[Milipol 2017] FN Herstal has SCAR-SC with 300 BLK in development

    A few days ago The Firearm Blog told you about the new FN Herstal SCAR-SC, a Subcompact Carbine with a 7,5″ barrel chambered in 5,56 NATO.

    I wrote that this is FN Herstal’s “Honey Badger“, except in a different caliber. Well, guess what, FN Herstal has got the 300 Blackout in development. The real thing is coming.

    Perhaps not the greatest surprise of all times, but the proof is in the pictures in this article.

    The Firearm Blog had people on site at Milipol in Paris, France, this morning helping us with these pictures. The FN Herstal was very crowded, and all the sweet things are behind glass with spotlights on, making it very difficult to capture high quality pictures.

    The suppressor pictured besides the 300 BLK barrel looks like a B&T.

    One of the highlights of the new baby-SCAR is the non-reciprocating charging handle.

    Our contact on-site asked about this, but was not allowed to taken any photographs. Go figure.

    New FN SCAR-SC Subcompact Carbine – From Milipol 2017 PARIS


    Below: There’s a marking on the SCAR-SC which says FN Herstal Belgium. FN SCAR-SC Multi Caliber. The serial is SC#26.

    Sign above says: FN SCAR-SC. Subcompact Carbine with telescopic buttstock and semi-auto trigger mechanism.

    Existing users of FN SCAR will already be familiar with how to operate this rifle, minimizing training time.

    For instance, the way some Armed Forces look at it, drivers could have a SCAR-SC purely due to the smaller size. But they will be familiar with the larger firearms in the same series (i.e. full sized SCARs).

    Below: Fully automatic SCAR SC with Aimpoint T2. Serial #13. There’s also an attachment to keep the fingers from the sharp Picatinny edges.

    The technical data for the 5,56 NATO is as follows. The data for the 300 BLK is not yet released, but expect something similar. Due to the total length of the SCAR-SC, I don’t think it’s possible to go below 7,5″ (-ish) barrel length.

    Technical data 5,56 NATO (with telescopic buttstock):– Length: 536mm (21.10”) when fully retracted / 653mm (25.71”) when fully extended
    – Weight: approx. 3.150 kg (approx. 6.94 lb)
    – Barrel length: 190.5mm (7.5”)
    – Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
    – Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds per minute

    The left foregrip says FN Herstal, the right one looks like FAB Defense.

    Many thanks to our contacts at Milipol for your help.

    The previous TFB article about the SCAR-SC can be found HERE.

    FN Herstal’s Homepage about the FN SCAR-SC is here.

    FN Herstal also released a new handgun this morning, check it out here.


    Please note: The new FN SCAR-SC is not available in the USA. This is an international product, but there are no plans for importation at this time.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.