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Old 01-31-2011, 07:38   #1
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A full video review of the SCAR 17S

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

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:08   #2
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Now if only I had $3,000 to drop on a black rifle. *sigh*


Thanks for the review!
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:11   #3
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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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Old 01-31-2011, 14:12   #4
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Not much love for the SCAR in the BRF!
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Old 01-31-2011, 14:59   #5
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I don't have any use for one in 5.56, but I'd love one in .308! Pricey though.
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Old 01-31-2011, 15:06   #6
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Great Video. Thanks for posting. I really want one!
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Old 02-01-2011, 00:58   #7
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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
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:10   #8
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I like POF's P308's better. And its less expensive.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:38   #9
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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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Old 02-01-2011, 22:42   #10
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I like POF's P308's better. And its less expensive.
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.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:23   #11
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Wow,....great review! I may have to SERIOUSLY consider one of these in the near future.

Thanks for posting it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:27   #12
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I don't like that it uses proprietary magazines. I wouldn't count on Magpul making Pmags for it either.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:53   #13
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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.
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I don't like that it uses proprietary magazines. I wouldn't count on Magpul making Pmags for it either.
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.
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Old 02-02-2011, 13:03   #15
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Nice black rifle, even though it isn't "THE Black Rifle."
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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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Old 02-02-2011, 14:07   #17
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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.
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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...
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.
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I don't like that it uses proprietary magazines. I wouldn't count on Magpul making Pmags for it either.
I was under the impression that the rifle accepted the Knights/DPMS type magazines. Am I wrong?
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I was under the impression that the rifle accepted the Knights/DPMS type magazines. Am I wrong?
I don't believe so. The 17S mags are unique to the SCAR.
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