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With the introducttion of the 516 I was wondering if anyone has heard of any news or rumors about what if anything new Sig will do with the 556? I saw a new DMR is coming.
 

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They continue to improve and expand the line so rumors of Sig moving away from the 556 seem baseless. The suits at Sig have long spoke of becoming a rifle company that also makes pistols so the expansion of the line with the 516 series seems natural.

It would be counter-intuitive to invest in the R&D, tooling, marketing etc. to launch, improve on and expand the 556 line and then drop it.
 

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I hope everyone gravitates to the new 516 out of boredom, so I can purchase all their used 556's at a greatly reduced price :D :D
 

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They showed a 517 model..... 7.62 version of the AR style 516. Frankly, I'd prefer a 7.62 version of the 556 design. Plenty of choice for that caliber in AR-land.
 

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PGT said:
They showed a 517 model..... 7.62 version of the AR style 516. Frankly, I'd prefer a 7.62 version of the 556 design. Plenty of choice for that caliber in AR-land.
Agreed. Or even a 556 in 6.8 would be cool. A 'Sig 568'.
 

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I saw a bunch of new 556s at the gun show over the weekend that have the rear machine cut and screwed-on sling eyelet. It seems they are trying to improve and refine the 556 rather than move existing inventory.
 
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