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Posted: 10/26/2004 2:16:26 PM EST
Has anybody bought/built/fired an FAL with a 13inch barrel with a 3 inch flash hider/comp on it? I was thinking about building one in this config to keep legal, but is it any fun to shoot. (i.e. too much recoil/flash or just plain inaccurate) Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:41:16 PM EST
There was a guy shooting in our Tactical Rifle Match this last saturday that brought along a 6" barreled FAL in PISTOL configuration.

Now THAT's an SBR.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 6:36:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 6:38:31 PM EST by ThunderStick]
A 13 inch barrel will be at least as accurate as a longer barrel. Sometimes shorter barrels are more accurate due to less barrel whip. Can't tell you about muzzle flash or noise. With hearing protection, and daytime firing, I don't think you'll notice a difference. As to recoil, that'll be the same as other barrel configs without muzzle brakes.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 6:40:41 PM EST
Ouch. I shot next to a guy with an 11 inch DSA post sample, complete with muzzle brake. It was.....a significant experience.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 6:44:30 PM EST
Lastdefender would not want to be next to the owner of a SBR FAL at the range....... As my Greek friends are so fond of saying....

OUFA........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..... That bitch is loud!

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:31:14 PM EST
i built one for myself

14 inch barrel
2 inch brake
shortest aftermarket stock i could find
shortened gas piston
moved gas block to the rear
shortened the metal handguards
drill gas port larger than the stock size, i cannot remember what it ended up being in dia
just as short as an m4gery
loud as heck
good 200 yards with irons, easy
bumps like a bandit
sold 6 mos ago
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:43:14 PM EST
Have a FA Post Sample with 11" barrel. The flash and blast is not quite up to the HK-51 standard but darn close. Recoil is decent, function is fine. Has a para stock and that thing HURTS when firing folded - unless you change to a SAW pistol grip!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:01:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By MickeyMouse:
Have a FA Post Sample with 11" barrel. The flash and blast is not quite up to the HK-51 standard but darn close. Recoil is decent, function is fine. Has a para stock and that thing HURTS when firing folded - unless you change to a SAW pistol grip!



i would love to spend an afternoon with that thing....

i envy you mm
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:19:25 PM EST
Easy to arrange!! Bring lots of surplus 7.62 NATO and come on down!! Covered range about 5 miles from here.... S. of Columbus OH.
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