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FN SCAR 17s or LaRue PredatAR

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  1. patriot53

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    OK...did not realize LaRue still had those long lag times...last time I checked was during the 2012-13 "madness"?
    * substitute ANY AR 10 "type" APROX. $2,700. to $3,000., IN PLACE OF LaRue PredatAR.

    Help me , please...I know it's kinda "apples vs. oranges" ...
    ...but oh 'dem apples, and those oranges are sweet.:D

    Both around the same price , give or take a C-note...$2,700.- $2,800.

    I like them both for different reasons, don't know much about the SCAR, except all that I've read...and heard from owners, most who say,
    "trigger sucks", especially for a $2700. gun... got to go Geissele or Timney?
    Gotta replace the trigger in a $2,700. Rifle, to make it
    "all it can be"...?
    Hmmm...FN & Ruger BOTH ( same deal with the Ruger SR762 )
    Ah, so that would be $300. + more, for a good trigger, making the
    FN SCAR 17s, cost more than the LaRue PredatAR by about $200.

    The Reciprocating charging handle may get some getting used to, not only for painful reasons, but I hear complaints that the movement on one side, kinda throws the Rifle off, unbalanced?

    But I hear it is the softest shooting .308 of any Battle Rifle due to muzzle break, piston, design of gun or?

    The LaRue, nothing new...really, classic D.I. in 7.62x51, but great quality, I hear.

    Your "take", Pros & Cons...opinions with reasons?
    Thanks.:cool:
     
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  2. Robert

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    The issue with LaRue is their wait time right now. My brother is coming up on 16 months for his OBR.
     
  3. Outlaw Man

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    I agree. The wait time is the only reason I would hesitate to get the LaRue. They're solid and extremely accurate. You also might get a little more resale value from the LaRue. You certainly would in today's market with the wait time. The good news is you don't have to pay up front. The bad news is you have all that "gun money" sitting there wanting to buy another gun. :D

    The SCAR is a good rifle, though.
     
  4. patriot53

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    Just edited my OP...to include ANY AR10 "type" Rifle without the long lag time of the LaRue...and between $2700. to $3,000.
    vs. the FN SCAR 17s
     
  5. G.barnes

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    The ruger 762 is an awesome rifle. I put a magpul str stock and a CMC 3.5# trigger in it. Very soft shooting and I'm under 2000 dollars. You could put a nice optic and still be under 2700 dollars.
     
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    smith and wesson makes a great reasonably priced ar-10
     
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    What about LMT - I have their MWS and it is a great rifle. Takes Magpul PMAGs too.

    I also have a SCAR 17. If you are used to the AR platform go with an AR10, the SCAR is a bit different. I am glad I have both. I do want to put a Geissele trigger in the SCAR, the LMT's stock trigger is pretty good.
    The SCAR takes its own mags...at ~$40 a piece.
     
  8. Robert

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    Knight's SR25?
     
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    Probably the closest to the LaRue, but I'm not optimistic he'd find one for less than $3000, or even all that close.

    The others mentioned above would be worth looking at.
     
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    I don't have a lot of time behind the various AR10 style guns but I will say that I was extremely impressed with the LWRC REPR. The one I shot was a 12.7" with an AAC SDN-6. Light, solid, and very little recoil. Not cheap, however.

    SCAR 17 is cool and can be had in good shape for under $2,200 but the proprietary magazines are a deal breaker for me. They're also hard on optics. If the 5.56 conversion kits were more available it might be a viable option, but I've only ever seen one of those.

    Honestly, if I wanted to get into the AR10 platform I'd be giving the S&W a serious look. They run right around a grand in my area, are reasonably accurate, and take pmags.
     
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    POF P308. MSRP is about $3300 but I can find them for about $2700, and that at y local Cabelas with their slightly-higher-than-most prices.
     
  12. js8588

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    AR style 308? Ruger SR762.
     
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    I own a SCAR 17, every time I see a new 7.62 rifle I think about selling it. But, after careful consideration; pass. The stock SCAR trigger is terrible, the drop in Timney is, or was $300. Well worth it but it is an extra cost that must figure into the decision.

    If I had a do over I'd still buy the SCAR.
     
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    I say SCAR17, but only because I hate the silly spellings of words with "AR" shoe-horned in that companies do to make them sound all cool.

    TCB
     
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    The SCAR was designed to be a 7.62 rifle from the start. Stock it comes with a free floating barrel, full length upper rail along with side rails and lower rail, and a LOP and height adjustable stock.

    Besides being fully ambidextrous, the SCAR's gas system is tunable. You have a two position gas regulator that's field adjustable but the amount of gas that gets into the regulator is set with a hollow screw. The screws come in 0.05mm increments and can be used to tune the gas system for the actual ammo you're using.

    BSW
     
  16. 1KPerDay

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    SCAR. Every time.
     
  17. patriot53

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    OK...I'll stop here and quote this post with the KAC SR25...
    ...Ruger, S&W, LMT, guys...my "OP"...was not what you have, like for less $ ...
    like for more $...but LaRue vs. SCAR ( but then I revised for ANY that would be equal in cost)..., ONLY because of the 6-8 month wait for the LaRue.
    The KAC is a $5,000+ Rifles...the others way less or more?
     
  18. JustinJ

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    LWRC REPR is frig'n awesome.
     
  19. G.barnes

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    I might be misunderstanding what you said but it sounds like your not interested in anything unless its in that price range. If that's the case go with the scar. Personally I think a lot of these 308 ar's are over priced. I'm not saying there isn't a difference between a dpms and an lmt. I'm saying I don't see a 1500 dollar difference.
     
  20. henschman

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    Depends on if you want more of a lightweight battle rifle, or a more accurate but heavier long range precision type rifle. There is plenty of crossover because the SCAR is highly accurate as battle rifles go... should be MOA capable... and the PredatOBR is not too heavy as far as long range precision rifles go... but pick whatever best fits the role you want to fill.
     
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    What 1KperDay said... o'course we are biased... my 17s is my Fav.
    Iam sure 1K has one too. Scars are tons o fun, having,little recoil, & very accurate , for the 8 lbs. ( bare bones & empty)
     
  22. Robert

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    Sorry thought you were looking at other options, did not realize the SR25s were running that much. So, I guess SCAR.
     
  23. Buzznrose

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    So was the AR (AR10 was originally a 7.62 cal rifle based on Eugene Stoner's design)

    I'm planning on building my own AR10 down the road, but I'd look real hard at the Ruger if I was buying today. If price was no object, I'd buy an LMT, KAC, or a Wilson
     
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    Yeah because SCAR is completely arbitrary and not intended to sound cool at all. :D
     
  25. Trent

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    My biggest complaint about the SCAR wasn't the trigger; it was the crappy folding stock that beats the heck out of your cheekbone while shooting prone. The takedown button is protected by a "raised" area that hits you right where it hurts when you are prone.

    That folding stock also grabs facial hair PAINFULLY.

    So I remedied it.

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