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So, Top Shot made FAL's look pretty crappy.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Phillyfan, May 5, 2011.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Are they really that hard to shoot accurately? If so, why are they so expensive?
     
  2. jaweber

    jaweber Yakima Member

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    no fal's at least my experience with them are bad a$% i have had no problem shooting well with them at all. in fact i am saving up money to get one of my own. as of right now if i want to shoot one i go and grab my buddy's or talk him into goin to the range so i can shoot it..lol i just don't think alot of those guys had experience with the fal and were more accustomed to shooting the m-14 as a .308 platform. and i'm sure that narrow unstable platform they were standing on had something to do with it as well. but the fal is one of my favorite firearms that i have shot to date. you just gotta put some rounds through it and decide for your self
     
  3. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    If I remember right, they were shooting the FALs from unstable platforms werent they?
     
  4. jaweber

    jaweber Yakima Member

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    yes they were, but they were all talkin smac about the rifle and gunny broke it open 2-3 times tryin to take the safety off..lol
     
  5. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    You guys need to try and remember that these guys (like myself) were trained on the much lighter and easier to handle AR platforms. When you handle a FN FAL for the first time they seem very heavy and clunky. The trigger is very long and you really can't feel the creep on it. Now, hand a person that was trained on the FN an AR and they will probably do pretty well. We used to do some cross training and the visitors always had an easy time handling the AR but most of us had a tough time with the AK's and FN's (in a tactical sense). I think it's just what you're used to is all. Performance wise, the FAL is awesome..
     
  6. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you remember correctly, the first challenge in season one, a guy who supposedly had military training couldn't hit 100 and 200 yard targets with a 1903 Springfield. I think some of the competitors and the editing make the guns look worse than they are...
     
  7. jaweber

    jaweber Yakima Member

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    yeah but they all seemed comfortable with the m-14?
     
  8. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I remember the episode now. Yea, I remember him having a tough time keeping that rifle together.
    That was a pretty good competition.
     
  9. Generator

    Generator Bend Member

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    A lot of the guys who shot the FAL and hated it also hated everyone on the show who wasn't in the military and of those who were in the military, who weren't in their group. They seemed like the kind of guys who would hate a Milsurp rifle let alone a FAL that was non-US on principle rather than shooting it for themselves and making up their own mind on a rifle. The FAL was crap to them before they picked it up.
     
  10. jaweber

    jaweber Yakima Member

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    i agree with you 100%
     
  11. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    I hope the show manages to devalue FAL's. Then I can afford another one.
     
  12. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    The M-14 ( M1A) is still used by most forces as a training aid since most still use it as a sniper platform. So, most of them have probaly fired it a bunch.
     
  13. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    very true. other than the older guys in the clique (Chris and Brian) rest of the military mafia were pricks.
     
  14. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    God I wish Colby would shut the frak up, and let the contestants concentrate! I wish he would let the viewers concentrate too! lol.
     
  15. corpsman

    corpsman Pierce County, Washington, United States Active Member

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    My FAL is just as accurate as my M1A. I trained with and carried the M14.
    So, I find it easier to handle, but not all that much. The standard receiver
    FAL sight sucks but that is easy to address. DS Arms sells a sweet sight
    that has click adjustable windage and 2 apertures on a flip.
     
  16. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So, overall the message seems to be that they just weren't used to it and therefore did not like it? Seems like most people on the firearm forums seem to like them well enough.