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FN Herstal is introducing a new baby to the FN SCAR family at Milipol 2017 in Paris; their FN SCAR-SC where SC stands for Subcompact Carbine.
There’s a lot of AR domination on the market and online, so it feels great to be able to present something sweet like this once in a while.
My experience with the FN SCAR isn’t huge, but I’ve tried both the model 16S and 17S a few times. In Europe they are crazy expensive and not very common, I know of only a few.
The 16S doesn’t do so much for me, but shooting the FN SCAR 17S in 7,62×51 mm is always a Wow factor.
I was under the impression that there already was a FN SCAR PDW, but I’m not sure it reached production or not? The SCAR PDW is listed with a 170 mm (6.5″) barrel length, so FN has generously added an inch to the SC, and I’m sure anyone shooting 5,56 NATO with such short barrels wouldn’t mind.
This is like the Honey Badger from FN Herstal, they just used another caliber.
From the FN Herstal Press Release:
New FN SCAR-SC Subcompact Carbine
FN SCAR rifles have a proud tradition of usage by US Special Forces. The 5.56x45mm (.223) caliber FN SCAR-SC builds on this heritage with an extremely compact design that’s ideal for homeland security operations.
Specifically adapted for mobility and flexibility, the FN SCAR-SC has semi-auto only or selective fire capabilities, non-reciprocating charging handle and a wide range of add-ons.
This includes a red dot sight, tactical light, a variety of foregrips and a sound suppressor. All of these add-ons have been tested and certified by FN Herstal as providing reliable, durable performance in even the toughest circumstances.
The FN SCAR-SC comes with a telescopic buttstock as standard. Optional buttstocks include fixed, foldable, adjustable (length and height) with either concave or convex butt plate and a foldable offset buttstock for aiming and shooting with anti-riot or bulletproof helmet visor.
Existing users of FN SCAR will already be familiar with how to operate this rifle, minimizing training time.
Technical data (with telescopic buttstock):– Length: 536mm (21.10”) when fully retracted / 653mm (25.71”) when fully extended
– Weight: approx. 3.150 kg (approx. 6.94 lb)
– Barrel length: 190.5mm (7.5”)
– Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
– Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds per minute
Below: The FN SCAR-SC, note the selector with A – 1 – S. The flash hider looks quite small.
The collapsible stock looks like it got inspiration from B&T in Switzerland, see below for reference B&T assault rifle APC556 PDW cal. 5.56 x 45 mm. This is a great PDW stock.
“The flexible and mobile FN SCAR-SC and the entire FN SCAR range can be viewed at the FN Herstal stand at MILIPOL Paris 2017, during November 21-24.”
Other rifles in the FN SCAR family include the FN SCAR-L (5.56x45mm/.223) and FN SCAR-H (7.62x51m/.308) rifles, featuring interchangeable barrels, the under barrel or standalone FN40GL grenade launcher and the FN SCAR-H PR precision rifle.
The SCAR-SC fits very well into the FN Herstal “Portable Firearms” product group: http://www.fnherstal.com/products/portable-firearms