FNAR Photo

I received this cool photo from FNH-USA PR and thought it worth sharing with y’all. The shooter is Ben Voss, a member of the FNH USA Long Range Precision Rifle Team, who is competing in the upcoming Sniper’s Hide competition.

The rifle is the FNAR, the tactical version of the Browning BAR semi-automatic hunting rifle.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • snmp

    There are the new FNAR Match with McMillan stock
    => http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2319987

  • Jamie

    “the tactical version of the Browning BAR semi-automatic hunting rifle.”
    So when I go hunting for deer every fall with my DPMS .308T that’s not considered a “hunting” rifle? All the deer I’ve killed with it didn’t know if was a “tactical” rifle or a “hunting” rifle…a rifle is a rifle is a rifle.

    • Jamie, don’t take offense so easily. The FNAR is designed, marketed and sold as a tactical rifle. The Browning BAR is designed, marketed and sold as a hunting rifle. As far as I am concerned, you are welcome to hunt with whatever rifle you like.

  • Sian

    Ah, FNAR. the only tactical rifle to try and be as ugly as the Beretta RX4 Storm.

  • cc19

    I have a buddy who got one. Didn’t care much for the HBAR and went with the lighter one.

    What sucks? Proprietary mags. They’re about $80 each. Being an FNH, you’d think going with the FAL mag would have been more practical.

    On a related note, check out the recoil characteristics when fitted with a PWS brake. Pretty slick for a 308!

  • subase

    People shooting at you might kill you, so tactics become quite important.

    Animals rarely if ever, kill the hunters hunting them, so the tactical enhancement possibilities of ones rifle are secondary.

    If hunting rifles had options like under the barrel slung anti-bear spray, then one could say such a feature is ‘tactical’. But till that day, the human to human fighting realm has dibs on the tactical term.

  • Lance

    Don’t get it. Get a better gun buy a M-1A.

  • Bandito762

    Super ugly but I’m not going to turn one down if someone is giving it to me

  • jdun1911

    Unless it a special type of magazine (P90, drum mag, etc), I cringe at any magazine that is over $25. $80 what a rip off.

  • Alaskan

    I’d rather see the name changed to


  • snmp

    If you want an equivalent weapon you could take the H&K (by Haenel) SLB2000+ match

  • coyote

    Stick with the great M14. Chamber it in either 358 Winchester or 338 Federal. Problem solved.
    And magazines don’t cost $80 bucks!

  • Sgt-Rock

    I’ve been really pleased with mine. Mags are expensive, but exceptional. It has light recoil, adjusts to fit the shooter, and is accurate. The trigger is surprisingly good.