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Old 08-12-2010, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Markost View Post
(honestly, I expected more...):
As did I...
"The gun has played a critical role in history. An invention which has been praised and denounced... served hero and villain alike... and carries with it moral responsibility. To understand the gun is to better understand history."

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Old 12-15-2010, 03:40 AM
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So, here´s the "new" brazilian Imbel:

Keep calm, and get to teh choppa
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Markost View Post
Since the 80´s, Argentina is looking for a replacement for the old but reliable Fn Fal, in 50.00 and Para versions. Despite the fact that the old 50.41 is being replaced by the Fn Minimi, there´s no intention to replace the 7,62x51 with the 5,56x45. So, the replacement for this weapon will be another Fal, based on the DSA rifles.

These are the basic modifications:
* A shorter barrel and handguards;
* The carry handle has been removed;
* New Scope mount with picatinny rail;

Here´s a pic of one of the prototypes being tested two or one month ago:

In higher resolution:

PD: I want to see this baby shooting in full auto

Fire a 7.62x51 round out of that? Even in semi-auto that would be quite the chore. Hope they get their desired POI on the first round. Full auto out of that thing will only work with absolutely MAGICAL recoil reduction systems that would cost a fortune. I've seen full auto out of an M-14 and it's not pretty....great for sharpshooting, bad for spray and pray. Can't imagine 7.62x51 full auto out of such a small platform as the one pictured.

Rig it up for 5.45x39 or 5.56x45 and I'd buy it, sweet lookin weapon.
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