SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

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SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby TheSeaDweller » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:39 pm

I bought my SCAR 16 a few weeks back and now it's time to start buying accessories. :D I have been asking around about optics but would also like to get a wider audience's view.

My main use of the gun will to have fun at the range. Any suggestion? Any thoughts on bipods?

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby Rapier1772 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:15 pm

I'd say go with the Grip-pod instead of bi-pod. But for a range gun, the only other thing would be the optics if you want them :?:
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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby smpsmp » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:42 pm

I agree with Rapier on the grip pod as the best option for all in one. Other than that the next route I would take would be Magpul's angled grip, and add a rail to bipod adapter in front of that (they don't take up much space), but then you're fooling around taking the bipod on and off.

As far as optics the skies the limit (which you probably already know). This is just my .02, I would personally mount an EoTech or an Aimpoint with a magnifier behind it. The gun isn't designed for 1000 yard shooting, so no need IMO for a 10x and up scope. Plus the added benefit would be you would be looking around a 1000 for either of those set ups (give or take a little). To do an ACOG and RMR setup you're looking at about 1500 (maybe more). Personally those would be the two routes I would go, it's a nice gun, and it deserves nice optics (if you get optics for it). Otherwise, if it's just for fun, and you don't feel like spending the money on it, then iron sites work just as well if you're pulling the trigger as fast as you can at the range. Very nice purchase by the way.

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby toyslr » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:48 pm

All aluminum grip pod and a Leupold CQT on mine...

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby fooschnickens » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Magpul AFG and Millet DMS-1 on mine.

I don't ever bother with a bipod since I'm usually shooting while standing or have bags to rest on.

I'll leave the bipods for longer distance guns.
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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby FNtacticalNUT » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:10 pm

I use the MAKO TPOD g2 for a great grip bi-pod on both the 16/17 and an aimpoint Comp4 on my 16 with an ACOG on my 17. I love this combo as well as the bipod.

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby SeaHawkDriver-B » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:21 am

Sure is a nice range toy!

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby Faust » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:06 am

I put an AFG1, Tango Down BG17 grip and an EOTech XPS2-0 on my Black 16. So awesome!


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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby Rifleshooterscar » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:57 am

My FNSCAR16s with ACOG.
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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby SeaHawkDriver-B » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:14 am

I'd say figure out what you want to use the gun for first, then design the accessories around it.

Range gun: Harris Bipod and 3x9 or better magnification scope of your choice, you'll be the most accurate on paper from a bench with this.

SHTF gun: Grip pod, or vertical/horizontal foregrip; Variable 1-4x magnification, ACOG, Elcan, or Eotech/Aimpoint with respective 3x or 4x flip-to-side magnifiers, not as accurate as a traditional high power scope but more versitile and can maintain engagement from short to medium range. Don't forget BUIS for SHTF.

Home Defense / Home area defense: Standard foregrip with a light such as Surefire M900A and/or laser combo; Eotech, Aimpoint, or Any Reflex Sight you prefer.. the idea here is FLAT GLASS, no eye relief, full two-eyes open close quarters capability.

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My only cabeat is that there is no one package that does everything, just some packages that do most things, and some packages that do certain things. Find out what you want to use the gun for and start experimenting and reporting back your results, thus is the beauty of this forum.

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby MikeSantor » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:33 am

You can just do what this kid did and buy every single aftermarket part that they make for the scar without knowing anything about it...






...Just dont wear a tight shirt than film yourself talking about the parts, Sea.

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby Rifleshooterscar » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:13 pm

I feel the EOTech 553 I have would work as well on my SCAR as it did here on my AMD-65.

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Re: SCAR 16 Optics/Bipod

Postby Hebs » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:50 pm

Just put this setup on mine...

EOTech MPO II EXPS3-0 Holosight with G23 3X Magnifier - 65 MOA ring and 1 MOA Dot Reticle.

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I think it's great!


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