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Sig 522 problems

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by DriBak, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    I got my iron sights in today and went to the range. I did not even make it through a full mag when the extractor failed, it blew out. I'll be calling Sig Monday morning. Hopefully they can send me a new extractor, extractor spring and extractor plunger and this will be DIY remedy.
    So much for Sig Sauer "Reliability. First Time. Every Time." :upeyes::steamed:
     
  2. M2 Carbine

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    It blew out?
    Did the shell case blow out? There's been some cases of S&W M&P 15-22 losing extractors when the case blew out.

    I've got about 6-7 hundred rounds through my SIG 522 now.

    What iron sights do you have?
     


  3. That sucks!

    Mine has been trouble-fee so far, but I've only put about 300 rounds thru it so far.
     
  4. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    Interesting. I do think that Sig Sauer "jumped the shark" with that rifle. Not my favorite. Then again, I have an M&P 15-22, and swore I would never buy another Smith that was not a revolver........ But I digress.........

    What ammo were you using?
     
  5. RUT

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    Then again, this is the first such problem I've heard re. the 522. On the other hand, the 15-22 has had a myriad of "ejector" problems resulting in umpty-ump of them being returned to the factory for repair. If anyone jumped the shark, I'd say it was S&W.
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    I found my Smith M&P ejector was too far to the left and low. Whether or not the extracted case hit the ejector or not was just a matter of luck.

    I carefully bent the ejector up and right and that cured the problem.
    The SIG has almost the exact ejector.

    A few minutes ago I was talking to my friend that was shooting my SIG yesterday. I mentioned that I thought they ran about 4-5 hundred rounds through the SIG. He said more like, at least, 7-8 hundred. At times there were three people loading (eleven) magazines for the shooters, shooting rapid fire from the hip.:supergrin:

    Everyone that shoots the gun likes it.
     
  7. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    I just got off the phone with SS customer service. I asked for the parts so that I could DIY, they said they will email me a shipping label as they would like to see the firearm. They said this was a new firearm and this definitely should not have happened.

    The case did not "blow" or anything. I have had that happen with my Ciener kit and my AR, so I know what that feels and sounds like.
    I bought a set of clone KA back up irons like these

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...660448&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_2343wt_939

    My "gas block mod" did not work as I intended so I have the sights mounted on the rail. It looks unconventional, but they are back up to my EoTech 551 clone. They are "close" but still further apart than the back ups on top of the ACOG or the back ups on top of the AUG/STG556 optic.
    I'll keep my eye out for someone to clone the Sig front sight or one cheap somewhere.
    I'll keep you guys updated.
     
  8. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    Not the first problem regarding the 552 I have heard of--or assited with (as an Armorer). Oh, and trust me, I am not a fan of the M&P 15-22. Really. Just cause I have one, does not mean I think it hung the moon. Mine, however, has been flawless and fun. :supergrin:

    And I will disagree with the designation of "myriad" with regard to ejector problems on the 15-22. To me, "myriad" means "too many to name"-- which is hardly the case. Thanks to M2 Carbine for clearing up the "myriad" of problems.

    Anyway, Sig will not let any DIY go on at all. No surprise you were asked to send it back.

    I love Sig Sauer weapons. I am brand loyal as hell to them, and have been impressed with their innovations and engineering over the years. But, my opinion- which you can willfully ignore and take for what you will-- is that Sig really missed something with this rifle. I was so excited about it, and then kinda fizzled when I handled, shot, and disassembled it. Oh well, sorry to ramble but I cannot put my finger on it................
     
  9. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    Ok, then. Good luck to them. I can't make mine malfunction.:wavey:

    Still, I wanted Sig to come about wth a flawless, absolutely AWESOME weapon that had plenty of T&E --so there would not be threads about disasters and problems. I would love the 522 to be the Kick Ash rifle of the rimfire rage, but turns out, it's the same thing as everyone else's.

    And the frustrating thing??? I KNOW they could have done it. And I mean, REALLY done that sucker right, if not in such a hurry.....................
     
  10. M2 Carbine

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    A couple hours ago I started cleaning the SIG. I don't think I've seen a 22 that dirty. The bolt and receiver were bad carbon-ed up and the receiver and trigger housing were loaded with burned powder flakes. I gave up on it and tomorrow I'll spray the bolt, receiver and trigger housing with WD40 and blow it out with a air hose for starters.

    If the gun ever had an opportunity to jam it was Saturday. All the lube between the bolt and receiver was long gone, bone dry. If we shoot the rifle that much again I'll lube the bolt after a few hundred rounds.

    Everyone had fun blasting with the rifle.
    [​IMG]

    It seems it points pretty good from the hip, at least for the six people shooting it. They kept cleaning the berm of clay pigeons.:)
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    Oh BTW 522 owners. The rear sling stud/bolt had unscrewed almost to the point of falling out. A little LockTite might be called for.




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  11. Well, perhaps my standards aren't high enough, but I think both S&W and Sig "got it right".

    I've had no issues with either one, and find them both well-designed and better than many others on the market.

    Could they have done better? No doubt, but then the price would be too high to attract many folks.
     
  12. RUT

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    >>Well, perhaps my standards aren't high enough<<

    Guess that must be my problem too, as don't know what else I'd expect from it. I like the looks of it , and prefer the "Swiss" handguard over the rail as found on the S&W. Being a .22, I can't imagine what I'd need a tactical rail for. (to me they're like grasping a porcupine.)

    The other thing in Sig's favor for me is the factory is a mere 50 miles away, so if anything does go wrong I'll just drive it over to Exeter and drop it off. :supergrin:

    Believe me, I have no axe to grind with Smith, as I've been an S&W owner/fan for probably more years that most of you are old. :cool:
     
  13. M2 Carbine

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    I find the S&W more "useful" than the SIG.

    I've found that since the Smith has the exact same controls and feels like the AR, it makes an excellent, low cost trainer for the AR.
    I've seen that people can run a lot of inexpensive 22LR through the S&W and then they are immediately comfortable shooting the (expensive) AR.

    Also because of the rails, (I don't like the side rails) such as lasers, laser/lights, etc, can be easily attached to the Smith.
    In my case I can use the Smith for night time (AR) laser/light practice since the 22 noise isn't objectionable, whereas the .223 noise would be.
     
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  14. fired 500 rounds of cci mini mags with no hiccups so far.. i think sig 522 is a fine piece of 22lr rifle
     
  15. RUT

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    >> low cost trainer for the AR<<

    I guess not all of us need "trainers" for their ARs, nor are we crawling through the pucker brush at night. :supergrin:
     
  16. mag318

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    I have over 2k rounds thru my M&P15-22 now and it remains troublefree. I just ordered a 2'nd one today with the new factory installed flash hider.
     
  17. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    That's good. Mine as well. Enjoy your M&P.

    Just be careful making any comments or posting observations about the Sig 522. I expected more from Sig, and got pounced on for it.

    Although this is a thread titled "Sig 522 problems", actually pointing out these problems and making any negative observations regarding the weapon, as founded and real as they may be, really hurts some folks' feelings. :upeyes:
     
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  18. mag318

    mag318

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    I don't own a Sig 522 yet but I'm thinking about it, just waiting for their next version with sights on it.
     
  19. :rofl:

    No hurt feelings here, just a different experience with my personal 522... and having re-read the thread I didn't see where anyone "pounced"... unless you're much more sensitive than you seem! After all you did say
    :supergrin:
     
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