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So I'm currently taking the steps to acquire a SCAR17. For the folks that have been around for awhile, what accessories do you view as "MUST HAVE"? For myself, I used to shoot highpower rifle matches so the Geissele trigger is #1 on the list. I'm also thinking of a metal stock latch to replace the polymer. Other things like extended selector levers, rail covers, angled for grips, etc... are in the mix.

I appreciate any wisdom passed along here.
 

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Purple suit for Ken.
 

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Stryker E.A.C.H. and PMM mag release
 

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I like the E.A.C.H. also like the S.O.A.M.R. Already have the vickers sling. Anybody have the Tango Down grip on their rifle? If so, what's your opinion? I liked the one I had on a AR years ago.
 

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Geissele trigger, PMM mag button, IWC SCAR Charger, KDG MREX. I also like the VLTOR SCAR buttstock.

And of course, a new molded Blue Force Gear UWL to use on the rear sling loop. I use a QD buckle as well so I can run the exact same sling between my two SCARs.
 

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AFAIK you can choose the stock FN nylon latch or the Tango Down aluminum latch, if there are others I am unaware and I have the Tango Down version which works perfectly! :?

Are there more than one metal stock latches on the market? If so, what's the best one?
 
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I like the E.A.C.H. also like the S.O.A.M.R. Already have the vickers sling. Anybody have the Tango Down grip on their rifle? If so, what's your opinion? I liked the one I had on a AR years ago.
I run the Tango Down grip w/Surefire pressure pad cut-out, I like it. Depending on your intent you may want a light up front and maybe a good bipod, but now with the vertical grip your tight on real estate so you might consider a extended rail. Ammo, you need lots of ammo. Now we need to get you some quality glass, how much can we spend BTW ? :?
 

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I was speaking of the Tango Down pistol grip. I think it's the BG-16. I liked the Magpul AFG on my old AR, would probably get another for the SCAR. As far as glass goes, I have a SWFA SS fixed 10X mildot from when I was still in the service. When I have the money, the SWFA 1-6X looks interesting, but that's a long ways down the road. My budget right now is pretty tight considering the rifle, trigger, and latch.

I run the Tango Down grip w/Surefire pressure pad cut-out, I like it. Depending on your intent you may want a light up front and maybe a good bipod, but now with the vertical grip your tight on real estate so you might consider a extended rail. Ammo, you need lots of ammo. Now we need to get you some quality glass, how much can we spend BTW ? :?
 

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I was speaking of the Tango Down pistol grip. I think it's the BG-16. I liked the Magpul AFG on my old AR, would probably get another for the SCAR. As far as glass goes, I have a SWFA SS fixed 10X mildot from when I was still in the service. When I have the money, the SWFA 1-6X looks interesting, but that's a long ways down the road. My budget right now is pretty tight considering the rifle, trigger, and latch.
I have the BG-17 on both my 16/17. I like them a good bit.

 

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The number one accessory for a Scar 17 is...

A bigger bank account :-D! The thing is a money sucker. Not a money pit there's a difference. You want to spend money on the 17 because it deserves the best ancillary equipment on the market not because you need to fix it. Other than the trigger everything else is a minor annoyance.
 

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The number one accessory for a Scar 17 is...

A bigger bank account :-D! The thing is a money sucker. Not a money pit there's a difference. You want to spend money on the 17 because it deserves the best ancillary equipment on the market not because you need to fix it. Other than the trigger everything else is a minor annoyance.
You've got that right! Well maybe an endless supply of ammo to feed it and..... another Scar 17. Yes it never stops I guess, and come to think of it I need a 16 also kitted out. :mrgreen:
 

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Must Haves?

$14 worth of Lubriplate SFL-0 Grease, proper 2-Point Sling(Ares/Huskey or Vickers) and 10,000rds of Lake City ammo.

The rest is just user preference and I have ended up stripping off most of the doodads I loaded my SCAR up with after running it a while.
 

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The first change I made on my 17s was to polish the trigger surfaces. They are mirror shiny. It cost me nothing but time. My trigger is smooth as Dove chocolate and breaks like glass. It saved me a lot of money.
 

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The first change I made on my 17s was to polish the trigger surfaces. They are mirror shiny. It cost me nothing but time. My trigger is smooth as Dove chocolate and breaks like glass. It saved me a lot of money.
Did it help with the heavy trigger pull? Mine was crisp as hell right out of the box, just heavy as hell.
 

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No, I adjusted that as well by using a technique I learned. I removed the pistol grip, then using a second, same, metric screw, I cut the head off, creating an allscrew. Next, I cut a flat head screwdriver slot in one end. You'll want to polish and finish both ends removing any burrs. Screw this up into the hole where the grip retaining screw went. You may need to adjust the length...

As the screw is wound up into the lower, you will see the head enter beneath the trigger trip lever. (I don't recall the technical term for the part.) It will make contact with the underside of this lever, restricting it's ability to rock back. This decreases the travel of the trigger. Screw it in to decrease the travel, out to increase. Lots of fine adjustments will be required, so don't put the pistol grip back on until you're happy. Don't make it too light! Good luck!
 

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I should add that out of the box, my Scar had a trigger pull that felt like two bastard files being rubbed against each other! I bought my rifle two years ago... Maybe the factory is correcting the problem now.
 
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