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Currently running a TA11 ACOG on my 16" SCAR 17.
Planning on getting the 13" barrel assembly and SBR'ing my SCAR and get it suppressed.

But I'm thinking I should explore other optic options for it if I go that route. Any standout suggestions for them yet?
 

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If you like the TA11 then stick with it. It's not like SBRing it to 13" will drastically affect the effective range or the ballistic performance so much that require a different optic. If you're just dissatisfied with TA11 then swap it for something you like but I don't think the 3" difference in barrel length should be the determining factor in picking your optic.
 

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I am still looking for one...

It really depends on your intended mission.

Up to 100yds, you can't beat a T1. Especially for speed. So you if you are shooting mostly sub-100, that seems to be the ticket and that is what I have on it right now.

I have also tried a 1.1x5 MR leupold... That was OK, but speed eye-relief sucked.

I am thinking maybe one of the new Leupold Mk6 shorts with the T1 mounted off at a 45. That would get me out to 500 on a man sized target....
 

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Aimpoint CompM4 might be a good choice
This is a good choice also for running game, deer hunters use them to shoot at moving/running deer and game with good results from all I've read about them. Also an Elcan 7.62-1x4 power would probably be a good choice also although I haven't had the pleasure of trying one out yet. There are a few members around here that really like them, maybe they'll chime in with their results on them. Sooo! many choices these days.
 

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This is a good choice also for running game, deer hunters use them to shoot at moving/running deer and game with good results from all I've read about them. Also an Elcan 7.62-1x4 power would probably be a good choice also although I haven't had the pleasure of trying one out yet. There are a few members around here that really like them, maybe they'll chime in with their results on them. Sooo! many choices these days.
Ahhh.. Elcan, if I only had the money!
 

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Ahhh.. Elcan, if I only had the money!
If Elcan could figure out a way to integrate a bobro mount, make their 1.5-6x a 1-6x, significantly increase the size of their eyebox, use a more common battery and make an off position between their various illumination settings they'd get my attention.

Kahles & Swaro are better in every way.
 

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For strictly a CQB role, an EOTech would be my first choice. If you're looking for one optic that you'll use if/when you swap back and forth between the 16" and 13" barrels, a good variable optic would be ideal. Beyond that, the TA11 is a good optic, and it wouldn't be a bad optic to keep on even with the shorter barrel.
 

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Elcan seems really popular for the SCAR17, but any experience running the Leupold MK8 CQBSS with the H27 reticle on it?

Military buddy said he could probably hook me up with the discounted price for under $3000. I'd definitely have to sell the ACOG and hold off on the 13" barrel assembly and the suppressor, but I'm willing if it'll make me love my favorite rifle even more.
 

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Elcan seems really popular for the SCAR17, but any experience running the Leupold MK8 CQBSS with the H27 reticle on it?

Military buddy said he could probably hook me up with the discounted price for under $3000. I'd definitely have to sell the ACOG and hold off on the 13" barrel assembly and the suppressor, but I'm willing if it'll make me love my favorite rifle even more.
ELCAN is awesome until you realize it's 1/4 the weight of the actual rifle... for 2000 i'll pass on that variable tradeoff. Carrying 10 pounds around all day isn't fun.
 

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ELCAN is awesome until you realize it's 1/4 the weight of the actual rifle... for 2000 i'll pass on that variable tradeoff. Carrying 10 pounds around all day isn't fun.
No way around it, (8lbs. SCAR 17) + (1lb. 20 rounds 7.62x51 ammo) + (7.5oz. sling) = 9lbs. 7 oz. naked.

Add a magnified optic and light and your at 11 1/2 lbs. However, I let my sling do its job; and when the adrenaline is flowing during live fire, the few extra pounds are unnoticeable.


OP, You might want to look at the Leupold Mark 6 1-6x20mm and VX-6 1-6x24mm. The mark 8 CQBSS is built like a tank, and is a true battlefield optic. The H27 reticle is by far the best for the CQBSS, on 1.1x power it acts as a daylight bright RDS. The M-TMR is not day light bright and is slower on target then the H-27D. Also, the rear lens cover annoyingly rotates when changing magnification settings, and must be positioned off center to allow full range of movement. Overall, the Mark 8 H-27D is superior to the Mark 6.
 

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No way around it, (8lbs. SCAR 17) + (1lb. 20 rounds 7.62x51 ammo) + (7.5oz. sling) = 9lbs. 7 oz. naked.

Add a magnified optic and light and your at 11 1/2 lbs. However, I let my sling do its job; and when the adrenaline is flowing during live fire, the few extra pounds are unnoticeable.


OP, You might want to look at the Leupold Mark 6 1-6x20mm and VX-6 1-6x24mm. The mark 8 CQBSS is built like a tank, and is a true battlefield optic. The H27 reticle is by far the best for the CQBSS, on 1.1x power it acts as a daylight bright RDS. The M-TMR is not day light bright and is slower on target then the H-27D. Also, the rear lens cover annoyingly rotates when changing magnification settings, and must be positioned off center to allow full range of movement. Overall, the Mark 8 H-27D is superior then the Mark 6, but I prefer any of the Mark 6 reticles over the Mark 8's M-TMR.
that's the correct way of putting it. The mark 6 is about half the weight of the elcan.
 

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Comp M4s or T-1
 

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Wow the luepold Mk 8 is the cost of 2 rifles.
Yeah the MK8 is crazy, I couldn't see swinging it no matter how bad I wanted it.

It's definitely worth looking at the MK6 1-6, I went with it and recently was out hitting a 10"x10" plate @ 450yrds, had a 70% hit rate.
The MK6 keeps the rifle balanced well and I don't feel adds to much to the setup, the illumination on 1x takes getting use to, you have to keep you head positioned correctly or the dot seems to wink, dim out.

I also have a IOR 1.5-8 I run on this rifle but the MK6 is unbelievably nicer.

 
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