FN SCAR

The SOF Combat Assault Rifle, or SCAR, is made by Fabrique Nationale (FN) for the elite U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The SCAR is a modular rifle made to satisfy the unique and specific requirements of the SCAR competition.
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The SOF Combat Assault Rifle, or SCAR, is made by Fabrique Nationale (FN) for the elite U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The SCAR is a modular rifle made to satisfy the unique and specific requirements of the SCAR competition.

This rifles family consists of two main types. The Scar-H, for heavy, fires 7.62 mm NATO ammunition and the SCAR-L, for light, is chambered in the 5.56 mm NATO cartridge. Both rifles are available in further differing variants such as CQC (Close Quarters Combat) and sniper. The FN SCAR system is in final development and testing phases having won the competition as of late 2006.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMBAT ASSAULT RIFLE (SCAR)

The Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR), designed by FN Herstal (FNH), is within a modular assault rifle family. The Rifle was designed and manufactured responding to a United States special Operations Command requirement. The weapon won quick prize after capturing the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) development and production contract in November of 2004. The SCAR family of weapons includes the SCAR L (Light) 5.56 mm version, SCAR Heavy 7.62mm rifle, and Enhanced Grenade Launcher (EGLM) grenade launcher that is able to fire Fuse Programmable Ammunition.

SCAR L

SCAR L (above) is set to replace the M4A1, Close Quarters Battle Rifle (CQBR) and Mk12 sometime in 2007. The CQBR and the Mk12 are currently under SOCOM use and service. The SCAR L is a 5.56 mm assault rifle whereas the SCAR H is a 7.62 mm assault rifle which will replace the Mk11 sniper rifle and M14. The SCAR L and the SCAR H variants share ninety percent (90%) commonality of parts and will have a choice of three distinct barrel dimensions. This feature will allow operators to tailer he SCAR for specific and unique operations, using a Close Quarters Combat (CQC), “standard”, or “sniper” barrel. Each change of barrel will directly relate to the lethal blow because of the direct affect on the velocity. The EGLM addition is a 40mm grenade launcher with a ballistic and target ranging solution for improved fire control and side opening breech to accelerate loading longer munitions.

SCAR H

Following the ultimate and final design review of the SOF Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR), FNH is finalizing the completion phase of full scale development and is currently preparing and undergoing full scale serial production of the new weapon. After a series of testing and design reviews with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM) the SCAR appears to be ready for a modest and low rate initial production. The SOCOM contract calls for delivery of the first 1,000 of a total of 85,000 rifles by January of 2007. The military often keep deployment of weapons classified and we have yet to receive confirmation to whether the weapons are in SOCOM possession. The FN SCAR will be produced and manufactured at the FN Manufacturing LLC corporate headquarters and plant in Columbia, South Carolina.

The new family of SCAR rifles was specifically optimized for ergonomic availability, handling, reliability and maintainability. Parts interchangeability between the SCAR-H and SCAR-L will be further maximized to create a distinct and varied family of SCAR weapons. The SCAR's standard finish is a durable desert tan color, specifically selected by SOCOM. The SCAR is cable of lube les firing and is manufactured to be corrosion resistant. The interchangeability between all models is a requirement to improve the SOF operators ingrained emergency and operational procedure by reducing training time which will make responses easier during critical high stress situations.

SOCOM created a Joint Operational Requirements Document for the SCAR in order to specify the high reliability standards required of the rifle. The rifle is designed to meet three times the reliability standards of other assault rifles such as the M4.

At the Las Vegas SHOT show in Nevada, FNH headlined plans to bring to the consumer within two years, therefore around 2008, a semi-automatic variant of the SCAR modular rifle system. This system will be specifically designed for commercial markets and law enforcement.

Feature SCAR L SCAR H Operation principle Gas Operates, Rotating Bolt, Short Stroke Gas Piston Caliber 5.56x45 NATO 7.62x51 NATO / 7.62x39 M43 & others Max. Overall length 33" / 838 mm 40.2" / 1,021mm Minimum length 31.02" / 612 mm 38.7" / 798mm Barrel length 13.78" / 350 mm 19.70" / 500 mm Weight (unloaded) 6.8 lb / 3.08 kg 7.2 lb / 3.26 kg Rate of fire (auto) 550 RPM 550 RPM Magazine capacity 30 (M16 magazine) 20 (7.62x51) / 30 (7.62x39)

FN SCAR Variants (1)

FN SCAR-HFN SCAR-H (Heavy)

The SCAR-H stands for heavy and was designed to fire 7.62mm NATO ammunition. See FN SCAR for full details.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 8:06 PM

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Availability

Will this weapon be available to civilans

5 years 25 weeks ago, 5:50 PM

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I think so...not really 100% sure.

5 years 20 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

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Available to Public?

I would be intrested in one of these if it were available to public. Especially one with the grenade launcer option.

5 years 20 weeks ago, 12:04 PM

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I would be intrested in one of these if it were available to public. Especially one with the grenade launcer option.

5 years 18 weeks ago, 7:40 AM

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availability

YES it is going to be available to the public!
The LB (Long Barrel) versions are the ones that will be.

Semi receivers are being produced at the U.S. plant,,,BUT I have no news on the release date. I have seen a very limited few out there, prices are high on those too.

I have a feeling that FN is going to wait and see what our new administration is going to do on the assault weapon issue before investing costly production time and tooling into something that may have to be shelved. Not to mention the need to fill Fed production orders. The U.S. plant has only 500 employee's and produces the bulk of our Military orders for it's products.

Time will tell

5 years 47 weeks ago, 1:56 PM

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will it

i would like to know as well

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 2:16 PM

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As of right now the FN Scar is only available for military and law enforcement. It's hard to say whether or not they will make it available to the civilian market in the future.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 4:31 AM

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wow

awesome

5 years 40 weeks ago, 1:44 AM

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yea

#1 scar
#2 magpul masada
#3 xm8

5 years 39 weeks ago, 5:53 AM

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SCAR

Excellente!

5 years 38 weeks ago, 3:05 AM

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Magpul Massoud

The SCAR H seems to be a promising design. However I like the Magpul Massoud which is still being tested. I would like the masada/bushmaster acr if it were not for the wimpy 5.56 that it fires. I don't know why anyone would take anything less the 7.62x51mm into combat.

5 years 36 weeks ago, 1:35 PM

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Personaly if the united states army goes to the scar i dont think it will be a great thing the M4A1 is an amazing and durable weapon system that is easily modifiable and also easy to train people on because of the low recoil system. from what i have heard from people firing the scar is that the recoil is almost equal to the ak-47.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 2:16 PM

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Recoil

Yeah its a fairly small frame weapon i wonder what the rate of fire is and how well it groups im sure its all over the place.

3 years 39 weeks ago, 7:43 PM

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recoil

the dpms 6.8 mm has a hard recoil too .

5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:55 AM

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RE: Recoil

The scars rate of fie is about equal to the M16/M4 and it does kick like a horse for a small calibur AR i havent fired it enough to know how many malfunctions it consistantly has but i have heard that when it does malfunction it is a pain in the ass to corect unlike the M16/M4 models were you can just do sports (slap,pull,observe,release,tap,squeeze)

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:58 AM

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5.56 or 7.62?

are you guys talking about the recoil on the SCAR-L or SCAR-H?

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:11 AM

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Scar

i should have looked at the video before posting that i was looking at the picture of the smaller one and saw 7.62 and thought wow if it had the three round bust fire it would be all over the place but it wasent as small as i thought it was seems pretty solid i suppose.

5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:54 AM

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speaking of

I was refering to the the l model the one that i fired had quite a bit more kick than the m16/m4 and my first thought was whata re alot of the women of the military goign to think of this.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 3:09 AM

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is it official?

So has Socom adopted the weapon already?

I haven't shot it, but it looks like there are some flaws to the weapon. I would like to see it compete against the H&K, Magpul, and Barret.

I like the H&K product but the company is a bunch of statist fucks, that don't believe in the individual right to bear arms.

5 years 34 weeks ago, 12:48 PM

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Scar

Scar on cheaper than dirt! 2500.00

5 years 34 weeks ago, 1:30 PM

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missed it

Death from Above wrote:
Scar on cheaper than dirt! 2500.00

I went looking for it, as I would have made a purchase. It was already gone...boohoo

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 7:47 PM

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fn scar

Death from Above wrote:
Scar on cheaper than dirt! 2500.00

i seen a black fn scar on line today for 3000.oo

5 years 34 weeks ago, 10:09 PM

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replacement

i wish the army would change to somthing like this

5 years 31 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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Same

looks just like the SCAR heavy but they both are good.

4 years 49 weeks ago, 4:25 AM

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looks fun

shits nice. kinda like my m4

3 years 39 weeks ago, 8:16 PM

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fn scar

does anyone know of a dealer in kentucky

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FN SCAR Info

Category:
Assault Rifles
Manufacturer:
FN Herstal
Action:
Rotating Bolt
Caliber:
5.56 x 45 mm NATO

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