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    Question FAL accuracy

    I dont beleive I have ever seen a disscusion about accuracy for the fal, altho Im sure its all been said. But what is the average accuracy for the fal? Ive never "anchored" mine to see what it will group, but I have no prob. making "headshots" at 500 yds. I have a decent but not very expensive scope. Im just wondering.
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    my DSA re-barreled Fal, from bench Iron sights 150 yards I can hit a pie plate most of the time. Never had a scope on it so obviously it could do better.

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    okay -- I have an L1A1 and a 600 yd range.

    With handloads and no wind from a bench and with a 24 power scope will put all 20 rounds in 9".
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    I own a FAL and an L1A1.

    Both are acceptable accuracy wise. My definition of acceptable:

    Hit a Human Torso sized target at 600 Meters, repeatably.

    I built a total of 8 heavy barrel FAL rifles that were capable of 8-ring accuracy at 800 Meters.

    As far as I am concerned; FAL rifles are "Accurate Enough".
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    Another dumb question. Was there ever a "dedicated" sniper version? It seems like mine is not a fluke, that they are capable of really good accuracy. Thanks for the replies.
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    I had a imbel parts kit on an imbel receiver that I could get to shoot 1.5"-2" at 100yds open sights laying prone without a rest. Thats about as good as I can shoot open sights even with my tack driving poodle shooter. I never did try mounting a scope on it.

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    FN made dustcover scope mounts, but AFAIK no country ever had them made up as sniper rifles. Back in it's heyday, sniper rifles were bolt actions.

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    Moleman, same one here,Imbel. Kernel, I do remember somekinda dustcover mnt, now that you mention it. I can see the scope in my mind but cant remember what it was called. Its been a loooong time since I reserched anything to do w/ fal. Edit: Trilux L2A2 I beleive.
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    Yup,

    British Army and Royal Marines used the Trilux scope. I think it was only a 2 power or 4 power, and they had a lighted post that came down from the top of the sight picture. Pretty cool, and I got to shoot one at RAF Upper Heyford back in the '80s. The Brits loved those rifles, and that is where I caught the FAL bug.

    I don't remember who asked, but there were several countries that had a sniper version of the FAL. South Africa and Israel come to mind. These were not purpose built, but were selected for accuracy and fitted with a scope. SA used a 6x fixed. These would be better described as "Designated Marksman" type rifles, as opposed to "Sniper" type rifles.

    My bottom line: Just about any well built FAL will shoot as well as any M1A. In the same caliber, at 500 Meters; my FAL and L1A1 do a really good impression of a Mauser (when the gas plug is flipped for manual "straight pull").

    That is my experience.
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