NZ Army evaluating the FN SCAR

    A credible source told me that the New Zealand Army has been evaluating the FN SCAR rifle as a possible replacement for the Steyr AUG.

    FN SCAR (FN Promotional Photo)

    My source also told me that there has also been a lot of talk in the NZ Army about adopting 7.62mm rifles. The troops who have been deployed in Afghanistan are not happy with the 5.56mm performance. They, unlike the US and recently the British, they do not have a 7.62x51mm chambered semi-automatic in a designated marksmen role.

    There is also talk of adopting a 40mm revolving grenade launcher and replacing the 1.5x Steyr scopes with rails and ACOGs.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!