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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions of the FN FAL

Been looking at getting a nice semi-auto .308 for a while now, and so far the FN FAL seems to be my top choice. Found some great prices on "DSArms" rifles and was just wondering if you guys had any experience with these rifles or this company. Are they any good or should I just spring for an M1A?




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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 07:23 PM
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I love FALs. If I had to have a semi .308 battle rifle it would be an FAL. Nice and rugged with accuracy to boot.

Definately one of the top battle rifles ever produced.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 07:29 PM
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Hands down my favorite .308 battle rifle. DSM arms is pretty pricey. www.falfiles.com is a great place to check, but good deals leave within minutes of being posted



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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 07:35 PM
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FALs were really cool when you could build them for $300.
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Damn!


Nice rifles man. Ill have to check out FALfiles.
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FALs were really cool when you could build them for $300.
looks like you can still build them for pretty cheap. Maybe building would be the way to go.


I just hate going through the whole learning process. Not knowing what brands/parts are good and bad, and learning how to put the shit together. I really dont have the time for that right now.
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looks like you can still build them for pretty cheap. Maybe building would be the way to go.


I just hate going through the whole learning process. Not knowing what brands/parts are good and bad, and learning how to put the shit together. I really dont have the time for that right now.
Personally, just buy a complete rifle. Good parts kits are pretty much dried up, then you have to pay attention to 922r, etc etc.

Unless you;re wanting to start building them eetc, Id just buy a complete gun.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 08:04 PM
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Good luck finding any cheap receivers for these guns. DSM also just used up the last bit of their stg barrels, with some new guns comming from dsa with pitting and whatnot in bore. (the alst of the storage to be used is always the worse)

Good luck man, if you need any help let me know


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FAL's are all around excellent guns.

Go for it!!
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 08:16 PM
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Good luck finding any cheap receivers for these guns.
No shit some guy was willing to pay $500, maybe more, for an Imbel gear logo stripped receiver. I think someone had one stashed away they sold to him.
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Yea, damnit man. I should have stashed ones away while I could


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Yea, damnit man. I should have stashed ones away while I could
I think my dad has 3 or 4 around. Not because he stashed'em, but he ran out of FAL variants to build.
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Did you see these red/?

frickin $1300 .223 fal what the fuck is going on here nowadays?


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Red I know you are thinning out your collection a bit, so if you ever need to get rid of an FAL, let me know!
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Red I know you are thinning out your collection a bit, so if you ever need to get rid of an FAL, let me know!
Im not dumping an FALs though.
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I'll have a FAL for sale here real soon


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FN's are good, reliable guns. I have a couple of friends that have built several.

.308 is expensive now, but worth it if you need a round to put a man down (and keep him down) at distance.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2007, 05:46 PM
 
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they are very accurate ! have one myself with the original bipod and conpare with the hk-g-3/saiga.308/ar-10. the only difference is the weight.
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