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Sig 716 .308

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by WhiskeyUnicorn, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. WhiskeyUnicorn

    WhiskeyUnicorn Paramagician

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    So I got news from my store manager that the Sig 716 gas piston powered 308 will be joining the ranks pretty soon. Within a week or two they're expected to be on our shelves. Going rate? Approx $1800 (+/-) Anyone have input on what they think of these things? I've not played with any 308 AR piston guns yet. Looks promising. May be my next rifle.
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    http://www.policemag.com/Channel/We...-Sauer-Will-Bring-SIG716-Tactical-Rifles.aspx
     
  2. PlasticGuy

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    I pawed it over at last year's SHOT Show. I didn't find anything visibly wrong with it, but it doesn't do anything for me.

    There are already proven .308 battle rifles out there in that price range. I don't see any reason to buy an untested one, and especially since it doesn't offer anything unique. Seems like another "me too" offering.
     


  3. Wonder if the magazines are based off of a current design or unique to Sig?
     
  4. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    Indeed. It seems Sig's answer to it's numerous quality issues is to produce more junk. Save your money.
     
  5. wellcraft

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    not interested in a SIG 516 or 716 especially if the in store price is 1800 dollars. i saw a picture of a sig in 308 that was similar in design to the 550 series rifles and would be all over one if sig made them available in the US. DPMS, BM, armalite, POF, LWRC and rock river all make good ar15 style rifle in 308 that i would buy before i bought the sig.
     
  6. humanguerrilla

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    Mags are Armalite. I think the BCG is a modified Armalite Ar10

    Better price point than I thought. The Sig 556s sell even with the crappy furniture. I'm sure these will sell. If they took Sr25/dpms mags I'd look closer. LMT stock.
     
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  7. Matthew Courtney

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    With all due respect sir, the AR-15 is an AR-10 style rifle in 5.56/.223, not the other way around!
     
  8. humanguerrilla

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    At Shotshow switched to Sr25 mags and ships with Pmag.
     
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  9. triggerjerk

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    Very interesting. Availability date?
     
  10. Goodspeed(TPF)

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    More competition means lower prices all around. Bring it says I.
     
  11. JTLIII

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    Nice! Now they just need tomake it with a longer rail and it'll be good to go.
     
  12. wellcraft

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    with all due respect sir I said "AR15 style rifles in 308" As far as i know only the armalite is known as an AR10.
     
  13. He means that the AR-10 was developed first and the AR-15 is derivitive of that. However, "AR-15" has become more of a generic term for the Stoner Direct Impingment in 5.56 and similiar intermediate caliber, while AR-10 still is used to refer to the actual Armalite product as you used it. He must have mistakenly thought you were transposing the "AR-10" label to Stoner style .308 caliber rifles in the same way that "AR-15" has been used.

    Now it's all gone pedantic in here, bleh. I've actually just punched myself for being a ******bag. :tongueout:
     
  14. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Need more of that 'round these parts :rofl:
     
  15. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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  16. KalashniKEV

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    They can stick that thing...

    Bring us the SAPR:

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  17. Andrewsky

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    Like all the other .308 AR's these days, it's quite lame. I want the real AR-10. The one the overseas heroes carried bravely into battle. The one that made the terrorists in Angola cry.

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  18. raven11

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    that is one good looking rifle:wow:
     
  19. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    That is a VERY nice looking rifle, which I would seriously consider if Sig does a good job with it.