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FNH USA INTRODUCES VALUE ADDITION TO FN 15(TM) SERIES OF MODERN SPORTING RIFLES

MCLEAN, Va., July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FNH USA is pleased to announce the launch of the FN 15™ 1776, the newest addition to the company's modern sporting rifle product line. The FN 15™ 1776 is designed to be high performance, value-priced, and optics-ready, perfect for shooters looking for a base rifle to customize to their liking.



"The FN 15™ 1776 is an affordable rifle that includes the same quality, precision manufacturing and expertise synonymous with all FN products," said Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President for Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales for FN America. "We are excited to continue the expansion of the FN 15™ line with new models like the 1776 and provide customers with an opportunity to buy into the FNH USA brand."

The brand-new FN 15™ 1776 includes many of the same features found in the FN 15™ series like the standard 16-inch, alloy steel, button-broached barrel, 6-position collapsible stock, A2-style compensator, and sling attachments. In contrast, the FN 15™ 1776 features an optics-ready MIL-STD 1913 flat-top rail for mounting the scope or sight of your choice. Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $899.

Product Specifications:
Caliber: 5.56x45mm
Operation: Direct impingement
Color: Black
Overall Length: 33" – 35.25"
Stock: Black, six-position collapsible
Forearm: Black, two-piece ribbed, round
Capacity: 30 rounds
Weight: 6.6 lbs., empty
Magazine: (1) Magpul PMAG® Gen 3

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FN America, LLC, is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, VA with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of products, training and support services under the FNH USA brand name that enhance their performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at www.fnhusa.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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CONTACT: Kristina DeMilt, media@fnhusa.com

Source:FNH USA, LLC