FN SCAR 17 7.62x51 (.308) Rifle
FFL Required. Not for sale in CA, CT, MA, NJ, & NY.
Firing the long range, hard-hitting 7.62x51mm NATO / 308 Winchester cartridge, the SCAR™ 17’s innovative gas-operated, short stroke piston system reduces fouling for greater reliability. The SCAR 17 system features a free floating, cold hammer-forged MIL-SPEC barrels with hard-chromed bores and PWS FSC30 Compensator. Fully-ambidextrous operating controls instantly adapt the SCAR 17 to any user. The receiver-integrated MIL-STD 1913 optical rail plus three accessory rails enable mounting of a wide variety of tactical lights and lasers. The side-folding polymer stock is fully adjustable for comb height and length of pull, and is colored authentic USSOCOM Flat Dark Earth.
Early 2004, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) issued a solicitation for a family of Special Forces Combat Assault Rifles, the so-called SCAR, designed around two different calibers but featuring high commonality of parts and identical ergonomics.
FN Herstal took part in the full and open competition and released prototypes of a brand new family of weapons within timeframe taking advantage of our long-standing firearms know-how.