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Old September 20th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Shot my M1A bush for the first time= Fun! Bolt question also M1A vs FAL

I decided to take a few guns out today and was most excited about shooting my M1A, also took along a P239 .40 and CNC galil

Enough small talk!

The M1A ran great and I thought I would share my thoughts on the differences I've noticed with my STG 58 FAL

1. I notice the FAL is a much softer shooter at least to me. Of course FAL= rubber butt pad
2. The M1A action = some confidence / sounds awesome with noise canceling muff!
3. Both are equally accurate my stg has a low round ct. Steyr barrel but they seemed on par out to 100 yards...beyond that?

4. Both guns seem balanced equally with the FAL a little more nose heavy
But I find the FAL easier to handle/manipulate and get back on target
Also magazine changes go to the FAL without question.

I like the irons on the M1A better and the wood just feels better...
That FIRST black rifle just feels cold.
I think the FAL is over engineered from the front sight to the gas system/reg sleeve and breechblock rat tail/ stock buffer crap. Special tool needing Spring to the eye


I'm glad I got rid of my STG and haven't looked back.
I don't think the FAL is bad and I believe the STG to be on of the best examples as well as imbel. But even the best require the "FAL POGO"

I hope to ad another m1A or maybe a Fulton or LRB down the road but Will enjoy this rifle for hopefully years.

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Old September 20th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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STGs atr great, I have an all-matching STG on Imbel. And an Argy para...


Sure you need a special too to remove the buttstock return spring, but how often do you really need to do that? I've never done it in 20 years of owning FALs. Also, the para model doesn't even use a buttstock return spring.

As for comparisons, you can replace a broken firing pin in the FAL in about 10 seconds.

Try that with an M1a....

But both rifles are fine, each has it's own quirks...

JWB

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Old September 20th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #3
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Your right, I only needed to do the spring on a DSA furniture kit but seriously almost lost an eye

Funny yes, as for my eye, no. Noob mistake a few years ago.

Mine too was an all matching Austrian on a Imbel 3 gear logo receiver with DSA scope mount.

And your right they are well built awesome guns...

I like both but am glad in the end my battle rifle is an M1A.

I have been tempted to buy a Belgian FAL paratrooper from my FFL but...you know.

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Old September 20th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #4
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I owned a Belgian para 50.63 about 30 years ago. Sold it, regretted it since. But I was never really happy with it... but it would be a collector now. I buggered the forend with one of those bipods. Live and learn...

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Old September 21st, 2014, 06:44 AM   #5
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That's the only reason I would pick up this FN Para...a collector piece.
But with baby it would be hard to justify to the wife why I just spent $3000.00
It is unfired though and can't imagine it losing it's value any time soon.

If I buy another FN I would probably just get a 17s
Or if I could find a decent DSA FAL for a good price under $1000.00
Maybe I'll get another

Sad thing is I picked up that matching
STG/ Imbel III for $850.00!

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