More tough cookies to swallow.I agree, not a spot on vid...I'm posting regarding his you tube channel more than regarding the SCAR. I detect some negative vibes ahahahaha. You tube vids are just that...you tube vids. It's like anything on the internet, you have to sift thru what to believe and what not to believe. How many of us here haven't watched vids on various firearms ? Has anyone found a single channel that is 100% spot on ? Ughhhh, that would be a resounding NO ! And the same holds true for forums...fnfalman, if u know some place where I can get only good, concise, reliable information, please share it with me...I assure u I will give it my full attention. At the end of the day, most ppl, myself included, when we are interested in a firearm, we research it...that includes watching you tube vids on it. And some new comers to the firearms world don't know any better, and believe these vids as to be gospel. But more experienced ppl, like on this forum, know it's just one part of a puzzle. And there is no one individual place that can really give you an absolute thumbs up or thumbs down on every firearm out there. The firearms world is an expensive one. Do your research, knowing information obtained may be right or wrong - try to verify it - or do as much homework that u are willing to do before making a purchase or forming an opinion. At the end of the day, it's going to come down to making the purchase, and seeing if it performs as you want it to for the wants and or needs you have. I find there are strengths and weaknesses to each firearm. Trade offs, such as weight versus usability, accuracy vs reliability, etc...For me, you tube is as much for entertainment as it is for information. When I see misinformation, the question I ask myself, is...Is it intentional ? Do they know they are wrong and just trying to sell a product ? What is the motivation behind it ? If they don't know any better they are just wrong. If they know they're wrong, and out right lying, I would take that in a more disgruntled way. And....ANNNND, how would we know if they are intentionally lying. Most times we'll never know. I find Bartocci's channel to be so so. I think he's trying, and believe's he correct, but his information regarding the SCAR seems limited. I wish he would have looked a little deeper into Handl Defense, and spoke of their rocky start, and some of the complaints lodged against them. Regarding the aluminum butt stocks for the SCAR 17...at least he knew there was an issue with them. But he said shooters not using suppressors or full auto would probably not have any problem with it. Well, that's been proven wrong here on this forum, and by myself personally. Regarding the magnesium lower, I really don't know about it. I do know there were reports of fitment issues regarding Handl's aluminum lowers a couple three years back. But I've also heard good reviews on them in the last year or so. I own a S.E.A.L lower, so I can't speak first hand of it. Regarding the magnesium lower helping the harmonics of the rifle to reduce stress on optics, man that's the first I've heard that one, and I haven't a clue as to it's validity. But as I've heard some incorrect information on some of his other vids, I won't take that as gospel. I almost feel an obligation to dispute things in the comment section, but who am I ? I shall refrain. I'm just an average guy who likes firearms. I enjoy shooting, and feel my personal protection, and my immediate family's falls foremost with myself. Therefore, I find myself on a couple of forums and watching some you tube vids. So I'm not hating on the SCAR by posting these vids, gees it's my favorite rifle for pete's sake. So if this vid offends you, post a comment under it and let him know...If my posting it offends you...I don't care ahahahaha. Tuff cookies gentlemen !
I like Eric IV8888, but this was a strong opinion as well.
At least they have a good warranty.