thanks for sharing. i have almost the same setup (in 7.62x51) and may get a 6.5cm barrel for it *whenever they are actually available.I got a chance to shoot my SCAR 20S 6.5 briefly yesterday to work on zero and familiarization. I am running a Leupold Mk 5 3.6-18x44 TMR.
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Not my best work as I was laying in very squishy freezing mud and my bipod was digging in and changing position shot to shot. I was short on daylight so I did not get any range photos. But I have pics of some groups. I will have to redo the ladder test at a later date as I shot too inconsistently to verify the worth of the test.
Unfortunately, I was only able to fire 55 rounds, the last round was a squib and left the bullet about 1" into the breech end of the barrel. Primer was live but no powder charge.
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After I got it more or less zeroed I ran a 15 round group, each square is 1/2".
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I will shoot it more when it is dry out and earlier in the day. Tighten up my zero a bit and work on learning how to drive the rifle more consistently. Overall, first impression is that the rifle shoots very nicely with minimal felt recoil though it definitely feels different than my other rifles.
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I was shooting factory new, Prime 130gr ammo.thanks for sharing. i have almost the same setup (in 7.62x51) and may get a 6.5cm barrel for it *whenever they are actually available.
of course that might depend on what happens with ammo supply, which brings me to that question. what are you using?
i concur that inconsistent bipod traction is hard to fix, and it is really hard to stay on target with a 7.62 if you bipod moves much.
if you can't find a dry spot, you might carry some 4"x4" squares of burlap or some semi-sturdy disposable material to throw under the feet.
they may bury themselves into a somewhat more solid base if something like cleated feet (i just ordered) don't help.
the 6.5cm is probably a little better or easier to shoot but...How is accuracy on the scars?
if i had one complaint, it would be parts availability (although i have not needed any).Fn is about as bad as sig when they show all these fancy modular parts and not many of any actually hit the shelves. Back when the MCX was launched and I bought one had all these awesome parts that never hit the market. Hope FN releases more parts for their guns