GUN SCAR-L and FN "Super FNC"

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  1. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Anyone have any info on this other than just the standard rumors going around?
     
  2. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    That's as much as I have seen.
     
  3. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    I know what a FNC is but WTF is a super FNC?
     
  4. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Army special operations troops to get new rifle

    By Matthew Cox
    Times staff writer

    Special operators will soon take a new rifle into battle. The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded FN Herstal USA Inc., a contract to produce SOF Combat Assault Rifles, or SCAR, for its elite forces.

    “We are pleased to announce that FN has been officially informed that our SCAR prototype has been selected from a field of competitors through a full and open competition by the U.S. Special Operations Command,” Paul Evancoe who is our Director for Military Operations at FNH USA, stated in a written release announcing the contract.

    SOCom, which currently uses the M4 Modular Weapon System, put out a request for proposal to arms makers in the spring for a modular weapon system consisting of two rifles – the SCAR light in 5.56mm and the SCAR Heavy in 7.62mm and an Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module a 40mm grenade launcher with a fire control system.

    In the request, the grenade launcher would have to work with both rifles and as a stand alone weapon.

    The Nov. 5 contract award, which is known as an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity agreement, is funded for fiscal 2005, according to FNH USA officials who would not comment on the dollar amount of the contract.

    The company offered little information about the SCAR except that “It is designed around a very rugged and reliable short stroke gas operated system with a rigid metal receiver …that provides exceptional accuracy,” Evancoe stated in the release.
     
  5. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    This pic has spread all over the net in the last day:

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  6. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    what makes this superior to current equipment exactly?
     
  7. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    :killbill:

    Looks like the XM8 stock chopped onto the Robinson XCR frame and a SIG grip thrown on for good measure.
     
  8. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Yeah :dunno: I wouldn't be surprised if it's a photoshop.
     
  9. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    It is not.
     
  10. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    I'll take your word for it, lol.

    Care to explain then, how that ugly stock works?
     
  11. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    No idea. :rofl:

    People I know and trust say that pic is the real deal (or very close). That's good enough for me until some more info comes out.
     
  12. footratfunkface

    footratfunkface New Member

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    i've heard it from the same people that the man above me has. i'll be interested to see how it plays out, but motherfuck- why all the hush hush? who the hell goes, "FN won!" and then doesn't say anything else for a week or two?
     
  13. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    New pic of the S-FNC. Looks like a better chop job. :o

    [​IMG]
     
  14. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    hmmm, i like that.....aimpoint


    :o
     
  15. footratfunkface

    footratfunkface New Member

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    the aimpoint is too far back. it needs to be further forward.
     

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