Here is my problem. I was about to buy a FAL from the Gun library at Cabela's but as always when near the gun counter I have to browse. My primary reason for buying a FAL is I wanted a nice 308 semi-auto. I already have an M1a but honestly the gun wasn't designed to have a scope on it and I want some more modern features like integrate rails etc. The FAL I was looking at seemed to be alot like the M1a in that respect once I saw the FNAR. The FNAR seems to be exactly what the doc ordered. Its sub-moa accurate from the factory, integrated rail on the receiver and tri rail on the hand guards. No factory irons. Its like a BAR on roids. The name is deceptive as well. Its not an actual AR, it uses a short stroke gas piston not gas impingment. Right now I am leaning away from the FAL since I already have the M1a and I am really considering the FNAR as my next 308. Am I crazy? The FAL is also used the FNAR is new. More details. The FNAR is the heavy barrel model, and I have never felt a bolt this silky smooth other than on a benelli shotgun. It also comes with 3 factory buttplates, combpeices and shims to change the angle on the buttplate so you can fit the gun to you perfectly.
Thanks for the forum link Jerry. I did quite a bit of googling and there was no real negative reviews I could find. Of course some of the M1 and FAL fan boys were upset by this gun for some reason. I have held it twice now at the store and I really like the shorter pull compared to the M1a I have. If anyone owns one I would love some feedback.
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I have both the FN/FAL STG58 and the Heavy Barrel Israeli FN built on an Imbel Receiver. I cant say anything bad about them...Mine are Metric and use the cheaper Magazines than the Inch pattern...I have a scope on the STG-58 and My M1A also has a scope on it with the Springfield Mount.