View Full Version : Rebarrel 243 7mm-08 different caliber ?
August 22, 2000, 13:38
Has anyone tried to rebarrel a FAL in a smaller caliber such as .243 win? I think a neat little FAL carbine in something lighter than .308 would be fun.
I would think this wouldn't be *too* difficult because they should be able to use the same bolt and extractor.
[ July 22, 2001: Message edited by: gary.jeter ]
August 22, 2000, 16:27
Already seen one in 243 and three in 223 for that matter. All were metric 1964 pattern in appearance.
I've also seen one old Venezuelan 7X51 Liviano barrel that was clapped out or I would have bought it for myself (He wanted $200 for it!!). I did get a neat FN marked 20 rd box of 7X51 ammo for it anyway.
August 22, 2000, 19:28
It wouldn't be that big of a deal to rework a barrel for a FAL. We'll probably all become familiar with the process before long. The .243 really likes a longer barrel, though. Shortening is the wrong way to go. On the same case, shorter barrels for large calibers; longer barrels for smaller calibers. I've spent quite a bit of time dreaming of a .358Win carbine. Might re-bore one of these clapped out R1 tubes.
August 22, 2000, 23:45
DS Arms has already made/sold some rifles/barrels in .243.I have a 7mm'08 barrel for the M-14,I used to think this was the perfect calibre until I shot the FAL in .243,this has so much more control it's really sweet.The US army developed the 6mm SAW cartridge with a 105 or 107 grain bullet at somewhere around 2600to 2700 feet per second as the best penetrating and controllable SAW cartridge they could come up with after the 6mm.223 failed to have enough speed.I can't find anyone now with sub-calibre barrels for the FAL or the M-14.
Cut the blue wire! Erik
August 22, 2000, 23:58
I've got a .243 Garand barrel floating around somewhere. Anybody interested in it?
August 23, 2000, 06:08
I have a 243 barrel turned and threaded for a FAL. I need to finnish this project. Finding the time away from all the AR15 work is the key.
Kurt V. Wala
Kurt's Kustom Firearms
6167 S.E. 26th St. Suite A
Bushnell, FL 33513
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