Colt 6940 or FNH Scar 16S???

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Ohio Glock, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Here's my dilemma. I have narrowed my search down to these two rifles. Can anyone give me the good, bad or ugly on these two. Which one should I chose and why. Also it may end up in the back of my cruiser as a Patrol Rifle if that sways your opinion. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Funny you asked, I have 2 different friends with these exact rifles.

    The Colt is a carbine with 14.5" barrel and pinned flash hider. Shoots great and is rock solid.

    The scar is pretty awesome. Would be my choice if I had the money. Piston gas system, comes with flip up front and rear sights, and a comp. I think it's a PWS comp, I could be wrong. The SCAR is lightweight and the stock can be folded. The stock also has an adjustable cheek piece.

    Both are great weapons. The scar is ambi. The Colt will be cheaper. I know my friend had trouble at first with his SCAR using regular p-mags. Either way you can't go wrong.

  3. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    I would get a SCAR.

    Better ergos, lighter, better stock adjustability, and cleaner functioning, plus the fact that it's the new kid on the block.

    They'll both do the same thing, but the SCAR is just too sweet to skip.
    #3 M&P15T, Nov 16, 2011
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  4. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    This is well know among SCAR owners. There is a very minor modification (using a dremel) that needs to be done to PMAGs to get them to work properly in SCARS. I'm sure that a GOOGLE search will bring-up a video on it.
    #4 M&P15T, Nov 16, 2011
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  5. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

    If it will end up being a patrol rifle, I'd go with the Colt for the "any one of your partners can pick it up and run it" aspect. Scar would be cool though.

  6. If I were deciding between the two (meaning money/use wasn't an issue for me) I'd pick the SCAR most of the time.

  7. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

  8. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy *********
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    While I think the SCAR is an awesome piece and quite reliable (those running the 17 in Afghanistan appear to love it), i have a lifetime of responses from the M16 FOW, so it would be a tossup.

    If i went with the SCAR i would invest in about 2,000 rounds to retrain myself on the new rifle.
  9. I shot a few Surefire suppressors this past weekend and they are amazing. Shot an OBR 7.62 that was softer than a .223 with a brake.


  10. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    I've seen Surfire's promotional web-video for their AR15 suppressor, very impressive stuff. I would assume the same model can be used on a SCAR. Do you think that's a Surefire suppressor in the video? I looked at a few of the comments, but didn't see it mentioned anywhere.
  11. I've had my SCAR 16s for about a year now and I absolutely love this thing...

  12. I guess what I am really looking for is a reason not to buy the Scar. The Scar is the gun I want to buy, but is it a design that is going to go by the wayside in the future? We all know the Colt is a good gun at a reasonable price compared to the Scar and it has been around a very long time and probably will be for years to come. So I am just a little apprehensive to buy the Scar I guess. Any other opinions are appreciated.
  13. FN is going to back up the rifle for a long time, since its inception it is getting orders from Mexico, Poland, Peru and really is a logical replacement for those that can afford it as the US Government basically paid to R&D and field test it. heck the FN2000 was adopted by few countries overseas but never sold that well in the states but they are still making them

    If I had the money, i'd get the SCAR. after seeing those Pararescue men qualify with SCARS while we were requaling on our M16A2 it really shined on the range
  14. FN is very innovative. I don't see them going under anytime soon. Just my opinion, but they are a great company. I recently bought an fnp-9. I wondered about having it serviced in the future. Thought about it for a few minutes and decided FN will most likely back it for a long, long time.

    Who knows, I could die tomorrow and FN could go under.
  15. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    I'd have both.

    I know that's easy to "say", but if I could afford a SCAR, I could probably afford another $1k for the Colt.

    The SCAR is a fantastic design, but if I was depending on my rifle to save my life, I'd want the Colt. Mil-Spec interchangeability is important to me.

    Maybe when there's a SCAR in every garage, I'll change my mind.
  16. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    I don't understand what interchangability has to do with depending on a rifle to save your life, what do you mean by that?

    Also, I've been looking at a SCAR 16s myself, and I'm wondering if there are better places to look for them other than and
  17. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    I don't understand what interchangability has to do with depending on a rifle to save your life, what do you mean by that?

    If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand.
    #17 TedG, Nov 17, 2011
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  18. Yup.

    I'm not a fan of the SCAR. To me, it still feels like a plastic FAL with a reciprocating charging handle. The design has promise, but I'm nowhere near sold on it yet. IMO it's also WAAAAY too overpriced for what it does. I could buy a top end DI rifle, optic, accessories, ammo and mags for the stock price of a SCAR right now.
  19. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Trust me son, I can understand anything you have to write.

    Don't be an ass. If you don't want to answer the question, then don't, but don't try and flatter yourself by insulting me.
    #19 M&P15T, Nov 17, 2011
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  20. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Yes, very over-priced. I looked this morning, and I swear they were cheaper months ago, like the price had gone up. I do believe I was looking at them for around $1800.00 at one point.

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