I recently handled a scar and I liked the weight and feel of it quite a bit. I noticed it ships with a muzzle break FSC556 in place, which I would assume keeps the barrel down. It is a very comfortable rifle and as I said in another post, I really like how it sights up. The cheek rest fits me a little better then the ACR. But I have never shot one. For those who own both let me know what you think. I wouldnt mind adding a SCAR to the collection.