First Look: FN SCAR 20S Now Available In 6.5 Creedmoor

First Look: FN SCAR 20S Now Available In 6.5 Creedmoor


The addition of a 6.5 Creedmoor option is certain to take the precision SCAR 20S the distance and then some.

How The 6.5 CM SCAR 20S Is Set Up For Long-Range Success:

  • Monolithic extended receiver adds rigidity.
  • Plenty of heft and a compensator cuts recoil.
  • Two-stage Geissele Super SCAR trigger offers a clean break.

Any performance gun geek has a special place in his or her heart for the FN SCAR. It’s a shooter, darn accurate one at that and potentially more so given the Belgian-American company’s recent announcement. The popular SCAR 20S series will now be available in 6.5 Creedmoor. That news is enough to get a trigger finger itching.

Based on the FN MK 20 SSR (sniper support rifle) first developed for USSOCOM, the SCAR 20S was originally released in 7.62 NATO/.308 Win. two years ago. The new 6.5 Creedmoor should prove equally as riveting to the gun world, outfitted with a Surefire ProComp 762 muzzle brake/compensator on 20-inch cold hammer-forged and chrome-plated barrel with a 1-in-8 right-hand twist. Additionally, and like the 7.62 model, the rifle has a two-stage Geissele Super SCAR trigger, extended monolithic receiver and the FN MK 20 SSR precision stock (fully adjustable). Given the rifle’s 11.5-pound weight and the compensator, the already polite 6.5 Creedmoor should be a plum pussycat out of the SCAR.

More Precision Shooting

Furthermore, across the board, the entire SCAR 20S series has new color options, now available in matte black and Flat Dark Earth. No matter its hue, start going through the couch cushion for spare change if you want one, with the SCAR 20S in 6.5 Creedmoor is tagged with a steep $4,499 MSRP.

More from FN:

(McLean, VA) 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.

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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:
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Twist Rate: 1:8″ RH
Barrel Material: Alloy Steel, hammer forged, chrome plated
Muzzle Device: Surefire ProComp 762
Sights: None provided
Stock: SSR Precision Adjustable for LOP, comb height
Forearm: M1913 rails at 3, 6, 9 o’clock
Weight (with empty magazine, no optics): 11.5 pounds
Length: 41.125″ – 43″
Width: 2.73″
Height (with magazine): 8.03″
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

For more information on the FN SCAR 20S, please visit


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