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I ran into my favorite gun dealer in the airport (we were on the same return flight home) who was just returning from the 2010 SHOT Show in Lost Wages. He confirmed that SIG had their new 7.62 NATO/.308 rifle at the show (which I have now seen in pictures from the show) called the SIG 716, which won't be available to the U.S. market for at least a year. SIGH.

SIG also introduced the pistol version of the 522, a .22LR version of the P556. It looks pretty cool (for a .22) if that is your thing...saw pictures of it too.

I would post them, except I am not sure how to post what I capture off of one website and put it onto this one. But anyone can Google it like I did.

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P522 might be neat but I would rather an FAL over any AR based 7.62. If it had been a beefed up 55X style gun then I would be interested. My $.02
 

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Zeus said:
I would rather an FAL over any AR based 7.62. If it had been a beefed up 55X style gun then I would be interested. My $.02
...Zeus

...are you saying the Sig Sauer 716 is an AR piston conversion and not a 55x type in 7.62 ??? like the Swiss Arms SAPR 751???... :shock:

...you're kidding...right ???
 

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...thanks lance

...i Googled Sig 716...and it's an AR conversion...i wonder who's making the recievers ? Armalite ?...the barrels ?...and the parts ?...i was expecting a 556 in 7.62 caliber ! ...i wouldn't paddle a canoe with that thing !!! ... very disappointing...

...anyone know the MSRP ?
 

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Yeah it seems to be the in thing to hype a new gun and disappoint lately :cry: I looked at the pics and saw it was an AR type so I'll pass. AR's are fine but nothing new to get excited about. Probably another Butchmaster Frankengun.
 

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Yeah it seems to be the in thing to hype a new gun and disappoint lately :cry: I looked at the pics and saw it was an AR type so I'll pass. AR's are fine but nothing new to get excited about. Probably another Butchmaster Frankengun.

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What a freaking let down!

Why the hell would SIG put the .308 out in an AR?

I was waiting (and waiting, and waiting, and waiting) for the 556 in .308 and learn that they have basically popped a piston conversion on a .308 AR.

It's like they want to alienate me. I swear it's like they just don't care about the quality product, the reputation, the elite status- they just want to push stuff out the door.

Now they want to push it out so fast that they didn't even bother to make the whole rifle themselves?
 

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It's like they want to alienate me. I swear it's like they just don't care about the quality product, the reputation, the elite status- they just want to push stuff out the door.

Now they want to push it out so fast that they didn't even bother to make the whole rifle themselves?
I agree. Yet another reason I won't be buying another Sig Sauer product.
 

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The problem I believe is they are now made in the US which anyone who knows anything, knows that US companies just care about cheaping out stuff to boost their numbers for the stock holders. Idiot CEO's don't know jack about quality and they know a certain percentage of US comsumers are too uniformed to know the difference. If it was made in Switzerland, they would have done it right. US companies like to cheap out as far as possible until someone complains and people stop buying. I see it all the time. Look at a new Remington 870 or a Ruger 10/22. Cheaped out wherever they figure regular folks won't notice.
 

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Why call it 716???
Maybe that is a stupid question.
Pat
My best guess...............
7.62x51 16" barrel.


I was very disappointed after nearly three years of rumors of a Sig 7.62 that was always "coming soon", to find out that it is what it is. I was sincerely hoping for something very Sturmgewehr-ish with European ergos. Something similar to a beefier 5 series rifle, or even something along the lines of a more accurate HK G3 with some engineering refinements. Why would they build this? Don't they realize that most people buy Sig rifles because they want something else besides the same rehashed M4 and AR-10 clones?

As far as it being similar the the LWRCi REPR.............similar in format, but from what I have already read it is basically a half Armalite, half Sig frankengun, which I somehow doubt will rival the REPR in final build quality and performance.

If you are tired of waiting and can afford the hefty price tag, the REPR is probably the finest 7.62 piston operated Ar format battlerifle / semiauto longrange shooter available. Complete Ni-Cor coated internals, one piece carrier, side charging handle, rotary hammer forged barrel, mild recoil, top shelf hardware, top of the line adjustable gas system, monolithic method of barrel and rail attachment that allows you to remove and reinstall the rail without having to re-zero your optics. and the ability to unload a couple of magazines and then pull the bolt carrier still cool enough to hold in the palm of your hand. There are countless intelligent design features and refinements that go one step beyond anything currently out there. Initial reports from Law Enforcement professionals indicate that it is the first AR format 7.62 that truly approaches bolt guns in accuracy. I don't mean to plug someone else on a Sig forum, and I shouldn't discount it before I have had a chance to operate one...........but if you are ready to buy..........take a long hard look at the LWRCi REPR. They also use the new 7.62 series P-Mags.
 

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Ullie, I think it is an Armalite, looks just lke an AR-10. SCAR 17S for me!
 

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maybe this is wrong, but here's whats on The Firearm Blog as of today.
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/

That looks a LOT like the 556. Not necessarily the Swiss version. Makes me wonder if this will be an American version of the SAPR? Maybe they'll have 2 .308 rifles?
 
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