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DSA FAL's?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by emt1581, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I've wanted an FAL for a while now. The last time I looked I was told to give DSA/Imbels a look. For $1K are these good quality and reliable guns? Any down sides? What should I look for when shopping FAL's?

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  2. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

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    Just don't buy a Century...the ones out now are inch receivers and really only work well with inch mags, which are harder to come by. They ship them with metric mags and sometimes they work sometimes not. I have a DSA 58 and a DSA STG 58...both work well. The Imbel receivers are well made and should serve you well. I sold all my ARs and only have the FALs....when you care enough to send one......send a 30 cal!
     


  3. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Whats a new DSA running these days?

    Last I looked, and FALs are not something I'm well versed on, DSA was by far the biggest name in them, but they're like 1.3 to 1-5 or 2K for some models.

    For the most part, I think the FAL is a hell for stout, reliable rifle. Just pick one, inch or metric, and stick with it. Combining the two seems to lead to issues.
     
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  4. How are they accuracy wise?? one of the guns ive admired from afar but never got to shoot.
     
  5. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Take a look at the L1A1's that century imported a few years ago. You can find them used and they might be set up better for you. I know several guys on Warriortalk who perfer the L1A1.
     
  6. rgregoryb

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    Minute of Pie Plate...........accuracy better than AK (what isn't) not quite an AR it's a battle rifle, not a sniper system.

    Both of mine are 16" with regular stock (I had a folding stock version and did not like it)

    7.62 X51 is real quiet in a 16" bbl
     
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  7. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Minute of Pie Plate? Really?? I figured any quality gun could easily be made a tack driver.... no?

    Thanks

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  8. emt1581

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    I've seen ones ranging from $950 with mixed serial numbers to $2K from people that either accessorize them or don't want to sell them too bad.

    -Emt1581
     
  9. emt1581

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  10. 01coltcolt

    01coltcolt Weapons Tech.

    OP thats a good price on that DSArms. I have a DSarms FAL and its one of my favorite guns. I love shooting it. Very quality made, with low recoil. It will eat anything. That NV scope is long gone. It was heavy.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Colt- Can you tell if it's metric or inch and if it's ok based on the mixed serial number spoke of?

    Thanks

    And in regard to NV optics, this would probably be the gun I soak a LOT of money into perfecting for both defense and distance. So a scope would be next on my list of searching. How easy would the rifle in that ad be to adapt though? Easy as an AR or does it need a smith with lots of experience to do?

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  12. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

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    a stg58(Austrian parts gun) from DSA would not be a L1A1, I don't know if the seller is just confusing terminology. It looks like a DSA receiver not Imbel. This should be a metric gun.

    Back to the accuracy thing, it will shoot 2" groups at 100 yds

    The FAL is one of the easiest MBRs to work on out there.Field strips in seconds for cleaning. 91 countries chose it when NATO went with 7.62x51....still being used in Africa in many countries.
     
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  13. seems pretty typical I guess for a battle Rifle. I am also looking for a good Center Fire Semi Auto Battle rifle..looking at M1, M1A1,FAL, maybe even a AR10(is that right??) style..im leaning to the M1 just for nostalgia sake but not 100% on that yet. Ive always liked the FAL. I just want to get something good and not be disappointed.
     
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  14. D3S3RT_P3NGU1N

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    I've got an 18" DSA and I've been very happy with it, great rifle, tough, reliable and reasonably accurate. Its no precision rifle but 2-3" groups are achievable
     
  15. I've been thinking about getting an Austrian one from them.
     
  16. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    A scope on a FAL a sniper rifle does not make.


    If you want a distance weapon, and I mean more than 3-400 yds, buy one that is made for that sort of thing, thats not what the FAL is, or was. You'll spend alot of money trying to make it something its not. Like the guys who try to make a M1a a sniper rifle.
     
  17. emt1581

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    I didn't know that about the accuracy. I figured with enough tinkering I'd get it to be 1" give or take out to at least a few hundred yards. Hell, my 700P can do that. I just wanted something semi-auto that could do the same.

    Maybe I should consider another platform. Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  18. ArmoryDoc

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    EMT, the DSA is a really good rifle. I own a SA-58 21" and it is more than reasonably accurate. I have a folder on mine so it is a 50-61 pattern gun. It's a heavy hitter and a great tool to have if things get rough. I highly recommend them.

    In addition, the metric guns are much more plentiful for parts and mags than the inch pattern.
     
  19. emt1581

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    Again, I'm wondering if someone knows of a better semi-auto platform for distance short of an 82A1 which is not exactly lightweight or portable....it's just a distance weapon...not a battle rifle.

    I'd like something that is both but I'm not sure if it exists.

    -Emt1581
     
  20. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

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    You are going to need the H&K semi auto sniper system to achieve what you want. The FAL is the toughest MBR platform out there

    PSG 1
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    about 10k will get you one
     
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