The FN SCAR series of rifles was introduced in 2004 in response to a U.S. military request for a modular and adaptable firearms platform. Over the years, FN America has produced numerous variants based around the “Light” (5.56 NATO-size action) and “Heavy” (7.62 NATO-size action) rifles. New for 2023, the company is offering a limited edition of the SCAR 17S DMR chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor.
The FN SCAR 17S DMR is a precision rifle version of the SCAR “Heavy” chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor.
Built on the “heavy” SCAR platform, the 17S DMR uses a 16.25" cold-hammer-forged and chrome-lined barrel that is fully free-floated within a one-piece machined aluminum upper receiver that is chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor with a 1:8" twist rate. The action is the latest version of the SCAR’s short-stroke gas-piston operated with a low-flash adjustable gas regulator, dual non-reciprocating charging handles and bilateral controls.
The SCAR 17S DMR is available in both black and a flat dark earth finish.
To fit its designated marksman moniker, the rifle is equipped with FN’s SSR rear stock, which has adjustable length-of-pull and cheekpiece height, as well as a Picatinny rail section for attaching accessories. The rifle is also equipped with a Geissele two-stage “Super SCAR” match trigger. Though designed for magnified optics, the rifle comes with a set of folding back-up iron sights installed. Magazines are steel and available in either 10- or 20-round capacities.
The SCAR 17S DMR comes equipped with FN’s adjustable SSR rear stock.
The FN SCAR 17S DMR in 6.5 mm Creedmoor weighs 9.5 lbs. and has an overall length of 36.8" to 38.6", depending on stock position. It has a MSRP of $4,629. For more information, visit fnamerica.com.