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FAL R1A1 Sporter 308 rifle by CAI, synthetic stock, 22in barrel w/ muzzlebrake.

Ok so I found these on J&G going up there this weekend and I thinking about getting one I have never own a FAL what do you experts know about them good price ? how well do they shoot ? should I save up for a better FAL ?

I would like to just buy one for now dont think I will get into building FAL's yet so what do you think should I get one?
 

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I bought one 5 years ago and love it. Shoots well out to 600 yards - thought I did change the rear sight for the smaller peep.
 

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I would like to just buy one for now dont think I will get into building FAL's yet so what do you think should I get one?



They are lots of fun to build, you should try it
 

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I would like to just buy one for now dont think I will get into building FAL's yet so what do you think should I get one?



They are lots of fun to build, you should try it
YEP! buy it. you can use it to look at as you build the next one. better than lookng at pictures.

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They are lots of fun to build, you should try it
Not Cool guys, I'm already addicted to building a few rifles a year then there is the NFA addictation with the SBR and suppressers and those add $200 every time now you guys are suggesting that I know get into building even more rifles. Man my wife is going to be pissed

Well ok I'm heading up there this saturday if they look good I'm sure I'll bring one home with me
 

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Good man! Make your mind up, do the purchase and ask for forgivness later!!!!
Heck, they always give in in the end. Well most of the time! Well sometimes. Duh, good luck.
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(proud contributer to 2 x wives, house, cars, jewells, and well, see you in the soup line)
 

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I would like to just buy one for now dont think I will get into building FAL's yet so what do you think should I get one?



They are lots of fun to build, you should try it


Much more fun to build, and I'll bet the build will be better
than what you buy. Cheaper two
 

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Being a century rifle it might work, it might not. Being a FAL, once it works it'll never stop working.

If you want a FAL, get one. If it doesn't work, register on FALfiles, they know their rifles amazingly well.
 

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I purchased mine from a Gunco member a few years ago. It's a CAI build and it has worked flawlessly, very accurate.





Thanks pard'ner (you know who you are!!!)
 

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I have owned three CIA FAL's. Mine were all great rifles. I was forced to sell my Fal"s to pay bills. I will buy another CIA Fal, when we get a new man in the white house.===Carolyn
 

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it is difficult to not buy a FAL!

i am in the same boat with the CETME. normally i would build it but kits are expensive and barrels are extra cost thanks to our idiot government cutting the barrels up. it looks to be less expensive to buy or trade for a century build and sort it out as you go these days.

i figure the odds of the FAL being "good" are pretty good. you may have to do some problem sorting to get it to run proper. and worst case-- i think J&G is pretty good about returns. i would call them and get their return policies before hand just in case they do send a turkey.

that is a good price on a FAL!
 

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I own a Century arms and I am impressed. Their aks are junk but the FAL's are ok. I think its hit and miss if you get a good one or not.
 

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I own a Century arms and I am impressed. Their aks are junk but the FAL's are ok. I think its hit and miss if you get a good one or not.
Depends on the AK and who the subcontracter was that built it for CIA.
I've had 2 good Yugos, one required a very minor tweak that CIA handled promptly.
One WASR of mine needed an OOTB repair that was not CIAs fault but rather a Romainian worker.
My 1st C93 was built on a Monday after a drunken weekend and CIA replaced it outright for another. The 2nd C93 was fine.
 

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I bought a used WASR10 that I put 120rds thru with no problems.The FAL L1A1 I bought in 2008($525) I have never fired yet.Maybe this spring now that my stepson lives closer.
 

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I've had 2 CIA Fal's and no issues, both inch pattern. Had scopes on both and crows were no biggie at 500. Mine were good.
 

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Does it matter whether you get inch or metric?
 

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I lived with a C1A1 for quite awhile and if I remember correctly the differences were minor with the exception of part interchangeability. The metric prints were converted to inch as close as possible . The inch pattern does allow for the charging handle to be folded and that is nice. The C1A1 could have the trigger guard swung up so you could keep your mitts on in cold weather.Magazines do not interchange. You probably can't go wrong with either version although I'm partial to the Canadian one. Can't own one but still like them.
 

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I have both a Century R1A1 and a DSA 58 FAL.



(CAI top and DSA 58 bottom)

Oddly enough the Century outshoots the DSA 58.

Go figure.
 

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i have never owned a century built FAL( L1A1) until last friday.
that said, about 1/2 the FAL'S i own are built on century receivers. they all run great.
i have some built on Coonan, Springfield, Imbel receivers. it is getting late to be building Fal's/L1A1 so, i would be buying a couple of already built FAL's if i didn't own some.
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One big difference is that the inch pattern mags are,,or at least used to be 1/3 the price of metric ones. I don't know if that still holds true or not ? Shit I bought some like new one's from Century when I got the FAL and with the volume discount I was getting them for 3.99 ea buying 10 at a time,I'm sure there not that now though! The FAL at that time I paid 429 for delivered.

Only damn bad thing about a FAL is AMMO,,,there just so damn fun to shoot and shoot so good!!!! Ya just can't stop!! Sadly when I was broke and waiting for a disability determination,,for years,, I had to sell it to keep a roof over my head,,,DRAT!!!! Oh Well, we've all been there,,,,

Kiss half of the brass bye bye too if you reload, FAL'S beat up cases pretty good, but I'm sure you already know that.
 
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