Accurate and mud proof.
Reasonably accurate for a service rifle, but heavy, almost 12 pounds loaded. And though reasonably reliable in mud, not as happy with sandyb conditions, as the Israeli troops who used the things from the 1950s until the mid-1970s found out. They called besom the broom, and though the Israelis adopted the *sand cuts* on the bolt and bolt carrier as used by the British on their L1A1 version, there was a lot more sand in their area of operations than those sand cuts could digest.
I like the FAL, don't misunderstand me. But I'd far rather carry the Rhodesiam R1 version than the T48.
I thought the Aussies finally got it fixed with helical cuts.
The trooper on the left is flagging his buddy. Are they Rhodesian? I don’t recognize the camo pattern.