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FN Announces Release of FN SCAR 20S Precision Rifle

(McLean, VA – November 6, 2018) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the highly-anticipated FN SCAR® 20S precision rifle, based on the FN MK20 SSR or Sniper Support Rifle currently fielded within USSOCOM. The 7.62x51mm-chambered rifle has been purpose-built to achieve superior long-range accuracy.

“The FN SCAR 20S is the latest addition to our battle-proven line-up of FN SCAR products and the first commercial SCAR release since we launched the 17S in 2010,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. “Customers will notice that the FN SCAR 20S shares more commonalities than differences with the MK20 SSR and reaffirms our commitment to producing commercial versions of our iconic military firearms.”

The rifle achieves 1-MOA (minute of angle) accuracy to 100 yards with match-grade ammunition out of the box. The 20-inch, 1:12 twist, heavy profile barrel and barrel extension, and extended, monolithic receiver add the additional rigidity that reduces fluctuation or movement between shots while the extended receiver provides the much-needed rail space for high-powered optics. The custom-designed MK20 SSR buttstock adjusts to length of pull and comb height to customize the fit to each shooter while in the prone firing position, and the factory-installed, double-stage Geissele Super SCAR trigger achieves a 3.5-4.5-pound trigger pull.

Technical Specifications:
– Caliber: 7.62x51mm
– Barrel Length: 20 inches
– Barrel Twist Rate: 1:12
– Weight: 11.2 pounds
– O/A Length: 40.6 – 42.5 inches
– Operation: Short-stroke gas piston
– Finish: Flat Dark Earth (FDE)
– Capacity: (1) ten-round magazine; compatible with FN SCAR 17S 10- and 20-round magazines

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12 Responses to “FN Announces Release of FN SCAR 20S Precision Rifle”

  1. Desert Lizard says:

    They really need to offer a 5 round magazine so it’s legal for hunting in most states.

  2. mudd says:

    1/12 in a precision rifle, really?

    1/10 in 1/8 is the modern standard. FN secures a bag of fail from a possible win.

  3. Gerard says:

    11.2 pounds? That’ll be fun to carry up a mountain in Afghanistan

  4. Mike D says:

    So the M24 weighed 11.8 pounds empty, only marginally lighter. Not sure what the weight of an M110 SASS is bare (no scope, no bipod), but it’s probably lighter than this.

  5. Bob M says:

    1/12 is a mistake. Especially with a rifle that costs this much to begin with. Maybe there’s some reasoning behind it, but it seems like an easily avoided mistake.

    • DSM says:

      How so? 1/12 was even the spec for the recently replaced Marine M40s and is more than adequate to stabilize M118LR which this was pretty much designed around. If the barrel was shorter than 20″ I’d agree a 1/10 would keep things more stable at distance but for a 20″ tube, it’s fine.

      • P.J. says:

        1/12 is the spec for the Mk17 and Mk20 as well. I’d wager that was done so they can fire M80 ok. Regardless it should be the same barrel as the Mk20. 1/10 would be better, but then it wouldn’t be “mil-spec”.

  6. Stickman says:

    I thought they released that a couple months ago… was that something different?

    • Rob says:

      The previous announcement was for a limited run of 200 with a deployment kit as part of the FN military collector series. This appears for to be for the reugular production version.

  7. cy says:

    Did someone miss the bus??

  8. mudd says:

    1/10 or 1/8 better stabilizes = higher BC = less elevation required, less wind effects

    a faster twist will stabilize a higher range of projectiles especially specialty projectiles SOCOM will use

    KAC M110 = 1/10 or faster
    Larue —- = 1/10 or faster
    FN ——- = 1/12 = arrogant European corporate culture that can’t get out of own way

  9. Joe says:

    Any precision rilfe in a caliber that doesn’t start with 6 is behind the curve.

    Not to mention that an AR-10 with the exact performance specs will go for half the cost and is already multi caliber with barrels available for nearly anything.

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