View Full Version : Any FAL owners out there?

Count Glockula
February 18, 2000, 02:35 PM
I have been thinking about a FAL for the last few months and was wondering what others thought of this rifle. I am mostly interested in what post-ban imports are
the best, as the prices I have seen on pre-bans are big$$$. Also what kind of accuracy do you get out of a scoped FAL out to 400m? Any comments or links
would be appreciated as I am just really starting researching this rifle.


February 18, 2000, 04:01 PM
i currently own an STG 68 parts on a DSA receiver

very very happy with the firearm

AAA accurizing in Azuza CA assembled it for me and did a parkerize finish -- very first rate worksmanship and great people to work with.

considering it as a battle rifle i scoped the gun just to find out it's capabilities and found out that military rounds (147FMJ) average is 3 inches BUT if i use match loads (168gr HPBT Match) the groups are 1 inch. Now i need to try Match 150 grainers.

that says it all for me -- i live in Kali and i sure can kick myself for not getting one or two more.

February 18, 2000, 04:02 PM
IN ADDITION -- cleaning and maintenance is a breeze AND im shooting out to 100 yards

February 18, 2000, 05:23 PM
I am a big FAL fan and shoot with a group of guys who are too.

The DSA guns are very good but there is a long wait. Arizona Response Systems in Phoenix does a great job building guns on Imbel receivers.

Check out www.fnfal.com/falfiles (http://www.fnfal.com/falfiles) and www.arizonaresponsesystems.com (http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com)

February 18, 2000, 11:57 PM
I have a DSA receivered STG that was built by Triple H Accurizing, also. It's very nice, though mine is not exactly a beauty queen. Depending on ammo, you can get down to 1-2 MOA.

If I had to do it again, I'd go with an Imbel receiver from Federal Arms for $240 instead of DSA for $450.

February 19, 2000, 02:46 AM
I have a DSA SA58, and I'm extremely satisfied with it. My standard barrel gun gets 3/4"@100yrds with Federal Gold Medal 168gr. That is with the DSA mount and a Nightforce scope (15x). While the kit guns are good, I'd recommend the wait and get a DSA. the barrels are new (not used/takeoff) and extremely well made. I think triple-H does the accurizing work for DSA. Still, if accuracy is critical, get the DSA with the bull barrel. It is even better than mine on accuracy.

February 19, 2000, 07:13 AM
I've been building FALs for about 6 years now. I've owned a few and appreciate the system. We do custom work on and build a number of rifles here, but the FAL holds a special place in the rack(s). I prefer the Entreprise receivers, but will build to suit.
Kurt V. Wala
Kurt's Kustom Firearms www.kurtkustom.qpg.com/ (http://www.kurtkustom.qpg.com/)

February 19, 2000, 08:24 PM
This is my Isreali heavy barrel


February 19, 2000, 08:30 PM
And a STG 58
they Both are very accurate with quality ammo

George Hill
February 21, 2000, 01:59 AM
Yeah - I got a FAL too - love it.
As for long range accuracy - I dont know yet.
We shall see. I got a few boxes of some Match grade ammo waiting for the next trip out to Vernal.