View Full Version : Quick SCAR Question - Bolt Release Function

01-30-2010, 11:53 AM
Hi all,

If the bolt is locked back (i.e. empty mag) on a SCAR, can the reciprocating bolt handle be tugged backwards to release it and let it fly forward on a fresh magazine?

As the SCAR lacks an ambi bolt catch (like the ACR has), I was wondering if the bolt handle tug would work? As a lefty, I don't mind do this and this provides another option. Can anyone confirm?


02-02-2010, 9:35 PM
Friendly bump - anyone have input on this?

Toolbox X
02-02-2010, 9:43 PM
I just tested this. Yes.

02-03-2010, 7:10 PM
Great, thanks, Toolbox!

I will put the SCAR on my "buy if the time/price is right" list, especially since I'm turned off by the Bushy ACR iteration.

02-03-2010, 8:14 PM
I just tested this. Yes.

Works here also.

02-04-2010, 12:55 PM
What are the advantages of having the bolt handle reciprocate?