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Tried a Sig 556 and loved it!

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by seamaster, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. seamaster

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    I tried a Sig 556 and really liked the sights and that the stock doesn't have the typical hollow echoing sound that the AR does. It felt heavier but real nice!

    Who has one and can we see some inspirational pics?
     
  2. blhar15

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    I had a Sig556 and seemed like an OK gun, it ran without any problems. They are still too high priced though. All though with the $300 rebate they have now, it makes it much more affordable.
     


  3. DWhitehorne

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    I don't know about inspirational but here are some pics of mine. I love it too. I've got a few AR's and wanted something different. I've got a zoom dot on it now, but I am leaning toward possibly a 1x4 optic. Not sure yet.
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  4. MistoGators

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  5. PlasticGuy

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    I'm a huge fan of the Sig 556 platform. Sig has offered some goofy and cheap accessories for them in the last few years, but the basic platform is a very good one. I took my first Sig 556 to Thunder Ranch a couple summers back, and it shot great and had zero malfunctions. The new Classic forend knocks a significant amount of weight off the front end, and the new sights are a lot better also. It does seem like Sig is listening to the customers, and the 556 gets a little better every year.
     
  6. mikeyU

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    I would like to try the 556 platform, the only dislike I have about it is the placement of the safety, and the trigger pull isn't crisp, but I could get over that. Im also interested in checking sigs new ar line.
     
  7. WayaX

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    I own 2 Sig 556's. One is an absolutely amazing rifle (though at the moment a very funny color since I duracoated it). The other is essentially junk. The first rifle does not suffer from the infamous hump, or canted rail and is very reliable.

    The second rifle, which I bought 3 days ago has many issues. It has the hump, the bolt carrier is less refined, and the rail that the bolt carrier rides on isn't fully welded onto the stamped sheet metal upper. I mean really, this is the stuff I'd expect in a Century WASR, not an $1800 rifle.

    Anyway, I called Sig about it today and I'm shipping the rifle back up to them soon. I was very disappointed in the second one.
     
  8. mikeyU

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    What hump do you speak of?
     
  9. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    Yes, that's the hump.

    Sig sent the rifle back to me entirely unaltered saying everything (including the wonderful movable upper receiver) was in factory specifications. The whole incident has put me off getting anything from Exeter. My older Sig 556 is still running strong though.
     
  10. Glocks&Ducs

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    How does it shoot? You listed a bunch of stuff that may or may not be detrimental to the overall function and longevity of the rifle, but you didn't even say if it had mechanical problems.
     
  11. Glocks&Ducs

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    This kind of looks like the eternal Glock peening "problem" people have complained so much about.
     
  12. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

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    I've been looking at one of these just haven't done it yet.