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    SCAR Non-reciprocating Charging Handle

    https://soldiersystems.net/2021/08/3...matic-line-up/

    A decade late, but I guess better late than never. Note that they talk about there being less reciprocating mass on the BCG, so the new revision will likely be a little easier on electro-optics.

    Alright, Cliffs Notes:
    • All new SCARs will be NRCH models
    • conversions will be available, but I anticipate they'll be available like spare barrels for the time being
    • Aftermarket CHs will no longer work
    • Aftermarket endplates will have to be modded or swapped
    • Drops into all Mk20s with no further mods

    Full conversion from the old-standard 16/17 takes a torque wrench, a heat gun (or MAPP gas), and about ten minutes.
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9299...83627271740644
    Last edited by Defaultmp3; 08-31-21 at 11:24.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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    Nice!
    I don’t need money anyway. Lol

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    Solves one of the fundamental problems with that rifle. Over under on how long it takes to get one - probably 5 years.

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    They should have done this years ago. Curious to see what they did to the back plate. Bolt carrier mass isn’t as big of an issue as the lack of a real buffer (similar to what B&T uses).

    I would love a SCAR 16/17 with a better shoulder on the front of the muzzle for flash hiders.

    Nevertheless this is great news. Maybe we’ll see a HK 416 with a chrome lined barrel and adjustable gas block next.

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    Probably available sometime in 2035 for the low low price of $3499.99 for just the charging handle.
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    So the SCARs I had, I sold because I was underwhelmed. Don't think I need a new SCAR.

    If I need a concept rifle that is interesting in design but fails to live up to expectations, I still have my XCR.
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    It appears it will be available as a kit. I am not "operator" enough to need the switch. I just run my charging handle like an AK. But it is nice to know I have options. And maybe this will suppress all the endless whining about optics (I have gone through Nightforce, ACOG and VCOG and haven't had troubles yet (although I don't have a full auto gun)).

    In reality, given the nature of gun people, whoever hates these guns and has been demanding these changes will come up with some new reason why these are bad. Suddenly they will praise the old ones as the real ones, etc. The circle of silly will go on and on.

    If the kit is in the $500 range I would definitely get one just because I am a nut. But if FN wants $1000 I'll just have to stick with my old AK/FNC/AR70 reciprocating charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Bell View Post
    It appears it will be available as a kit. I am not "operator" enough to need the switch. I just run my charging handle like an AK. But it is nice to know I have options. And maybe this will suppress all the endless whining about optics (I have gone through Nightforce, ACOG and VCOG and haven't had troubles yet (although I don't have a full auto gun)).

    In reality, given the nature of gun people, whoever hates these guns and has been demanding these changes will come up with some new reason why these are bad. Suddenly they will praise the old ones as the real ones, etc. The circle of silly will go on and on.

    If the kit is in the $500 range I would definitely get one just because I am a nut. But if FN wants $1000 I'll just have to stick with my old AK/FNC/AR70 reciprocating charger.
    I haven’t had issues with optics either. ACOG, Aimpoint H1, and finally an accupower 1-8.

    I do like the idea of running the CH like an AK. I need to switch that and try it.
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    And unlike the AK, it is really only the first round of the first mag that you even use it. A whole lot of sound and fury, IMHO. Some will argue that malfunctions are harder to clear but I think more folks cause malfunctions by putting their hands in the wrong place when it is on the left than you will ever see just shooting it. That being said, I shoot my Galils all the time and they have their charging handle on the left. I am just luckier than most folks I guess.


    Quote Originally Posted by kwelz View Post
    I haven’t had issues with optics either. ACOG, Aimpoint H1, and finally an accupower 1-8.

    I do like the idea of running the CH like an AK. I need to switch that and try it.
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