PSA has a blem .308 receiver for $75 and a 20″ ss PA10 kit for $600.
Even at the regular $160 price, the gun costs less than any decent FAL anymore.

Now, its not a heavy barreled version, but as a hunting rifle my kids can use it works.
I can add a different upper as needed or swap out the barrel easily.

And the parts aren’t 50+ years old and of dubious quality, which many parts kits for the FAL are today.

Picking up MagPul SR25 mags for @$20 is easier than finding good FAL mags anymore also.