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Sig 556

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CJStudent, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    I got offerred a SIG 556 as a trade for my Springfield Armory EMP (.40). What say y'all on the rifle, and on the trade offer? The guy says it has a Bushnell scope on it; not sure of specs.
  2. Gdirty5


    Apr 9, 2008
    Sig 556 is worth roughly 1k used which is roughly what an emp goes for. I know years ago when I bought my 556 swat, I paid 1800.... Back then a regular one was 1600, and now I see them go for less than 1200 new.... Oh well, mine is a side folding sbr

  3. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    That's about what I figured; that they were pretty comparable price-wise. What do you think of the rifle itself?
  4. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    Shoot it first, then decide.

    I like the Sig 556 rifle. I don't own one, yet.

    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  5. PlasticGuy


    Jul 10, 2000
    I think that trade would work slightly in your favor. I've had three Sig 556 rifles, and all were excellent. I even ran one through a class at Thunder Ranch, with zero malfunctions or other problems. I say go for it. I think you win all the way around.
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    As the owner of a 556, I'd recommend keeping the pistol. Its quality is shoddy.
  7. Gdirty5


    Apr 9, 2008
    I think the rifle is too heavy (I have the swat version) but it doesn't malfunction on me yet and I can have a side folding stock, which I can have on my ar15's.

    That's my version of a 556, 10.5 inch barrel , quad rail, aim point comp m3 with magnifier in a Samson/arms mount with flip to side mount, and ace side folding adapter.

    The pic is a little dated, that's when I first got my tax stamp in and put it together using bits and pieces around my house, it now has a magpul stock and 4 prong vortex style flash hider.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
  8. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    Well, in the meantime since the offer, the guy has since sold the gun. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Thanks for the info, though, guys!

  9. dryflyelk


    Feb 16, 2009
    Keep the handgun.

    I had the 556 and had high hopes for it. Turns out it shoots and feels like a $300 rifle, not a $1500 one. Even at 1k it's over priced. If you want a 5.56, save the extra for a scar or get/build an AR.
  10. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Agreed completely.
  11. A friend of mine had one and I thought it was too front heavy.
  12. I have an older one (serial under 10K) and have found, yes it is a bit front heavy compared to an AR without a pistol...check its weight to a piston AR and the difference is much closer...

    I changed the "fish gill" hand guard to the Swiss 551 type and the front heaviness is mitigated...mine shoots nice and is of nice quality...

    ...the OE sights are cheap but that was the idea...since everyone wanted the sights of their choice...the OE AR type stock (mine doesn't side fold) is cheap but again but serviceable...get what you want...

    ...was it expensive when new?...more than a standard AR but it is a different rifle...would I buy it again???...much as I like it, I might just go with something that has a lot more in the aftermarket (or today comes from the manufacturer with the stuff you might want)...however, mine seems to do everything a rifle should so and most anything but one you make will cost you more...I haven't looked at new ones...

    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012