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FN SCAR

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FN SCAR
Country Of Origin Belgium
In Service Trials
Used By USA
Wars None
Effective Range 450m
Maximum Range 500m
Weight 3.29 to 3.58kg
Cartridge 5.56mm or 7.62mm
Rate of Fire 600-650 RPM.

The SCAR (Special Combat Assault Rifle) is available in two calibres, and in versions for short and long range combat. It emerged as the winner of a US SOCOM competition to find a new rifle for special forces begun in 2003. Other competitors included entries by Colt and the Robinson Arms XCR. Heckler and Koch had submitted the XM8 as a general issue replacement for the M4 and M16 for the US Army, but the program was cancelled.