FAL for heavy metal?


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bofe954
April 19, 2005, 04:30 PM
What would you guys think of an FAL for heavy metal? I'd like something a little lower priced than an AR-10 or M1, with cheap mags that don't have to be inserted like AK mags.

Would sites, accuracy be sufficient?

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Zak Smith
April 19, 2005, 04:56 PM
The FAL would be fine for He-Man / Heavy-Metal divisions in 3Gun.

Make sure you can hit a Larue target (12x20") at 400 yards and there should be no target the gun can't hit.

-z

dadman
April 19, 2005, 06:22 PM
When you get one:
Make sure the rear sight is tight, no excessive slop.
Your eyes may prefer the hooded rear sight and/or a turnded down diameter front sight.
Get rid of any slop at the upper-to-lower receiver pivot pin area. Shim screw head and/or tweak ears.
Use consistent ammo. Good surplus, commercial, or reloads. Your rifle may work well with just 150 gr. range bullets.
Mag changes from a pouch/carrier aren't bad. Watch what your doing and hit the magwell.
Go to www.falfiles.com and do a search for 3-gun, or something close.
Won't be as accurate as an AR10 or M1, but you may do good with one. Give it a whirl.
Get one and do it to it.

dradford@fuse.net
April 19, 2005, 10:32 PM
i love my imbel ... it is truely a reliable weapon ... it will run dirty as hell, like an ak, but it shoots the venerable .308, and, quite frankly, it looks a whole lot better ;) .. shot in a club function sunday ... with the aussie nato surplus it shoots about 3 moa @ 200 yds ... i'm quite happy with it

dadman
April 21, 2005, 09:57 PM
http://www.multigun.com/hmetal.pdf

atek3
April 27, 2005, 02:53 AM
FAL is great for heavy metal. Good ergonomics, very reliable. Less accurate than the M1A and AR-10, but you win major style points :)

atek3

IronLance
April 27, 2005, 09:40 PM
"...mags that don't have to be inserted like AK mags."

Heh, I don't know about other folks' FAL's, but the mags on mine insert and eject in the same manner/same controls as an AK. Nose in first, lever rear into the catch. Hit catch to release the mag and lever it out.

bofe954
April 28, 2005, 12:32 AM
I didn't know the mags loaded similar to the AK on an FAL. Does anyone know if the bushmaster 308 AR (which utilizes FAL mags...right?) loads this way?

atek3
April 28, 2005, 06:03 PM
bushie 308 loads just like an AR, straight in.

atek3

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