I wasn’t very interested in gettng a 7.62mm battle rifle until I handled a friends Mk17S SCAR-H. After shooting the SCAR-H, I was immediately impressed. For a .308/7.62mm NATO Rifle it is very light weighing in at just 8 pounds; about the same as some of my 5.56mm AR15s equipped with rail systems. The recoil is also more like that of a carbine gas system AR15, than a full size 7.62mm battle rifle.
I recently acquired my own SCAR-H. Thus far I am happy with my purchase. The SCAR-H is reliable and reasonably accurate with the ammo I’ve shot so far. The ambi controls and 45 degree selector will take some getting used to as a lefty thats always made do with unmodified AR15s (not a fan of modifying basic operating controls). I’m looking forward to trying out the new platform in some action shooting matches and testing new accessories for it coming out this year.
My SCAR-H outfitted with Aimpoint M4 and Magnifier in LaRue Mounts