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JonM 11-22-2012 12:52 AM

Scar17's are HOT!!
 

FullautoUSA 11-23-2012 12:08 AM

The 17 is chambered in .308 and the 16 .223?

JonM 11-23-2012 02:23 PM

yes. the 17 is marked 7.62x51 on the reciever the manual says you can use both 7.62nato and and 308win loads.

ive only had mine for about a week and only 100 rounds or so through it so far but ive been running it in suppressed gas setting using 308win load data and its cycling just fine. accuracy is damn good.

i dont see much use for the scar16 since there are plenty of much lower priced ar15 that run just fine with the 556. but in 308 there arent that many out there and all the REALLY good ones are close enough to scar prices to make price a moot point. the scar17 is one of the few 308 semi that meets military standards for durability reliabilty etc. and isnt a M1a. im not ahuge fan of the M1a ive owned two and while fun to shoot i find them clumsy and not readily or easily setup for optics. the iron sights are too fiddly and not easily or quickly adjusted for elevation for me as well.

FullautoUSA 11-23-2012 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JonM
yes. the 17 is marked 7.62x51 on the reciever the manual says you can use both 7.62nato and and 308win loads.

ive only had mine for about a week and only 100 rounds or so through it so far but ive been running it in suppressed gas setting using 308win load data and its cycling just fine. accuracy is damn good.

i dont see much use for the scar16 since there are plenty of much lower priced ar15 that run just fine with the 556. but in 308 there arent that many out there and all the REALLY good ones are close enough to scar prices to make price a moot point. the scar17 is one of the few 308 semi that meets military standards for durability reliabilty etc. and isnt a M1a. im not ahuge fan of the M1a ive owned two and while fun to shoot i find them clumsy and not readily or easily setup for optics. the iron sights are too fiddly and not easily or quickly adjusted for elevation for me as well.

That is one thing about the m1a, for people that want to use it in a "sniper" type set up, they either need to get really good with irons, which is possible but not easy, or they need to use one of those awful mounts. Plus the SCAR is just awesome looking. Have fun with that awesome new toy you got, I'm going t a range where you can rent guns, maybe I'll rent one o those.

pagj17 11-23-2012 03:47 PM

So... that's you, right "Jon":p

JonM 11-23-2012 07:08 PM

lol no. i just stumbled over that on youtube

pagj17 11-23-2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JonM
lol no. i just stumbled over that on youtube

Lies!!!!! We all know you dress in Drag:p (this would be in green but the app doesn't allow it)

steadyshot 11-23-2012 09:53 PM

$3000:eek:

JonM 11-24-2012 12:14 AM

not cheap at all

but when compaired to a larue or other high end 308 semi its in the same price ranges and its the only milspec 308 semi i know of. i fence sat on 308 semis for years. but the recent elections and the wife taking my savage model 10 decided it for me

but if i looked like her in drag i would not hesitate to admit it lol

FullautoUSA 11-24-2012 01:31 AM

Just got back home from the Firing Line in NH, and you're right, SCAR's are awesome. I used the SCAR 16 but it was still the coolest gun I have ever fired. Fired 100 rounds and only malfunctioned 3 times, all failures to chamber, we were using cheaper ammo, Remington, so that may have contributed. I have to say FNH has, like always, done fantastic.


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