The FN FS2000 At 500 Yards
When we test a rifle we don't go out and bumpfire it into a woodpile. Or bench rest it at an indoor air conditioned range. We take it and run it in the environments that are likely to be faced by the end-user/operator.
This last weekend we taught Guerrilla Sniper 2 in Kingman, AZ. During breaks from the 95 degree desrt heat we brought out the FS2000 and tried our hand at various distances with staff and students. For this purpose we added a Trijicon TA33-9 with the chevron reticle. That is a 308 ACOG, but since we were using the Hornady 75 grain Superformance BTHP, we wanted a scope with a BDC that would fit.
Here are some photos taken during that session.
Several students tried their hand as well and made hits at various long ranges. At 400 yards we held the "4" hash mark at the base of the steel IPSC target and hit repeatedly. At 500 yards, we used almost the same hold, perhaps slightly higher on target, and hit repeatedly.
We did not try any shooting at 600 yards with the rifle as the 600 yard steel was barely visible in the desert dust with the 3X magnification.
While the trigger could be better of course, it didn't seem to hinder anyone's downrange results. Anyone looking for a super compact bullpup rifle, capable of close range CQB application as well as long range use, with total ambidextrous capability, should seriously consider the FN FS2000, we are very impressed with this rifle.