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I am a new shooter- new to the forum, and new to hunting (first time coming up)-

Anyway I was drawn for deer this year and so will be going out for my first time. I want to use my SCAR 17s because my friend says I will be hitting distances of 300yrds plus.

I am in AZ and so we have a restriction of 5 rounds in the mag. I found an Excellent source for a mag block - and they make one just for us SCAR folks-

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If anyone has used their SCAR 17 for hunting please chime in- looking for any tips- pro's con's..
 

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I will also be using my 17 for deer this year. It will be in the woods though with short shots of no more than 50 yards or so. That's not because it can't be used for much longer shots, it's just what I have to hunt. I will be using a load from the Speer book using 165gr Grand slams. I love the maneuverability of the gun in tight spaces. I've always struggled with that using conventional rifles. Good luck this season.
 

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I am a new shooter- new to the forum, and new to hunting (first time coming up)-

Anyway I was drawn for deer this year and so will be going out for my first time. I want to use my SCAR 17s because my friend says I will be hitting distances of 300yrds plus.

I am in AZ and so we have a restriction of 5 rounds in the mag. I found an Excellent source for a mag block - and they make one just for us SCAR folks-

Search results for: 'scar 17s'

If anyone has used their SCAR 17 for hunting please chime in- looking for any tips- pro's con's..
Is that an AZ restriction just for hunting with semi autos? (5 round mag?)
 

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Is that an AZ restriction just for hunting with semi autos? (5 round mag?)
Big-game only. Deer, elk, muleys, etc.
It's here in Texas too, I think most states actually. I believe semi-auto only, could be wrong though.
 

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I got a ten round mag and made a 5 round limiter block from two wine corks glued together and milled with a dremel to fit.
 

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<Service Announcement > There is no magazine round limit in Arizona due to the passing of HB 2640. Also while were on the subject HB 2728, which allows the use ofsound suppressors when hunting also was passed. </End of Service Announcement> 8)
WoW really? I did know that- I went and read through the manual or rules last night- didnt say anything- Thanks for the tip- Yeah HB 2728- now another excellent reason to have a suppressor!
 

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Hahaha bringing home the bacon like a damn ninja!
 

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Wanna revive this thread as its getting close to Combined Deer/Elk Rifle here in Colorado.

I'd like to ask if anyone here has taken Elk with their SCAR 17s (specficially Rocky Mountain, but if you have taken a Rosie, then I'd definitely like to here) if you'd chime in. Heck, any big game. What ammo did you use? Do you run the SCAR differently while hunting than while doing tactical shooting? i.e., remove forward grips, rail covers, different optic, bipod, etc?

Been doing a lot of shooting with the SCAR 17s as of late. Much more than my typical about 30 rds through my hunting rifle prior to each year's rifle season. My Elk rifle is a Winchester Model 70 carbine (carbine referring to the barrel length being 20") in .30-06win. Well, went out the range the other day and I was surprised and a bit concerned that I was shooting much better with the SCAR 17s than with my bolt gun!

Factors in this could be the fact that I had just zeroed the scope on the 30-06. Took about 15 rds ... :\ and by then, I might have been a little recoil jumpy, and was anticipating too much. I can shoot the SCAR all day, but a box of rounds through that ought 6 and I'm feeling it till the next day! Going out to the range this Friday with my hunting partners (my wife and her father) and hopefully confirm or deny which rifle I'm shooting best with.

This is a pretty "traditional" town when it comes to hunting, so I may be affected by local bias, but something about hunting with a semi-auto feels odd. I'm not disparaging anyone who does it, but tradition can be a tough critic. My father in law is of the idea that if the stock ain't made of wood, you shouldn't hunt with it (this includes awesome poly type stocks like McMillan or Bell&Carlson).

Anyway, I have a 20rd to 5rd magazine limiter from MagBlocks so the only thing keeping me from committing to to the SCAR is indecisiveness. I can't see how it wouldn't do what I need it to, as long as I do my part. If I'm shooting better with the SCAR, I think I owe it to the Wapiti to use it, in terms of taking humanely.


Thanks for your time,

MojoSlim
 

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Well i'll be deer hunting here in CO in a couple weeks with a scar17 168gr trophy gold. Haven't done elk yet I'm a little weary.
 

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Only 5 round limit in FL is if you are shooting deer, but it's open season on Hogs.

Only thing I can't use is a suppressor, which I think the neighbors would appreciate me using, negativing the 640 wake ups to "BOOM"...

Here piggy-piggy...



I'm zeroed for Black Hills 168gr, so that is what I shoot them with. Seems to work fine, most of the hogs are small (@100lbs, usually a bit less), but there is a big hoss out there, around 250# and we've spotting him twice but not been in a position to shoot him.

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I'll be deer hunting with mine in a few weeks in North Carolina using 165 grain Speer Grand Slams I loaded up and tested over the summer.
 

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I can't understand why people bash .308 for hunting big game. Some people use a bow or muzzle loader for goodness sake! It all depends on the shot you get, ie., how close you are. How far out are you all taking shots (with your 17s, of course), and for what type of game?
 
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