The bigger the design the more it increases the .308’s performance; the heavier its ammunition becomes the more violently it generates recoil. It’s the price you have to pay for stepping up your game.
SCAR 17s are designed for long-range shooting and naturally it demands a versatile scope if you want to hit targets at 800-1,000 yards, with pinpoint accuracy.
No worries, a variety of high-end scopes abound in the market that would easily match your SCAR 17. We have selected some wonderful ones that may tickle your fancy. So, settle down and have your pick through what we consider the best optics for SCAR 17 weapons.
Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10×40 mm MR/T M3 Scope Non-illuminated Reticle
Leupold has once again produced a tactical riflescope designed to live up to the company’s legendary standard of toughness and durability rolled into one.
The Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10×40 riflescope for a SCAR 17 is a sturdy one-piece 6061-T6 assembly, with a huge 30mm main tube for pinpoint and long range accuracy.
The entire scope measures approximately 13 ½-inch long and weighs 19 ½ ounces using a non-illuminated reticle that provides all-round clarity and exceptional illumination in low-light conditions.
For quick and easy windage and elevation adjustments, the Leupold Mark 4 features a finger-adjust 1/2 M.O.A. windage click adjustments and 1 MOA elevation adjustment.
The Leupold Mark 4 also boasts of an innovative Index Matched Lens System (IMLS: lens coatings are specially fitted to each glass type and lens exterior, to cut down annoying reflections and optimize the level of accumulated light reaching your eye; a precision parallax adjustment from 50 yards and over through a turret-mounted knob; fog-proof and water-proof designed, and best of all, it can absorb even the most vicious recoil from your SCAR 17 or from much bigger calibers.
Let’s take note of important numbers: objective diameter is 40mm; FOV at 100 yards ranges from 29.9 to 11 feet; exit pupil of 10-2.4mm; adjustment graduation is ½ MOA for windage and 1 MOA per click for elevation; 4.7 to 3.4 inches eye relief; oversized main tube at 30mm.
You can avail of this wonderful scope for a little less than $1,200, plus a Butler Creek flip-open lens cover for ample protection.
ACOG 3.5 X 35 Scope Dual Illuminated Chevron .308 Ballistic Reticle
This unique-looking and superbly compact ACOG riflescope from Trijicon features an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy casing for near-perfect durability to last you a lifetime. That’s one feature one should expect from a pricey scope that costs over a thousand bucks and is perhaps the best ACOG for SCAR 17 weapons.
Among others, the package provides several add-ons like: a 3.5×35 scope cover; an ACOG thumbscrew flat-top adapter; a lens pen; an ACOG BAC manual; a large-sized Pelican carrying and storage case; a Trijicon logo sticker, and; a Warranty card.
Now let’s provide you the highlights that would likely make this scope one good choice to mount on your SCAR 17.
Its multi-coated lenses afford crystal-clear precision and light gathering potentials with zero distortion; it has a ranging reticle especially calibrated for .308 (7.62 NATO) rifles; it is waterproof up to 500 feet, and nitrogen-filled to eliminate fogging.
It features a 3.5x fixed magnification; objective size of 35mm; 2.4 inches eye relief; exit pupil of 10mm; FOV at 100 yards of 28.9 feet.
The ACOG is also equipped with a meld of top-quality optics and tritium illuminated reticles using Chevron Bindon Aiming Concept (BAC) Reticle for quick and easy target-acquisition, which supports an entirely battery-free setup by illumining with fiber optics in daytime and a tritium-phosphor lamp at night.
The ACOG scope uses a lighted aiming point in lieu of the customary black cross-hairs.
Bushnell Elite Tactical Reticle Riflescope
The Elite Tactical Riflescope Reticle from Bushnell exemplifies the essence of optical precision and excellence combined with optimum durability and long-term reliability. It works great for both hunting and target shooting.
It features an Ultra Wide Band Coating that provides increased brightness in low-light settings, and a Rainguard HD lens coating that produces a sharp vision in any weather.
The scope’s one-piece tube construction comes in black for maximum concealment, and is argon-purged for long-term stability.
With its 3.5x to 21x magnification, 50mm objective lens, and G2 reticle, the Elite Tactical provides fast target acquisition from close quarters to the longest distance.
This scope boasts of a 34mm unusually oversized tube diameter; FOV of 26-5 feet at 100 yards; 13 inches eye relief; 10-2.4mm exit pupil. It also features side-focus parallax adjustment perfect for long-range accuracy.
You’ll enjoy trying this amazing scope on your SCAR 17 for a princely sum between $1,200 and $2,000, plus you get a 3-inch sunshade and a Limited Lifetime Warranty to boot.
What optic works best for a SCAR 17?
The Bushnell’s unusually large tube cross-section (34mm) has the lead because it allows for bigger range in terms of internal adjustment.
Leupold Mark runs close at 30mm, while the ACOG has the standard-size tube. The advantage of the Bushnell over the others includes its much bigger objective lens which allows for maximum lighting even in low-light conditions; its FOV and exit pupil are comparable to the Leupold Mark and ACOG.
The ACOG, on the other hand, is sturdily built and is intended for the .308 family, but its fixed magnification is overshadowed by the flexibility of power by both the Bushnell and the Leupold scopes.