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Gloves 01-12-2012 05:34 PM

I realize this thread is useless w/o pictures. (there will be pictures) - camera phone is currently on the fritz.

Just picked up the SCAR-17S Cali. (FDE) 16.25" barrel.
It is everything I ever thought it would be!
Got to clean it out tonight so i can bring it to the range on the weekend.

Didn't realize that the lower is a polymer (plastic) and the the serial is printed on
the upper. I guess it makes sense that the lower is polymer, 90% of new pistol
designs seem to be doing that.

Since it's a Cali model the butt stock doesn't fold and there is a bullet button. =(

This rifle was clearly made for an optic as it's flip-up sights seem to be best
kept flipped down.

QUESTION: What optic do you recommend I mount?
This will mostly be used for the range and some hunting (boar, white tail etc.)

jamesb 01-12-2012 07:00 PM

Congrats! I have to ask though. You spent all that money on a SCAR 17S and you didn't even know the lower was polymer? Was it an impulse buy? :D

mjkeat 01-13-2012 01:04 AM

A nice Aimpoint micro or 1-4

1stMarine 01-13-2012 02:25 AM

Personally I swear by a nice 4x trijicon ACOG, but possibly an eotech or mepro if you want a red dot.

Never Forget.

AgentTikki 01-13-2012 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by mjkeat (Post 675590)
A nice Aimpoint micro or 1-4

+1 on a magnified optic. What distances do you anticipate?

DauntlessMarksman 01-13-2012 04:12 AM

I'd love to have the SCAR-17 .. In regards to your optic question, you have to ask what role your rifle is going to assume. generally speaking...

- close range (100 yds) holographic sight
- intermediate range (100yds - 300 yds) ACOG
-long range (400yds < ) Telescopic

Just a tip.. Always have back-up flip sights installed on your rifle

Gloves 01-13-2012 05:19 AM

Dauntless Marksman - I fully intend to keep the flip-up sighs on.

Here are some pictures the wife took of HER rifle. She doesn't have a fancy ring, but a fancy gun now.

I don't see this rifle shooting further than 400 yards at a range and 250 yards when hunting.

As much as other people like the ACOG style scope, i'm not that big of fan.
Also not that big of a fan of a red-dot

For this rifle i would like something with lower power to medium.

Love this style, but i feel like the lower powers limit the range of the rifle.
1-4x20 Matte - M-223 - Riflescopes | Nikon Hunting

1.1-4x24 Matte - Monarch African - Riflescopes | Nikon Hunting

Love the power on this, but would like a smaller mm lens on the front:
2.5-8x28 EER Matte - Encore® - Riflescopes | Nikon Hunting

Something like this in this price range with a little more zoom power.
Leupold VX-II 1-4x20mm Rifle Scope w/ Matte Black Finish, Duplex Reticle 56700 Riflescope FREE S&H 56700. Leupold VX-II Riflescopes, Leupold Riflescopes.

Gloves 01-13-2012 05:22 AM


Originally Posted by jamesb (Post 675191)
You spent all that money on a SCAR 17S and you didn't even know the lower was polymer? Was it an impulse buy? :D

Yes... a 10 month plus, multiple waiting list impulse buy.
Nobody in CA that I know of had one. Not even the 16.
Still haven't shot it, can hardly wait.

jamesb 01-13-2012 04:23 PM

Haha.... Cool man! It looks pretty sweet.

Within 75 yards i'd say red dot. Anything more and I personally prefer a 4x ACOG.

Keep it updated with what you do.

EDIT: What will you be hunting with it?

Gloves 01-13-2012 05:23 PM

Hunting Boar and possibly whitetail.

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