The steady roll to 6.5 Creedmoor long range domination continues as FN announces the release of the SCAR 20S in a new caliber. Banking on the SOCOM support of 6.5CM in the MK20 SSR, FN decided to release the Creedmoor SCAR In the 20S long range platform as match-grade ammo becomes more available and accomplished long range shooters continue to adopt the caliber. The 7.62 17S magazines are interchangeable with the new 6.5 Creedmoor platform.
Details, specifications and a link to the official FN SCAR 20S website can be found below.
(Yes, I am fully aware that CREEDMOOR SCAR sounds like the name of a Scottish punk rock band from 1983.)
CREEDMOOR SCAR – FN Announces New Calibers And Colors
FN ANNOUNCES NEW CALIBERS AND COLOR OPTIONS FOR FN SCAR® 20S
(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.
FN SCAR 20S 6.5 CM Specifications:
- Product Numbers 38-100542 (Black), 38-100543 (FDE)
- Caliber 6.5 Creedmore
- 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