SCAR 16S and SCAR 17S available next year

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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 …


Photo of SCAR 16S:

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  • Josh Josh on Jul 03, 2012

    I have not seen or heard of a civilian version of the scar-l being available for civilians. Can someone point me in the right direction if there is a version for civilians out there??

    • Jungle Joel Jungle Joel on Jul 03, 2012

      @Josh The SCAR-16s is a great piston driven .556 , But try the HK MR556, I got mine about a year ago from Evan at On Point Firearms, and If I had to choose only one of my Rifles to keep , I think it would be th MR 556 or maybe the AUG. Jungle Joel...OUT !

  • KAP KAP on Dec 10, 2012

    Yes...the FNH SCAR 17S is the best 7.62mm NATO in my collection, howeveer, you can't buy any additional magazines for it...anywhere, on the net, or in gun-stores. The only people producing them are FNH and they say sometime in June or July 2013, maybe!