treadlok97treadlok97 Member Posts: 451 ✭✭✭
edited February 2015 in Ask the Experts
My son is wanting a FAL. I do not know much about these. I am shotgun guy. What to look for metric or standard? What importer? What's good or bad????


  • 1KYDSTR1KYDSTR Member Posts: 2,357 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I work at a range in Wi, and live near DSA in No Illinois. From what I have seen theirs are about as good as it gets in an FAL. Produce a decent little variety of configurations. Check them out online.
  • p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    I would stick with metric since other than the British Empire, everyone else in the world uses metric.
    Stick with the fixed stock vice the paras.
    Short of FN, the Steyr and Imbel are the best you can get.

    If you decide you want to build your own, I can offer advice and assist with parts and instructions.
  • BarzilliaBarzillia Member Posts: 21,912 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If you like the wooden furniture, go Commonwealth SLR.

    Looks way better to me.

    Izzy if it suits you.

    Metric for the rest, Imbel was not a bad set up.

    Early Entreprise (note spelling) were pretty good if fully assembled.

    Kits are fine, but I think it better to go with an assembled and functioning rifle for your first.

    Check bore erosion without fail.

    A good 200 yard rifle, expensive to feed.

    Don't buy anything stamped by importer or anything Indian unless dirt cheap.
    "Anger has two children -.hope, and courage." Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    "Und es wird nicht hineingehen irgend ein Gemeines und das da Greuel tut und Luge,
    sondern die geschrieben sind in dem Lebensbuch des Lammes."
  • ribaldoneribaldone Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    See if you can get the DSA Voyager. Made entirely by DSA, it is a very decent entry level FAL. Atlantic Firearms had it listed for $975 plus the usual. Check the DSA site for full description. -good luck, Pete
  • bigcountry_75214bigcountry_75214 Member Posts: 494
    edited November -1
    I have an old Imbel that is a blast to shoot. would def. be a grab and go gun. On a different note...the FAL never lost a war.
  • rsnyder55rsnyder55 Member Posts: 2,626
    edited November -1
    In the Falkland Wars it was used on both sides. Would that be considered a tie?
  • 11b6r11b6r Member Posts: 16,725
    edited November -1
    And I would point out- it is 7.62 NATO, not .308
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