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Another option is to get an aftermarket lower like the SEAL and use Pmags. Significant weight savings over stock magazines. Especially if you are carrying 3 or 4 spares.
 

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Another option is to get an aftermarket lower like the SEAL and use Pmags. Significant weight savings over stock magazines. Especially if you are carrying 3 or 4 spares.
I've thought about this as well as I don't have too much invested in fn Mags yet but I would prefer to see how consumers like the first batch of the SEALs.
 

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I've thought about this as well as I don't have too much invested in fn Mags yet but I would prefer to see how consumers like the first batch of the SEALs.
Well, if you can wait 6-8 weeks I will personally post my review of the SEAL (along with 100 or so other members) and you should have a informed decision.
 

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Well, if you can wait 6-8 weeks I will personally post my review of the SEAL (along with 100 or so other members) and you should have a informed decision.
I have no problem with that. I waited 9 months after having the money to buy a SCAR to make sure I really wanted one. Patience and level headedness prevail when purchasing firearms/components IMO.
 

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Another option is to get an aftermarket lower like the SEAL and use Pmags. Significant weight savings over stock magazines. Especially if you are carrying 3 or 4 spares.
an aluminum lower will NOT save weight on a scar. none of them will. scar 17 mags are less than an ounce more than a PMAG...

Cutting the barrel to 13" will save you weight up front where it counts the most. as well as Parker Mountain Machine made some keymod rail panels that are like 1oz less but even then, they were made to slim up the front of the gun not save weight.
 

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Another option is to get an aftermarket lower like the SEAL and use Pmags. Significant weight savings over stock magazines. Especially if you are carrying 3 or 4 spares.
Since the SEAL weighs more than the OEM lower, how much weight savings do you project based on using pmags versus OEM in conjunction with a SEAL?
 

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Handl Defense Fore-end

Handl Defense claims this fore-end will reduce the overall weight of the SCAR by 1oz...

SCAR Advanced Fore-Rail ? Short | Handl Defense

The price of near $500 is the only thing keeping me from ordering one. That and I have yet to find someone that owns one to get some input from...

I'm also interested in the lightest possible SCAR 17 here is a link to our thread on the Handguard discussion:

http://fnforum.net/forums/scar-acce...5616-extended-handguards-fore-ends-rails.html
 

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WHAT IS THE RIDDLE OF STEEL?
I have the V7 levers, they are stupid nice. I didn't know they were making the drum too. V7 seems to be attacking all the steel Ar parts to replace with Ti. hopefully they'll attack the scar with such vigor... I'd love a Ti scar bolt carrier....but that would be a hefty pile of dollars. Barrel cut is the big one. And toning down the accessories. I have the handl rail on order as it claims to drop weight. For my 16 I have an extra lower rail I'm gonna buzz on to drop some if any weight. Chasing the dream....
 

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I have been kicking around going to the 13 inch barrel. Does anyone know the velocity drop from 16 to 13? I run a suppressor up front on my 16 and it is very front heavy, and there's not a whole lot I could do about it unless I run the scar unsupressed.
Also I remember midwestindustries posting in a thread here that they are coming out with a shorter rail. I don't know what the weight is though.
 

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So the only real way to shed any noticeable weight would be to switch it to a sbr, which is great for weight but lowers velocity and range. Is it worth the drop in range to lighten by a pound?
 

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So the only real way to shed any noticeable weight would be to switch it to a sbr, which is great for weight but lowers velocity and range. Is it worth the drop in range to lighten by a pound?
That solely depends on how far you plan on shooting. Just like AD said though, the weapon is already light compared to other 308. Just throw a sling you like on it and a good optic and call it a day.
 

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So the only real way to shed any noticeable weight would be to switch it to a sbr, which is great for weight but lowers velocity and range. Is it worth the drop in range to lighten by a pound?
You think 3" of barrel weighs a pound? Seeing all the different mods mentioned in this thread MIGHT save someone 5-7 ounces and would cost upwards of $2,000 to do them all is the weight savings really worth it? The SCAR is already the lightest battle rifle made and fielded and if one can't handle it because it has an extra 3-8 ounces they need to go to the gym.
 

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For what it is the 17s is already really light (the m1a or HK MR762 feels like a tank in my hands by comparison).
Oh don't get me wrong, it is very light. Lighter than my Larue OBR 5.56. I just didn't know if there was any realistic way to go lighter without significantly altering the barrel. I plan on using this for Hog extermination down here in south Texas. Most shots range from 150-200 Yards. Debating on which Vortex Viper to put on it. 4-16 or 1-4...hmmmm decisions decisions.
 
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