SCAR Sighting!

A colleague of mine sent me this photo today and I thought I’d share it with DT readers…

Note the buttstocks over these dudes’ shoulders. I think this is the first official SCAR sighting with troops other than testers…
SCAR-SEAL.jpg

(NAVY PHOTO) SEAL BEACH NAVAL WEAPONS STATION, Calif. (April 15, 2009) Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) assigned to Special Boat Team (SBT) 12 conduct an equipment check before getting underway for a training exercise at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua T. Rodriguez.

— Christian

  • Alan

    I saw this yesterday, what’s curious is the operator on the left, his buttstock seems to be a black one painted tan. I thought the polymer/composite parts of the SCAR were molded in-color…Could it be an early version in black that was painted? Though the cheekrest looks to be the Gen-3 version.
    Either way, it’s cool to actually see one of these “in the wild”.

  • Alexander

    From what I have heard these are very good weapon platforms. I almost would have expected an announcement, but maybe they are trying to sneak them in first and the use the opinion of special forces to use to expand production to regulars.

  • Mang

    good looking out.
    So, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 7.62×39 VARIANT OF THIS WEAPON?, because I want to see a picture of that.

  • Alexander

    Yes, that is something I would like to see. Personally I would prefer the larger round that the 7.62 would provide.
    Not to mention, operating in these “hot zones” where mostly AK-47s will be used then using that round could allow them to blend in and perhaps even use AK-47 ammo they find lying around to supplement what they carry.

  • JRS

    “Yes, that is something I would like to see. Personally I would prefer the larger round that the 7.62 would provide.
    Not to mention, operating in these “hot zones” where mostly AK-47s will be used then using that round could allow them to blend in and perhaps even use AK-47 ammo they find lying around to supplement what they carry.”
    I’m sorry, but that’s incorrect.
    The SCAR-H utilizes the 7.62x51mm round while the AK round you speak of utilizes the 7.62x39mm.

  • Moose

    JRS, they’re talking about a 7.62x39mm version of the SCAR-H receiver which was discussed but has not been seen in the white owrld yet.

  • JRS

    “JRS, they’re talking about a 7.62x39mm version of the SCAR-H receiver which was discussed but has not been seen in the white owrld yet.”
    I stand corrected and humbled.
    Cheers!

  • david

    You forgot to blur their faces.

  • billy

    This is an awesome gun and i hope they let people chose which round they want to carry, the 556 maybe handy sometimes but usaully it’s better to stick with the bog oll’ 762.

  • Deepy

    Whats the situation with masada? The SCAR is officialy supported by SOCOM and how bout masada, which is better? Are we going to see it as well? Its going to be available for military/LE during third-quarter. BTW anybody know the MRSP of SCAR for the military?
    BTW this blurring is absurd. If the author doesnt do it than its ok for us to see as well. BTW anybody know him? Didnt think so.

  • Weaponeer

    The MASADA is now known as the Bushmaster ACR.
    The Bushmaster ACR will initially be available in 3 SKUS: Standard Carbine with fixed stock, Entry Carbine with folding stock, and Special Purpose Rifle with Precision Rifle Stock.
    Last time I checked with them the calibers were expected to be 5.56, 7.62×51, 7.62×39, and 6.5 Grendel

  • JackR

    Any Steyr AUG sightings?

  • Tyler

    If you are going to post pictures of operators, at least take the time to protect their identity.

  • Darrel Kemble

    OK!, OK—- So I’m an OLDER Vet……
    What the H— is SCAR ????
    Yes,Yes I can see it’s a rifle…!!!

  • Kali

    I think we will see this weapon platform become more available with quick reaction units that won’t have as much heads up time to change gear.
    According to the author, and cited source of the photo, these guys are boat crewmen and not so called “operators.” There are no secret troops, just secret missions. If a picture needs to be “blurred” to proctect identities then it should be blurred to protect missions and therefore not shown at all. This is not the case here.

  • Alan

    @Darrel
    the SCAR stands for SOF Combat Assault Rifle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_SCAR (obviously wikipedia needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but as far as i can tell this article is fairly accurate).It’s the latest “trial” weapon issued to the SOF community to replace the M4 system. It comes in an L (light) version which is the standard 5.56 and an H (heavy) which is the 7.62 version. Both versions have similar controls to the M4/M16 weapons systems.

  • steve

    If you are going to post pictures of operators, at least take the time to protect their identity.
    Yeah, okay, enemy forces be on the lookout for a white guy and a green guy. Could you be more paranoid?

  • SW1911

    The so called “black one painted tan” is actually a two tone stock, with the black parts mainly being the rubber pad. I thought that was pretty obvious, as would anyone whos every seen a picture of a Sand/Coyote rifle.
    5 seconds on google image search finds this
    http://www.techimo.com/forum/attachments/debateimo-politics-religion-controversy/21804-assault-weapon-ban-fn_scar_light_gen3_cqc_03.jpg
    Anyways, the SCAR is long overdue. How long has the damn thing been in testing? I say dump all M4s/16s and issue the SCAR-L to light infantry and the SCAR-H to heavy infantry. The 308 would come in handy in Afghanistan, I’m sure.
    FN makes all current M16s anyways, so it’s not like it is a huge hurdle politically.

  • Alan

    I’m trying to find a bigger picture of that SCAR.
    The one on the left, take a look at the around slit for the sling, and near the stock lock button, there looks to be some “paint” wear on there. The rubber buttpad is obviously going to be black; that’s not the issue. it also doesn’t make it a “two-tone” stock. What i’m curious about is the fact that the STOCK and not the buttpad seems to be painted over in tan or FDE.

  • Brandon

    Can’t you get butt stocks for m16s that are like the Scar butt stocks? If so this could just be m16s

  • alfa 29

    it be a scar you can tell.

  • colt1911guy

    The rifles are made from hard cast urathane and painted to match. Note the comment by ALAN-good eye. They were cast from a mold made off an early version MK16 MOD 0. Colors could not be molded in due to the process and FAST delivery requirement. They are part of a contract with boat teams for training-specifically in wet conditions. No reason to beat up a real weapon-especially when there were at that time very few live ones in their inventory. Each one is weighted to duplicate a loaded weapon and is very detailed. Sights are down, mag is in and forward handgrip is mounted.

  • guest

    could be an bushmaster acr they use the same stocks…