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Posted: 7/18/2011 7:22:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2011 3:30:47 AM EDT by Icopy]
I am taking the SBR plunge with my Scar 16. I sent the Form 1 off to the ATF on 7/13. If all goes well, fingers crossed, I will have my stamp by Halloween. Then, I'll send my barrel to Marvin for the chop. I will send periodic updates on my progress.

UPDATE: ATF Cashed my $200 check on 7/25
UPDATE: Hit the 93 day mark. No Form 1 approval. Yet...
Link Posted: 7/18/2011 8:44:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Icopy:
I am taking the SBR plunge with my Scar 16. I sent the Form 1 off to the ATF on 7/13. If all goes well, fingers crossed, I will have my stamp by Halloween. Then, I'll send my barrel to Marvin for the chop. I will send periodic updates on my progress.


What are you chopping it to?

Are you ordering a new gas control screw, or reaming out the one you have?
Link Posted: 7/18/2011 9:08:25 AM EDT
I am chopping it to 10". Marvin said I can just remove the gas control screw and I would be fine. Or, he can ream it to factory specs for a 10" barrel.
What is everyone else doing?
Link Posted: 7/18/2011 10:18:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Icopy:
I am chopping it to 10". Marvin said I can just remove the gas control screw and I would be fine. Or, he can ream it to factory specs for a 10" barrel.
What is everyone else doing?


If you just remove the gas screw, the gun will be WAY overgassed (though it'll probably work).

I bought a set of gas control screws from FNH USA/Browning and tuned the gas port myself to get operating at a similar cyclic rate to the unaltered rifle.
Link Posted: 7/19/2011 3:21:49 AM EDT
Strongbow,

How much did the gas control screws cost you?
Link Posted: 7/19/2011 7:20:30 AM EDT
Congrats on your SBR journey...I hope it's a short one.

Cheers
Link Posted: 7/19/2011 7:21:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Icopy:
Strongbow,

How much did the gas control screws cost you?


They cost $5 each, plus shipping.

For an investment of $25 or so, you can get a good selection for your barrel length and tune it exactly like you want it.

Link Posted: 7/19/2011 7:22:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By buddyhoohaw:
Congrats on your SBR journey...I hope it's a short one.

Cheers


You did NOT just say that, didya?

Link Posted: 7/19/2011 9:14:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Strongbow:
Originally Posted By buddyhoohaw:
Congrats on your SBR journey...I hope it's a short one.

Cheers


You did NOT just say that, didya?



I know. My wife tells me that I should take it on the road; although, she probably just means for me to leave.

Cheers

Link Posted: 7/20/2011 3:07:29 AM EDT
My last SBR journey took 120 days back in 2010. I am hoping for the same timeframe. Fingers crossed!
Link Posted: 7/20/2011 6:12:20 PM EDT
Thanks for reminding me. I sent mine in and it was pending on 6/23. I finally forgot about it....until now.
Link Posted: 7/21/2011 10:13:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buddyhoohaw:
Congrats on your SBR journey...I hope it's a short one.

Cheers

I did one in under 60 days.

Yes, this was recently. Like 2 months ago.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 5:42:25 AM EDT
Im only waiting on my barrel at this point, the wait has been killer.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 6:03:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By nf9648:
Im only waiting on my barrel at this point, the wait has been killer.


Are you reaming the port or buying a new screw? Who's doing the work?
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 7:18:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/23/2011 7:19:21 AM EDT by nf9648]
I sent it to Marvin a few weeks ago, not a clue if hes gonna ream it or not.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 8:08:54 AM EDT
What length?

If ya need or want help tuning it when you get it back, chime in. I had mine cut to 10.5" and used gas control screws from FNH/Browning to tune it perfectly. I'm very pleased with my SCAR SBR.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 11:00:24 AM EDT
10", CQB length. Was gonna throw my 3t brake on there and try it out with the NT4, but I already got a brakeout so now Im waiting on a AAC Mini4.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 1:08:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nf9648:
10", CQB length. Was gonna throw my 3t brake on there and try it out with the NT4, but I already got a brakeout so now Im waiting on a AAC Mini4.


Rgr that. You probably need the size 190, 200, or 210 gas control screw.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 8:28:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Strongbow:
Originally Posted By nf9648:
10", CQB length. Was gonna throw my 3t brake on there and try it out with the NT4, but I already got a brakeout so now Im waiting on a AAC Mini4.


Rgr that. You probably need the size 190, 200, or 210 gas control screw.


Do you have a link to the part numbers or should I call and ask them for the part in those sizes?

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Link Posted: 7/24/2011 4:02:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2011 6:32:20 PM EDT by Strongbow]
Originally Posted By nf9648:
Originally Posted By Strongbow:
Originally Posted By nf9648:
10", CQB length. Was gonna throw my 3t brake on there and try it out with the NT4, but I already got a brakeout so now Im waiting on a AAC Mini4.


Rgr that. You probably need the size 190, 200, or 210 gas control screw.


Do you have a link to the part numbers or should I call and ask them for the part in those sizes?

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See the link below. You want to use the BRNG No. when ordering (that's the Browning number... you actually get the parts from Browning). The numbers I gave are the last 3 digits of that number.

They cost $5 each plus shipping.

http://www.fnforum.net/fn-scar-16s-exploded-diagram-parts-list-price-list-t21344.html

I herped, I derped. Sorry guys.

Link Posted: 7/24/2011 5:00:40 PM EDT
Hey Strongbow,
Thanks for the info on screw sizes. I will order those this week. Can you try reposting the link? it didn't come through.
Link Posted: 7/24/2011 5:37:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Icopy:
Hey Strongbow,
Thanks for the info on screw sizes. I will order those this week. Can you try reposting the link? it didn't come through.


+1
Link Posted: 7/24/2011 6:32:44 PM EDT
Updated my post. I caught a case of the stupids.

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 8:10:52 AM EDT
Update: Form 1 has been with the ATF for 70 days.
Gas screws from FN have arrived.

I am going to send the receiver to Ident for engraving on the first of the month.

My last Form 1 took 100 days. The wait is killing me.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 12:42:24 PM EDT
I just got off the phome with the ATF. My Scar 16 SBR went pending as of 6/23 and was told 5 months which puts me at the end of November.

Double damn!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 10:37:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 10:38:56 AM EDT by cslone]
Originally Posted By tuknroll:
I just got off the phome with the ATF. My Scar 16 SBR went pending as of 6/23 and was told 5 months which puts me at the end of November.

Double damn!


My SCAR also went pending on 6/23 and I got it back from Shipman on 8/29. Although my can went pending 7/11 and they told me 5 months for that.

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