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FN-Scar-H or FN-Scar-L (no call of duty crap)

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by cankel, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Nov 19, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    cankel

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    So i plan to buy one of these two guns. if any of you have either one of these two any input would be appreciated. I plan to use it for recreational/ defense purposes, meaning to go shoot at the range and to take to the ranch as protection. I've shot with a 7.62 cal rifle and i am not pleased with the recoil, but i like its power. I've shot with a 5.56 and i love the control i have of the gun, but will that be enough stopping power for small game, maybe even deer?. Thanks
     
  2. Nov 19, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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    Some states I know have regulations regarding what size bullet you can use to shoot certain animals..I'm sure 5.56/.223 has the knock down power for a deer but it may not be an authorized caliber for deer in your state.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:13 AM
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    I've never been overly impressed with the 7.62x39 cartridge, either in SKS or AK platforms. Seems to me if you want the trajectory and power of a 30-30, a lever action works every time with more accuracy. The only issue is you can't buy cheap surplus 30-30 ammo.
    For varminting a .223 works as well as you might need, but I have, like Aaron, seen minimum caliber requirements for deer in some states- .30, if I remember right.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:16 AM
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    The 5.56/.223 will do the job ( I prefer to shoot heavier loads 65-85gr.), if you want stopping power, go for a 7.62mm, your not goig full auto and recoil isn't that bad with these platforms. If your worried about it, grab a good bipod and prone out or bench the weapon before you fire.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    thank you guys, very helpful input.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    Are you refering to 7.62 Nato, or what is commonly refered to as .308 Winchester or 7.62 Combloc as Dimonback is refering to?

    I purchased an "H" and sold it, then purchased one of the green "H" models that were made in very limited numbers. Sold it for a sizeable profit and turned that loot into a pair of Springfield M1A's.

    Sooner or later the Bushmaster ACR's will have the 6.8 Remington, and 7.62 Combloc kits available either from Remington/Bushmaster or from the aftermarket community which may offer you another alternative. I know that a .22 Long Rifle conversion is already in the works from the aftermarket community.

    I hope that in the end you find yourself owning the perfect rifle for you.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    If you don't like the 308 round, then your choice is pretty clear. 5.56 ammo is going to be a lot cheaper and will make a great coyote round. I don't know if TX allows you to hunt with the 5.56 but it would be about the minimum power leve you would want for a deer. Your deer are small bodied though...plenty of big MO whitetails have fallen to .223/5.56mm.

    I've shot the SCAR in semi and full auto and it's very controllable, though more bulky than the AR-15 platform. If I were you, I'd spend $1000 on a quality AR-15 and pocket the other $1200 or so.
     
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    Who the hell edited my post? Specifically "I'd still take my ACR over that. :brianr:"
     
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    ummm yeah
    i shot a 7.62x39 with a huge bayo....it twas wikkid
     
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  12. Nov 20, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    Jeeze. My bad- I assumed the 7.62 you were referring to was x39. Didn't know what I was talking about, sorry.
     
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    Great RP! ... hated the HBS ... kit restricted those right away. :D
     
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    what is rvs? rp? hbs?

    i was making a joke about the ridiculous set ups on COD.
     
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    Ahhh, I should have looked at your age... RVS was an old online PC game / First Person Shooter... it had a device known as a heartbeat sensor, as your previous post mentioned.

    COD, Call Of Duty? Either way, too new for me... and yeah, I understood that you were pokin' fun.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    hahaha.

    the only pc game that I used to play growing up was descent and lemmings. shit was fun!
     
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    Lemmings? WTH? Never heard of it.

    Damn, it's confirmed. I am old.

    What was this thread about?

    :D
     
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    None of the counties ive hunted in TX had a minimun bullet weight. so 5.56 would/should be fine
     
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    Are you getting the FN SCAR at a good price? Last I heard these rifles were going for rather civilian-unfriendly pricetags of $2000 or more.
     
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    I'd do with the .308, its a much better deer round then a 5.56, but I'd take a 5.56 over a .308 for defense because of the very manageable recoil. A 5.56 is very likely to wound, but not kill a deer.
     
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