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POTD – FN 1922

These old FN guns have an interesting and unique approach to ergonomics we don’t see much anymore. One wonders with modern 380 ammo, if maybe something like this might be viable today? I know. I know. I’m the guy who hates pocket-rockets. But I’m also not deaf, dumb and blind either. I see all kinds of pistol manufactures competing to …

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SCAR-20 155g Bullet Test

So Doc is finishing up his load testing with his new SCAR-20s. And the results with the 155g loads were eye opening.  I know FN gave the SCAR a slow twist rate, but this test seem to confirm it does like the lighter bullets very, very much.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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It Snowed on the Range Today

Washington and politics and the media are just too much some days. It’s at moments like this I appreciate the penultimate universal right of mankind: the freedom to be left alone… Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Removing the SCAR Front Sight

The video below better explains the process for removing the factory SCAR front sight. The short version? Drive out the roll-pin on the right side nut. Unscrew the T25 screw holding that nut. Take a hammer and punch and drive out the sight from the gas-block dovetail. Left to right. Special note: There are some parts that fall out when …

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FN SmartCore SCAR Rifle Shot Counter

A buddy of mine is at the IDEX Arms Show in UAE this week. Knowing I am a SCAR rifle guy, he wanted to know when I was going to get the drop-in black-box system that counts shots? Wha???? It seems FN has a product called the SmartCore shot counter than tracks rounds fired and even has the ability to …

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Video — Testing New Pig Load SCAR 17

A buddy of mine has a new hunting load developed for our 2017 Texas Pig Hunt. He knew I was benching some rifles testing torque so he wished to come along and share in the cold weather misery. Also…we expect the Texas pig trip will be early enough that we might very well see near freezing temps. So he wanted …

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Video — Checking Torque on SCAR-16

After complete disassembly of the SCAR-16, we took it out to conform the screw torque settings were holding. This is just a small segment of the session since showing 5 minutes of mag dumps is probably not that interesting. Barrel screw torque settings is 62 inch pounds. BTW…one screw DID move up front. So red loctite it is.     …

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Interesting SCAR PDW Stocks

Found these images recently and thought they were interesting. It seems more and more aftermarket options are coming out for the SCAR rifles. I figured my fellow SCAR users would like to see these. Both stocks shown here are known as PDW stocks. Very similar to some of the German HK varieties. Since the SCAR doesn’t use a buffer-tube, it …

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Backwards Primer Caught on Video

A few months ago I posted an image of a friend of mine getting some time in on steel. His first shot was a dud since the primer was loaded in backwards. Something that can happen on progressive presses. Yes, it was reloads. But I HAVE SEEN this happen with factory ammo as well. If you shoot long enough, you …