Gun Report

FN FS2000 Tactical Rifle No. 3830000000 5.56x45mm NATO-223 Rem.

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Our action team said the FN was harder to shoot than the AUG designs—the FN’s sloping front end wasn’t as good as the others’ built-in vertical grips. Ambi handling a big plus, though.

FN FS2000 Tactical Rifle No. 3830000000 5.56x45mm NATO-223 Rem.

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Recreational
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Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Length of Pull
Action Type
Barrel Finish
Trigger Pull Weight

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The rifle consists of two main assemblies: the barreled receiver group and the frame, coupled together by means of an axis pin located above the trigger guard. The barrel group has an integral MIL-STD-1913 rail used to mount optical sights. The frame or lower receiver contains the trigger group, the bolt and bolt carrier assembly, return mechanism and magazine well.
A detail image of the rail. As priced, our gun didn’t include the rail, but the addition of the rail and a front grip would improve the gun’s handling.
One of the design elements our team favored was the FN’s wide polymer buttpad. Its ribbed surface was tacky enough to provide a good shoulder mount, but wasn’t sticky.
Here’s the view of the left side of the gun, with the charging handle in the open and locked position. The long rail provided plenty of mounting surface for the Insight MRDS optic.

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