Finally getting around to the STG 58 project. It was originally going to become an SBR. I had a wild idea tonight.
After gong to the range today, I want to build a 7.62 semi auto precision rifle. I see way too many AR10's, SR25's, M1A's on the range. Never been one to follow the crowd I want to use an FAL. Being fairly new to the STG I thought I'd ask if it is feasible or am I just spining my wheels.
I already have an "Austrian" DSA STG 58 that will routinely shoot 2 1/4" groups for the base of this project.
Off the top of my head this is what I'm thinking:
rebarrel, it will be a target crowned, stainless steel, medium heavy contour, fluted 20" - 22" (.989 diameter to fit under the DSA railed forend)
Clean up and lighten trigger to 2 3/4 - 3 lbs
Are there any other areas I need to consider? Gas system? The bolts looks like it would lock up as well as an AR or M1A.
I'm not expecting a 1/4 or 1/2 moa like the bolt guns. All I want is about a 1 moa rifle that will run with modified the AR's and M1A's.
Any recommendations or prior expierence would be appreciated.