Starting Ammunition 60 (MP)
Maximum Ammunition 600 rounds
Reload Time 1.8s loaded, 2.72s unloaded
Rate of Fire 630 RPM
1024-2400m (SP), 1800-2200m (600-1000m Suppressed) (MP)
Fire Mode Automatic
Ammunition 7.62x51mm NATO
Used by U.S. Army Rangers, Task Force 141, U.S. Navy SEALs, Shadow Company
Unlocked at Level 8 in multiplayer, the high damage and low recoil of the SCAR-H makes it popular among players, despite its small magazine capacity and relatively low rate of fire. It has the least amount of ammo of all automatic assault rifles due to its small magazine size (making this weapon a good choice for unlocking the "Surgical" title), and it also has a fairly long reload time. It is extremely useful for close range fighting due to its high damage. In medium range, the SCAR will also dominate most assualt rifles because of its high damage. The rifle only comes with 40 total rounds (two magazines, one already in the gun), meaning that the SCAR-H will run out of ammo very quickly, and making Scavenger incredibly useful. The SCAR-H is arguably one of the most effective assault rifles at long range as it has good accuracy, precise iron sights, high damage, but has moderate vertical and slight side-to-side shaking, making it easier to control than guns with both high vertical and horizontal recoil.
In Hardcore, the SCAR-H is a one shot kill at any range, unless shooting through cover - somewhat negating the need for extra ammunition, making Sleight of Hand a useful alternative due to the relatively long reload time. Due to its ability to kill targets in one shot, the SCAR-H is surprisingly effective in Hardcore. This is because it can be used well in close quarters, even hipfiring because of its high damage, though with moderate recoil and a low rate of fire. It is also decent firing full-auto at long range as it has lower recoil than the other one hit kill assault rifles. Using the ACOG sight in Hardcore is also a useful alternative to a sniper rifle, due to the previously mentioned power, and also due to the fact that the ACOG has no sway on assault rifles.