That’s what initially led me to the DPMS G2 line and specifically the Recon model. I’ve done reviews on my G2 before but inevitably I’ve been asked to do a side by side on the two.
Reliability wise, I haven’t had a single malfunction with either, so I wasn’t expecting to point anything major out there and as far as handling characteristics, aside from felt recoil, the two rifles are pretty similar.
Accuracy is something I wanted to showcase, the SCAR17 is known for it’s great accuracy for a production rifle. The reports on the G2 line, and my first hand experience with my Recon have been very positive. I felt, even given the price gap, the match up might surprise a few people.
After getting settled in and acclimated with my new rest, the results were awesome and both rifles preformed admirably. I also think I’ve found a new favorite .308 round for both these rifles as well.
You can see the full review here:
This has led me to one conclusion. There must be a part two. I’m currently lining up a trip to a long range so we can stretch their legs and really see what these rifles can do.
Stay tuned for part two in the upcoming weeks.