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Do you consider the 556 to be worthy of "go-to" gun status?

  • Yes, my "go-to" gun is my 556.

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  • Yes, it is worthy, but I use a different rifle as my "go-to".

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  • Not yet, it still has to prove itself.

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  • No, the 556 still has some minor issues to be fixed.

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  • No, I'll never consider the 556 as a "go-to" gun.

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  • I have no answer, but I like pie.

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My 556 is my go to gun but that's because my other firearm is a pistol for now.

There is just one thing that bugs me about the rifle and that is if the chamber is open or locked back and is then bumped say you set it down stock on ground barrel up it closes on it's own. Now if you have a loaded mag in place the firearm is now loaded or worse if your finger was in there because you were addressing some sort or grabbed it wrong bam you have a different issue.

But other than that I think it's a great go to weapon.
 

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My M60E3 is my "Go-To" gun for now. :twisted:
I'd use my MG-42, but it eats too much ammo to carry!
I do like pie!
 

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Currently....my Galil ARM in 7.62 is my "go to gun" with a slung MP5.
However...if it were a 5.56 rifle; the Sig has to be right up there!
 

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BTW, answers 1-5 do not conflict with liking pie.

AZX5Gunner, you are a lucky man to have both an M60E3, and an MG-42. Transferable?

Karl
 

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Both are transferable weapons. I bought the MG-42 back in 2001 and the M60E3 last year. I'm an FFL NFA Dealer/ 02 Mfg since 1989.
Now, with the price of ammo being as high as it is, I don't shoot either that often anymore. Back to 9mm subguns and .223 Semi-Auto weapons for the most part.
I'm excited with the SIG 556 rifles.
 

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The compilation of the Sig55x and the AR15 has become my favorite go-to rifle. With just a few tweeks, this rifle could get issued to our troops and be the best thing they've had since the Garand.

I hope Sig isn't done refining this thing because it has LEGS.
 

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I voted not yet.
I have several thousand rounds through my RRA.

I want to get get a lot mroe trigger time behind it before it would become the go to.
 

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The more I shoot this gun the more I can see this become my "go-to" gun.

However, one major dilemma is the lake of parts.

In the AR15 community you can build guns out of spare parts... but the 556 you cannot. Maybe its too early in its product life cycle. I have read posts where individuals wish to get an additional front take down pin and Sig demands that they ship the entire rifle back to them. I'm not a fan of that.

I would rather have spare parts on hand to fix a problem now... rather than taking time to ship it to NH.

Does anyone know where you can get spare parts kits for the 556... like new bolts, piston rods, springs, triggers, etc.

I love the rifle... but the company's lawyers are making it hard for this rifle to be my SHTF gun.

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It's built like an AK. I seriously doubt you will break anything on it.
If you did, more than likely, it would be an extractor due to bad ammo.
I've owned and shot Chinese AKs since 1981 and still have not broken a part on a semi-auto AK.
The only part I've ever broken on an AR-15 was an extractor, due to crappy Chi-Com .223 ammo, back in the early 1990s. And I shoot a lot of different guns.
One of my MP5s had a bad extractor sprig and that is it for an full-auto weapon too, since 1989.
Guns of quality will usually last for many years of hard use.
 

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AZX5Gunner said:
It's built like an AK. I seriously doubt you will break anything on it.
If you did, more than likely, it would be an extractor due to bad ammo.
I've owned and shot Chinese AKs since 1981 and still have not broken a part on a semi-auto AK.
The only part I've ever broken on an AR-15 was an extractor, due to crappy Chi-Com .223 ammo, back in the early 1990s. And I shoot a lot of different guns.
One of my MP5s had a bad extractor sprig and that is it for an full-auto weapon too, since 1989.
Guns of quality will usually last for many years of hard use.

I understand that this thing may never have a problem, I hope I never have to fix anything... but I would rather have an extra bolt on hand just to make sure and have a sense of insurance.

DK
 
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