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75th Rangers will take SCAR to war!

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by GreenBeret1631, May 12, 2009.

  1. 75th Rangers will take SCAR to war!

    By Matthew Cox - Staff writer
    Posted : Tuesday May 12, 2009 11:01:33 EDT

    About 600 members of the 75th Ranger Regiment will soon take the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle into battle.

    The 600 SCARs are the first of 1,800 that U.S. Special Operations Command began fielding in early April, SOCom spokeswoman Air Force Maj. Denise Boyd told Army Times.

    SOCom chose the SCAR system — which consists of the 5.56mm MK16 and the 7.62mm MK17 — to replace weapons including the 5.56mm M4A1 carbine, made by Colt Defense LLC.

  2. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

    May 13, 2007
    S.E. Pa
    Switching battle rifles during a shooting war didn't work well last time.

    I hope these guys have better luck than we had.