No live fire time yet. Waiting on my ZCO 4-20 then I will post a range update. So far I can tell you that it doesn't feel heavy, it balances well, it has a mile of rail on top to run NV or other wiz-bang gizmos, fire controls are easy to reach and manipulate, adjustable stock is rock solid, Geiselle trigger is flippin' sweet.i thought somebody here was taking delivery already but maybe not, or maybe no scope on it yet?
I had similar concerns. I have never fired a 17S so I cannot speak to that comparison. However, I did talk with the fine folks at KAC KnightVision and they were not concerned, they said their pvs-30 is tested and rated up to 50bmg. It also has a 1 year warranty so we'll see. Also, not sure of the weight of the 17s but the 20s is an 11.2lb rifle empty with no optic. Did you have a clip on get killed by your SCAR? I want to do everything I can to avoid that but so far I haven't seen much in the way of people having issues with clip ons, 17's clearly have a documented history of eating some scopes. I talked with Nick at ZCO and he was confident their scopes are up to the task.I'm interested in knowing what the recoil impulse feels like compared to a 308 17S. W/ clip-ons... them SCARs aint exactly the best platform - speaking from first hand knowledge.
If the 20s 6.5 is softer with the factory Jet, probably an okay choice to rethink. If it's anywhere in the vicinity of 17S feel, it'd be a bad idea all the way around. Not scientific, but gives me hope. Really like the SCAR.
I personally believe the Jet replacement IS the solution for the recoil issues. Imagine a non-adjustable gas block on an older AR15 - they're always overgassed by design. Same goes for the 17s and probably the 20s.I’m interested in this as well. I replaced the gas jet w/ a 1.2mm from PMM on my SCAR 20 .308. The recoil impulse w/ a TBAC Ultra 9 is considerably less w/ the 1.2mm jet. Me want 6.5 CM barrel now.
I’m not sure what you guys are talking about. The 17 has one of the softest recoil for all my other 308’s. The 20s has even less recoil than the 17. I own both.