...anecdotal statements within this context are absolutely meaningless when lacking any properly collected verifiable statistical evidence that the incidence of failures exceed any given parameters to an acceptable statistical signifience when compared to other weapons "of the same class" and under the same conditions...rob_92183 said:"Unconfirmed" reports of them breaking in the field.
From what I can gather, critical internal parts are made of plastic and prone to failure. The stock is the same. Another complaint is that the rails on the fore-end are connected to the barrel and overheat with moderate use.
......some pretty strong words there Art...was this really called for ?...and you base this on what ?...i would expect better form you...really !7art said:I think it is a POS.
What a POS! Give it 3 generations before it has the bugs worked out, and even them, beware.
...IMO the FN SCAR is the "best" of the new breed of piston driven assualt rifles...and would be my number one choice for my next purchase...i have handled...examined...and fired one...and was very impressed...considering what you are actually getting as a package...the price isn't really out of line...No Bananas said:Other than the $$$$ price, are there any negatives about the SCAR out there? It's been out for about what 8 months or so? Any issues or problems of reliability or accuracy?
...ya know Zeus...Zeus said:I don't want to put words in peoples mouths but I think in the case of the SCAR the high price without any reputation to back it up leaves people to be a little critical and resentfull of the gun. Since it is relatively new and twice to three times the price of an AR or 556 type rifle I think most people scoff at it. Like anything else, if you have money to burn, by all means get one or more, but for me personally I would need to spend a lot of time with the rifle and see some long, strenuous tests before I would sonsider paying $2500+ to shoot 5.56mm. :|
Sure there is creep - all single stage triggers have creep. Creep is the travel between full sear engagement and hammer release. If you didn't have creep in a single stage trigger, you would have a trigger that goes off at the slightest jolt. Agree there is no slack, because the trigger sear is machined onto the trigger. Single stage trigger - no creep, ..... (very subjective, but to shoot one is to know...);