Finally got my Scar 17s today, and I must admit that when I pulled it out of the box the first thing that struck me was the difference in color from my FDE 16! I didn't have my 16 at the dealer (obviously) but as much as I've shot the 16 I was familiar enough to notice a pretty big difference..
When I got home and pulled out the 16 to compare, there is a definite color difference (ok, for the upper receiver, the plastic parts are the same ) and I would say that the 17 is more olive drab, while the 16 is much more beige/FDE. It doesn't show as well in the pics, but in person it stands out.
Am I disappointed at all? Not in the least bit. I am excited that after all this time (I think I've been waiting years for this one, since I first read about them) and I can't wait to get it to the range to give it a work out! I have a case of .308's ready to go for sighting in and plinking. Range report to follow this weekend!
Now I need a scope and optics to go along with this, I will temporarily have my Aimpoint on it, then plan on doing a ACOG TA11 .308 with a off-set red-dot sight, but I have to save my money up to do that
Here's some pics of my new SCAR, loving it!!