fN fal - Page 2




 
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August 10th, 2005  
bushpig1998
 
 
Carried a variant in South Africa - the R1. It is a bit heavy, but you feel exceptionally armed. It will take targets out (hiding behind trees and brick walls). Keep it clean and it is just as reliable as an AK or M16 - don't clean it and you have trouble on your hands. If I had to have one shtf rifle, a FN Fal PARA moel would be it.
It will take down pretty much any sized animal (I know of 2 occasions where field rangers took down Elephant in South Africa).
August 10th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
I've always loved the L1A1 SLR (FN FAL). Both when they were in service and now that we have the Steyr. Mind you I was only an Army Cadet back in the days when I used an SLR, but they were beautiful old girls. I can't say enough good things about them; although they do have a bit of heft to them and they need to be re-zeored before each patrol.
August 11th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
This is what the FN FAL should be for standard issue.



Only in America, can you own something like this baby.
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August 11th, 2005  
Warwick
 
Used the L1A1 SLR for 6 years before converting to the Aus Steyr.
Loved it. Miss it.
Worth its weight for sheer stopping power and accuracy.
Plus you could club some poor ba#$%#d with if they got too close.
Not like the plastic fantastic I use today.
Never minded the weight and sorely miss the feel of firing a long arm.
Stick a bayonet on the end and your in business.
Stick a bayonet on a steyr and you'll be laughed at!
Just my opinion.
August 11th, 2005  
Armyjaeger
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warwick
Stick a bayonet on a steyr and you'll be laughed at!
Just my opinion.
I think so too, bullpup style rifles and bayonets...doesn't really sound like a good couple to me
November 29th, 2005  
sven hassell
 
 
FN FAL, a lovely rifle,then again my experience of using one on a range is not an accurate test of the weapon.Ive never had to lug its great weight and size+ a load of its heavy ammo through a military campaign.However personally i love it,it hits what i aim at and for me thats what counts.
November 29th, 2005  
Warwick
 
I still miss the SLR. Weight and all.