(September 12, 2023 – McLean, VA) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of a limited production of the FN SCAR® 17S Designated Marksman Rifle, or DMR, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The mid-range designated marksman configuration brings the 6.5CM caliber to the SCAR 17S platform for the first time and delivers an impressive, multi-purpose rifle enhanced to take advantage of the inherent accuracy and multi-role capability of the SCAR platform. The SCAR 17S in the DMR configuration features premium upgrades, including the precision buttstock assembly and Geissele 2-stage trigger that SCAR 20S owners rely on for surgical accuracy.
“The SCAR is the most tested rifle platform that FN has ever developed. It was designed to be lightweight, rugged, accurate and modular to give the user a rifle platform that could be configured to their needs,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales for FN America, LLC. “This new and limited-time build demonstrates the modularity of the SCAR design by combining features of the SCAR 17S heavy carbine and the SCAR 20S precision rifle to create a one-of-a-kind, mid-range designated marksman rifle.”
The FN SCAR 17S DMR 6.5CM is upgraded from the standard carbine configuration with the addition of the SSR Rear Stock and Geissele SuperSCAR two-stage trigger. These upgrades, combined with match-grade ammunition and optics, enable greater precision for long range target engagements. The 16.25-inch 6.5 Creedmoor barrel is cold hammer-forged and chrome-lined for extreme durability and enduring accuracy, and features a 1:8-in twist, standard carbine profile and muzzle device. With a lighter weight barrel, the DMR handles swiftly and transitions to targets quickly, just like the SCAR 17S heavy carbine chambered in 7.62×51 NATO.
The monolithic aluminum receiver features MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails to mount optics and accessories, as well as the SCAR-signature flip-up front and rear adjustable iron sights. The receiver is equipped with dual, non-reciprocating charging handles located on both sides of the rifle that are user-configurable for position and remain locked forward during fire.
• Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
• Capacity: 10- or 20-rds; Ships with (1) 10-round SCAR-H Magazine
• Weight: 9.5 pounds
• Length: 36.8-38.6 inches
• Barrel: 16.25 inches; Cold Hammer-forged, Chrome-lined; 1:8 twist
• Operation: Short Stroke Gas Piston; Non-reciprocating Charging Handles
• Finish: Black or Flat Dark Earth (FDE)
• Sights: MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail; Flip-up Iron Sights
The legendary FN SCAR series takes root in its battle-proven lineage, adapted from USSOCOM’s newest battle rifle since the M4 entered service in the 1990’s. The benchmark of reliability and versatility with its four variants, the FN SCAR 15P, SCAR 16S, SCAR 17S and SCAR 20S are capable of consistent accuracy from their cold hammer-forged and chrome-lined barrels and one-piece forged aluminum receiver, low-flash gas regulator and fast-handling characteristics uncommon in similar rifle platforms.
To learn more about this limited release of the FN SCAR 17S DMR chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, please visit fnamerica.com.