I've been lusting after a FAL, and I think I want a DSA built gun. But I don't know the difference in the types of FAL's.
The STG58 is selling for $920 while the SA58 is over $1200. Why the price difference?
I'll be shooting cheap surplus ammo through it. I'm not worried about it being a tack driver, but I don't want a rifle that shoots8' groups at 100 yards either. My main concern is getting a 100% reliable weapon that I'll have for many years to come. I'd like to get 10 or so Mags to go along with it.
This will also be my first Main Battle Rifle, and my first semi auto rifle besides my SAR1.
I'm not buying any time soon, most likely not until July. But I figured it was time to start the research.
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Simple answer is the STG58 is the DSA parts kit built upon the Austrian STG58. Whereas the sa58 is DSA's own creation.
For just a shooter go with the STG58, Also go over to the Fal files for more info.
Have you considered a M444 from Dan's sporting goods? or A ARS Or a AZex Arms Fal? there is almost too much info out there. I hope this helps out.
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Actually, You can get some of the DSA options on your StG58. I just picked up a StG58 carbine today. Technically it's used, but I know the previous owner and it's never been fired. He had DSA "hand pick" all the parts so it's mint. Anyway, he had DSA use the regular DSA plastic handguards and install a DSA lightweight brake too. This thing is gorgeous! It'll look even better when I get that "Izzy" furniture on it
Either way, they're both great guns. The Steyr parts are about the best there ever were (as far as militarily). DSA does a GREAT job with 'em.
BTW, Jeep what kind of deal do you get through Continental?
quote: BTW, Jeep what kind of deal do you get through Continental?
Not sure yet. I haven't talked price since I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to buy or when I'm buying. I just spent a ton of money on a tool box so gun buying is going to be a bit hard to get past the wife
They usually take pretty good care of me over there. The owners son runs that store and we're pretty friendly towards each other