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    FN SCAR trigger...

    Ok I like everything about the SCAR except it's horribly heavy trigger. The one I tried had a trigger in the 8 pound range. I understand it is a "military weapon" but GOOD GRIEF, none of my M16s ever had a trigger this heavy.

    I looked over the lower and the dimensions appear that it will NOT accept aftermarket AR parts. So I wonder how long before someone comes out with an aftermarket trigger?

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    I really don't like the SCAR. For me the XCR is a much better rifle, and the FAL trumps them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killswitch1982 View Post
    I really don't like the SCAR. For me the XCR is a much better rifle, and the FAL trumps them all.
    Sorry... was this thread about the XCR or the FAL?

    Back to the original subject and @IPSC_GUY, I cannot help but wonder if the trigger will lighten a bit over time and with increasing round count as the the trigger smooths itself out a bit. I handled a friend's FN-SCAR just a few days ago and we too were commenting on the heavy trigger.

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    I can't comment on the civilian SCAR triggers, but all the mil versions I dealt with were acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killswitch1982 View Post
    I really don't like the SCAR. For me the XCR is a much better rifle, and the FAL trumps them all.
    Wow, thanks for the insight!

    I don't know if it varies from sample to sample, but the SCAR I played around with had an acceptable trigger for what the weapon is to me and that is a GP carbine. It wasn't great by any means, certainly not fit for an SPR roll, but it was nicer than the Colt 6920 I handled immediately after. I think there would be a good market for a modular drop in trigger in the future given FN produces and sells more of these weapons.

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    I haven't shot the civi SCAR, but I did shoot a select fire model earlier this year when a rep was showing it off.

    I didn't think the trigger was bad from what I recall. About on par with a mil grade AR15 trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killswitch1982 View Post
    I really don't like the SCAR. For me the XCR is a much better rifle, and the FAL trumps them all.

    Predictable.....

    As far as the trigger on the SCAR is concerned, I too wasn't thrilled with the trigger action straight out of the box. However, after 300-400 rounds it seems to feel better. It's nowhere near a tuned trigger, but it does now seem to be smoother than some of the factory triggers on some of my other ARs. It's noticably smoother than the factory trigger on my 6920.
    Last edited by mgpatty; 06-20-09 at 15:03.

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    Be nice if Geissele made a SSA for the SCAR platform, I think we will need to see a substantial number of rifles in civy hands first.

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    Does the scar use the same hammer/trigger springs as the AR15?

    If so, could one modify the trigger with lighter springs themselves?

    Im sure its not recommended but..well..shrug. At this time there are no other alternatives other than to deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magsz View Post
    Does the scar use the same hammer/trigger springs as the AR15?
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    Dont think so.

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    Ok then, i was off base by a good...300 miles.

    Thanks for the pic VB.

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    Ok here is what I have discovered. The leading edge of the trigger as it engages the hammer hook is FLAT as opposed to angled back like an AR trigger. In addition the top edge is beveled.

    As the trigger is pulled the hammer does go down before it breaks but not as much as an AR.

    I think part (read most) of the heavy, creepy feeling is the HAMMER spring that is hugely strong. Primers are dented WAY in as compared to my AR. I am hesitant to go removing coils but my gut says take a half or one coil off will help a great deal. HOWEVER with out spares readily available...

    I am also curious if a "pre-travel" screw through the grip screw might help somewhat.

    Can't wait for more parts and barrels become more available.

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    Last edited by IPSC_GUY; 06-22-09 at 02:47.

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    I had the opporunity to put a few mags through a demo gun at a training class last year. It had seen a lot of use and the trigger wasn't bad. I'm just going from memory, but I'm pretty picky about triggers and I don't recall it being awful. Perhaps they just need your average $400 trigger job (ie. a case of ammo downrange).

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    Quote Originally Posted by killswitch1982 View Post
    I really don't like the SCAR. For me the XCR is a much better rifle, and the FAL trumps them all.
    killswitch1982, please check your PMs.

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    If the civilian version of the SCAR becomes really popular I'm sure some company will make a match trigger kit for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotm4 View Post
    If the civilian version of the SCAR becomes really popular I'm sure some company will make a match trigger kit for it.
    LETS HOPE ! ! ! They do seem to be flying off of dealers shelves, even at the exorbitant prices being asked. One Stocking FN dealer here got 24 of them in last week and they are down to less than 4 as of Friday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPSC_GUY View Post
    LETS HOPE ! ! ! They do seem to be flying off of dealers shelves, even at the exorbitant prices being asked. One Stocking FN dealer here got 24 of them in last week and they are down to less than 4 as of Friday...

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    Closer look.



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    Love my Scar , paid too much but the trigger is close to feel of my Colt 6920 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinnFéinM1911 View Post
    I wish I could get one....
    WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


    You have crates of SCARs... Stacked up crates...


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