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Shooting my suppressed FAL today (pics and vids)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by srv656s, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. srv656s

    srv656s Member

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    I finally got out to shoot my FAL with suppressor today since I got it cut down to 16" and had the mount put on so I can use my suppressor with it.

    I set the gas port up initially so all the gas would hit the piston and shot the rifle with no suppressor and was happy that it functioned fine. I put about 20 rounds through it, and got positive ejection of the brass and no malfunctions. Next, I set the gas port up to vent off as much gas as possible. With the suppressor on it, I'm told that there will be too much gas and backpressure, so I did all I could to vent off everything I could.

    We shot 60 more rounds through the rifle with the suppressor on it and all functioned fine. There was quite a bit of gas in the face and everything is black with carbon, but the gun appeared to function fine and we didn't notice any overabundance of gas. I didn't notice the bolt slamming into the rear of the receiver or any obvious signs of overpressure. I've got a rubber recoil buffer behind the bolt and although it was covered in carbon, it didn't look any worse for wear.

    Overall, the suppressor cut down on recoil a bit, and noise quite a bit, but I wouldn't say it's hearing safe. Still fairly loud, not nearly as quiet as it is on my bolt rifle with 22" barrel.

    Some specs:
    FAL - IAI M444 - All Imbel
    16" barrel
    DSA rail
    Aimpoint - ML3 - 2 MOA dot
    Ammo: Portuguese - 147 grain - 7.62x51 NATO (.308)
    Suppressor - AAC - 762SD

    Target - 125 yards
    Temp: 28 degrees

    Me with the rifle
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    The target (IPSC sized AR500 steel silhouette)
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    Shooting the rifle
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    Full sized: http://i.imgur.com/YOjTC.jpg

    Video of me shooting the rifle
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIN4Dr-GcxI

    Video of Branden shooting rifle
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usalJYRLLuA

    Video from above (only 2 shots)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhw-zRjkWXQ

    There was definitely a lot of gas. You don't want to shoot it without eye protection. Also, since it was cold and humid, quite a bit of moisture accumulated quickly in the rifle and you'd get a wet blast of gas on your face with each shot. Nothing painful, but definitely unpleasant. I got a nice black mark on my nose where some of the gas was exiting the rear of the receiver.

    Gas on my nose:
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    Full sized: http://i.imgur.com/4edbd.jpg
     
  2. AR27

    AR27 Member

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    You got a spot on your nose :)
     
  3. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Member

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    Looks like a fun toy. Thanks for sharing!

    -C
     
  4. mikeone

    mikeone Member

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    Nice!
     
  5. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto! Very nice!
     
  6. Hardtarget

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    Shootin' in the snow! COOL! (pun intended) Good vids too. Fun to get out no matter what the weather. I live in mid Tenn. and we had snow last time I went to the range.

    Mark
     
  7. W.E.G.

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    If its overgassed with the bleed wide-open, you can notch the gas piston to allow greater blow-by.

    I'll bet the trigger group is filthy too.
     
  8. brandon_mcg

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    very cool. wish i could swing that kind of money for a silencer on my .308
     
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