by NRA Staff - Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The SCAR family of rifles has served U.S. Special Operations Command units in the field for some time, and the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle Heavy finally became available to consumers with the FN SCAR 17S.
A semi-automatic-only version of what's carried by active members of the military to this day, the SCAR 17S is chambered in .308 Win./7.62x51 mm NATO, making it larger and more powerful than the previously available SCAR 16S.
Adaptable, powerful and fun to shoot—and also the closest most civilians can come to military-level firearms—the FN SCAR 17S was an easy addition to the Gun of the Week series.
Caliber: .308 Win./7.62x51 mm NATO
Action Type: gas-operated, semi-automatic center-fire rifle
Receiver: aluminum upper and polymer lower
Barrel: 16¼", cold-hammer forged, chrome-lined
Rifling: six-groove, 1:12" RH twist
Magazine: 10- or 20-round detachable box
Trigger Pull: non-adjustable, single-stage; 6 lbs., 5 ozs.
Overall Length: 38.5" (buttstock extended), 28.5" buttstock folded
Weight: 8 lbs.
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