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Just watched a video showing Mark Hanish officially announcing the FN Mk20 SSR will be released commercially in 2015.

The video is on another web site and it is from Day 5 of SHOT Show 2015.

Not sure if forum rules still prohibit linking to other gun forums so I did not post link.

FN's video shows off four new FN-15 variants, and right at the end, Hanish is thrown the SSR.

It is coming in 2015, and I am already in line.

(Video is on site that rhymes with "barf" for those of you who want confirmation).

Gun is virtually identical to the SSR I held in my hands in Clint Lynch's office at FNM LLC when the SCAR 17S was about to drop. It is absolutely stunning.

Best news from SHOT Show 2015, without question...!

In for the WIN! Woo--pow!!

-- The Clyde, About to Ride Again...!
 

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jhs27275 was cool enough to reopen this thread, so I could post a link to the video. Thanks, jhs, you always have been a cool dude. You still have that 3000 GT VR4?

So, here is the link to the video on ar15.com - click on "FN America" (the 1st video) - be patient - the SSR makes a surprise appearance at the end - so F'N cool...!:

SHOT Show 2015 Videos - Day 5 - AR15.COM

Thanks again, jhs!
 

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So they will be coming out with both the CSR and SCAR 20 this year?? Both look like they would each take market share away from the other. And this is on top of the fact that the market for either of these rifles will be vanishingly small to begin with.
 

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Nice!!!
 
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So they will be coming out with both the CSR and SCAR 20 this year?? Both look like they would each take market share away from the other. And this is on top of the fact that the market for either of these rifles will be vanishingly small to begin with.
Apparently there will be the SSR civilian equivalent (which Hanish calls the SCAR 20 - note the barrel length after the extended rail) and the CSR, which is a shorter barrel (16" per the Larry Vickers video) that is made in the USA at FN Manufacturing in South Carolina (100% USA made, which is Barry Amendment compliant), which is why it was submitted to the military for trials and comparative testing.

Not both competing against each other directly, but one could draw some market share from the other. SSR may have Belgian barrels; while CSR clearly stated to have USA barrels.

FN Manufacturing told me the SSR was going to be released commercially, back in 2008 if memory serves, as I reported on this Forum at the time (with FNH USA's permission, I should add).

FNH USA has now honored their word, after the platform proved itself in combat.

I have waited all these years to see that rifle land on the shelves for commercial sales. Dream came true.

And FN came through.

MSRP TBD. Not for everybody, but if you have the place to shoot it, and have the means to buy it, it's on it's way.

Glad I waited now...!
 

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Part of me is excited to see more scar variants coming and the other part is very sad bc I know I won't be able to afford it. I had to save a long time for a regular scar. When vickers asked him what the msrp was going to be and he said no idea!!! Ha they know and we know it's going to be pricey. oh well maybe I can take a home equity line out! Lol
 

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I'm thinking the MSRP will be in the $4000.00 range and maybe after the rush they will end up falling around or just under $4000.00. I have a spare 17 I can sell to get me a little closer where ever it ends up...
 

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I'm kinda neutral on the commercial ssr. It would be great to have a more accurate scar 17, but I find my 16" plenty accurate. 1 moa at 100 yards for a battle rifle is pretty great!

For anything farther than 800 yards, I have a bolt gun chambered in 6.5 creedmoor. I think alot of folks are with me on this in that having both the scar 17 and 20 may be a little overkill. That being said, these are amazing guns. I'm hoping more folks like DAWGfan1980 decide to unload their spare scar 17's. I know I'll be in the market for another one.
 

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Big questions for me:
Will there be one with a barrel longer than 16"?
Will the stock from Larry's video be available, or are we stuck with the dumb AR stock adapter?
 

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I'm just getting ready to buy my first Scar, (the 17) and wouldn't you know it,,, something has to come out that is bigger and better...
Bigger yes, better, well that depends on what you are planning on doing with the rifle.

A bolt gun, for me, is easier to shoot more accurately, and easier on the brass so you can reload it more times. At the price of the SSR you could get a FN SPR A5MXP, glass, bipod, extra mags and any other accessories you like.
 

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Bigger yes, better, well that depends on what you are planning on doing with the rifle.

A bolt gun, for me, is easier to shoot more accurately, and easier on the brass so you can reload it more times. At the price of the SSR you could get a FN SPR A5MXP, glass, bipod, extra mags and any other accessories you like.
I agree with this 100%. If I could only have one, I would go SPR every time. But, it would be nice to have both :)
 

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I too am excited about the release of the SCAR 20 and the CSR 20. I may just have to get both. In fact I will. FDE all the way.
 
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Bigger yes, better, well that depends on what you are planning on doing with the rifle.

A bolt gun, for me, is easier to shoot more accurately, and easier on the brass so you can reload it more times. At the price of the SSR you could get a FN SPR A5MXP, glass, bipod, extra mags and any other accessories you like.
I agree... For me... I already have more than one... and all my accessories are QD so they will swap back and forth... If they offered it from the start I probably would have at some point bought both models if only for collection purposes... With all that said I will wait for the prices to normalize after the rush unless I luck into one.
 

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I'm kinda neutral on the commercial ssr. It would be great to have a more accurate scar 17, but I find my 16" plenty accurate. 1 moa at 100 yards for a battle rifle is pretty great!

For anything farther than 800 yards, I have a bolt gun chambered in 6.5 creedmoor. I think alot of folks are with me on this in that having both the scar 17 and 20 may be a little overkill. That being said, these are amazing guns. I'm hoping more folks like DAWGfan1980 decide to unload their spare scar 17's. I know I'll be in the market for another one.


Not at all overkill. We (my Family) enjoy shooting. The fact that we choose the SCAR16 and SCAR17 as our families defensive weapons proves this. We are serious shooters. There for we need series rifles to shoot. The CSR and the SSR or SCAR 20 will just add to the fun. Some people play Golf as a Hobby. We shoot SCARs as our Hobby.
 

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I just want the OEM 20" barrel I read would be available for the 17s:th_sign0009:. Hey S.Stryker! When you finish up with those PS90 barrels how about a combo deal on your SSR butt-stock and FN OEM equivalent 20" barrel! Stryker Sniper Support Rifle:--(! As a matter of fact I would like to be number one on the (fictional as of this moment) combo deal! I bet I am behind on this and this is already in the works...:p
 
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