close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Tried a Sig 556 and loved it!

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

  1. seamaster

    seamaster

    Messages:
    2,971
    Likes Received:
    996
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    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

    blhar15

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Location:
    Iowa
    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

    DWhitehorne

    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Location:
    Herndon,VA
    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.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  4. MistoGators

    MistoGators 0331 - Guns Up

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
  5. PlasticGuy

    PlasticGuy

    Messages:
    5,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2000
    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

    mikeyU

    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Location:
    Montana
    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

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    2,642
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    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

    mikeyU

    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Location:
    Montana
    What hump do you speak of?
     
  9. Riggs23

    Riggs23

    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2001
    Location:
    TX
  10. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

    Messages:
    13,557
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Location:
    S.E. Pa
  11. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    2,642
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    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.
     
  12. Glocks&Ducs

    Glocks&Ducs

    Messages:
    4,051
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2004
    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.
     
  13. Glocks&Ducs

    Glocks&Ducs

    Messages:
    4,051
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2004
    This kind of looks like the eternal Glock peening "problem" people have complained so much about.
     
  14. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Location:
    Texas
    I've been looking at one of these just haven't done it yet.