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sig 556 SWAT

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by ogre, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a couple for sale in the area and I like what I see. Does anyone here have any PERSONAL experience with one?
     
  2. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I had a Sig 556 & 551, and both were nose heavy, but other than that pretty good rifles. I sold them, and will stick with my AR.

    I was able to check out the SWAT model, with the folding stock, pic rails, in the select fire version.

    They are very good rifles, flat recoiling, able to keep all the round on target out to 15+ yards in auto mode.
     
  3. 108arms

    108arms Eastsound Member

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    very smooth rifle, I've shot it many times, with the robinson xcr as well, they are top of the line in my opinion.
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Very good rifle but nose heavey.

    jj
     
  5. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    I have one it's nose heavy but a very fine rifle still getting it dialed in so can't talk about accuracy just yet.
     
  6. ddnuts

    ddnuts Oregon Active Member

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    I love mine. Get to the gym and it won't feel heavy. I think you should shoot one if you ever get the chance.
     
  7. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Loose, cheap furniture that wobbles. Internal mechanism is great, but the 556 is so much like the AR conmpared to what the 551 was in terms of the controls and ergonomics, why even bother? Besides, they don't even chamber the weapon in 6.8, so I don't see the point, personally. The time that I think about a 556 is when they chamber it in more rounds. The 551, on the other hand, I would take in a heartbeat.
     
  8. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    I have the SWAT Patrol model and love it. The regular models with the longer gas-piston I felt were too nose heavy also. The Patrol is 0.8 lbs. lighter and all that weight was at the muzzle. JC Weaponry is the dealer to get yours from, he gave me a great deal on mine. I didn't get an AR because I didn't want the same rifle as everyone else on the block.
     
  9. JC Weaponry

    JC Weaponry Newberg, OR Member

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    Thanks for the referral. :)

    The Patrol Models are balanced better than the Classics. (not as nose heavy)

    The DMR's are HEAVY... and I mean HEAVY.

    The First Gen 556's had issues, but those were obsoleted quickly and replaced with second Gen, and now third Gen Rifles. (Classics)

    The latest Classics now have side sling attachment points. (and easy way to tell latest Gen)

    They are reliable weapons, and will never suffer from the limitations found in the AR15 Piston Systems. (no carrier tilt, no bolt bounce)
    The Piston in the 556 series is connected to the bolt as one piece that moves together, but can be separated for cleaning.

    Overall, SIG did a very good thing by bringing them back into production.
     
  10. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    Question for JC: why is it the classics have the sling attachment on the lower but the patrol doesnt!? who's brilliant idea was that?
     
  11. JC Weaponry

    JC Weaponry Newberg, OR Member

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    It's a generational change. ALL new 556's in the future will have them.