Long available only to military and LE customers, FN announced earlier this month that they are releasing a commercial version of the SCAR 20 rifle.
The 7.62x51mm-chambered FN MK20 SSR, or Sniper Support Rifle, has been fielded within USSOCOM units over the past decade and promises sub-MOA accuracy out to and beyond 1,000 yards.
The new commercial SCAR 20S version sports much the same specs to include a lengthened receiver, 20-inch, 1-in-12-inch twist, heavy profile barrel and an adjustable stock outfitted with numerous MIL-STD-1913 accessory rails at the 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12 o’clock positions. Importantly, it also comes with a factory-installed, double-stage Geissele Super SCAR trigger that provides a 3.5 to 4.5-pound trigger pull.
But is it worth the $4,400 MSRP?
Spotted recently at the yearly Belgian Remembrance Parade of Belgian troops in through London: very sweet FN SCARs in 5.56, adopted by the Composante Terre of the Belgian Armed Forces in 2011, replacing the FN FNC as the service rifle.
According to the MOD:
The annual tradition of the parade dates back to 1934 and was born from the friendship between the British King George V and the Belgian King Albert I, who was also Colonel-in-Chief of the ‘5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards’. In recognition of the heroism and sacrifice of the Belgian Army in the First World War, King George V decided to bestow a unique honor on the Belgians never awarded to any other non-Commonwealth nation: a yearly Belgian Remembrance Parade of Belgian troops in uniform, bearing arms, in central London.