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Star SCAR and EGLM

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AEX received a Star SCAR in stock with EGLM today, and of course, I had to not only test the Star Scar out, but had to test fire the EGLM on all the different SCARS; )

 

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Star SCAR

The build was pretty rough when compared to both VFC and CA. Star seemed to have copied the VFC with the rear battery hinge contacts. this specific SCAR had a very loose lower rail. Which unfortunately made the EGLM feel "wobbly" on the Star SCAR. The Star SCAR fired at around 355 fps, and gearbox sounded nice a strong.

 

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Star EGLM

The Star SCAR EGLM can fire 40mm airsoft grenades. It sides open in much the same way as an under slung M203 style launcher. But when launcher is fully opened, you can cant the launcher tube left or right to aid in grenade insertion. The build is mostly plastic. The trigger placement is great where you can still engage the trigger on the SCAR itself and the launcher simultaneously.

 

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The Launcher attaches to the lower rail of the SCAR. The 2 side Quick Detach levers are actually more like side pressure levers. There are 2 threaded set screw holes which actually secure the launcher to the lower rail. it works perfectly on the Star and VFC SCARs, but the set screws do not line up correctly on a CA SCARs.

 

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Star EGLM Mounted on a VFC SCAR

Mounting and fit were extremely easy on a VFC SCAR.

 

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Star EGLM Mounted on a CA SCAR

Mounting and fit were slightly "off" on the CA SCAR series. As mentioned above, the set screw holes were off on the CA Scar rails. We could only use the QD pressure side levers to secure the launcher. The magwell also didn't line up 100%, so you had to "wiggle" the magazines in place. Should be a relativley easy fix though.

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There are a handful of folks around here who have bought the Star package just to get the ELGM to put on a VFC, they flip the Star rifle right after opening the box!

 

 

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Star EGLM lines up fine with the better VFC scar :P Fitting is a little lose on the RIS and unless you use that screw to lock it in place, you can just put it right off.

 

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Three responses and it's already turned into the requisite "my VFC SCAR is better than your _____" that turns up in every-single-expletive-SCAR-thread? There should be a thread made somewhere for that, God knows there's enough of it laying around.

 

About the actual STAR SCAR/EGLM, could you describe how the finish is "rough"? Just things fitting poorly, bad anodize quality, literally rough edges?

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yes, plastic body on the EGLM had some prominent seams and no detailing on the magazine well. I don't think the upper is anodized on the black version or it's a cheap ano, not a hard ano finish. The loose lower rail, combined with "sticky" action of the EGLM to open and close didn't help the "feel" of the entire AEG with Launcher attached. I'm sure most of those issues could be fixed though. Wasn't the best first impression.

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