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Well, I finally sold my 556 Classic SWAT. Took 6-months but it’s gone. Already have a Noveske Recce Basic in its place and I love it.

The SIG designed piston system “seemedâ€
 

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Seems to me that everything your complaining about could have been fixed with aftermarket equipment. Stock, sights, handguards, magazine's etc.
 

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Why the fuck would some douche waste time by registering and posting once, only to badmouth a rifle that he admittedly shot very little and sold to buy some "look at me" gun to take to the range and try to impress people? I hope someone got a hell of a deal taking that gun away from an obvious jackass. :lol:
 

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LOL. Check out his signature. He should have kept his mouth shut and seemed intelligent instead of opening it and proving what a dipshit he is.
 

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bigtobe said:
Seems to me that everything your complaining about could have been fixed with aftermarket equipment. Stock, sights, handguards, magazine's etc.

Woa, it's one thing to replace those things because you wish to customize your rifle to suit your needs and taste. It's another to buy a new and expensive rifle and feel you have to.

Not that I agree with OP, mind you. Aside from the mags, I see no issues with anything he had a beef with.

And by the way, the concept of free floating a piston rifle sounds ridiculous *to me* (I'm sure I'm bound to catch some flak from the "experts" once again), since by definition there gas port and tube have to be connected to the receiver, and the bolt carrier and piston are one piece. No matter how much play you allow on the gas tube, as SIG did, the result of all the parts is that free floating becomes an illusion. Besides, with the play the handguards have, it's almost as if they did free float :twisted:
 

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I believe someone just threw a flashbang into the room, only it was a dud!
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I believe someone just threw a flashbang into the room, only it was a dud!
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Actually I think someone threw a dud in the room.
 

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ucrt said:
Well, I finally sold my 556 Classic SWAT. Took 6-months but it’s gone. Already have a Noveske Recce Basic in its place and I love it.

The SIG designed piston system “seemedâ€
 

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Don't like the 556!? I don't wanna hear about it!



Please take a number and wait OUTSIDE!
 

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Come on guys...don't be so sensitive.

I've never read a single AAR where a 556 made it through a carbine class, a real one that shoots 1000-1500 rounds in two days. Read several where the 556 failed but just maybe no one wrote about 556s making it through …but for $1500+ it should breeze through a class.

I think (and said so) the gas system is probably the best out there right now, and supposedly the piston, tube, bolt, etc are swappable with the 550's, it was just everything else that SIG modified from the original to Americanize it was not up to snuff.

I only shot my rifle 20 rounds (that’s all it took) but I shot a friend’s 550-2 about 200 rounds. The 556 is nowhere near the same gun. I thought I was buying a 550 that used AR mags and that is how it was marketed but it is not the same. Just curious, has anyone here shot both and feels that the 556 is a good facsimile?

I did make a few dollars on it and the guy that bought it got it for $1450. I’d really have been upset if I had paid $2K.

About the "look at me gun" - that's good one. I have not come across a single person in two weeks that ever heard of a Noveske. One guy at the sheriff's range said I should have read more and bought a DPMS like he did. Oh well... I think the SIG is more of a "look at me" gun than any AR because most people just assume all AR’s are Bushmasters.

When it gets to about the 3rd year after SHTF, what would you rather be looking for parts for a "rare" 556 or a common "A" gun (AR or AK). Don't be naive and think the SIG doesn’t break. If you have an AR then and need a part, look me up, I might have something we can trade for.

Don't be so sensitive...just think about it.
 

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Come on guys...don't be so sensitive.

I've never read a single AAR where a 556 made it through a carbine class, a real one that shoots 1000-1500 rounds in two days. Read several where the 556 failed but just maybe no one wrote about 556s making it through …but for $1500+ it should breeze through a class.

I think (and said so) the gas system is probably the best out there right now, and supposedly the piston, tube, bolt, etc are swappable with the 550's, it was just everything else that SIG modified from the original to Americanize it was not up to snuff.

I only shot my rifle 20 rounds (that’s all it took) but I shot a friend’s 550-2 about 200 rounds. The 556 is nowhere near the same gun. I thought I was buying a 550 that used AR mags and that is how it was marketed but it is not the same. Just curious, has anyone here shot both and feels that the 556 is a good facsimile?

I did make a few dollars on it and the guy that bought it got it for $1450. I’d really have been upset if I had paid $2K.

About the "look at me gun" - that's good one. I have not come across a single person in two weeks that ever heard of a Noveske. One guy at the sheriff's range said I should have read more and bought a DPMS like he did. Oh well... I think the SIG is more of a "look at me" gun than any AR because most people just assume all AR’s are Bushmasters.

When it gets to about the 3rd year after SHTF, what would you rather be looking for parts for a "rare" 556 or a common "A" gun (AR or AK). Don't be naive and think the SIG doesn’t break. If you have an AR then and need a part, look me up, I might have something we can trade for.

Don't be so sensitive...just think about it.



Sensitivity is not the issue. You posted your opinions and thus are fair game for others opinions. The 556 is another selection in the field of various .223 semi auto rifles. "Best" is a relative term and not any firearm will be the "best" in every situation. I have found perfectly good firearms bad mouthed by operators that do not have a clue and some genuine problems with various weapons from a manufacturing defect.

As a competitive high power shooter and a toolmaker by trade I understand precision and manufacturing and engineering. I enjoy my SIG 556 SWAT the same as my AR's,Rugers,Galil,Valmet rifles.

If you dislike it then by all means get something else you like or feel better about.There are other choices.

I call BS on the SIG not able to run +1000 rounds without issues. Personally I have fired a mix of ammo through mine without issues. You will need a good magazine though.

If you only fired 20 rounds through yours I doubt you could seriously form an accurate opinion on something (or anything) with minimal use. It sound like you are more influenced from "other" sources.
 

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Why is this guy still here? Shouldn't he be out shooting your new awesome AR? Go shoot it 2k rounds in a row and post the video for us :roll:
 

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ucrt said:
Come on guys...don't be so sensitive.

I've never read a single AAR where a 556 made it through a carbine class, a real one that shoots 1000-1500 rounds in two days. Read several where the 556 failed but just maybe no one wrote about 556s making it through …but for $1500+ it should breeze through a class.
Hey D ck He d! Why are you "reading" and not "Doing"? oh, that's right... you are a weekend warrior arm chair quarterback!

Don't post anything until you have the expertise of first hand knowledge!
 

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When it gets to about the 3rd year after SHTF, what would you rather be looking for parts for a "rare" 556 or a common "A" gun (AR or AK).
D!p sh!t...it doesn't matter because.....

A) YOU won't be alive.

B) Those who are intuitive won't waste time fncking around with parts.
 

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Well just thinking about it, he put all this money into it he must be right... :roll:

And he sold his Sig for a "perfect" AR. And he's just a good citizen advising us all to dump our sigs for a noveske... Thats it. Just a good citizen.

I can't speak to everyone else's experience, but I've taken my 556 to three seperate classes, none of them the high round count he's demanding, with nothing more than a boresnake run through it, and some oil spritzed into the chamber in between classes. Each of them were single day courses in the range of 300-400 rd counts.

Granted the Sig weighs more and after each day I was ready to take the sling off.
 
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