As far as battle rifles go, the FN SCAR has made its mark. The SCAR 17S, the semi-auto only version of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s newest service rifle, is chambered in 7.62x51mm.

The rifle is fully ambidextrous and features a free-floating, cold hammer-forged MIL-SPEC barrel with hardchromed bore. What does that translate to? Well, insanely low recoil, for starters.

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Recently, Lucas Botkin of T.Rex Arms put the SCAR 17S through its paces and demonstrated the recoil, or lack thereof, with the rifle.

“Lucas Botkin runs a simple close range target transition drill with his SCAR 17. The weight and added recoil of 7.62×51 doesn’t slow him down too much.

“He’s running the stock SCAR muzzle brake, EOTech EXPS 3, and Geissele Super Scar trigger.”

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