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Posted: 8/24/2004 6:30:25 AM EDT
I have a DSA FAL SA-58 with a medium contour barrel. It has a round fiber front hand guard.

The front of this gun is extremely heavy.

Can anyone tell me the reason the front of this gun is so heavy ? Is it the metal in the barrel itself or is from the fiber front hand guard ?

Is there a way to make this gun lighter in the front end.

It is a great shooting/functioning gun, but it is too heavy in the front.

Suggestions, greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:07:36 AM EDT
Find a pro, have them turn down the barrel and refinnish to your liking.
Very easy, just has to be perfect.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:52:04 AM EDT
It isn't so much that the front is heavy, its that the back is light. The SA58 has an aluminum lower and a very lightweight stock. With an 18" or shorter barrel, it feels fairly well balanced, but with a 21", it feels muzzle heavy. The full sized fake flash hider doesn't help either.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:48:51 AM EDT
what Cliffy said IMO....
just get a Birdman buttstock, a scope mount topcover + scope.....that'll shift your CG right back where it should be!!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:51:04 AM EDT
I'd say it's meant to be heavy. Just of the top of my head it seems to have to do with accuracy
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