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saman
02-16-2008, 01:13 PM
Anyone have any experience, critiques, etc with a Sig 556? A friend of mine highly recommends it and I am thinking of buying one versus an M4. Thanks William

If this has been done before please refer me to the link. My search fu was off today.

Joseph Timbs
02-16-2008, 03:01 PM
I have handled them several times and thought they are a bit front heavy . The trigger feels good to me , but the Sig's factory sight truly suck ! I'll allow Dan-O , SMG Lee , SecOp's 1 , and others to post their own opinions .


I suspect that most of the board will tell you to go with a nice piston driven AR or buy a Colt AR. ;)

Jake Salyards
02-16-2008, 03:02 PM
Owned one - great rifle - shoots clean, is slow to get dirty - never had any kind of malf - very accurate - wonderful trigger.

CONS - it is a muzzle heavy pig if you are trying to shoot on the move - I much prefer the balance of an M-4 for dynamic shooting.

It is a great weapon - but I just didn't like the balance.

Section 1 knows MUCHO about all things M4/AR/assualt rifles and especially gas piston stuff - I can't assume to speak for him - but I think he favors other systems over the Sig 556.

Great rifle - poor balance.

My two cents

Jake

SteveOR
02-16-2008, 05:14 PM
Front end heavy - But it shoots good and stays clean. LWRC is probably the top choice in the piston category. Not my opinion just parroting what I have heard from others on this forum. I have several piston rifles and find the SIG GTG. Like the POF upper and the FS2000 these guns stay cool and clean a lot longer than the gas counterparts.

Section1_Operations
02-16-2008, 05:41 PM
As we've discussed before in regards to the SIG 556, it's a great platform design that SIG screwed up attempting to morph into an AR.

Lack of sights from the box, the best aftermarket rail will only make it more front heavy, the much asked for folding stock is a knock of cheap "M4" type (2yrs late and ~1,400-2k short...), etc.

Most of the discussion of the SIG 556 occured in this sub-forum so you'll need to dig a little as "SIG" & "556" are too short and generic to jive with the SEARCH function -- even for me.;)

An LWRC AR15 is a steal compared to the SIG 556 price tag. If you need a folding stock that bad on a 5.56 platform get an AK, SCAR-L, or ACR...

saman
02-16-2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks guys. What is LWRC? William

Joseph Timbs
02-16-2008, 07:07 PM
A piston driven AR . I have never used one , but Section1 and a few others swear by them .

Section1_Operations
02-16-2008, 08:21 PM
Thanks guys. What is LWRC (http://www.lwrifles.com/)? William

Have fun...;)

hartley2463
02-16-2008, 09:57 PM
As we've discussed before in regards to the SIG 556, it's a great platform design that SIG screwed up attempting to morph into an AR.

Lack of sights from the box, the best aftermarket rail will only make it more front heavy, the much asked for folding stock is a knock of cheap "M4" type (2yrs late and ~1,400-2k short...), etc.

Most of the discussion of the SIG 556 occured in this sub-forum so you'll need to dig a little as "SIG" & "556" are too short and generic to jive with the SEARCH function -- even for me.;)

An LWRC AR15 is a steal compared to the SIG 556 price tag. If you need a folding stock that bad on a 5.56 platform get an AK, SCAR-L, or ACR...

Where can you find a LWRC for much less than a Sig 556? LWRC's website quotes a price of 1400 just for the upper and there is no price quote for complete rifles. There are also not any stocking dealers near my home. I can get the Sig 556 from several local firearms dealers.

SteveOR
02-16-2008, 10:00 PM
2015.00 for a carbine 14 week backorder...

SteveOR
02-16-2008, 10:00 PM
2015.00 for a carbine 14 week backorder...

S-Lee
02-16-2008, 10:30 PM
For a little less and faster delivery time, PWS makes a very decent piston system.

glockin
02-16-2008, 10:32 PM
For a little less and faster delivery time, PWS makes a very decent piston system.

Link?

Who is PWS?

Section1_Operations
02-16-2008, 11:54 PM
For a little less and faster delivery time, PWS makes a very decent piston system.


Link the ARES, w/o a lot more info out there for consumption, I find these relegated to the wait and see arena -- Beta test still in progress.

Section1_Operations
02-17-2008, 12:01 AM
2015.00 for a carbine 14 week backorder...

What? No, a "carbine" an M6 is listed at ~$1,516 -- you add a Troy folding BUIS and you're ~$200 over the cost of a stock Colt 6920/6921.:cool:

The M6A1 (w/Rail) is ~$1,800 -- the cost of most Colt's + a FF rail system.:rolleyes:

It would appear you looked at the M6A2 -- a rifle with just about all the bells and whistles.;)

Section1_Operations
02-17-2008, 12:17 AM
Sometimes I wonder why I even bother...



Where can you find a LWRC for much less than a Sig 556?


You don't unless you already own an AR lower, and I don't believe anyone suggested you could get a NIB fully decked LWRC for the price of a stock SIG 556.



LWRC's website quotes a price of 1400 just for the upper and there is no price quote for complete rifles.


Sorry, but seriously you guys have awful reading skills.

The section for complete rifles lists their MSRP for factory completed rifles in various configurations.

P.S., it was ~$1,121 for an M6 upper.:cool:



There are also not any stocking dealers near my home. I can get the Sig 556 from several local firearms dealers.


Let me get this right, your SIG sans sights will be less than the LWRC similarly configured -- I doubt it.

Sight sets run ~$200-250
FF Rails ~$200-300
Stocks: ?

I see the ~$1,400 SIG 556 running ~$1,800-2,200 the way most of you are talking.

If you guys are that hard up for money it may be prudent to rethink some things. A 14wk wait means I have lots of savings time to ensure I get exactly what I want and need. Instant graitfication only works if you can modularly get the same thing down the road.

hartley2463
02-17-2008, 01:51 AM
My reading skills are fine, my computer skills however are a different story;)
I didn't scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

Just to make sure that we are talking about the same rifle it is the M6 right?

SteveOR
02-17-2008, 12:07 PM
I read fine .. I just am brain damaged. :dope:

The M6A2 is what I would get so I related that info....errrrr some such excuse.....

Section1_Operations
02-17-2008, 02:11 PM
Just to make sure that we are talking about the same rifle it is the M6 right?


The M6 is the base model comparable to a base Colt 6920/6921.

My rifle was converted to a M6 then I added the rail making it an M6A1. IIRC, SMGLee has a M6A2 upper.