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I now have a SCAR'ed soul......haha...

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Airborne Infantryman, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    Well, went to the gun shop today to get an LMT MWS .308.....walked out with this-


    Reason I didn't get the LMT is because the deal on the SCAR was too good to pass up. Black Friday sale......got this for just over $2000, brand-new out the door. The $700 I saved by getting the SCAR, I'm gonna combine with the $1200 I had saved for an optic for the LMT and get a crazy optic for the SCAR......might go with an Elcan Specter DR 1-4x in Dark Earth......either that, or the new EOTECH SU-231A (EOTech EXPS3-0 w/ 3x Magnifier in Dark Earth)......any suggestions on the optic? I'd like it to match the SCAR if possible, and I want a setup for close quarters.

    I like the 5 different shades of Flat Dark Earth on her. :supergrin:

    Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics- I JUST got back from shopping with my wife...:faint:

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  2. raven11

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    that was a good switch, the XPS combo + magnifier takes up all of the rail space no matter how you cut it but you can do close and long range in a snap. and the sight picture is superb

    here is some eyecandy for your next FN
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  3. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    Already have ordered the Form 1 packet from the ATF website.....:supergrin:
     
  4. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    That was my first FN. I paid a lot more than you did! Doesn't matter, though. I had to have it. Then this happened (so far). I love FNH guns!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    I think I'm gonna go this route-

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/EOTech-MPO-...ltDomain_0&hash=item45fe642c47#ht_3776wt_1555

    EOTech EXPS3-2 w/ 3x Magnifier, both in Dark Earth

    I have a Streamlight TLR1 I'll throw on too....I'm gonna run the rails with just black ladder covers; the SCAR feels great without all the rail protectors, AFGs, and VFGs on it. I tend to feel very good holding it with a magwell grip; it just feels very natural in terms of balance, etc.
     
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  6. raven11

    raven11

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    racer, you have to get some optics, i can't imagine having to shoot using the mini peep sight on the FN2000
     
  7. .50 cal

    .50 cal

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    Congrats, there was no wrong choice and you got a good deal, I see a .308 in your future though
     
  8. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Yep... I went so crazy buying guns, I ran out of optics money. So, now I've got to work on that. :) The EOTech EXPS3-0 Transverse with a magnifier looks perfect for the SCAR-16S. (I've had it on my wish list at Midway for a while.) What about the FS2000?

    I did get a sight for my FNP-45T - a Trijicon RMR RM07:
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  9. raven11

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    well my setup barely has room for the magpul backup sights you see but it all fits. and it fits a bit better than the SCAR because the charging handle doesn't reciprocate

    but if I wasn't going for cool points I would save my money and get the primary arms magnifier because really magnifiers from eotech, aimpoint , and primary arms all magnify the same
     
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  10. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Nice family photo! Scar 17 coming soon?

    :thumbsup:
     
  11. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Soon? Probably not soon. But, it's on my wish list. So is a PS90 and an SLP shotgun. Oh.... I'd love to get the not yet available SSR rifle. Sort of like a SCAR-17 on steroids. FNH makes the coolest guns, IMO.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Just add a scope and you are set!

    :thumbsup:
     
  13. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    OP, stay away from the ELCAN, IMO. The EOTech you mentioned wouldn't be a bad choice, but I'm partial to Aimpoints.
     
  14. Eurodriver

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    Lots of Eotechs going down due to the recoil impulses on the SCARs. I would stick to Aimpoints or quality optics until LG Sorts everything out.

    Sources from US Navy SEALs involved in the development:

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=90273&page=2
    http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=104622

     
  15. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Avoid the Elcan at all costs. It is a POS of the highest order. Its only a question of when it fails, not if. Those external adjustments are terrible, and they suffer from a wandering zero badly.


    With the money you saved, I'd look hard at some of the really nice glass like the Leupold 1-8 or the S&B short dot, or Nightforce scopes.
     
  16. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Somehow, that doesn't surprise me. So not only does the SCAR break it's own stock and some operators thumbs, but it breaks EO Techs. :rofl:

    Not for us lowly mortals. As far as I have heard, everyone that has SBR'd one had to have the barrel cut.
     
  17. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    It seems the SCAR is rough on pretty much anything with electronics.....everyone with an Elcan Specter DR has had nothing but praise for it, including the JTAC guy that was with us in Afghanistan. What is the main issue with the Elcan besides the ARMs mount?

    I might just say **** it and get a TA31RCO-M150CP that is calibrated for M855 from a 16" barrel. Can't go wrong with an ACOG at all. I've found I am pretty quick with an ACOG using it as an occluded sight with the front flip-cap closed. Good for 50 feet and closer, but POI issues come into play when doing that past 50 feet.

    I ordered my TA31ECOS-G from these guys; they pretty much rock.....still gonna do more research, but I might just get the M150CP with Red Chevron.

    http://4scopes.com/4x32_rco.htm

    I'd like the ability to go from close quarters to mid-range, which means a 1-4x scope, or a red dot w/ magnifier. I'd like avoid a scope, due to parallax being important to use it even for close-up stuff.......maybe an Aimpoint and 3x Aimpoint Magnifier w/ Twist Mount? The question is, which Aimpoint?
     
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