FN confirms SCAR 17S for 2010

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The semi-automatic FN SCAR 17S, which chambers 7.62x51mm NATO, was supposed to be on sale this year, but FN-USA have announced that it won’t go on sale until 2010 …

Released for 2010 is the highly anticipated SCAR 17S now available for civilian purchase. Chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO (308 Win.) and slightly heavier than the SCAR 16S, this unique carbine offers long-range accuracy, exceptional reliability and match winning versatility.

Both SCARs have fully ambidextrous operating controls, a free floating, cold hammer-forged Mil-SPEC barrel with hard-chromed bore; a receiver-integrated MIL-STD 1913 optical rail plus three accessory rails for mounting scopes, electronic sights, lights, or lasers. The side-folding polymer stock is fully adjustable for comb height and has six settings for length of pull. The SCAR also features a tactically advantageous reciprocating charging handle for quick ammo and magazine failure response.

SCAR 17S (top) and its smaller brother the 16S.
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Tom McIntire Tom McIntire on Oct 22, 2010

    I am very sorry to see this site diagress into :

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    3. I am right, you are wrong.
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    Sounds like a few kids squabling.
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    " The Consumer ! " The bad ideas and companies dissapear and the good ones stay in business.

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  • Bill Bill on Dec 30, 2011

    From a scientific standpoint we need to look at the evidence, if something happens once, or was something someone heard through a friend...it's probably not as reliable. Plastic/polymers are very reliable and durable within the function they were designed. If you try to use scar 17s stock as a hammer or bludgeon tool, it will probably break. But if you use it for its intended purpose it will probably last a very long time. Metal construction is not always better. All rifles have strengths and weaknesses, and lemons, no matter their composition.