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

About SinistralRifleman

I've been competing in the action shooting sports since 2002. I believe competition shooting to be an excellent way to build gun handling and marksmanship skills and encourage all gun owners to seek out some form of competition shooting. Anyone can become reasonably good at it if they devote the time and resources to do so. Winning, while nice, need not be your goal; bettering yourself through the pursuit of excellence is something we all can achieve.
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3 Responses to SCAR-H

  1. Sherm House says:

    Hey Russ…what do you think of the Predator and OBR? I’ve been told that SCAR’s have issues with spare parts resupply? Any truth to that?

    • I haven’t tried a Predator or OBR. I also haven’t tried to get any spare parts for the SCAR yet; I’ve read you can call Winchester and order them (pricey) or send broken ones in for a replacement. The longer they are out, the more aftermarket parts and spares will become available.

  2. accatone says:

    Browning….not Winchester 😉
    also see:

    many of the 16 and 17 parts are interchangeable

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