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New Rifle from Ares--SCR

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mjorin, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. mjorin

    mjorin Pacific Northwest New Member

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    Here is a new rifle from Ares called the SCR. Ir will be released at the NRA convention. It is 50 state legal. Enjoy!

     
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  2. mjorin

    mjorin Pacific Northwest New Member

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    I got a copy of a press release from a dealer I know. Some stats.

    weight is 5.7 pounds
    50 state legal
    uses any AR upper
    100% mad in the USA
    Length: carbine 37" rifle 29"
    1/9 twist
    carbine barrel length16.25" rifle 18"
    mil-spec hard anodized finish
    accepts all AR mags


    I also did a patent search and from the patent drawings it looks like the bolt carrier uses a tail like a FAL or an Remington 1100.
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm....maybe since I live in a state where all AR configurations are legal I don't get it, but really what's the point?
     
  4. mjorin

    mjorin Pacific Northwest New Member

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    I think the point is that there are those that live in states where AR configurations are not legal. I also think the point is that some people either like or where taught to shoot with a traditional rifle stock. I also think that a rifle that comes in at 5.7 pounds is a hell of a lot lighter than most of the AR's out there. I believe the M-16 was supposed to come in at 6.5 pounds--look at how heavy they have become. The Ruger Mini-14 is still a good sell, I look at this as maybe what the mini-14 could have been. A great, accurate barrel, good gas system and cheap reliable mags. Not many mini-14 owners can say they have all that. And of course the last point it is another firearm design and that is a beautiful thing!
     
  5. I-Shoot

    I-Shoot Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It will be interesting to see what they cost. They could start very expensive, since some states have such a limited variety of semi-auto rifles to choose from, they could get a premium for them from hungry buyers. I hope they have a reasonably priced version, because it seems like it could be a good utility rifle, like mjorin said, a modern take on the "ranch rifle" (i.e. Mini-14).
     
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    mjorin Pacific Northwest New Member

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    Rumor has it that MSRP will be around $850.
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I really like that fact that it uses ar mags, and a similar set as the ar.
    Any time i can buy a new firearm and use the same ammo, mags, accessories, etc it get me interested.
    As much as firearm stuff is going for, and when the craziness hits i want to be able to consolidate what i have.
     
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    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree. If only Glock would get off their butts and make a handgun that takes PMAGs I'd be all set! :)
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm really surprised that glock has come out with a carbine that uses the same mags as their pistols. Not using their pistols, but an actual glock carbine or rifle. I'd buy one
     
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  10. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    Anybody seen the troy? par google it and take a look
     
  11. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The other aspect is that, without the pistol grip, with a conventional rifle buttstock, this rifle looks a lot less like an AR. In some scenarios that is a possible advantage - slight, but possible - i.e., it looks less threatening.

    Given that many anti-gun people object to "assault"-anything based on the appearance of a firearm, and many anti-gun laws are based on mostly cosmetic features, a semi-automatic rifle that meets the letter of the law while still allowing you to have the advantage of using an AR upper is IMO a good thing.

    I am not a huge AR fan for self-defense rifles (I prefer the AK, FAL and other platforms), but I recognize that the AR is versatile in that you can swap out the upper to get a different chambering and/or barrel and/or forend profile - plus there is a lot of tech and know how out there for making an AR very accurate for a semi-auto. IMO this makes it a nice semi-auto hunting rifle.

    I would like to go hog hunting in California after I retire, so this rifle would be something I would be interested in.