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DSA SA58 FAL .308

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This handy carbine was not a tack driver, but it can do anything you'd ever want to do with a .308 semiautomatic rifle. It's relatively light, recoils very little, and is the best balanced and handiest of the three test guns. It's probably the best FAL being made anywhere in the world today.

DSA SA58 FAL .308

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The large slotted-head screw is a hinge pin. The lever at the rear of the action permits the rifle to pivot around that hinge for near-instant field stripping.
The aperture rear sight slides up a ramp for greater ranges. Windage adjustment is made by opposing screws in the sight's base. Elevation changes are made by moving the front sight in and out. Machining was impeccable. We'd have preferred a handle, which is optional.
We thought the scope was unnecessary, bulky, and inappropriate. This is our Artemis 7 x 50. We'd have liked the L2A2 scope better, and no scope best of all.
With its action broken open just like your shotgun, the DSA SA58 FAL lets the bolt carrier be withdrawn easily by its tail. This permits cleaning the barrel easily from the rear. The tail actually contacts the bolt spring, located in the buttstock.

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