The FN-FAL is a hard-hitting, battle rifle shining in damage and range with a very reasonable weight and a low jam chance. However, this comes at the cost of a small clip size, low fire rate, and high recoil. As such, this weapon is recommended for troops with a high combat skill who can take advantage of the extra damage and range.
The FN-FAL, Belgian made, saw frequent usage by NATO forces, but despite it's prominence never adopted by the US Army (losing to the iconic M14). The FN-FAL was extensively used by Commonwealth Forces in a semi-auto version known as the L1A1 SLR. The FN-FAL came in semi-automatic and fully automatic configurations (not interchangeable). The semi-automatic configuration was more regularly adopted by NATO forces due to unmanageable recoil in fully automatic. The FN-FAL was not a light rifle and saw a lot of complaints for its unwieldiness on patrol, but its hard hitting power was praised when engaging targets through dense jungle. Though edged out for US adoption, the stats on this weapon compare realistically similar to the M14, with the FN-FAL being decidedly heavier in comparison. Compared to the wooden stocks of the earlier M14 models, the FN-FAL's fully synthetic furniture did not suffer warping in the humid jungle environments.