Scene329 sent us this photo of his very nifty FN SCAR 16 …

FN SCAR 16 SBR with 10″ Barrel (complete barrel system from FN) SureFire Socom Flash Hider, SureFire Socom 5.56 Suppressor, Geissele Super SCAR Trigger, Magpul Selector, Magpul AFG, Aimpoint T1 w/ Larue LT660 VFZ

I really like this gun, it must be a lot of fun to shoot!

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  • Jolly

    $_$

  • Sianmink

    dat A2 pistol grip though.

  • forrest1985

    Always liked the Scar, but in 7.62. This is still a nice example though

  • Budogunner

    I never understood the point of dedicated 5.56 suppressors. You can really only use then on one caliber and modern .30 cal suppressors are very light, perform about as well on 5.56 hosts, and give you much more versatility.

    Of course, if you’ve got the money, go for it. Not everybody does, though.

    • Dan

      If all you have and plan on having is 5.56 it makes perfect sense

      • Budogunner

        I’m fully in support of suppressors becoming more mainstream in the US, and would like to see them removed from NFA classification and just considered a safety device.

        That said, 5.56 NATO just doesn’t suppress well. I keep my ears on even when shooting suppressed because something about the supersonic crack that caliber makes is still very, very loud and painful. Honestly, the only reason I bother mounting the can at all is that it all but eliminates recoil. Follow up shots are easier, and back when ammo was cheaper it helped me keep all rounds on target when using a slide-fire stock.

        I guess what I’m getting at is In not convinced suppressed 5.56 is hearing safe and there are no reliable subsonic rounds in that caliber, so it seems to provide minimum benefit vs. a multi-caliber capable can. Something like the SilencerCo Saker 7.62 can handle .300 RUM and down. If you can afford a SCAR, surely you have a .30 cal bolt gun someplace.

        • Dan

          So do you use a .30 cal can on 5.56? Is there much of a difference weight wise, noise wise? I am quite curious. I am a suppressor virgin always meaning to get one but things happen and the money has to go elsewhere. I would love to be able to pick up one for every rifle. Perhaps when I win the lotto.

          • Budogunner

            I do use my .30 cal suppressor on multiple calibers, including 5.56. It does about as well as a dedicated 5.56 can in noise suppression. The reason this is usually the case is that what inefficiency you have from the larger bore can be made up for by the larger internal volume. The difference is more noticeable in my .45ACP handgun caliber silencer but the trade off is being able to suppress EVERYTHING I own in a pistol caliber (including pistol caliber carbines) vs. just a few.

            Weight is significantly different in my case. My .30 cal suppressor is all steel, an old tank from probably ten or so years ago. These days, that is much, much less of an issue. Check out the 5.56 and 7.62 offerings from your favorite manufacturers and compare weights. If I was buying now, is go with the SilencerCo Saker 7.62, which is only 2.7 ounces heavier than the 5.56 version.

            I was in a position like yours. I’ve never been rich and had to really save up. I got a hold of an industry professional and asked which he would recommend for maximum versatility on my budget. Surprisingly, he recommended a competitor’s product. It has served me well for years, handling .300 Win Mag, .308 Win, .300 Blk, and 5.56 NATO. It is full auto rated for 5.56, so it has seen use with a slide-fire stock.

            Most important when thinking about your first NFA purchase is research, and not just about products. Actually read the National Firearms Act, the Gun Control Act, join legitimate online forums that have the major manufacturers as actual members (like silencer talk and silencer forum), and take your time. Another website to look up is the American Silencer Association.

            If you have never bought an NFA item, you may want to look into “Gun Trusts”. If you set one up, the trust itself can purchase the silencer. The advantage here is you can have trustees who may then also lawfully possess the silencer. I bought mine as an individual, so only I can have access to them (which means special storage) and I must be physically present when they are in use. With a trust, family or a spouse (as trustees) could have lawful access and go shooting with them even if you are at home with the flu. It also means that when you die, the silencers don’t have to be transferred as the trust owns them, not you personally. Whenever a silencer is transferred there is a $200 tax so that can add up quickly if you become a collector. You may have a trust written to allocate them however you want, too, if you prefer.

            I’m not a lawyer, so always double check things. TFB does have someone advertising a gun trust service for just $99 right now. That is dirt cheap for legal assistance and if I were starting fresh I’d use it.

            Best of luck to you, and don’t make an impulse purchase. Silencers are a pain to resell and their value goes down dramatically if you try. The line that silencers are investments is something people tend to use to justify the purchase to significant others but isn’t so much in line with reality. So, do your research, keep everything legal, know your responsibilities one you become an owner, stay safe, and have fun.

  • john huscio

    The grip is far too tiny for such a fat rifle

    • MR

      Needs one of the old Lone Star Ordnance pistol grips, like a chubby cartoon version of the A2 pistol grip.

  • petru sova

    I have heard they have had a lot of problems with this rifle. Lets face facts you can only cheapen a weapon so far before it just does not hold up. The earlier models had magazines fall out of the gun because of the soft plasticky mag latch which now is reinforced with genuine thin stamped sheet metal. The U.S. Military tried out one version and seem to reject it. I wonder too how long the plasticky frame will hold up in the 7.62 model which has way more pounding recoil than the 5.56 caliber version. Plasticky frames even on light recoiling pistols flex and often develop stress cracks. With the heavier recoil of .30 caliber rifles I wonder how long the plasticky frame will last on this gun.

    • Cal S.

      “Cheapen”? Are you confusing this with the Bushmaster ACR? This puppy standard is snuggling up to $2,300. Maybe you’re a LOT richer than I am, but the last thing I would call that is “cheap”.

      • Zachary marrs

        Msrp isn’t a very good indication of “cheapness”

      • petru sova

        Your reading comprehension really is quite low. My post clearly stated that the rifles materials are cheap in order to make higher profits for the manufacture with little regard for the service life of the weapon.

  • Gadfly

    We were sent this exact same gun (in FDE) for our agency to T&E as a replacement for our 11.5″ M4s. We had them for a month. At the end all the SWAT guys and Firearms Instructors voted. Unanimous to keep the M4s.
    It was a fun to shoot gun. Full auto is very controllable. But it is big, bulky, and the stock is “Meh”.
    Piston means the heat stays away from the bolt. But the heat is still there. it just dumps the heat into the aluminum for end. Even with gloves, that front area by the gas block gets HOT, and the barrel heats up the bottom more than almost any other rifle I have fired.
    It was fun. It looked cool. It was new and shinny. And we all decided the M4 was a better fit for us.

    • Rock or Something

      That may backup the similar assertion why SOCOM decided to retain their M4A1s over adopting the FN SCAR L.

      I did shoot a civilian FN SCAR once. Not much to say, although I do agree with the perceived increased bulkiness. It didn’t weigh that much more than my AR-15, (or M4) but it did effect the handling just slightly because of it.