What's the Connection Between FNH and Winchester?

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    What's the Connection Between FNH and Winchester?

    Winchester is offering the SX-AR which appears to be almost 100% identical to the FNAR from FNH.

    What gives?

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    IIRC, at one time, both were owned by Herstal in Belgium. Perhaps they still are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herknav View Post
    IIRC, at one time, both were owned by Herstal in Belgium. Perhaps they still are.
    I never knew that, you learn something new every day.

    According to the FNH site they still are.
    FN Herstal is part of Herstal Group that is known around the globe for the quality of its products. Under the brands FN Herstal, Browning and Winchester, Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting and marksmanship.

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    FNH is also designing a new tactical rifle on the Model 70 design. I believe they also own Browning along with Winchester Repeating Arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul45 View Post
    FNH is also designing a new tactical rifle on the Model 70 design. I believe they also own Browning along with Winchester Repeating Arms
    Yup. The model 70 is now being made in the FNH plant in SC where they make the M-249 and M-240 mgs. FNH has owned USRAC and Browning for quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    FNH has owned USRAC and Browning for quite some time.
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    Along with good ol Browning...
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    I have the FN TPS, ported w/ M4 butt stock. Basically a dressed up Winchester 1200. Seems softer shooting to me. Found a deal I couldn't pass up.

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