, several kits and the rest is history. HUGE fan of the FN's. My all time favorite is this one Israeli FN-FAL Heavy Barrel.
    I feel this is kinda like a "modern" BAR. Still uses a box mag, but (IMHO) has a better adjustable gas system and is a bit easier to clean. With the iron sights you can plink at rocks (or steel) all day long @ 8-900 yrds with no problem. This rifle, a sunny day and a can of ammo and Tully is a happy camper!
     
  10. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Many years back DSA was selling inch 30 round mags converted to metric and I picked up a few for my Israeli HB's.
    DSA knows their FAL's and they have 100% function just like the factory metric 30 rounders I have.
    Metric ....................................................................... Inch
    [​IMG]
     
    Marck and Tully Mars like this.
  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I remember buying my first 100 mags new in the wrapper for 3 bux a pop,sigh, a bygone age..:(
     
    Marck likes this.
  12. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    In all except the HB's I run inch sand cut bolt carriers.


    [​IMG]
     
    Marck and Tully Mars like this.
  13. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    [​IMG]

    I have a few and this one is my favorite. Made by PacArms, Imbel gear, re-barreled by a former SOCOM armored, and runs about a MOA with good stuff and ~1.5 with Hert, Port, EG or Radway green.
    Inexpensive glass as it is about a 500 yard rifle.
     
  14. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    THEE Right Arm of The Free World! Sure do love all mine! From an early Austrian STG58 to my current custom build, All will shoot sub moa with decent NATO or M-1A Match! My current one is built on an 80% upper with a nice Gear Logo Lower modded with an A-2 match real sight! DSA Med heavy barrel and modded gas plug! Just waiting on the wood to dry so I can start carving! As much as I like the metal and the plastic's I still like the old school wood stocks! Fitting this latest one with the SAW but hook Israeli style! No, it's not strictly stock, but it's the best of the breed for what it's built for!
     
    3M-TA3 likes this.
  16. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Para's still in use at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    3M-TA3, STGThndr and Ura-Ki like this.
  17. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Not nearly my favourite variant but my mate's OSW was good fun.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Tully Mars, Yard Dart and 3M-TA3 like this.
  18. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    A few still here...
    [​IMG]
     
  19. STGThndr

    STGThndr Monkey

    Got no way to post a pic from my cave here in the stone age... but... one of my very favorite rifles is a Rhodie re-build I picked up some years ago.. came from a "kit" and built on an Imbel upper receiver.
     
    Tully Mars likes this.
  20. wideym

    wideym Monkey++

    I've been surprised by the prices of FALs and mags lately. I went through the safes the other day picking out what I haven't shot in a while and found my FALs. An older DSA ParaCongo and an 18" barreled PAC Imbel I had forgotten about. I got curious about how much they were going for nowadays and was dumbfounded by the prices for non Century FALs. Even Century FALs are being offered for around 1000. I haven't see any FALs for sale in quite awhile and 20 round metal mags have also mostly dried up or are being offered for 25-40 dollars each. I did find 5 mags at a local shop for 12 bucks each today and scooped them up, even though I have about 25 twenty rounders and six of the older converted to metric thirty round .308 Bren mags DSA offered years ago.

    While putting away the new mags, I found a box of 20 rounders I had forgotten about. The new count is 40 twenty rounders and 7 thirty rounders ( one is a straight not curved bren mag). I had to replace my old phone and still can't seem to figure out how to transfer photos to my computer yet. I guess I'll have to have my niece show me how sometime soon.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
    Gator 45/70, 3M-TA3 and Tully Mars like this.
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary
17282WuJHksJ9798f34razfKbPATqTq9E7