FN Herstal SCAR-H MK17 SSR Sniper AEG Airsoft Rifle by VFC (Black)[R14A00][09597 / 20911]
Vega Force Company was founded in 2004, worldwide reputed by its professional on making highly realistic Airsoft replica with custom grade performance of internal mechanical design, which makes end users have better shooting and operating experience. What more than that is every VFC Airsoft products are in the standard of collection grade with strong and nice surface finishing. "Collectors wanted and operators wanted" is the motto for VFC's products.VFC has taken their popular MK17-H, which has been referred to as the best replica of the MK17 currently on the market, and made it even better. The VFC Full Metal FN Herstal SCAR-H MK17 SSR Airsoft Gun is now fully licensed by FN Herstal of Belgium, and is arguably the most realistic SCAR-H replica on the airsoft market. The VFC SCAR-H SSR maintains many of the same features and controls as the M4/M16 series, so the transition for users is simple. In addition, the MK17-H SSR has many improvements over the M4 and the M16. The lower receiver is constructed from sturdy polymers to reduce weight. The magazine release and selector switch are ambidextrous, and the bolt release is functional. Not only is the stock retractable it is side folding and has an adjustable cheek rest, and unlike the many other brands, the wires are not exposed when the stock is folded.
As if all of that wasn't enough, An integrated and uninterrupted rail runs along the top of the receiver giving the user plenty of room to mount optics and night vision equipment. In addition, there is a rail on the underside of the handguard and two removable rails for each side of the handguard that enable the user to mount accessories like a flashlight or vertical grip. VFC has really outdone themselves on this one.
SSR stands for Sniper Support Rifle, the user's job is to provide cover and security for the long range sniper rifleman. A gun like this is a true asset to any squad, especial for their snipers.
Model: SCAR-H SSR
Muzzle Velocity: 400-410 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 500 rounds
Package Includes: Gun and High Capacity Magazine
Fully licensed and trademarked
Adjustable Cheek Rest
Functional Bolt & Release
Ambidextrous Magazine Release and Selector
- Manufacturer: VFC
- Muzzle Velocity: 400-410 FPS
- Fire Mode: Safe, Semi, Full-Auto
- Color: Black
- Material: Metal
- Battery Pack: Not Included
- Package Includes: One (1) Scar-H MK17 SSR, One (1) Included Magazine
- Stock Type: Adjustable, Folding
- Handguard: Railed Forend
- Sight: None
- Primary Build Material: Metal
I bought this from Airsoft GI in 2011 for $450. I will tell you that after owning it for over a year, I am not very pleased with it. This gun had so much potential to be a great reliable gun, but I've had nothing but trouble with it since my first game.
First Impression:The gun looks amazing! It has licensing info right from FN Herstal. The lower receiver is plastic, as well as the adjustable stock, but that is it. My original gripe with this thing is the battery compartment. Fitting a mini NiMH is a pain, especially with the automotive fuse in stock. The thin wiring shreds easy, and the pin is hard to remove. I bought this with a bi-pod and scope (sold separate), and the thing fired like a dream. I was pulling it with an 8.4v originally. Now I realize that was wrong, but it got it by. I was getting a 6" grouping on a target 50yds away with about 5 shots using 0.25g bbs. I do not know the FPS as of this time. Gun is quite heavy, being made of almost all aluminum.
First Game: The gear box jams after about 5 minutes of game play. I am assuming the 8.4 has something to do with it, so I get it unjammed, and it works fine for the rest of the day
Second Game: a few months later, I use it again, this time with a 9.6 nun-chuck which is easier to fit in the stock. This pulls the spring just fine, but after about 4 rounds of kicking serious ass from a sniper tower, the FPS is noticeably getting lower and lower. Finally, the gun jams again. This time, the gears grind when I try to get it going again with a 12v jolt. I set it aside, and we opened the gearbox a few days ago to find...
The verdict: The piston was stripped, and even the reinforced gear was cracked (pic here: http://i48.tinypic.com/2ivlc29.jpg ). The "automatic shimming" did a horrible job at keeping the gears centered, and when they were pulling on one side of the piston, it got wrecked. My friend, who has over 50 guns worth of repairing experience, re-shimmed and helped me install a new piston (CA Reinforced, polycarb, metal tooth) and we put it back together. The box sounded great, but when fired, the 0.20g bbs just rolled out of the barrel, dropping to the ground at about 20 feet. My Xcortech was not chronying the gun at 145 FPS. After cleaning the barrel and hop-up, the gun still shot slow. We checked the compression before putting the gun together, and it was better than when we took it apart. I am opening up the gun again in a few weeks when I get parts. I am assuming a nozzle or tappet plate issue.
If I was you, I would not put $500 on this gun. It is not worth that much. Maybe $350 would be a better price. This is far to unreliable a weapon to use, and after scouring the internet, you will find the same complaints. Not only that, but being a 7.62x51 receiver, the hop-up and nozzle are VFC only compatible, which makes repairs expensive. The gun looks and feels amazing, but with lackluster performance, the gun falls short of its price-tag.
Fires hard (out of box)
Great RIS platform for mounting goodies
Locking slide, making hop-up adjustment a breeze
Un-reliable, poor internals (auto shims, piston)
Battery compartment woes (thin wiring and tight fit)
Ambidextrous fire selector is loose on right side (design flaw)
Hop-up and nozzle incompatibility (upgrade/repair difficult)
Current unknown flaw with FPS (after about 8 hours of total use on the gun)
poor wiring (inside handle with motor as well as battery, which was already mentioned)
I got this last week, Love the look and feel, Have not got a chance to take it out yet. it has a 509mm barrel, if I were you I would get a 6.01mm barrel, at least a x4 optic and bi-pod for it. I love the long top and bottom rails. its hard to get the orange flash hider off if you want to put the black one on (only for display, do not take it out with the black flash hider on!!) sick gun, worth every penny!!
the trademarks look sweet
good for lefties (like me).
shooting 420+ out of the box
NO BATTERY MAKE SURE TO GET ONE THAT WILL FIT!!! (I got a 9.6 nun-chuck)
if your trying to install a new barrel make sure you know what your doing, its not the easiest to get down to.
One of my favorite guns of all time! I really enjoy how sturdy this feels and how accurate it is. But it is really long and is a down turn to me since I figured out that the sniper life just isn't for me, but still an amazing gun!
Small battery compartment(easily remedied with a small lipo)
Bolt catch might not work every now and then
Wires can get beat up
do m4/m16 mags fit?
my friend has alot of those and is thinking abut getting this
658 days ago
(I have this same question)
No, MK17 or scar-h magazines will only fit.
71 days ago
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Upper and lower recievers
Just curious: I own a vfc scar-l and I was wondering if the lower recievers of this gun and the scar-l are cross compatible with this upper reciever, if I wanted to use m4 mags with this SSR instead of its usual mags.
1393 days ago
(I have this same question)
The parts are sized differently. Therefore, the parts would not be cross compatible.
1392 days ago
Does this have a thread barrel to add a tracker unit
a blackfire tracer
1560 days ago
(I have this same question)
Yes this airsoft gun has a threaded outer barrel.
1557 days ago
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