Haven't messed with the SMR much, but I did enjoy the FAL. I haven't used it post patch I don't think. It is a good weapon. I just used it enough to get all the attachment for it was all. I have always had a hard time with the single shot weapons, but once I got the select fire for it I felt a bit more comfortable with it. Just wished it had a slightly higher rate of fire on it when full auto. Oh well though, the gun still is still pretty awesome as is.