View Full Version : Need glass for the FAL
September 05, 2006, 19:55
I've been wanting a scope for the FAL for a while now. Thought about getting a SUIT or possibly an IOR M1. Can anyone give me some info on the IOR or even other scopes. I would prefer something that I could still use the carry handle with. I currently have one of the Williams slide on mounts. So rings are a welcome topic also. I'm not too interested in electronic dots or anything that requires batteries. thanks
September 05, 2006, 20:12
Are you trying to mount the optic ahead of the receiver or on top of the receiver?
September 06, 2006, 14:01
I have the same questions, I have a couple of FALs, Imbel kit on Imbel and a G1 on DSA. Both have CH's.
I would like to put glass on 1.
As to whether or not on or ahead of receiver, I don't really know, what are the differences as for options?
September 06, 2006, 14:52
I don't know of any good systems for mounting optics ahead of the receiver on a FAL.
The FAL gas tube is a definite problem in any forward-mount equation.
I think the answer is a securely attached Picatinny-type top cover.
Once you have a place to mount your optic, the answer depends on your application and budget.
I like the EOTECH for close-range targets that may not hold still while you shoot them.
For longer distance requiring a telescope, I like expensive Leupold glass secured by quick-detatch rings.
The ACOG is a nice compromise if you want reasonable ruggedness in a package that provides both magnification and an illuminated aiming point.
ACOG's aint cheap.
Except for lightweight deer rifles and dedicated target rifles, I don't like any optic arrangement that requires more than minimal tools for removal and re-installation.
As far as the carry-handle goes, the carry handle should come off when the optic goes on unless you can be completely sure that some dumbass won't still grab it by the carry handle, and mangle your optic.
September 06, 2006, 15:24
I was wanting to mount above the receiver as usual. Got a mount just no glass.
September 06, 2006, 21:52
I have got an Acog and a Leupold mk4 1.5 - 5..both are great.
Don't buy an IOR as they are a bunch of thieving dickheads.....
Customer service you F'ing assholes at IOR
September 06, 2006, 22:40
If you get a low power variable with true 1.0 (no magnification) on the low end you can shoot both eyes open as with an Aimpoint for close in stuff, (even if the off eye is dominate), which is very handy. Front Sight Magazine (USPSA) had a very good article about scopes for competition in last month’s issue.
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