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Old 10-11-2013, 12:42 PM
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Default Anybody in the LA Chapter have a Scar?

I .............. just ordered a black Scar 17 and I need to figure out the bullet button and stock pinning situation ASAP.

There seem to be two options for bullet button:

1. Raddlock
2. Prince50

Reading through forum threads, seems like a push. Either way is fine. (The summary thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=573014)

Folding-stock sitaution appears to be problematic ..... I've found the following:

1. Goofy-looking chunk-o-metal method here
http://www.riflegear.com/p-943-stock-block-fn-scar.aspx

2. Much better looking part-substitution method here:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=304240

But these Left Coast Tactical guys appear to have vanished off the face of the planet a year ago.

3. Do-it-yourself strategies:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=591866

4. [edit] One more option by calgunner swamp2:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=693425

So ....... I'm reaching out to my fellow LA Calgunners with Scars for the collective wisdom. HALP

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Old 10-12-2013, 12:23 AM
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Pull the pivot pin off the stock with a roll-pin punch (it's pretty hard to remove).

Pull the folding button off the stock.

Stuff a bunch of crap under the button so it can't be pressed it (a bolt usually works, or you can pull the soring and stuff random (Solid) crap in there).

Put the button back in place. Hook the stock on button side first, then reinstall the pivot pin (not fun).


I did this for a buddy- total cost, FREE.

As far as the mag lock goes, I favor the Prince 50. It's simple, easy to install, and Darin is a friend of mine

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Old 10-12-2013, 11:36 AM
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Thanks Dave

Hope I can get the dealer to perform this mod before shipping ...
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With your Tavor and other stuff I am jealous of your collection!
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:02 PM
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Says the man with the 3rd gen NV!
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:16 PM
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Did you order one or buy one off a shelf/warehouse?

Last I checked, they were pretty backordered. I know two people who have had their orders in since January and have yet to see their SCAR17s...
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:26 PM
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JANUARY?? I ordered the Scar from BW Outfitters through Gunbroker. I see a couple of other places with decent prices, are you shopping? =)

I'm on my way to Oak Tree soon, should be there around 3PM ........................
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Got my 17 at Riflegear in The OC. They seem to have a trickle of them coming in over time.
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JANUARY?? I ordered the Scar from BW Outfitters through Gunbroker. I see a couple of other places with decent prices, are you shopping? =)

I'm on my way to Oak Tree soon, should be there around 3PM ........................
Nah, the SCAR is way too expensive for my poor blood
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meh
SCAR is hype just as the ACR, or all that fancy polymer rifles that cost way more than they should be

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For the sake of argument
Why SCAR17? Why not 16?
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For the sake of argument
Why SCAR17? Why not 16?
Because bigger is better, duh.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:27 AM
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For starters, to me it seems like we have lots of solid options in 5.56, but there are fewer strong contenders in 7.62. My journey started with looking at the M1A, but a friend convinced me to consider the Scar. After doing a bunch of reading I was persuaded.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:28 AM
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Because bigger is better, duh.
Wiser words were never spoken. GOD BLESS AMERICA
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:59 AM
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For starters, to me it seems like we have lots of solid options in 5.56, but there are fewer strong contenders in 7.62. My journey started with looking at the M1A, but a friend convinced me to consider the Scar. After doing a bunch of reading I was persuaded.
If you have never fired a SCAR17, you will be pleased. It is rather tits, if I say so myself. Very smooth, definitely one of my "dream" rifles.
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I have fired a SCAR17
Wasn't really impressed idk why
Maybe because I shot with aimpoint at 100 yards idk
What I do know is If I can behind one with a rifle scope Maybe just MAYBE that will change my mind
Still that price tag is ridiculous
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Price tag is holding me back from considering the SCAR 17s. It's big draw is it's light weight and soft shooting for a .308 rifle.

SCAR 16s makes much less sense to buy since there are far more affordable choices with pretty much the same performance.

Also, AR-15's are more "ban-proof", due to much much much larger market for innovative "work-arounds".

I'd have a SCAR 17s by now if it wasn't for impending semi-auto bans. It'll be back every freaking year until they ram it down our throats.

But shooting .308 is much more expensive than .223, if I were to get a .308 I'd probably get a bolt gun. Spend the money saved on better optics. If anything to reduce my temptation to do mag dumps.
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Price tag is holding me back from considering the SCAR 17s. It's big draw is it's light weight and soft shooting for a .308 rifle.

SCAR 16s makes much less sense to buy since there are far more affordable choices with pretty much the same performance.

Also, AR-15's are more "ban-proof", due to much much much larger market for innovative "work-arounds".

I'd have a SCAR 17s by now if it wasn't for impending semi-auto bans. It'll be back every freaking year until they ram it down our throats.

But shooting .308 is much more expensive than .223, if I were to get a .308 I'd probably get a bolt gun. Spend the money saved on better optics. If anything to reduce my temptation to do mag dumps.


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Raddlock. If shooting in a free state, four quick turns and it functions like a normal mag release button.
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THIS

bolt gun > gas guns
Speaking of which, I'm reallllllly tempted by this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVT__qCqSEI
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Speaking of which, I'm reallllllly tempted by this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVT__qCqSEI
that rifle is all hype and "tacticool"

first off, it won't hold zero, the zero will shift by at least 1 moa (and that is A LOT in the precision game)

if you want a compact bolt rig, check out the DTA arms
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that rifle is all hype and "tacticool"

first off, it won't hold zero, the zero will shift by at least 1 moa (and that is A LOT in the precision game)

if you want a compact bolt rig, check out the DTA arms

Yeah, I saw the brief appearance of the SRS-A1 on the Military Arms Channel.
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Yeah, I saw the brief appearance of the SRS-A1 on the Military Arms Channel.
yeah I personally have no experience behind any bullpups, bolt or semi auto
if your serious about the precision BOLT game shoot me a pm
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I think I'm too cheap for serious precision Bolt guns. The price of the SRS-A1 has me thinking the SCAR 17s is more practical.

Granted the SCAR 17s has no ability to scale up in caliber.
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I think I'm too cheap for serious precision Bolt guns. The price of the SRS-A1 has me thinking the SCAR 17s is more practical.

Granted the SCAR 17s has no ability to scale up in caliber.
you can get a DPMS SASS for less than the price of a SCAR17....

and that SASS is a match grade AR10 ready to go...





hahahaha I couldn't help it!
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