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    So I'm reading about .mil contracts and the Scar rifles

    I read that the .mil had contracts for 16's & 17's and cancelled the 16 contract in part because the 17 can be converted to a 16. How is that done? The magwell would seem to be a problem?


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    Not knowing for certain, but I would think FN developed a mag well adapter for the conversion kit. I have search the interwebs and found very little on the subject.
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    This from another post. Thanks Cetane! They use a different trigger module
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    yea I think there is a piece of polymer that goes in the back of the magwell. In the scars in the war on terror thread there was a pic recently of one

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    yetaw beat me to it
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    That looks like a Mk16 CQB w/10" bbl not Mk17 CQB w/13" bbl but I can see an additional piece of polymer in the forward trigger area.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yewtaw Kid View Post
    This from another post. Thanks Cetane! They use a different trigger module
    Last edited by SeaMac; 02-04-2014 at 06:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaMac View Post
    That looks like a Mk16 CQB w/10" bbl not Mk17 CQB w/13" bbl but I can see an additional piece of polymer in the forward trigger area.
    From Cetane "The length of the ejection port. The 5.56 is way smaller than the .308. The distance from trigger to mag hole. And the extra piece of plastic in the trigger hole"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BooneGA View Post
    The 16 was cancelled because it didnt provide a significant improvement over the M4 for the money. SOCOM gets M4s for free from the Army. No reason to spend its own $, especially now that its budget crunch time.
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    My personal sentiment as well about the 16. I have enough AR's.

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    The only difference I can see is the extra plastic but it makes sense, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yewtaw Kid View Post
    From Cetane "The length of the ejection port. The 5.56 is way smaller than the .308. The distance from trigger to mag hole. And the extra piece of plastic in the trigger hole"
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    Quote Originally Posted by N9149U View Post
    I read that the .mil had contracts for 16's & 17's and cancelled the 16 contract in part because the 17 can be converted to a 16. How is that done? The magwell would seem to be a problem?
    To convert the MK17 to 5.56mm it consists of a kit, this is what the kit contains.

    Kit, Conversion, 5.56 mm, MK 17 MOD 0
    1 Unique 5.56 mm Conversion Bolt Carrier
    2 Drive Rod Index
    3 Unique 5.56 mm Conversion Return Spring
    Assembly
    4 MK 16 MOD 0 Bolt Assembly
    5 Unique 5.56 mm Conversion Firing Pin
    6 Unique 5.56 mm Conversion Trigger Module
    7 Magazine, 30 round, 5.56 mm, MK 16 MOD 0
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