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Posted: 9/15/2005 6:18:08 AM EDT
Saw a para-kit FAL in the EE with a coonan receiver.

Are the receivers forged or cast?

Good heat treat/hardness like Imbel or DSA?

Wanting to switch over to FAL for my .308 needs....

Thanks,

EMSflyer
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:33:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 7:24:50 AM EDT
I have one that was built on a coonan, great gun.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:45:04 PM EDT
The Coonan recievers were/are very well made. Not quite at the level of a DSA, but close enough.

BTW, they are cast.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:12:40 PM EDT
I built my STG with a DCI receiver and it's an outstanding rifle.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:24:36 AM EDT
Top notch, type 1 pretty cuts, no work required to build, mine was $225.00, wish I could get more for that price.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:35:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brian427cobra mine was $225.00, wish I could get more for that price.


Indeed!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 7:02:59 AM EDT
I've got a couple of DCI receivers, and like them very much....



- georgestrings
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 9:58:38 AM EDT
My impression is they are cast rather than forged but very nice for the money, especially if you want the Type 1 look.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:09:39 PM EDT
Don't hold back cause its a Coonan.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 7:49:11 PM EDT
They also count as a compliance part.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:49:19 AM EDT
I would take a DC over an Imbel

+1 on the US compliant part as well
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:37:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisAasen:
I would take a DC over an Imbel

+1 on the US compliant part as well



I wouldn't

Imbel receivers are FN licensed forged receivers. I have heard of lots of problems with early Dan Coonan receivers. Before the Imbel ban, they made no sense to me considering you could get an Imbel cheaper. The newer receivers are better but I will stick with DSA. Coonan receivers are not the equal of DSA receivers, not even close.

Put 20k rounds through both receivers, re-headspace and then let me know which is better.
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