Scar 20s 6.5

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Anyone know anything about barrel swapping a 17 to 6.5 creedmoor?
deadshot barrels makes replacement barrels for the 17 in various calibers and profiles and lengths.
i have not used them myself but it is the only name i have seen mentioned in forums.
 

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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 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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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.
 
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I finally got my zco 4x20 with mpct3 this week to finish my 6.5 mk20. I took a few shots to get it on paper and dialed to correct for impact and proceeded to put one right in the bullseye. Then finished up with two more shots for 1/2" group. I then started getting dope out to 700 yards and was hitting center punches all the way out. Damn this rifle is amazing! I was fighting a 7-10mph wind but didn't have to really hold anything until 600y. This may be the best S.A. LR rifle I have shot to date. Felt great. I have a tbac 338sr on it. It's a little big but I can't seem to get these 20s's to quiet down. I cant figure out why. My shorter barreled 17s is very quiet with an ultra7. Go figure. I plan to go out further next week and see how it does.
 

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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.
I was shooting factory new, Prime 130gr ammo.
 

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How is accuracy on the scars?
the 6.5cm is probably a little better or easier to shoot but...
 

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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
 

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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
if i had one complaint, it would be parts availability (although i have not needed any).
i want to have spares for some parts, and it took more than a few months for me to find a spare firing pin (for example).
now i just check as often as i remember to see if anything else is in stock at midwestgunworks, including aftermarket parts.
currently they have firing pins.
 
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