L1A1 SLR (FAL)

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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by ArchFluffy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:37 am

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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by Niner Delta » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:53 pm

All you need now is 10 magazines and you will be set for a day at the range..... :D

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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by DuncaninFrance » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:45 am

Niner Delta wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:53 pm
All you need now is 10 magazines and you will be set for a day at the range..... :D

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When I was in the army we carried 5 x 20 round mags Vern. The SLR mag is very easy to reload :D
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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by Niner Delta » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:20 pm

We carried M-16 mags in the 7-round bandoliers, but I can't remember if we carried
one or two. And if not carrying the radio, we looked about like this..... from the cover of the
Octofoil magazine.


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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by Niner » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:22 pm

Vern, sometimes I carried one bandoleer and sometimes two. I think most combat troops never loaded a full 20 rounds to any magazine either. The idea was that a fully compressed spring would be more likely to fail to push the ammo load upward and potentially cause a feed failure. I think the general load was eighteen rounds in a 20 round magazine.

However, in Vietnam, in about eight months with the infantry, and in several contact events, I never shot a full ammo magazine in total over the entire tour. I could have gotten away with one clip and left the bandoleer in the rear. When the shit hit the fan it was the radio handset, a compass and a map that I was grabbing not the rifle. Vern, since you and I were in the same role as arty FO's I suspect it was the same, or nearly so, for you.
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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by DuncaninFrance » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:47 am

Bullets and dies arrived today so everything in place now.......
Going to make some dummy loads up to test cycling before I make some real ammo. :bigsmile:
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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by NuJudge » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:19 pm

I've had a terrible problem with FAL extraction of empty cases bending the rim of cases. I never have this problem with M1 or M14-type rifles, but I've had it a lot with most FAL-type rifles. I did a bunch of things to try an lessen the effect, using a smaller piston, using stronger piston springs, and stronger recoil springs. If you can get USGI surplus brass, its rims seem to be stronger than all the European surplus I have used, and incidence of bent rims is lower. Unfortunately, almost all the USGI Lake City brass you find today has been fired in really loose-headspace machine-guns, making it hard to recondition, and making life a lot shorter.

I believe I enjoy shooting an FAL more than any other rifle I have.
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Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Post by DuncaninFrance » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:02 am

I never had an issue with military ammo in all my time in the army.
The brass that I have is military brass and thus thicker than commercial.
Time will tell of course but that is another 2-3 months away.............
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