whats better- fn-fal or m14
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > whats better- fn-fal or m14

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-13-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 14
Default whats better- fn-fal or m14

i prefer the fn-fal but i would like to get a second opinion.

__________________
tantalfan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-13-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It's not the weapon it's the shooter....and ill take mine in M-14 if these are the only choice's.....

__________________
 
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 02:30 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrm14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 2,382
Liked 311 Times on 207 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default

M1A/M14 My choice.

__________________
mrm14 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 02:53 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
M14sRock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,539
Liked 32 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

I am a fan of the FAL (and have owned several), but it does not compare to the M14.

Both are durable and reliable, but the M14 is more accurate and has much better sights and trigger.

Either one will serve well, though.

__________________
M14sRock is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 03:15 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SGT-MILLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,354
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

The FN-FAL all the way.

By design the FN will be easier to get back on target quickly after firing a round off.

The stock M14 has a normal sporting rifle style grip for your firing hand. That is where the M14 will pivot during recoil which will result in higher muzzle jump.

The FN has the pistol grip style. This changes the grip angle and how the barrel lies in relation to the grip. Recoil of pistol grip rifles are more straight back, versus up and down. That was one of the original reasons the M16 was chosen as a replacement to the M14.

That's my reasoning. Either choice will do the job. They are both really good weapons.

__________________
"TRAIN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, NOT WITH WHAT YOU WISH YOU HAVE."
SGT-MILLER is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 03:18 AM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CA357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1175 Times on 510 Posts
Likes Given: 2978

Default

Having owned both, my choice is the M14 or M1A.

__________________
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 04:17 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
matt g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,885
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

M14 without question. Smith Enterprise, Inc.

__________________

"'Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky? "
Roger Waters

Vote freedom, join the Libertarian Party.

matt g is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 05:05 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3479 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by matt g View Post
M14 without question. Smith Enterprise, Inc.
Will you just buy the god damn thing and get it over with?! This constant courtship of yours is clearly getting out of hand.

27 threads with the same gun posted - this is as bad as you and Ineff over your pistol... LOL

Once you get it THEN you can expound of it's virtues.. not before then...

JD
__________________
Dillinger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
matt g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,885
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
Will you just buy the god damn thing and get it over with?! This constant courtship of yours is clearly getting out of hand.

27 threads with the same gun posted - this is as bad as you and Ineff over your pistol... LOL

Once you get it THEN you can expound of it's virtues.. not before then...

JD
I'm sitting on the deposit now. I'm going to wait until I get home from this hitch to order, so I can pay them all in one shot. Living on the road and working 14+ hours a day makes getting a hold of people like that difficult.

They are the official supplier and rebuilder to the US Armed Forces. They also have a lot of patented parts and processes that set their rifles well apart from everything else.

Recently, Army snipers used suppressed SEI M14s to outshoot their SR-25/M110s both suppressed and unsuppressed.

To the OP, please post your new threads in the proper section, rather than the section that corresponds to your screen name. This thread has nothing to do with any sort of SKS/AK/clone.
__________________

"'Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky? "
Roger Waters

Vote freedom, join the Libertarian Party.

matt g is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3479 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by matt g View Post
They are the official supplier and rebuilder to the US Armed Forces. They also have a lot of patented parts and processes that set their rifles well apart from everything else.

Recently, Army snipers used suppressed SEI M14s to outshoot their SR-25/M110s both suppressed and unsuppressed.
Again. You purchase, you test, you post a range report. Then you get to talk them up in multiple threads all over the forum. Until then, you are just a fanboy....

JD
__________________
Dillinger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
whats this gun coolgfx Curio & Relic Discussion 2 02-03-2009 08:28 AM
Whats next? emmons338 General Rifle Discussion 5 01-20-2009 05:33 PM
Whats This? What went in It? Righteous Firearm Accessories & Gear 11 08-04-2008 04:41 AM