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New SIG 556...or....new Colt AR?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by djegators, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. djegators

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    I'm interested in a new rifle, and am researching both of these options. The SIG is pretty tempting, with the $300 rebate offer, but it seems that even after that, the cost ends up about the same as a new Colt AR. I already have two ARs, so I could go for variety, or I could add to what I have, having the advantage of compatibility.


    What do you guys think? I am overlooking some pros and cons of each option?
     
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  3. WayaX

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    I'd get the Sig. If you already have 2 quality AR's (assuming you don't have dpms or something similar), then what is the point of the Colt? If I already had 2 AR's and had extra money and wanted an AR I'd probably start a hobby one and build it myself.

    I have a Sig 556 and am quite fond of it.
     
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    I have a Sig 556 and a a couple of ARs as well and like them all. If you already have an AR or two the Sig is a fun gun to shoot. It is a little bit different but at least the mags and such are the same so you re not losing anyhting. I have had my 556 for a couple of years, I do like the "classic" furniture they are running now. The only downside is the Sig is a little heavier then my ARs but that should not be a show stopper. Good luck!
     
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    Also SIG just came out with it's own AR platform too. AR 516 I think it's called or something like that. And Ruger has it's gas piston AR out too. Just another AR though, they all pretty much shoot the same.
    Buy a battle rifle like an FAL or an M1A1?
     
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    Id get the sig especially since you already have 2 ARs
     
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    Nah, mine are quality..a pre-ban Bushy, and a Colt HBAR. Was thinking a 16" would be a nice compliment, while still haivng some compatibility, and ease of finding parts.


    Yes, that will likely be my NEXT rifle, a .308, turn it into a sniper type rifle...
     
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    Anyone else? I hear some say quality of SIG has decreased.

    Held the SIG at a gun shop today...liked it...
     
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    I'd the get the Colt...
     
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    OK...been doing a lot of thinking, shopping around, and research. I do like the SIG 556, and feel its a pretty good deal with the $300 rebate, but can still get a pretty damn good AR for the same money. Now leaning more towards doing a BCM mid length setup. Am I missing anything? Any other opinions?
     
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    I'd get the Colt. The Sig felt flimsy to me, but that's just my opinion.
     
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    Have you thought about something a little different?

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    The STG-556 can be had for around $1,000 and their new model takes AR mags. Just a thought! I like mine much more than my 3 AR and 4 AKs!
     
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    I'd like to know where to find one of those for a grand the ones that I have seen have been between 1900-2100
     
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    http://www.ratworxusa.com/ also they have actions on Gunbroker that let you buy the rifle at a cheaper price.
    great company to deal with.
     
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    I might be biased....
     
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    SIG!

    Sig is basically Swiss rip-off of AK design put into a package with better ergonomics. Other then spring on the gas piston it looks like thinly disguised AK.

    Colt is just another version of famous ****s where it eats gas system that everybody is getting away from.
     
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    I've got a lot of time with the Sig 556 platform, including a trip to Thunder Ranch. I love them. Reliability is fantastic, and ergonomics with the new "Classic" forend are very good. I am issued a Colt AR15 every day at work, but I'd trade it for a Sig 556 in a heartbeat if I could. While some of the very first Sig 556's had teething issues, they were resolved within the first thousand rifles or so. You have nothing to worry about.