What Ammo Does The FN Scar 17 Use?

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If you know anything about the FN Scar 17, you'll know that it's a strong assault rifle in whichever game you play.

This Short-stroke gas piston assault rifle has appeared in Call of Duty a few times in the past as the Scar-H and Scar-L - including Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2.

Now that the FN Scar 17 is in Warzone, players are questioning why this gun is not used more.

Despite its hard-hitting nature, it's not a common pick due to its ammo.

Here's what you need to know about the FN Scar 17's ammo.

FN Scar 17 Ammo

The FN Scar 17 uses 7.62 NATO rounds for ammunition by default in Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare.

Just like its real-life counterpart, the Scar fires long-range, hard-hitting 7.62x51mm NATO/308 Winchester cartridge.

The selective-fire FN SCAR 17’s innovative gas-operated, short-stroke piston system reduces fouling for greater reliability.

That's why the gun does such a great deal of damage in-game.

In Warzone and Modern Warfare, the FN Scar 17 comes with the option to increase the magazine size to 25 or 30.

By electing to increase magazine size, you slightly reduce the aim down sight speed and movement speed.

With the 30 round mag, you further decrease these two characteristics due to the weight increase of the bullets.

It's unfortunately not a meta gun despite being one of the most powerful rifles in the game; only really being bested by the semi-automatics.


This is due to the fact that 30 bullets is just not enough in Warzone, even with the high damage.

Check out our guide for the best FN Scar 17 loadout here.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Call of Duty Warzone page.