SCAR compared to AR-15 photos

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

These photos, posted on by m1ajunkie, compare AR-15 parts to the equivalent SCAR parts. They are very interesting photos.

Bolt Carriers

Bolt Faces

SCAR carrier disassembled.

Many more photos here.
Many thanks to Jay for emailing me the link.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Actionpotatoe Actionpotatoe on Aug 18, 2010

    I have both and I can tell you that my AR platform performs better than my SCAR. My AR is much lighter the trigger feels smoother and is more comfortable to carry, the SCAR has better grouping and less recoil. I would check out Sig 556 as well before buying any weapon at the SCAR's price point.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but practicality should always be the reason you buy a weapon system.

  • John John on Jan 05, 2012

    The worst part is the reciprocating charging handle. didn't FN have a design for a non reciprocating handle