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Wanna see my SCAR?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by CAL30M1, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    I just picked up my new FN Herstal SCAR 17s from my buddies FFL today. Even after paying tax here in Washington he was still able to beat most of the prices in the Portland metro area. (Insert happy dance here). I haven't been able to shoot it yet because my range is closed for the week but this weekend I will run it through the paces. So far I am in love.

    Here is a video of me doing a first look/in-boxing.

    FNH Scar Heavy 17s - Unboxing and first look - YouTube

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  2. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle wish I had one
     
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  3. jasonabernathy75

    jasonabernathy75 Wilsonville Oregon Member

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    COngrats, great looking weapon! Have a ball with it my friend!
     
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  4. ronin223

    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    Nice, am considering black scars but am waiting for the version w a non recip. handle
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's a beauty! Can't go wrong with an F.N.! What does it weigh? And magazine capacity? Have fun!
     
  6. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Just a hair under 8 lbs. Mag capacity is 20 rounds but Molon Industries is coming out with a 25 rounder real soon.
     
  7. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    A few observations:

    1) The reciprocating charging handle is GREAT! It's far enough forward I can see it in my peripheral vision. If I have a stoppage I glance down to see where the CH is. If it's forward, I've probably got a FTFire. If it's all the way back, my mag is most likely empty. If the CH has stopped in some weird position halfway along, I probably have a FTFeed.
    2) The CH is a much easier target for my left hand to hit after changing a mag on a open bolt.
    3) Any non-reciprocating CH has to be more complex than a reciprocating CH. Case in point, the F2000 has a non-reciprocating CH that can be used as a FA. But, it's much easier to break and consists of 2 plastic parts, 2 metal parts, 3 roll pins, and a spring. This is vs the SCAR's CH which is 1 part.

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  8. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I think thats the best lookin gun made. I love it! That long thin barrel stickin out front reminds me of a FAL with the long flash supressor. Thats my old fav lookin gun.
     
  9. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Great looking rifles Medic!
     
  10. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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  11. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Larry Vickers sings its praises as well. http://youtu.be/BJOhOUNIZeI

    If I win the lottery, its definitely going in the bunker adjacent to the firing range I will build... :)

    Until then I will my have to do with my M1A. Its old school compared to the SCAR but I carried an M14 in Afghanistan as a DMR so its basically a legacy rifle for me.

    Have you shot an M1A? I was wondering what the recoil of the SCAR might be compared to the M1A. Would definitely be more handy in and out of vehicles and more reliable as well since the action isn't open to the elements like the M14. Does the stock feel solid? Well made? Its a beauty and definitely drool worthy... :)
     
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  12. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Thanks for your service. What kind of optics were you using on your 14?

    I've owned a few M1A's and the recoil on this is notably softer than on the M14 platform. I love M1As but ended up selling my latest one so I could get this. It doesn't have the soul of an M14 rifle but darn it's smooth. BTW the stock feels more solid than an M4 but obviously not as solid as a big hunk of birch or walnut.
     
  13. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I really love mine, but I am wondering how the reciever will hold up after 5,000+ rounds. Its all anodized aluminum. I know exactly how my M1A has held up. My worry is seeing the small wear marks in the inside of the reciever. I guess I will find out..
     
  14. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Leupold Mk 4 LR/T 4.5-14x with MILDOT reticle was on my DMR M14. Too spendy to put on my M1A unless the taxpayers want to buy me one... :) I loved that scope but they gave me a Springfield Armory mount which was way too high. Never had to use it in combat but it was great in the towers.

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    For the SCAR I think one of those 1-6X scopes would be ideal since it has long range capabilities but is also at home up close. The Aimpoint is a great red dot optic. I prefer it over the Eotech which I have had as well. I wonder if anyone uses the SCAR heavy in 3 gun yet. Have to do some Googling. Now you guys got me trying to figure out a way to afford one...:(

    Oh, do you think the SCAR needs an ejection port cover or does it close up pretty tight the way it is? Just thought it was odd they didn't put one on since its layout is a bit like the M16/M4.
     
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  15. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing the photo of you on your M14. It really is great seeing those old workhorses in action again. As for the ejection port it appears to be a non-issue. As with FALs and AK47s it appears to be really tight. As for 3-gun, there are alot of people using it. Just do a search on you tube and a bunch of stuff comes up. I believe that FN even has a team and their SCARS are blue.
     
  16. HKFooey

    HKFooey SW Washington Active Member

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    Here's another aluminum lower for the SCAR 17 - These are shipping now and they let you use MagPul P-MAGs (7.62 version)
    They also let you use standard AR grips - Most aftermarket AR grips have to be modified to fit the SCAR

    Handl Defense | Home of the SCAR25
     
  17. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I love FN. Very nice. I would be great to have that SBR'd if you didn't need a yearly calendar to follow the process.