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TheJ
03-21-2012, 03:24
After debating over what rifle to start with for a couple of years I finally picked a black SCAR 16 for my first.

Put 200 rounds through it last week end and had a blast.

http://img.tapatalk.com/621285a9-9e46-e6d9.jpg

:)

battlin bulldog
03-21-2012, 03:27
congrats. I had looked at those for a while myself. i personally thought they look funny but are great weapons.

RatDrall
03-21-2012, 04:32
I shot one for the first time last weekend.

I believe that the SCAR, at least the .308 one I shot, is the pinnacle of doitall firearm technology. Seriously, a compact, folding, .308 that fires with less recoil than an AK and is accurate (and authoritative) as far as one can see...

Glockdude1
03-21-2012, 05:02
Congrats on the new rifle.

:cool:

TheJ
03-21-2012, 06:58
Thank you guys. I am enjoying it quite a bit. Still considering optics.

FnKev
03-21-2012, 08:26
Looks great man! Congrats on the new rifle. I have a 17 myself. You cant go wrong with either option. What optics are you considering? I have had my 17 for almost a year now and I still cant make a definite decision on optics.

fuzzy03cls
03-21-2012, 08:30
Whenever I have the $ a .308 scar in black is my next gun.

Ruggles
03-21-2012, 09:39
Very nice, FN makes wonderful stuff :)

jg420
03-21-2012, 11:31
Damn I am jealous lol. I held one in the gunshop a couple weeks ago when I picked up my AR. I am stocking up on ammo and reloading supplies right now, but after that is done I am saving my money and buying a SCAR 17. Will probably get rid of my AR in .308 to help fund it, but they are awesome weapons and I think FN makes great products. Only thing now is I have held a POF and LWRC, which is throwing a wrench in my decision now lol. Lack of aftermarket parts from FN is the only downside to me.... Congrats and sorry for my rant

craig19
03-21-2012, 20:42
That is sweet! Congrats!

Javelin
03-22-2012, 00:37
Very nice!

:wavey:

RatDrall
03-22-2012, 04:40
Lack of aftermarket parts from FN is the only downside to me....

No need for aftermarket anything, they come perfect from the factory. Like a BMW but.... The perfect shooting machine.

Unistat
03-22-2012, 06:23
Wow! That sure is an nice F'n gun! I hope you enjoy the F'n heck out of it!

PlasticGuy
03-22-2012, 15:07
I love the SCAR platform. I have a 16, and have three 17's. I have one with an Aimpoint, one with a 2x ACOG, and one with a Leupold Tactical. My favorite is the ACOG. Perfect for almost anything. Congrats.

Snaps
03-23-2012, 00:40
Had the tan one, sold it and went back to the M4 setup. Watch your hands when you rack that charging handle wtih an optic on it ;)

They're really nice guns, but they don't offer anything that the AR doesn't. They are something different though hope you like it

PlasticGuy
03-23-2012, 03:01
...They're really nice guns, but they don't offer anything that the AR doesn't. They are something different though hope you like it
I will intentionally avoid the piston vs. direct impingement issue with this, because I really don't want this thread to nosedive down that rabbit hole. I will say that the SCAR 16 is a much better option if running a short barrel and/or a suppressor, and the SCAR 17 kicks the crap out of any AR10 variant in every way possible (except maybe long range sniping).

AK_Stick
03-23-2012, 03:18
well and aftermarket support, and accuracy, and depending upon model, magazine availability.


but back on topic, SCAR's are awesome rifles. I think you'll come to enjoy it OP. If you are considering SBR'ing it, make sure to do your homework. Extra/spare/replacement barrels are about as rare as hens teeth.

matt_lowry123
03-23-2012, 12:42
I want a scar 17 bad!!!!

TheJ
03-24-2012, 13:27
Looks great man! Congrats on the new rifle. I have a 17 myself. You cant go wrong with either option. What optics are you considering? I have had my 17 for almost a year now and I still cant make a definite decision on optics.

I'd basically like a 1x/4x Elcan SpecterDR .. but for about half price lol.

racer88
03-24-2012, 19:55
Congrats! My first "black" rifle was an FDE SCAR-16S. A fantastic rifle for sure. I'm a big FN fan.

Here's mine:

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/SCAR-16S-grip-pod.jpg

Narkcop
03-27-2012, 20:37
I have a SCAR 16-S. I just wish the barrel was shorter!

steve1911
03-27-2012, 22:46
Congrats!

Very nice


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faawrenchbndr
03-27-2012, 22:53
Not really a fan of the looks of the SCAR.
I am a big FN fan!
I am also a fan of SHOOTING the SCAR,......it's amazing!

Congrats!

Glockdude1
03-28-2012, 06:17
I have a SCAR 16-S. I just wish the barrel was shorter!

www.hi-desertdog.com

:cool:

Nine Shooter
03-28-2012, 10:19
I wish PMags would fit these without having to be modified.

M&P15T
03-28-2012, 11:41
I wish PMags would fit these without having to be modified.

The newest PMAGs are GTG with SCARS with no modification.

Nine Shooter
03-28-2012, 14:18
The newest PMAGs are GTG with SCARS with no modification.

Really? Regular PMAGs or the new PMAG 30 M3's that are supposed to be coming out this year?

TheJ
03-28-2012, 16:43
I ordered a few extra fn mags to hold me over until these pmags make it out.

TheJ
03-28-2012, 16:50
I decided to go with a Leupold 1.25-4x20mm VR-R Zombie with American Defense mount. (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/873359/leupold-vx-r-zombie-rifle-scope-30mm-tube-125-4x-20mm-illuminated-zombie-green-dot-spr-reticle-matte)


http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/Club%20Stuff%20to%20help/Guns/DSCN2130.jpg



http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/Club%20Stuff%20to%20help/Guns/DSCN2131.jpg



http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/Club%20Stuff%20to%20help/Guns/DSCN2132.jpg



http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/2012-03-28_16-29-25-1.jpg

I didn't actually find the big Zombie label super appealing but I really like the green dot.

faawrenchbndr
03-28-2012, 17:15
Sweet glass,........that Zombie logo would have to go if it were me.
May have to look into one. I have a Mark AR 1.5-4.....love it!
Illuminated dot reticle whould be the bomb!

Ruggles
03-28-2012, 17:27
I decided to go with a Leupold 1.25-4x20mm VR-R Zombie with American Defense mount. (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/873359/leupold-vx-r-zombie-rifle-scope-30mm-tube-125-4x-20mm-illuminated-zombie-green-dot-spr-reticle-matte)


http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/Club%20Stuff%20to%20help/Guns/DSCN2130.jpg



http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/Club%20Stuff%20to%20help/Guns/DSCN2131.jpg



http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/Club%20Stuff%20to%20help/Guns/DSCN2132.jpg



http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/thej_photos/2012-03-28_16-29-25-1.jpg

I didn't actually find the big Zombie label super appealing but I really like the green dot.

Very Nice :)

The Pirate
03-28-2012, 18:59
I like it!


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raven11
03-28-2012, 19:09
I ordered a few extra fn mags to hold me over until these pmags make it out.

are you talking about the SCAR 16 or 17 because I use plain jane GI mags for the 16 and they work fine

FnKev
03-28-2012, 21:50
Looks great man!

TheJ
03-29-2012, 14:13
Sweet glass,........that Zombie logo would have to go if it were me.
May have to look into one. I have a Mark AR 1.5-4.....love it!
Illuminated dot reticle whould be the bomb!

Yeah I'm considering switching covers and maybe a sharpie cover up.... but I really like the green dot. You can get the identical optic without the zombie stuff but only in red dot..

TheJ
03-29-2012, 14:30
are you talking about the SCAR 16 or 17 because I use plain jane GI mags for the 16 and they work fine

I've had other tell me that as well. Have you checked for any unusual wear?

http://fnforum.net/forums/fn-scar-16s/18100-check-all-your-mags-especially-pmags-but-check-all-mags-12.html


http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_24/356846_SCAR_16_Unusual_Bolt_Wear.html