XCR v SCAR
The XCR is what the SCAR (Special Forces Corruptly Acquired Rifle) was meant to be. Robinson Armament with its innovative designs was instrumental in getting the SCAR program going, but USSOCOM didn’t even bother to test Robinsons SCAR samples over a minor technicality. Enough said. Here’s some of the ways the XCR beats the SCAR. You may find more.
The XCR’s manual controls are more ergonomic and intuitive. The XCR has a charging handle that does not reciprocate and is located well away from the top rail so the operator’s hands don’t hit optics and other accessories attached thereto. This cannot be said of the SCAR. The XCR also has a better bolt catch.
The XCR has a more reliable and durable operating system. The XCR has an operating system which has features similar to those of Kalashnikov’s AK47. It simply has better feeding, cycling, extracting, and ejection than rifles like the M16 and SCAR which are based on the less reliable M16 operating system designed by Stoner.
The XCR has a better trigger. A firearms trigger is very important for accuracy with stationary and moving targets. The XCR comes out of the box with a durable two-stage trigger. Many who buy the SCAR find they must replace the SCAR trigger with an aftermarket trigger.
The XCR has lower recoil. Our customers cannot believe how mild the recoil of the XCR is (even the XCR-M .308). The SCAR on the other hand has more recoil. There are reports of the SCAR damaging optics from the recoil or flex of the upper receiver.
The XCR’s lower receiver is the serialized part and is made from aluminum. The XCRs lower receiver is the serialized part and made from aluminum. The SCAR’s lower receiver is plastic and is not the serialized part.
The XCR has a better upper receiver. The XCR’s upper receiver is not the serialized part so you can change it without buying another firearm. You cannot do this with the SCAR because its upper receiver is the serialized part and is the part most likely to wear or be damaged. XCR uppers come in 4 lengths with three different rail systems: Keymod, M-LOK, and Picatinny. One must only loosen one bolt to remove and replace the barrel. One must remove 6 bolts on the SCAR. Oh, and the XCR-s upper receiver is machined from one solid piece of aluminum.
The XCR has a better buttstock. All the XCR’s structural components are made from metal, including the buttstock. It not only folds but is adjustable for length and height. The height can be adjusted via the cheek rest, and also by bolting the stock to the hinge at different heights. The SCAR stock is plastic and often fails.
The XCR uses common magazines. The XCR uses standard AR15/M16 magazines for its 5.56 model (the XCR-L). For its .308 model (the XCR-M), it uses the SR-25 pattern magazines which is the standard for .308 auto-loading rifles. They are made by many manufacturers. The SCAR Light was designed to use AR15/M16 mags, but they didn’t work well enough so they made a special mag for it. Likewise, the SCAR Heavy uses a proprietary magazine.
XCR has many caliber conversion kits. The XCR has more caliber conversion kits than the SCAR and it has had them for many years.
The XCR has fantastic looks. While looks are very subjective, few would say the XCR does not have fantastic looks. The SCAR looks like three or four people designed different parts of it and just stuck them together. The XCR is a smaller package from top to bottom and form side to side. It is sleeker from any angle.
The XCR is less expensive. The XCR is much less expensive though it is made from better materials. Plastic is cheap and for toys. The XCR is made to last a very long time. It should be priced higher than the SCAR.
The XCR is made in the US by a private company owned by US citizens. The XCR was designed and built with no government assistance by a truly patriotic company. If you want to support local innovation instead of making foreign conglomerates wealthy, choose the XCR.