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 Post subject: Scoping FAL
New postPosted: December 9th, 2010, 11:53 am 
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Looking at 3 different scopes to run on my 16"DSA FAL.Leupold MR/T 1.5X5,Leatherwood Hi-Lux 1X4X CMR,Burris 3x9 Ballistic-Plex Tac -2 .Question is I dont have any reviews to look at ref these on a FAL platform.Will they shake off damaging the scope because of the action movement of the FAL.Will they hold their respective zeroes?
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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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You will need very high rings to clear the rear sight, unless you take the rear sight off.

As far as holding zero, it depends on the rail. The DSA will hold, but it really can't be taken off, at least not easily. I have used it and it works. It just makes it tough to clean. There are some cheap mounts that slide on the rails, but they are know to lose zero. I had two of the ARMS and neither worked.


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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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#1 FALs use a hokey scope set up (mounted to dust cover)
#2 FALs are not set up for scopes, chin weld, not cheek weld
#3 FAL is not a precision weapon making scopes extraneous
#4 Glass and batteries have no place on 50's era battle rifles [smilie=anim_banghead.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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My Fal was made in 2010 and I use a eotech on it and like the set up very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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Bwana John wrote:
#1 FALs use a hokey scope set up (mounted to dust cover)
#2 FALs are not set up for scopes, chin weld, not cheek weld
#3 FAL is not a precision weapon making scopes extraneous
#4 Glass and batteries have no place on 50's era battle rifles [smilie=anim_banghead.gif]

cojonu06 wrote:
My Fal was made in 2010 and I use a eotech on it and like the set up very much.


He must be talking about Century and not DSA.

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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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I have a DSA with a Kahles scope. I'll put it up against a remi 700 on a rest any day. It's the most accurate rifle I've owned with the exception [maybe] of my 300 win mag. I've put 20 out of 20 on an 8" steel plate at 600 yards down at the Adair range in Yuma, and I ain't that good...

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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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What power scope are you using? I have a Bushnell 9x40 on mine with mil dots and sometimes when I shoot past 100yds I tend to stray from my target. I'm thinking of getting a scope with more power.


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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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3X ACOG on a DSA dust cover, holds zero just fine. YMMV.

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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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See if you can finf a surplus SUIT scope/mount. It's the scope the Brit's used on their FAL's and hold zero very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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The DSA is a very solid scope interface, and it should be, it has 5 steel plates and 10 cap screws which hold it in place.

The older Williams slide on ones were even better, but sadly all gone now...like Williams.

I would caution the other poster that ones experience with an Angry Beaver-cobbled together FrankenFal, does not the entire FAL type make.

Many units using FAL types as DMRs to great effect on hajis.

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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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it has 5 steel plates and 10 cap screws which hold it in place.

Unless the screws strip or the plates stick into the action or fall off and hang it up, which seems to kinda happen pretty often.

What "accuracy" test did you advertise when you were building lots of FALs did your rifles have to pass Derek?
I believe it was the same as the official Commonwealth arsenal build requirement.
Something like 3 shots into 2.5 inches at 25 yards?
Real "precision" [smilie=icon_rolleyes.gif] .
Its an axe, not a ice pick.

Its not precise, but it can be very enjoyable to shoot! Iron sights ARE more "fun" to shoot!

Save the money spent on a good scope and mount and buy more ammo instead and go out and enjoy shooting the thing.

Adding big scopes, screwed on railed topcovers, heavywight target barrels, freefloated railed HGs, set triggers, lights, lazers, vertical forward grips, battries, ect ect ect... does not a "DMR" make. A pig in lipstick is still a pig. Aint nothin wrong with pigs, but lipstick dont really help them much.

Ya, I might not have a real Belgian... but mine are either Imbel or DS Arms receivered, and filled mostly with NOS, unissued, unserilized parts. ;)

And you better not get me going on glassing a M-14 either! [smilie=anim_flame.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Scoping FAL
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I have a scope on mine, not that 'IT' needed one, my eyes suck so bad I had to put one on it to see a target at 200 yds :|

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