View Full Version : SCAR-H / 17S Flat Recoil Demonstration - Gun Camera Video

November 3, 2012, 10:04 AM
I hooked the Countour Roam camera up to my new SCAR 17S the other day and recorded several shooting sequences. What I think this video demonstrates is how amazingly flat the recoil is on the SCAR-H or as it is called in its civilian form, the SCAR 17S (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fnhusa.com%2Findex.php%3FcID%3D536&ei=QTKVUIOaMeiE2gXQ6ICoAw&usg=AFQjCNGoYvwPdKxCvdajUiLT-DLZW_BV2g&sig2=C2Sw5lWXPIZaLLMu7bybZA) (which is what I was using).

Note particularly the sequence with rapid fire. Muzzle stays fairly flat and gets back on target in a hurry.

The minimized recoil on the SCAR is due to the huge muzzle break on the SCAR 17 as well as the short stroke gas piston system in it.

Here is a link to the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNZujgbpbrs)

November 3, 2012, 11:53 AM
Amazing isn't it? Absolutely love mine.

If you're only going to own one rifle, this is the one to buy. Sold my M1A and am pondering getting rid of the PTR91 as well; I just don't shoot them anymore.

November 3, 2012, 11:55 AM
I went through a M1 Garand collecting frenzy and some how wound up with seven of them, three of them beautiful post-WWII collector grades.

Sold the three collectors for a very respectable amount and have acquired the SCAR 17S and have a high end optic on order as a result.

Fun times.

I figure one copy of each kind of weapon is enough. I don't need to be greedy.

In fact selling off one of my M1 Carbine's today to pay for the FN FNX-45 I just bought.

; )

November 3, 2012, 12:00 PM
In fact selling off one of my M1 Carbine's today to pay for the FN FNX-45 I just bought.

LOL. It's funny you say that; two guys I know decided to buy FNP 45 Tactical's about month after acquiring their SCAR 17s. Of course they also went for the obligatory Trijicon RMR for the FNP.

I'm currently running a TA031 ACOG on my SCAR 17 and occasionally use the Vortex Viper PST 1-4x from my SIG 716. I really like the Vortex but it is big and heavy compared to the ACOG.

November 3, 2012, 12:10 PM
I got a FNX-45, was not interested in going full tacticool on the handgun, but I was sure to get it in FDE to have a "matching set" of SCAR and FNX. A guy has to have his standards, you know.

Appearance is everything.


chris in va
November 3, 2012, 10:33 PM
I can't believe that's a 308. Wow.

November 4, 2012, 12:12 AM
Gun cams can be a bit misleading, especially when fired from the bench I've found.

Here's a video I posted of a SCAR Mk17 full auto that has some slow motion footage which gives you an idea of what the recoil looks like.


I should also add that the SCAR is an outstanding rifle and handles recoil far better than other rifles on the market, but it does still buck like a .308. It's just not as pronounced.

November 4, 2012, 05:21 AM
I don't really find the SCAR 17's recoil to be as pronounced as a M1A, do you? And, frankly, my AK kicks a lot more.

The flat recoil is what I find impressive and the controllable muzzle rise.

Do you think it has more to do with the brake, or the short stroke piston, or a combination of both?

November 4, 2012, 09:46 AM
Here's a really short video that demonstrates the flat nature of the SCAR 17s' recoil impulse, also notice the relatively small muzzle rise.