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A full video review of the SCAR 17S

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Sturmgewehre, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Sturmgewehre

    Sturmgewehre

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    Hey all, I thought I would share my review of the SCAR 17s. I include some accuracy testing as well.

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    Questions and comments are welcome.
     
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  2. UniversalBrow06

    UniversalBrow06

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    Now if only I had $3,000 to drop on a black rifle. *sigh*


    Thanks for the review!
     


  3. mixflip

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    I shot the SCAR 17 at Shot Show at I agree its a MUST have for anyone wanting a 308 battle rifle with great ergonomics and great recoil management. As usual awesome video.
     
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  4. glock22357

    glock22357 Got Ammo???

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  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I don't have any use for one in 5.56, but I'd love one in .308! Pricey though.
     
  6. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    Great Video. Thanks for posting. I really want one!
     
  7. themighty9mm

    themighty9mm

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    I hate you... I want one of those so bad. At that price point though its pretty much a show stopper no matter how good it is or what it can do
     
  8. Jumper

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    I like POF's P308's better. And its less expensive.
     
  9. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

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    A thoroughly tested, extremely reliable, 1 MOA semi-auto rifle just isn't going to be cheap. Even decent AR-10 pattern rifles are expensive, and the basic design has been around for a long time.
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  10. PlasticGuy

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    I've had other shooters bring 4 different POF rifles to classes I've taken. Only one worked correctly. No thanks.

    My SCAR 16 and my SCAR 17 have both been flawless. I highly recommend them.

    To the OP, nice video.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Wow,....great review! I may have to SERIOUSLY consider one of these in the near future.

    Thanks for posting it. :thumbsup:
     
  12. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    I don't like that it uses proprietary magazines. I wouldn't count on Magpul making Pmags for it either.
     
  13. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

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    ^I didn't think they'd make iPhone cases either.
    They already make and market parts for the SCAR rifles, so I could see it happening.

    Proprietary mags are the fail though...perhaps all former designs were inferior.
     
  14. PlasticGuy

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    No, but C Products is making 25 round mags for the 17s. I bought two to test them, and they are working perfectly so far. I'll be ordering more.
     
  15. surf

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    Nice black rifle, even though it isn't "THE Black Rifle." :)
     
  16. humanguerrilla

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    1 in 12 twist 16" barrel is interesting. Would be interested in what it does with your 168gr and m118 heavier bullets at some longer ranges.
     
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  17. Sturmgewehre

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    I decided to give the Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 a try. They're new comers to the long range scope market but they have a great lifetime warranty and I've yet to find a bad review of them. Everyone says they're worth twice as much as they sell for. I paid $699 with shipping from Optics Planet. I will mount it via a Larue 104 quick detach mount.

    I'm an old Leupold fan and I've also been a fan of Nightforce... I gave them a try when they were relative new comers years ago and they turned out to be top of the line. I'm hoping Vortex follows a similar path.

    The PST has a zero stop and illuminated reticule which are features on scopes costing much more than I paid.

    I'll let you guys know how the scope works out and how the SCAR shoots with proper glass on it.
     
  18. PlasticGuy

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    The glass is good and adjustments are repeatable. The only complaint I have is that the three I tried two years ago were all a bit sensitive to eye position, and there was some parallax induced wandering of poi. Might be better now, but it's something to watch for.
     
  19. Goodspeed(TPF)

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    I was under the impression that the rifle accepted the Knights/DPMS type magazines. Am I wrong? :dunno:
     
  20. Sturmgewehre

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    I don't believe so. The 17S mags are unique to the SCAR.