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stargazer
September 29, 2001, 02:13
Brought home a few more FAL images from the last shooting trip. What a cool rifle! :D


"FAL in the WIld" images (http://stargazer111.home.mindspring.com/fal.htm)

kotengu
September 29, 2001, 08:33
Nice webpage - very well done! (nice rifle, too) - you say you noticed a difference in heat transfer between the TAPCO and DSA handguards?

stargazer
September 29, 2001, 18:32
The DSA handguards put the Tapco's to shame when it comes to heating up the hand. From Tapco, the bottom of the guards have NO holes whatsoever. The DSA's have huge vent holes on top and (3) holes on the bottom. And for some optical trickery reason, the DSA's make the rifle look a little shorter to me, perhaps because they are a little wider/bigger too. Fits the bipod like a glove too! I'm happy with mine except for the slight reinforcement lines visible from the outside. And that ain't no big thing since they handle the heat better! :D

NoSquirrels
September 30, 2001, 02:53
drool

Eightball
September 30, 2001, 20:54
hey there. i just picked up a stg58c standard model from a guy at work. took it our for the first time today, it will not feed soft point ammo from the right hand side of the mags. upon close inspection, the feed ramp is not flush with the top of the magazine. links below are to pics of my rifle's feed ramp with mag installed. does yours look the same here or not ? i wonder if a 'lil wecsog'n would be in order to fix this prob ??? click on the 'ramp' pics to see 3 kinda fuzzy pics.
'my fal (http://www.texasheights.com/eightball)

stargazer
October 01, 2001, 19:10
Eightball, Here are a couple of pixs of my feedramps. My magazine top lip actually covers the entrance to the feed ramps. Yours has that small ledge I bet where the soft points are digging in. Time to get out the dremel!

http://stargazer111.home.mindspring.com/ramp1.jpg

http://stargazer111.home.mindspring.com/ramp2.jpg

Eightball
October 01, 2001, 20:11
i sure would have thought that any manufacturer would have made sure that their feed ramps and magazines matched up better than mine do. yah, time to do a bit-0-grinding i suppose.

stargazer
October 01, 2001, 20:55
Eightball, Hang around here a while and you will find out there are a lot of crappy receivers out there in FalLand. Thankfully though, almost all can be made to work OK with some TLC. Ask questions on the gunsmithing forum and look back over all the posts from a few months back. You may just find all your reliability answers there. :)

Eightball
October 01, 2001, 21:05
thx for the input. : )

Eightball
October 02, 2001, 19:08
well, i dug out my lil 12 volt chain saw sharpening grinder (dremel like device) and proceeded to reshape and polish my feed ramp a bit. it works great now. feeds soft point rounds without a hint of a problem.

stargazer
October 02, 2001, 22:02
EB, Glad it turned out well on the feed ramps. Get the DSA handguards to replace the metal ones. You'll really like them and they fit the bipod so well. :)

stargazer
October 02, 2001, 22:43
Anyone notice the (4) allen head screws on the top strap of the bipod? It isn't quick detachable, but it is detachable now if needed or desired. Castle nuts came off fine from the back, but those large screws are really stuck. Now they can stay stuck! :)