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Recently, FN Herstal updated SCAR-L, H and GL40 to Mk2.

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Magwell design
Sling mount
A2 Grip without bump
Bolt carrier
Gas system.
Iron sight
Angled Non reciprocating charging handle.

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FN America updated SCAR 16,17,20s

Change Point :

Multi Caliber markings
Magwell design
Bolt carrier
gas system
Angled Non reciprocating ambi charging handle.

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FN USA Upgrades SCAR with NRCH (Non-Reciprocating Charging Handles)
 

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FN America is not calling the upgraded SCAR the Mk2 instead NRCH for non-recip charging handle. The verbiage also says it is now completely ambidextrous which it clear is not, there's no visible bolt stop/release. I'm all for a non-recip SCAR and will have to have one or the parts if ever available and backwards compatible with my Belgians.
 

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Fn America just made a post on Instagram showing the new versions and the updates


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Yep, the news is spreading rapidly through the interwebs. I'd like to know how FN is accomplishing a non-recip charging sled that retains forward assist functionality. HDD has a non-recip bcg for the 17/20 which is well thought out but no foward assist function. Hopefully someone will obtain one and dissect it for us.
 

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I'm guessing the upgrade is going to be much more expensive than that. It sounds like the updated models also have a different bolt carrier group that's lighter to reduce felt recoil (and probably reduce the abuse on optics). Just a bolt carrier for a Scar 16/17 is almost $400, I'd bet the $1k price is not far off. Perhaps one will be able to do just the non-reciprocating handle and not the bolt carrier, but I'd guess one needs the other.
 

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I'm guessing the upgrade is going to be much more expensive than that. It sounds like the updated models also have a different bolt carrier group that's lighter to reduce felt recoil (and probably reduce the abuse on optics). Just a bolt carrier for a Scar 16/17 is almost $400, I'd bet the $1k price is not far off. Perhaps one will be able to do just the non-reciprocating handle and not the bolt carrier, but I'd guess one needs the other.
This is essentially how it works therefore a new BCG is required...
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