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Posted: 6/6/2006 4:52:47 PM EDT
Im am looking for a new gun, I am looking at a WASR-10, but I want to look at everything else first, I already ruled out an AR because i need more OOMPH in a rifle.

What does FAL stand for?
What caliber does it come in?
Where can I get one?
How much do they cost?
How accurate are they?
How much of a difference between the 7.62x39mm and the FAL cartridge.

Any info will help.  Thanx to those that respond.
Link Posted: 6/6/2006 5:44:34 PM EDT
[#1]
Looks like someone needs to vist www.falfiles.com
Link Posted: 6/6/2006 6:14:25 PM EDT
[#2]
Ill make an appointment, thanx
Link Posted: 6/7/2006 1:07:33 AM EDT
[#3]

Quoted:
Im am looking for a new gun, I am looking at a WASR-10, but I want to look at everything else first, I already ruled out an AR because i need more OOMPH in a rifle.

What does FAL stand for?


It stands for Fusil Automatique Leger. The FNFAL was designed and originally built in Belgium. Belgium is a bilingual country with french being one of the languages. Fusil Automatique Leger is french for Rifle, Automatic, Light

What caliber does it come in?

F A Ls where originally chambered in 7.62NATO. Some commercial variants are chambered in 7mm08.

Where can I get one?

There are a multitude of vendors that sell F A L rifles. For the best value I would suggest that you haunt the marketplace forum at FALFILES.COM and watch the EE forum here.

How much do they cost?

Between $500 and $3500

How accurate are they?

Most F A Ls will easily produce 2 to 3 inch groups at 100 yards with quality surplus ammo. It is not too difficult to tweak an F A L into a 2 MOA rifle. Tighter than this and you will spend far more money that it is worth.

How much of a difference between the 7.62x39mm and the FAL cartridge.

A 7.62X39 cartridge is ballistically close to a 30 30 Winchester. The 7.62NATO is ballistically identical to the military 30-06

Any info will help.  Thanx to those that respond.
Link Posted: 6/7/2006 1:15:15 PM EDT
[#4]
Thank you very much for answering my questions.
Link Posted: 6/13/2006 7:32:23 AM EDT
[#5]
Gratuitous HEAT/FAL pic

Link Posted: 6/13/2006 10:39:17 AM EDT
[#6]
Check out DSarms FALs. DSA makes probably the best FALs out there, but they are expensive. I love mine!

Good Luck

MCO
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 7:52:13 AM EDT
[#7]
WARNING WARNING. visting the FALFILES can cause uncontroled expansion in the numbers of evil black rifles in which you own. This may or may not be linked to a shrinking effect on ones wallet. at least thats what happening to me. IMO FAL's are more addictive than AR's, case in point i now have 4 differant FAL projects in the works, and only 1 AR.
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 8:05:50 AM EDT
[#8]
FALs are fine dam rifles.  Even though they are/were used by 90 countries, they are hard to find used.  At least in New Hampshire they are.
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 5:04:42 PM EDT
[#9]

Quoted:
Gratuitous HEAT/FAL pic

i5.tinypic.com/14acyhj.jpg




Cool pic
I haven't seen that before. Whats it from?
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 5:29:08 PM EDT
[#10]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Gratuitous HEAT/FAL pic

i5.tinypic.com/14acyhj.jpg




Cool pic
I haven't seen that before. Whats it from?


Knowing everything about the movie "Heat", is an arfcom requirement.

ed; here's a study guide the DEFINITIVE HEAT thread
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 8:00:45 PM EDT
[#11]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Gratuitous HEAT/FAL pic

i5.tinypic.com/14acyhj.jpg




Cool pic
I haven't seen that before. Whats it from?



Armored car heist scene in the movie "Heat"
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 8:05:48 PM EDT
[#12]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Gratuitous HEAT/FAL pic

i5.tinypic.com/14acyhj.jpg




Cool pic
I haven't seen that before. Whats it from?



Armored car heist scene in the movie "Heat"
Link Posted: 6/17/2006 8:59:25 PM EDT
[#13]

Quoted:
Gratuitous HEAT/FAL pic

i5.tinypic.com/14acyhj.jpg



No here is a GRATUITOUS FAL PICTURE!!

Link Posted: 6/18/2006 9:26:55 AM EDT
[#14]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Gratuitous HEAT/FAL pic

i5.tinypic.com/14acyhj.jpg



No here is a GRATUITOUS FAL PICTURE!!

i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/MarkBall/Weapons/100_0047.jpg



that is gorgeous
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 6:06:51 AM EDT
[#15]
I can assure you there is plenty of OOMPF with an AR, but I think I understand that to mean you wanta bigger calibur. FAL's are not tack drivers, they are battle rifles.

A BIG +1 for falfiles.com.. There's a TON of good info over there.

Here's a crappy pic of my "regular" FAL, toes included.



I just cleaned it for the first time last night, that was EASY!

Much easier to clean than an AR but an allen wrench is needed to remove the handguard.

You can browse more pics here


ETA, UPS confirmed delivery of a case of SA .308 today, YeeHaw!
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