Why did the US never adopt the FAL??
Also, could the SCAR series be considered the FAL's successor?
Because the US had already made a shitload of M14s.
By the time the original M14 production run was no longer adequate, the SCAR existed.
Besides, the AR-10 was always, always, always a better rifle than the FAL.
This is some bullshit
The FAL was originally going to be made in an intermediate caliber, but some dickhead US brass said that they wanted MUH BIGGUR BULLITS or they wouldn't buy it. So FN scrambled to make the gun take a bigger caliber, and after pushing the design to the limits so it could take 7.62x51, the US said "lol fuck u" and decided to go with the M16 anyways.
WHAT COULD'VE BEEN, LADS
EITHER THE US WITH FALS, OR THE REST OF THE WORLD WITH INTERMEDIATE CALIBER FALS THAT THEY'D IN ALL PROBABILITY STILL BE USING TODAY
I'm so fucking mad
We could have.
We considered it for adoption under the designation T48, and then decided to go for the M14 and later the M16.
squids always gonna have the best looking SCAR's award.
Fuck off with this stupid meme
Literally this. We were supposed to use the FAL after NATO adopted the 7.62x51 and initially agreed. Then we turned around and issued the M14
Maybe, but I'm an FN fanboy. First Gun I ever bought was an dsa FAL I know it's not actually FN but might as well be. Shot a SCAR 17 a bunch of times and am saving for one. Also got The fnp 9
This is my wallpaper, I am not ashamed.
The dude was a low-rate airman... hardly qualifies as a good job.
Probably save it up, or don't spend it on anything else. For example, I make $130k/yr... but I have my son to provide for, and I have other hobbies besides firearms. If I stopped paying for my son, didn't buy fancy clothes, didn't buy gourmet ingredients and kitchenware to cook with, cars, car parts, watches, cigars, and booze... I'd probably be able to buy a SCAR every other week.
Shit, last month I spent $3500 on food. Not to mention $800 on a Shun knife set, and $700 on a Mauviel basic cookware set.
The world could have a cartridge that had the range and penetration of a full-size rifle cartridge, with the weight and recoil of an intermediate rifle cartridge.
But noooooo, the US Military circa 50s would really rather jack off to their military-industrial complex.
I share that feeling.
Why the fuck would the US buy guns from some small ass country when they can just build and design their own? It's a waste of money for a country so big and powerful to use the design of someone else tbqh
>tfw I spend <100 a month on food
>tfw jew tier
>tfw make less than 3500 a month
>Why did the US never adopt the FAL??
Politics and dick-waving. Went something like this.
>Com-bloc adopts intermediate cartridge and replaces dog's breakfast of small arms with mostly AKs.
>Euro countries developing own intermediate cartridges.
>.280 Brit looking good.
>USA says FUCK IT .30-06 IS FINE
>But fuckhuge awkward long action.
>OK WE'LL SHRINK IT, HOWD'YA LIKE DAT DERE LIMEY?
>It's not really intermedia...
>THAT'S A WUSSY CALIBER, EVERY SOLDIER MUST BE A RIFLEMAN, WE'RE ADOPTING .308 AND SO ARE YOU BECAUSE NATO STANDARD.
>FAL gets re-designed and anally stretched for the .308 butt-fuck.
>Is this good enough Amerifats?
>FUCK NO DAT DERE IS A WUSSY RIFLE HERE'S A REAL MAN'S GUN MADE BY REAL MURIKKANS
>You just shrunk an M1 and gave it a box magazine.
>FUCK U RIFLE IS FINE, GREATEST BATTLE IMPLEMENT EVER DEVISED.
>It's expensive and doesn't hold zero very we... you know fuck it keep your battle implement we'll just use the FAL.
>[Burgers grumble about it but reluctantly accept since they both at least fire the same cartridge]
>Also, could the SCAR series be considered the FAL's successor?
Yes and no. Mechanically it has little to do with the FAL, it's basically an improved AR-18. It fills the same roles though.
I would love to get my hands on pic related. That foregrip is just beautiful to me
Honestly though, hands down one of the best guns I have ever shot, let alone owned. Huge round, no kick. I wish it would have been adopted, because then it would be easy/cheap to get mags.
Pic related, my Argie. Need a true dust cover for her still.
Because Americans are fags that have to build everything themselves, its called American exceptionalism. God forbid the U.S works together with its allies to have mutual weapons programs. Same thing with the .280 british cartridge.
Sure, buying a decent rifle for a reasonable price at bulk purchase discount is really a waste of money, compared to paying researchers to rape the M1, re-tooling factories and ending up with a meh firearm that is replaced with a new one only 3 years later, because fuck everything.
>Several year later, Nam happened
>US realizes importance if intermediate calibers
>Instead of adopting .280 British, they go with 5.56 varmint peashooter
>NOW YALL HAVE TO USE THIS CALIBER TOO