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.

FN SCAR® 20S 6.5 CM BK

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 Creedmoor
  • 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

THE WORLD’S MOST BATTLE-PROVEN FIREARMS.® | FN America, LLC, is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of products, training and support services under the FN brand name that enhance their performance and safeguard their lives.

FN Herstal is the Defense & Security entity of Herstal Group that also includes a Hunting & Sports Shooting entity (Browning and Winchester Firearms’ brand names) and operates globally.

FN product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small caliber ammunition, as well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance and communication capabilities.

In addition to FN America – headquartered in McLean, VA, with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC –, FN Herstal is the parent company of FNH UK in the UK and Noptel (optoelectronics) in Finland.

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