Firearms|Rifles


On Monday, FN has announced the release of the SCAR 20S chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. 6.5 Creedmoor continues to gain traction and popularity since being introduced over 13 years ago. FN is banking on SOCOM support and adoption of 6.5 creedmoor in the MK220 SSR, as the catalyst for SCAR 20S being chambered in 6.5.

The new SCAR 20S will feature a 20-inch barrel, surefire Warcomp, a Geissele SCAR trigger, Picatinny rails at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, weigh in at 11.5 lbs., and come with one 10-round magazine. 

Below is the official press release and specs from FN regrading the SCAR 20S chambered in 6.5 creedmoor.

Press Release 

McLean, VA – January 14, 2020) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the popular FN SCAR® 20S long-range, precision rifle, released in 2018, is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor. This new chambering also accompanies new color options for the platform with the rifle now offered in a matte black finish as well as the company’s signature flat dark earth (FDE).

The 6.5 Creedmoor-chambered rifle will feature a 20-inch, 1:8” righthand twist barrel with SureFire ProComp 762 muzzle device. The barrel is made from FN’s proprietary machine gun steel and is cold hammer-forged and chrome-plated for extended life.

Like the 7.62 FN SCAR 20S, the rifle features an extended monolithic receiver with ample space to mount optics, Geissele Super SCAR trigger with an average of 4lb. trigger pull, FN MK 20 SSR precision stock that is adjustable for length of pull and comb height, as well as the Hogue grip. Both the FN SCAR 20S in 7.62 and 6.5 Creedmoor accept the 10- or 20-round FN SCAR 17S magazines.

The 6.5mm Creedmoor has taken the long-range shooting market by storm with its increased efficiency, reduced recoil, availability and price of high-quality match-grade ammunition coupled with a cartridge design that is inherently accurate. FN first prototyped the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge in the FN MK 20 SSR or sniper support rifle when USSOCOM announced plans last year to explore the cartridge for future adoption.

Specs

• Caliber 6.5 Creedmoor

• Barrel length 20 inches

• Twist Rate 1:8″ RH

• Barrel Material Alloy Steel, hammer forged, chrome plated

• Muzzle device Surefire ProComp 762

• Forearm M1913 rails at 3, 6, 9 o’clock

• Weight 11.5 pounds (Empty, no optic)

• Length 41.125″ – 43″

• Width 2.73″

• Height 8.03″ (with magazine)

• Length of Pull 13.125-15″

• Magazine One 10-round magazine

• Trigger Pull 3.5-4.5lbs two-stage Geissele Super SCAR

• MSRP $4,499

What do you think about the addition of 6.5 Creedmoor being added to the SCAR 20S? Do you think more militaries will consider purchasing this over its .308 counterpart? Let us know in the comments below.

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