What is the difference between SCAR-H and scar-L?
SCAR-L (Lightweight) is chambered in 5.56 NATO and can accept 30rd STANAG magazines. You can throw the L variant into the “Assault Rifle” role. SCAR-H (Heavy) is chambered in 7.62 NATO and has a proprietary 20rd magazine, it also features a slightly longer barrel than the L variant and weighs slightly more.
What does the H in SCAR-H stand for?
It is constructed with modularity for the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. This family of rifles consist of two main types. The SCAR-L, for “light”, is chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO and the SCAR-H, for “heavy”, is chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO.
How effective is the SCAR-H?
The SCAR-H is a very accurate rifle and with proper optics and a good shooter (the most important element) behind the rifle, is fully capable of utilizing the maximum range of each round.
Can you own a SCAR-H?
Yes and no. A civilian Semi-Automatic version is available (SCAR 17S) and can be picked up in most states through a FFL (Federal Firearms Licensee) transfer assuming a gun shop doesn’t already have one in stock.
Is SCAR-H better than M4?
Scar-H or mk-17 is a battle rifle. M4 is a carbine. Scar uses 7.62*51 nato rounds. Bigger, retains more energy on impact, can hit upto 700 meters with reliable accuracy and no special gear with good rounds, but also heavier with more recoil than the 5.56*45.
Does the military use the SCAR-H?
The SCAR-H was adopted by the SOCOM as the Mk 17, while the SCAR-L was originally adopted as the Mk 15 – and deliveries of both commenced in 2009, and subsequently delivered to all branches of the U.S. SOCOM including the U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Army Rangers, Army Special Forces, MARSOC (Marine Forces Special Operations …
Can you buy a full auto SCAR?
By Federal law, yes, both semi and full automatic.
Do Navy Seals use the SCAR?
American commandos, especially the SEAL Teams and Rangers, briefly fielded the FN SCAR because of long-range engagements in Afghanistan. The SCAR, which was specifically designed for special-operations units, promised one platform for all jobs since operators could change barrels according to the situation.