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Anyone here have any experience with the Sig 556 with the piston setup? Have a chance to get a used one at a reasonable price. It would be the 556006 model which would place it about being made in 2007. It was used very little, probably under 500 rounds.
Thanks in advance.
I've got three of 'em John. One 006, one classic, and one DMR. I've not shot the classic yet, but liked the 006 so well that I bought the classic, then was offered a GREAT deal on the DMR and am glad I got it. They are reasonably accurate with little recoil and a proven system. Not a bad toy at all if the price is right...
Dave in NGA
I was asked to mount a scope on a friend's rifle last year. My recollection was; very well built, fairly accurate, completely dependable, and kinda heavy. Let's face it, it's a great 'fighting' rifle. Something you'd like to have if you needed to defend hearth and home.
Thanks Dave, appreciate the imput from you also. I am somewhat disappointed regarding yours and Steves reports on this rifle as being "reasonably accurate" and "somewhat accurate." The owner claims it as being a "tack driver." He didn't mention at what distance. Would I be assuming incorrectly that a AR in a 16 inch barrel would be "more accurate."
I never shoot from a rest or a bench. I only use the positions that I would if I was serious about defending myself. I only use a K5 silloutte target( had a ton left over from LEO days) and from that vantage I shoot as many fives out to 300 yards as I do with my ARs or M1s. Two helpful hints 1. if you use optics, buy a lowered cocking handle from Brownells. 2. just before a range session put a piece of tape behind the ejection port(that area takes a real pounding from the brass). I think that it is a fine weapon.
John, please don't let my "reasonably accurate" comment scare you off from one. I've got a 4x trijicon mounted on my DMR, had it out on a miserably windy day, and shot minute of tennis ball at 100 yards with no issues from a rest. I'm anxious to try that again on a more pleasant day. With my 006 and a trijicon reflex sight, was able to shoot minute of pie plate at 100 with no special effort on my part with cheap UMC ammo. I didn't mean to denigrate accuracy, only to point out it's a battle rifle, not a sniper rifle. I don't shoot any better with my AR types... Hope this helps more! Let us know if you get it how it shoots for you, you may be a far better rifleman than I after all... :-)
Dave in NGA
John, I would say the Sig is on par with the average AR in accuracy. I have a heavy barreled Bushmaster and Stag that will shoot rings around it but then again they each have those big heavy barrels made for better accuracy.
Thanks to all of you for you comments. They have all been most helpful. I think that although the price is good on a lightly used rifle, I will hold out, save up some more money, if the Big O in DC will let me, and get the black rifle I would rather have. Just have to decide now as to it being a .223/5.56 or a .308. And Dave, I do really like those Big Heavy Barreled ones. Just something about them that keeps saying buy me.
One idea is that my Grand son has a Stag already, maybe I should just get the upper assembly I would want. That might even be more cost effective. After all, he will most likely get this upper after I have fired my last round.
Again, my thanks to all.
Buy it John. The SIG 556 in .223 is great fun to shoot and a ccuracy little rifle too!
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