SCAR 16S and SCAR 17S available next year

    Good news, the civilian semi-automatic SCAR will be launched next year (2009).

    Both versions will be available: the .223/5.56mm SCAR 16S (civilian equivalent of the SCAR-Light) and the .308/7.62x51mm (civilian equivalent of the SCAR-Heavy).

    SCAR-Light carbine (14″ barrel). The civilian model will have a longer barrel.

    I have emailed FNH USA for pricing details but they have not yet got back to me.

    From the press release:

    Experience the civilian-legal semi-auto only version of the rifle chosen by U.S. Special Operations Command as its first new rifle since the early 1960’s. The SCAR 16S is chambered in 5.56X45mm NATO (223 Rem.) while the SCAR 17S fires the 7.62X51mm NATO (308 Win.) cartridge. The innovative gas-operated, short stroke piston system reduces fouling for greater reliability. The side folding polymer stock is fully adjustable for comb height and length of pull and is colored authentic USSOCOM Flat Dark Earth. Both 10 and 30-round detachable box magazines(DBM) are available, and the ambidextrous operating controls instantly adapt the SCAR S-Series to any user.

    Unfortunately they will not come with this …

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    Photo of SCAR 16S:


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