Scout AR 15: What worked? And what didn’t?

Let’s talk about my second favorite rifle in my collection. After multiple challenges and a successful hog hunt, the Scout AR 15 has proven to be more than a collection of components: it’s a purposeful and flexible machine.

Full Playlist:

Equipment List:
1. CMMG Stripped Lower
2. Anderson Stripped Upper:
3. CMMG Bolt Carrier Group:
4. CMMG 16″ Stainless Barrel (5.56, mid-length, 1:7″ twist):
5. CMMG Gas Tube:
6. CMMG Lower Completion Kit:
7. CMMG Upper Completion Kit:
8. RISE Armament RA-140 SST:
9. ATI Tactlite Mil-Spec Furniture:
10: ATI X2 Grip:
11. CMMG Mk4 Charging Handle:
12. KNS Pins:
13. ATI Slim Free-Float Forend (15″):
14. CMMG Gas Block (0.750″):
15. Amend2 Magazines (FDE):
16. Ultradyne C4 Sights:
17. Nikon Force XR EER Scope:
18. GrovTec Quick Adjust Sling (FDE):
19. GrovTec Push Button Picatinny Base:
19. GrovTec Flanged Push Button Base:
20. Modern Spartan Systems Starter Kit:
21. Falcon S8i 1-8x Scope:
22. Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Sight:
23. Leapers UTG .83″ Riser Mount:
24. Weaver 30mm Scope Mount:

To be honest, the performance and handling of this rifle surprised me even though I carefully selected each part to meet a certain need. The total result is even better than I imagined. It’s light, quick, accurate, and just darn handy. Even more surprising, I can pick from a handful of sights and scopes and take care of business at a variety of distances. There were only two let-downs. The Amend 2 magazines stopped working after being loaded for a while, and the .223 chambering didn’t overwhelm big hogs. We’ll fix the latter problem by slapping a 350 Legend upper on top sometime soon.

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Kyle Broderick, The Social Regressive



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