Okay so I bought my scar 17 back in '14 and absolutely love it. It runs flawlessly, shoots great, fits like a glove and can't say enough good things about it, it is my favorite rifle. Well I've got ARs, AKs and tryed a few friends bullpups and still keep coming back to the fact I want a 16s. I knew I wanted one when I bought my 17s and when I bought two geissele super scar triggers knowing I would eventually buy one. At the time I bought my new 17s it was just under 2800 before tax and all and 16's were selling for 22-2500 new and since then prices have been steadily creeping up. I have the cash on hand to buy but I can't seem to find a deal to good to pass up. I keep watching reviews and hearing the same line "the 16s is not worth the money but the 17s totally is" and gun shop clerks saying 16s's sit on the shelf for months but we can't get enough 17s. When hearing this I keep thinking to my self if reviews are negative regarding the price and that 16s's aren't selling then the price should come down, yet all they have done is go up. I assume due to the media manufactured panics and everyone worried about the hillpocalypse. So here I am almost three years later still trying to find the right time to buy a 16s for a reasonable price 2300ish b4 tax new. I just can't see spending within $500 of my 17s for the "less desirable" 223 version. Y'all probably think I'm crazy or stupid and should have just bought one already but I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it. So my fellow FN fanatics I beg of you to push me over the edge and motivate me to spend the few extra hundred bucks and get this fine firearm already, because it's worth it. Or tell me to stay strong and ever vigilant on the hunt for the price I've so patiently waited for. Is 2200-2300 new either color to much to hope for?(of course FDE is preferred to match my 17s) should I expect a decrease in price due to Trumps victory or is another manufactured panic right around the corner and prices are going to stay high and continue rising? And any folks with both please share your opinion of the 16s and which one you purchased first and if it was worth it. Thanks all for taking the time to read this long winded OP and happy holidays.
And on a funny side note still can't decide what optic to eventually run on it either after three years of contemplating.(but we will save that for another thread in the proper accessories, optics... section)