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May 09, 2004, 22:30
Bought DSA stg58 Kit, DSA Type I without carry handle cut receiver. Would like
to use the military light barrel. Anyone out there have suggestions on improving accuracy as best possible. Adding parts to build around what I have. for example:
1. DSA aluminum free float hand guard for standard barrel.
2. FSE Hammer, trigger & Sear.
3. Thinking of "Arizona Response" to put the rifle together.
4. DSA rear match sight.
Thanks for all your Suggestions ahead of time. If there is something I should change please, suggestions?????????? and why.
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May 09, 2004, 23:23
My recommendation is to let Mark build the rifle his way, and you need to buy a reloading setup, and assemble some tailor made loads for THAT gun.
168 grain Hornady, Nosler J-4, or Sierra MatchKings
Hodgdon Varget or Vihtavouri N140 powder
CCI BR2 primers
2.800" overall length.
Start low on the powder charge (per whatever your manual says for that bullet/powder combo), and adjust upwards in .5 grain increments until the vertical is gone.
May 09, 2004, 23:24
After installing the necessary US made parts, just have the rifle assembled with a minumum 7.62 headspace.
Then test fire. It may be the rifle is as accurate as you want.
I have had 3 that shot MOA - depending on which brand of ammo (all being milsurp) I used.
If you do not get the accuracy you want then look at changing the original configuration.
BTW - a good trigger job will always be a plus.
If you want a long range tack driver buy a bolt action instead.
May 10, 2004, 11:31
fit of the upper and lower is critical. they must close on each other snugly, but the builder should be aware of this.
May 11, 2004, 23:56
The DSA free-floating handguards are not true free-floating, as they do make contact at the rear, like any other FAL handguards. For REAL free-float HGs checkout www.vandenbergcustom.com and ask him about his free-float HGs, and build prices.
Myself, as you already have $100 invested in the DSAs, I'd have the build done with them. Do NOT use the original bipod, as it exerts upward pressure on the barrel, opening up groups. Wait and see how the built rifle shoots. If it's about dead-on leave it as is. If you decide to add a bipod add a Harris bipod to the bottom of the HG's, using the AR-type Match/free-float mount. If your groups are 3"-4"(typical military) you might try "dampening" the DSA HG's rear contact point by loosening them, then applying a liberal amount of RTV automotive high-temp(black, over 500 degrees) silicone to "seat" the rear of the HGs. Your only other option after that is to upgrade the barrel.
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