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    SCAR 17s and Armasight Zeus 640

    Hello all, first post here!

    I just purchased my first SCAR in FDE and awaiting it's arrival in the mail. I actually plan to use it as my primary hog hunting gun and using my thermal scope (Armasight Zeus 640 NOT the pro version) to run at night which I currently use for Coyotes. Question is I have seen quite a few posts of people having ill effects running optics and most of the time people say to ignore these. But this is a nice piece of equipment for me and I want to make sure I don't ruin it. If it helps I will be running the SCAR with a Varminter 3.0 suppressor and the Zeus is rated for 700g of resistance.

    Has anyone had any experience with this specific combo or anything close to it? Should I be worried or proceed forward with the fun?

    Thanks all and look forward to future conversations as well.


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    the SCAR 17 has been known to eat optics and spit them out when its done with them.

    full disclosure that i do not own a SCAR rifle but only going by what i have read others say on this forum.

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    Thanks, was hoping for better news

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    I run a Thor on my scar for a while, never had any issues
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    I have trijicon/irdefense thermal with scar 17 and have had no problem for 2 years

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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new SCAR. If your Zeus 640 still has a warranty intact then your good to go. If not, you might want to call Armasight and see what they say but you should be fine. Always good to know if you have a problem how they will attempt to fix it for you.
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    One last question for folks. I have seen a gentleman online shooting a SCAR with a Mack Brothers Varminter 3.0 (from Dakota Silencer) but not sure of his method of getting it on. It is not QD rather threads on directly. Will I be able to take the installed brake off and direct thread on my 30 cal varminter?

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    The factory brake removes easily. You might want to check alignment with a guide rod before shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmabbott04 View Post
    One last question for folks. I have seen a gentleman online shooting a SCAR with a Mack Brothers Varminter 3.0 (from Dakota Silencer) but not sure of his method of getting it on. It is not QD rather threads on directly. Will I be able to take the installed brake off and direct thread on my 30 cal varminter?
    It is a direct thread 5/8 X 24 TPI which is the threading of the scar 17 barrel. Make sure you get a suppressor guide rod to ensure that the silencer aligns concentric to the barrel threading.
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