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Bought a SCAR 16s at Cabella's this week. I went in intending to buy a Sig P938 Nightmare, but they'd sold it. Glad they did because I ended up coming home with an FDE brother for my 45 Tactical. Employee pricing coupon put it down to the "acceptable" price of $2519. That gave me $58 in Club rewards which (mostly) paid for the Troy Modular Combat Grip. Picked up a few practice rounds of PMC 223 and some home defense PDX1 223. Will get out to the range either tomorrow or next weekend for its maiden voyage. If it shoots as well as my other FN firearms then I'll be a happy camper. My FN family is growing!
 

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Congrats on the new addition to the family!
 
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Congrats on the 16!
 
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I've got nearly the same "family," except instead of the shotgun, I've got the FS2000.

An SLP and PS90 are on my wish list to round out the family. Maybe even the upcoming FN-15.

Congrats and enjoy!
 

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Congrats on the pickup, wish I had found one in FDE...but black isn't so bad 8) Make some room in your budget for the Geissele trigger (if you prefer two stage triggers), the difference is incredible.
 

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Congrats! thats awesome you found one there out of all places. I've been on the hunt for one, found a few but for about what you paid then 2 popped up on AR15.com for $2100 so I had to jump on that. Now trying to find a FDE 17 is like finding a unicorn lol
 

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i love the FDE Scars... its just funny from year to year the FDE changes. i recommend you get the Tangodown BG17 grip for the Scar. it feels like butter in your hand after u swap the grips. great pic and happy shooting
 

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Excellent! Do tell us of your impressions once you get out to the range.
 

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Ok, got out to the range today. 100 rounds of PMC 223 FMJ 55gr, 100 rounds of Federal 556 XM193 55gr, and 10 rounds of my home defense PDX1 223 (keeping the other 30 for the house). Gun had been cleaned and lubed last week after purchasing.

The 16s functioned flawlessly. Chomp chomp chomp ate all the ammo and spit 'em out. Ran all five mags. Impressed with the light weight of the gun and almost zero recoil. I felt a slight muzzle flip but nothing much at the shoulder.

Accuracy was consistent. Used the iron sights. Need to buy a front sight adjustment tool and the appropriate Torx to sight it in next time. Shot low and left at 15 an 25 yards. Or maybe I just need to learn to shoot it correctly. It was dark in the lane and the rear sight ring is really hard to see under those conditions. The range makes you shoot seated and only my left elbow was braced on the table. I didn't want to remove my foregrip to use the bench rest so I just shot it without. Used the pad of my finger on the trigger and experimented around, but was still low and left (groups where it looks high is where I was intentionally compensating. Some groups are at 15 some at 25. Some carefully done, some groups are all double-taps). Any and all suggestions welcome.

Gun looks just as clean after the range as it did before. Going to try to go at least 500-750 rounds between cleanings if I can.

Overall hard not to be impressed.
 

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Glad to hear you had a good range trip! I agree, the scar runs pretty damn clean! I rarely clean mine.
 

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Thanks, all. Had a great time. One edit: those are of course patterns, not groups. Also realized I was shooting using the bigger sight window. Thought the one it was set to from the factory would have been the smaller one, but not the case. Next up is buying the front sight adjustment tools and sighting it in next range trip. Will report back.
 
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