View Full Version : Do FALs have fluted chambers?
April 03, 2006, 21:00
What exactly is a fluted chamber? I know what a fluted barrel is...
Chamber flutes are cuts made in the chamber running front to back. This allows some gas to get between the chamber walls and the case to aid in extraction.
FAL's do not have fluted chambers. G3's are a prime example, however.
Edit: Delayed blowback guns extract the case sooner after firing than gas operated guns. Thus, the pressure is higher, causing the case to stick to the wall of the chamber with more force. Without the flutes, the case head is likely to be torn off.
April 03, 2006, 22:01
If it has a fluted chamber, empties will look similar to this, you can see where the flutes have made their mark on the brass, or whats left of it.
Now a standard FAL's brass looks similar to this...
April 05, 2006, 13:04
haha Nice comparison, MAG.
April 05, 2006, 13:16
That is not typical! While the brass that comes from a fluted chamber will have the longitudinal markings, they are not torn in two!
April 05, 2006, 13:54
:eek: Don't scare SodaPop, Mag58. :rolleyes: :fal:
Ruptured cases are another story. Not the story of fluted chambers.
April 05, 2006, 15:32
The reason I asked...
I have a friend that sent me a 100 brass cases of Lapua brass and threatened to kick my ass if I reloaded them in a fluted chamber rifle.
I already reloaded the ammo, and shot it, but I didn't know if my ass was going to get kicked or not. I never heard of fluted chambers.
April 05, 2006, 22:06
you did pick up the brass again, right?
The reason he threatened that is probably the price/worth of the Lapua brass. I wouldn't shoot the stuff in a FAL, they're not as bad on brass as a G3/HK91 but they certainly aren't easy on it either.
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