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    Posted: May/30/2018 at 21:59
I bought a FNAR a few months ago on a whim.  It was my first 308 chambered rifle.  I had an idea to make it a short to mid range rifle (0-600 yards) and a great hog gun.  I looked and looked for a good 1-8 and 1-6 power scope for under $700.  I couldn't make my mind up until the recent sale this last weekend.  I got one of the SWFA SS1-6HD that was on sale.  I didn't notice it was a samplelist scope until I paid but didn't worry too much as I read great reviews about the samplelist.  The glass quality is superb.  I don't have another HD type scope to compare but I have the SS 3-15 and Leupold VXR patrol 3-9x.  Just looking through each in the living room out the window, the glass is better than the 3-15 at the edges.  It's equal to the Leupy but that is kind of apples and oranges comparison.   These comments are the first thoughts and I haven't yet taken it to the range. 

Here it is fresh out of the box.  The scuff on the turret cap are the only marks on the whole scope. 

The turrets are fine.  10 mils per rev.  I haven't tried the zeroing feature.  I just thought of it writing this.  The only nit picky thing I can come up with is the clicks are not very audible.  You can however feel them. 

Here it is on the rifle.  I'm stoked to take it to the range.  Hopefully that will happen tomorrow after work. 

I didn't get an up close picture of the ARC rings but they are flat out awesome.  I have always use typical 4 of 6 screw rings with removable tops.  These rings hinge and are secured with 2 screws each.  The lower one tightens to the picatiny rail and the top one tightens to the scope body.  When I set the scope in the rings with the hinges open, the scope was tight in the bottom half of the ring.  This allowed me to finely position the scope without it getting bumped too far.  I set the position and simply torqued each hex screw to 55 inch pounds and done. 
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Lookin' good. Should be the bugs nuts! Congrats.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/02/2018 at 09:19
That is pretty cool. It is interesting that  FN morphed the original BAR into tacticool. I think it will still take awhile for me to warm up to it but the BAR is an outstanding gun.
I only have the 1-4 SS, but having the 3-9, I know the 1-6 is good to go for your low light hogs.
I like the setup!
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It came with a Browning marked sporter style stock too.  I took it off and replaced it with this one.  It has a cheek riser and fits my face better to look through the scope.  The pistol grip/buttstock is pretty comfortable to hold even though some won't like the looks. 

I got the rifle clean.  I have heard horror stories about how hard they are to break down and clean.  I watched a video or two and it is definitely a process to strip to down to the bare bolt.  I also understand that it is a fairly clean shooting gun too. 
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Definitely a clean shooting gun and I never had problems with my early 70's .06.
Is the sporter stock synthetic?
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Yes.  Black and grey synthetic with the Browning logo for the grip cap. 
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Here's the stock. 





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Nice “ Alfred “ 😂 real nice! 👍🥃.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote urbaneruralite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/03/2018 at 21:02
They might as well go tactical. Tuned up BARs have seen military service for sniping. Nice rig!
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The FNAR was marketed to LEO etc. 
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Congrats !!!
Lookin' so good.
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