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SCAR-20 Drama Queen

I wish I could say seeing the SCAR-20 get first round hits at range was a blasé thing. But frankly, the SCAR-20 has been quite the troublesome rifle.  Quite.  IMO, the biggest factor is the slow twist rate of the barrel. Something that many EU based rifle makers subscribe to. American shooters like heavy bullets for long range work.  The …

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Primer Locks Up SCAR-20

This happened over the summer. While shooter was running handholds in his SCAR-20, the system jammed and couldn’t be cleared.  It had to be mortared to clear the live round in the chamber.  Ultimately we discovered that a loose primer had wedged itself into the mechanism. This caused the rifle to not fire since it was out of battery. Which …

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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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SCAR-20 Load Testing 500y

Ok. If you are reading this description, that means you are seriously considering watching this 30 minute video. If you are interested in seeing how a SCAR-20 performs with hand-loads, you’ll likely get something out of it. If you are interested in seeing our new rifle range and how it operates so far, you might also enjoy this video. We …

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SCAR 20s – An Up close View

So I finally got a chance to handle an honest-to-goodness FNH SCAR-20s rifle. And here are my initial observations: The Geiselle trigger is a significant upgrade. The rifle does seem much heaver than one would assume. The 20s stock does NOT fold, but is significantly more ergonomic than a 17s. The rifle twist is 1:12 which most US users consider …

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EP112 – UTG Riser, T91 Build Moved Up, Will BREN Gun pass the Test?

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast?   A riser from UTG makes good impression. Should I drop the SCAR as a truck gun? Freeze named his truck what? Will the BREN Gun be savable? T91 Clone project moved to front of line. Megan Kelly crash and burn. FN509 has a cool, red training pistol. Classic Firearms gets the PSL …

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500 Yard First Shots Official

Ok. This part of the property is done. So a friend of ours wanted to shoot his SCAR-17 and try it out.  So while I was working on shooting benches and tables, this shooter and his SCAR-17 got it done.  He routinely takes his SCAR out to 800 yard no problem.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Trying To Start a Fire in The Rain

Was shooting the SCAR out in the pouring rain yesterday. Discovered something unexpected. More on that later. In the meantime, enjoy the light show. Ammo is 55g wolf steel cased. Here is a preview. SCAR-16 Truck gun project testing. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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SCAR-16 Light Reconfigure

Been making some changes to the SCAR-16 since it is being moved up to Truck-Gun duty. I have replaced the Scout Light with a Surefire x200 we have laying around. But in order to have the switch ergonomically positioned, I had to remove the front sight and install an extended section of 1913 rail. More to come. Marky John1911.com “Shooting …

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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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The Taliban SCAR-17 is Back

Photos and video have been making the rounds of Taliban fighters spotted with US Military equipment. Specifically a FDE SCAR-17 variant. Citing open source intel, the US Military has acknowledged the loss of one SCAR-17 / SCAR-Heavy rifle. As I recall, that rifle first made it’s Taliban propaganda debut in 2015. At least that is what I think I remember. …

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SCAR-17 Gets a Bad Rap and other Cliches

Perusing some of the bigger precision rifle shooting forums and you will detect a common thread among a wide variety of shooters: The SCAR-17 doesn’t rate. That is probably true and at the same time, wildly incorrect. Let me explain. Major life rule: Always know your audience. Who says the SCAR-17 is a joke as a precision rifle? A guy …

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SCAR-17 Load Data 175g Sierra

A friend was shooting his SCAR-17 with a Vortex muzzle device. Some have inquired about the load data used for the pictured group. 5 shots. 100 yards. 1-inch dot. Here is the data direct from him. Note…hand loading is not for noobs. Proceed cautiously if you are not experienced at this. Any signs of problems or pressure and you need …

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Video — My Argument for the Forward Assist

This is something I have thought for quite sometime. I have carried weapons as a hobby. I have carried weapons for sport. And I have carried weapons as part of my job. In the real world, stuff goes sideways. Major stuff. Minor stuff. I have never understood two aspects of the argument against the forward assist: One, why limit your …