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FN America announces new caliber option for FN SCAR 20S precision rifle

FN America announced that the popular FN SCAR 20S long-range, precision rifle, released in 2018, is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor. This new chambering also accompanies new color options for the platform with the rifle now offered in a matte black finish as well as the company’s signature flat dark earth (FDE).

FN America announces new caliber option for FN SCAR 20S precision rifle
FN SCAR 20S long-range precision rifle (Picture source: FN America)

The 6.5 Creedmoor-chambered rifle will feature a 20-inch, 1:8” righthand twist barrel with SureFire ProComp 762 muzzle device. The barrel is made from FN’s proprietary machine gun steel and is cold hammer-forged and chrome-plated for extended life.

Like the 7.62 FN SCAR 20S, the rifle features an extended monolithic receiver with ample space to mount optics, Geissele Super SCAR trigger with an average of 4lb. trigger pull, FN MK 20 SSR precision stock that is adjustable for length of pull and comb height, as well as the Hogue grip. Both the 7.62 and 6.5 Creedmoor chambered rifles accept the 10- or 20-round FN SCAR 17S magazines.

The 6.5mm Creedmoor has taken the long-range shooting market by storm with its increased efficiency, reduced recoil, availability and price of high-quality match-grade ammunition coupled with a cartridge design that is inherently accurate. FN first prototyped the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge in the FN MK 20 SSR or sniper support rifle when U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) announced plans last year to explore the cartridge for future adoption.

FN SCAR 20S Precision Rifle

FN SCAR 20S long-range, precision rifle is based on the 7.62-caliber MK 17 and MK 20 SSR (FN SCAR Sniper Support Rifle) rifles used by the military and is one of the latest addition to the civilian FN SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) family. FN SCAR rifle was originally developed by Belgian manufacturer FN Herstal (FNH) for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition.

Perfectly calibrated for long-range precision fire, the SCAR 20S gives the ability to engage targets nearing 800 yards with ease. The gas-operated piston design absorbs recoil efficiently to improve follow-up shots and maintain target acquisition. Lending further aid is the match-grade, two-stage trigger that breaks crisply at 3.5-4.5 pounds, full-length MIL-STD 1913 rail at 12 o’clock position, and fixed buttstock providing adaptability to fit to each user’s needs through the adjustable length of pull and cheek rest height.


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