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October 22, 2000, 18:28
Took my homebuilt frankenFAL to the range today for a little 100 yard sandbag work. I was shooting 5 round groups, but when I saw these three in the spotting scope I just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger again.
STG parts kit from InterOrd, Imbel receiver, Bushnel 3-9x42 scope. Hirtenberger ammo.
[This message has been edited by yorick (edited October 22, 2000).]
October 22, 2000, 19:06
Nice job on the FAL. Did you do the camo yourself? It is a great camo job. If you did it, could you list the steps you took.
October 22, 2000, 22:33
Camo is hi temp (engine block) spray paint. I cleaned everything off with solvent so there was zero oil on anything, and the paint sticks pretty good.
I did dark base colours first, then the lighter colours and stencils. (I did a lot of camo on military models as a kid so I have some experience with the techniques)
It really looks better in the pic than it does in real life, but it is effective (I am amazed at how well it "disappears" in the the midwestern fall woods)
The paint isn't as durable as a professionally done finish of course, but on the plus side I don't care if I scratch it cause I have lots of paint left in the cans.... http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif
October 23, 2000, 10:01
Don't set that baby down in the woods with the autumn leaves down-you will never find it again!
P.S. Great Group!!! What scope is that?
October 23, 2000, 14:08
Looks like you have a really good shooter. What make/style of muzzle brake do you have on it and how is it attatched? Thanks.
October 23, 2000, 18:02
Scope is a Bushnell 3-9x42 that came with my Savage 110 "package" rifle. I upgraded the scope on the Savage to a Weaver for long range varmit work and moved the Bushnell to the FAL.
The muzzle break is from Federal Arms ($19.95) and goes right on to the regular STG flashhider threads. I blind pinned it on (for the AFT) and also slathered JB Weld on the threads before I screwed it on (just for extra insurance) The muzzle break is very effective and looks good too (IMHO) http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif
The group pictured was my best of the day (about .5 MOA, the boxes are 1" across) but I was averaging about 1.5-2" with full 5 shot groups, lots of threes and fours making a long ragged hole with just 1 or 2 pulling the group out over an inch. Not bad for an old battle rifle and surplus ammo!
[This message has been edited by yorick (edited October 23, 2000).]
October 27, 2000, 14:32
Very nice indeed! And home built which makes it even nicer.
Is it an optical illusion or is the scope mounted off center and canted? If so, who makes the mount? I would like to get one like that.
October 28, 2000, 18:45
Sorry, optical illusion (I presume a result of digital photo and the camo)
Dust cover weaver base from fed arms, see through hi-rise weaver mounts from Gander Mountian (so I can still use the iron sights)
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