Well I have a Scar now

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by JRK1990, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Well today I did a trade and got a new unfired Scar 17. This is a rifle I had always wanted but at the same time never thought Id get. Truthfully I have no issues with buying firearms that cost the same amount as a Scar but I always think when I get to that price point well I could buy a LMT and its cheaper will do everything the Scar will or I can buy this or that gun or two of this gun etc. Anyways Now I have to spend more money outfitting this thing.....I can't WAIT!!!!! Resized_20191215_100631.jpeg
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  2. ChuckC

    ChuckC Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2016
    Actually shot one of these for the first time today and was really impressed with the recoil impulse. Very smooth! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it?
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  3. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Yea I am excited about it, As much as I love the AR platform its kinda nice to have something that has a different operation. I have read basically nothing but Praise over the Scar 17 over the years but I wan't sure how id do the with umm Polymer Body as I love guns that are Metal but I am impressed with the gun so far and look forward to shooting it. Trying to decide the Optic for it, thinking a Sig Tango6T 1-6 with the 7.62 reticle.
  4. ReaperCustom45

    ReaperCustom45 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    I'm pretty jealous, that's my dream rifle right there. Congrats!
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  5. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Thank you!
  6. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    You will love it. Ive shot them a few times but have never bought a SCAR.
    Its a robust, smooth shooting rifle. There are a few great accessories available for it now.
    Have fun with your new platform.
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  7. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Congratulations! When my kid got into special ops they had some different choices for primary weapons and accessories, while most of the guys he knew chose an M4 variant he went with a SCAR-H and loved it for the power, penetration, and accuracy. I'd wanted a SCAR or a Galil, but couldn't make myself pay the money for the SCAR so I bought a .308 Galil. One of these days I'll get time to shoot it.
    Looking forward to you range report!
  8. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    That's ok- chicks dig scars...
  9. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 North Central AZ Grasslands Supporting Addict

    Jul 27, 2012
    I had a Scar 16. After I shot it my AR's all stayed in the safe. Totally different feel (much nicer)

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  10. SAultrasolo

    SAultrasolo Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2018
    I've had one for years and i must say it is pretty impressive, its everything they say it is. Enjoy!
  11. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 29, 2014
    I def wouldn’t mind a Scar 17. The only gripe is reciprocating charging handle and they are VERY hard on optics. I personally would opt for the Vortex Razor 1-6 over the Sig.
  12. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    So what you are saying is I need a Scar 16 also? Haha
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  13. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    That's also a very good option. I know that Sig is the one that won the contract to be used on the HK MR762 rifles the Military is starting to use.
  14. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim chicken wings

    Jan 18, 2018
    Super jealous. Need a 308 rifer.
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  15. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Is that a Red Rider BB gun I see. ?
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  16. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    That sir it is lol idk why I still have it but that was my first ever gun as a kid and all these years later I can't bring myself to throw the little fella away lol
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  17. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Nice looking rifle! Congratulations and hope you enjoy it. Good eye tac45. Got one in the basement for my ten year old grandson’s home made shooting range. He’s a dead eye at 16.5 ft. Pretty sure he won’t be satisfied with it anymore if sees that blaster you’ve got JRK1990 lol. IMG_2426.jpg

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  18. 2sharp2

    2sharp2 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    I've been wanting a 17' for at least 5 years. Every time I've thought "ok lets do this" and start shopping for the Scar I find the prices continue to increase and I back out.
  19. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    yea that is one part on why I did the trade, I looked around at more of the popular online gun dealers and I noticed they hadn't got any cheaper and in some cases had gotten more expensive or they were out of stock which is what I noticed was most common.
  20. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2017
    Very nice. I love my Scar 17. It is a solid, reliable, accurate, fast, light recoiling, piston driven, 308 thumper. I do agree that they are painfully over priced, but that is what it is. FN is taking every penny they can get for them and they sell every one they make. Plus as stated earlier, they haven't declined in value.

    I considered other AR options when battle rifle shopping but ultimately I prefer the Scar platform. I like side chargers, pistons, evolved AR control ergos, folding stocks, ect.

    In hind sight I wish I would have bought and SBR'd Scar 16 instead of building my pair of SBR AR's.
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