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Old January 29th, 2008, 22:40   #1
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VFC SCAR-L Overseas version

Scar part I

At first I really did not care for the SCAR's looks but my office partner bought a CA SCAR and it has slowly grown on me. I picked this up basically to check it out and see what all the hype was about.


The US version of this rifle is missing the FN trade marks. Because of this I decided to go with Redwolf and get an overseas model with the trades.


What do you get in the box. Well for starters the gun comes in a very nice fitted hard case. In the case you find the gun, 1 300 rd magazine, manual, CQB inner barrel, CQB barrel adapter, and a VFC member card that has the weapons individual serial number embossed on it. Does not really serve a purpose besides identifying your gun, but still neat.


The card


Build quality on the gun is top notch. The upper receiver and barrel assembly are metal, with most other parts being plastic. A lot of thought went into designing this gun. For example breaking the gun down is quite easy.

The gas regulator knob doubles as a take down tool.


To remove the barrel the assembly there are a total of 6 star screws and one push pin that need to be taken care of. The 6 screws are capture screws and do not fall out when loosened. On top of that they are spring loaded to keep the screws out of your way.

The screws and body push pin.


The lower receiver pivots away from the upper and the barrel assembly pulls clear.


The stock can now slide off of the upper and the bolt can be removed.


Weapon fully disassembled.


The battery compartment is located in the stock. Its a very tight fit for a mini but is long enough to accommodate a 9.6. The wiring is a bit sloppy and could have been slightly shorter. The fuse is a standard car fuse.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 22:40   #2
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SCAR part II

The battery wiring is attached to the gear box using a contact setup, fairly innovative. This set up allows for the easy disassembly.


When the stock is folded there are no exposed wires.


The bolt catch is fully functional.


With the bolt locked to the rear the hop-up can be accessed. The all purpose tool can be used for this also.




The rear and front sight fold flat for the use of optics.



With the stock collapsed all the way and the CQB barrel the weapon is slightly shorter then an M4 CQB.


Where the weapon really comes into it's own is when the stock is folded. It is now set up ideally for vehicle use.


This weapon has so many features this review is going to be a multi part. I have only test fired it so more testing is required before I go into that. I am also going to get my hands on a CA SCAR for some direct comparisons. So bare with me it's going to take a few days to complete this review. I will be happy to field any questions at this point.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 22:41   #3
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Quick after action report. Gun was used today during RSP training. First issue is the stock wiring harness, it's poorly designed with a little too much wire. No big deal can be fixed really simply. Next issue was a big one, weapon stuck on full auto. Brought it home and pulled it apart. Hands down one of the easier tear downs I have ever done. Got the gearbox apart and inside I found a small washer wedged into the trigger connector. It was completing the connection and causing it fire as soon as a battery was connected. Tore the entire box apart and could not find where it came from. Seems like something that fell in when the gun was assembled. It's now back together and 100% again. Overall very easy gun to work on.

Back into the gear box again today. Used process of elimination to figure out what the problem was.








Found that the gear box was putting too much pressure on the trigger contacts and was causing them to bind up. Put a spacer in and it seems to have corrected that problem. Of course now I seem to have disabled semi, but thats a project for another day.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 22:56   #4
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I'm going to guess you'll just nip the wires that are secured at the front of the stock a bit shorter?

Got a line on new male pins? I've been ripping up old AV and computer connectors but haven't found the perfect match so I can do the same.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 23:00   #5
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I'm going to guess you'll just nip the wires that are secured at the front of the stock a bit shorter?
That's the plan. I have just been to lazy to do it yet.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 23:11   #6
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I made a little foam buffer with a tail to take up the extra space and make it easier to draw the battery out but I need to trim the wires.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 23:51   #7
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:35   #8
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Thats the stock piston? Is VFC using Angels? Or making their own copies?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:41   #9
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That is the stock piston. To be honest being that the piston was not the issue I really did not examine it all that closely.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 00:45   #10
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I have a question regarding the battery compartment.
That the first real good look at the compartment that I've seen, could that black "Y" section be remove to fit a larger battery, say perhaps like a 8.4 2400?

How about the oversized stock section that CA released, for larger batteries?
Has anyone tried to see if it would fit in the VFC?

Anyone up for trying that?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:03   #11
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The black Y is the rail that the stock slides on, you'd have to pick one spot and lock the stock there if you removed it.

Depending on where you sit the stock you can fit a larger battery. Some folks on Arnies are also custom building L shaped batteries to fit in the stocks.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 09:37   #12
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Oh, sorry guess I should have looked a little closer.
L-Shaped, duh, why could me feebla brain not come up with that one.
Thanks.

One more question.
You ever run across anyone that has done or is planning to do the SV conversion?
I've been looking but can't seem to find anyone who's done it.
mostly looking for the required upgrade parts.
barrel length, cylinder bore, etc.
Maybe that question would be best suited in a new thread?
Let me know what you think and maybe I'll remove this last part and start a new post.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 18:50   #13
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One more question.
You ever run across anyone that has done or is planning to do the SV conversion?
I've been looking but can't seem to find anyone who's done it.
mostly looking for the required upgrade parts.
barrel length, cylinder bore, etc.
Maybe that question would be best suited in a new thread?
Let me know what you think and maybe I'll remove this last part and start a new post.
I have not seen anyone doing the SV conversion. I'm pretty happy with the gun as is.
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