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What do you use your SIG 556 for?

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We all have our own reasons for why we choose the SIG 556 over some other rifle. I'm sure we would all agree that it is a great rifle. While the world (+ their dog) seems to have AR15, the SIG is an uncommon rifle.

However, I'm more interested on what you are using [or planning on using] your 556 for...
 

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what are you using your 556 for

Greetings,
Here's the problem I run into with polls like this. I don't use my 4 Sig 556's (5 when my pistol comes in) for just one of these selections. Range shooting and home defense are both options for me. So, I'm going to vote for range/target shooting. But, really the other option is just as valid for me. Really as a non law enforcement officer the real main use of my 556's is "an investment".

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As a Police Officer, my main use is for work. I carry my 556 in an ACE bag in the trunk of my patrol car. By the way, Ace probably makes one of the best/affordable soft rifle cases out there!
 

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With the choice of "Zombies and Aliens" on the poll you don't have to take it too seriously ...

However, you make a very good point: I should have added "investment" to the poll. Next time...
 

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T0land said:
With the choice of "Zombies and Aliens" on the poll you don't have to take it too seriously ...
I like to think of a zombie attack as a metaphor. I think the breakdown of the rule of law is a legitimate fear. I live in an area where there have been riots in the past and it'd be a great target for a terrorist with a nuclear weapon, or even a dirty bomb that could foment some sort of lawlessness.

Civilization is also quite fragile in other ways. What would happen if electricity were out for a month? I knew a guy who lived on Lake Ponchatrain and after Katrina, and the only reason his neighborhood wasn't ransacked is because he and a few neighbors took turns sitting out front of their access road with rifles.

So a "zombie attack" sounds silly, but the reliability of this rifle makes it perfect in such situations.


PS -- A friend of mine recently pointed out that if a President Obama were ever to be assassinated, a "zombie situation" might manifest itself in many cities. Food for thought.
 

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Right now I'm hog hunting with mine. Took out two this past weekend. Dropped like a rock, one at 25 yards and the other @ 50 yards using the SIG HOLO sight. Used 55 grain holowpoints and moving up to 75 grain hollowpoints. May try a head shot next.
 

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New guy here and I've had my Optic-ready Sig 556 since April of this year and I've stated using it in local 3-gun matches (one of the few in this type competition using the Sig). It has been very good for this purpose with a Millett DMS 1-4X scope and Wolf/ Prvi Partizan 62 grain bullets. I intend to take it to the Ft. Benning 3-gun later this year and wring it out there. I'll post some photos of my rifle here when time permits.

P.S. Great forum guys!

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My question is.... Do you think the smallish 223 bullets are enough to stop a zombie? Will it have to be a head shot or maybe even a brain stem shot to put a zombie down?
Pretty sure body shots won't do anything to a zombie.
We will need to stop the brain waves I assume.
If that is the case Pretty sure I will be using my FAL in 308 for inflicting the most damage to the zombie hoard!
 

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moses said:
My question is.... Do you think the smallish 223 bullets are enough to stop a zombie? Will it have to be a head shot or maybe even a brain stem shot to put a zombie down?
Pretty sure body shots won't do anything to a zombie.
We will need to stop the brain waves I assume.
If that is the case Pretty sure I will be using my FAL in 308 for inflicting the most damage to the zombie hoard!
We could have a whole tread on Zombies, or even their own board.

My bodies and I would talk story about Zombies over beers. We've come up with a few types and how we think it would be best to deal with them. I've pasted in some of my own writing about the most likely for of zombies - Plague.

Plague – think “28 days later”. An infection (in this case “Rage”) has broken out, turning everyday people in to vicious monsters... In “28 days” and to some extend the crappier “28 weeks later” the zombie have some restriction. The zombies’ body has to be viable. [No headless corps or walking skeletons.] Zombies also have a limited effective time period. The zombies like the surviving un-infected needs fuel (food); without which they lose the ability to function. This type of zombie attack can be waited out, assuming zero-exposure level. The zombies will simply starve out. There a good scene is “28 days later” explain this... Here’s the problem with the “Rage” zombie – [sic]the have no limits (outside of the fuel requirements) Rage zombies don’t feel pain, they don’t seem to tire, they are at 100% strength until they are stopped... This type of zombie have normal human senses, and could thus be avoided.

Here you’ll need some knock down power. Think about some one on PCP or iced... Long-range head shots would be idea. If you can do enough damage to the body you could stop an attack. Melee combat should be avoided... Infection is spread by contact and extreme fury of the zombies' attack is bad news in close quarters combat. This type of combat would be a bit like hunting – a bear. The goal - ranged, one shot take downs, avoid knife fights.

That’s what freaked me out about the “28 days” zombies – they were freaking fast and strong, and really, really mean. It was the first movie where the zombie weren’t just shuffling around in a stupor. The old school slow walk zombie that were the norm up until then.

I've got a bunch of notes on zombies... I've been think about writing a surviver-horror novel for some time.
 

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gospeedracergo said:
Don't forget I am Legend. Those were some scary infected!!!!!!! :)
There's also the Omega Man (w/ Charlton Heston) - Classic!

It's the first movie based on the novel "I am Legend". Watching Omega Man now is really funny. Like when you get the infection you hair turns gray...
 

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I can watch The Omega Man all day and also the classic Night of the Living Dead.
 

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Every firearm we (wife and I) is for personal defence

We target shoot to sight in and stay proficent. My 556 is set up with folding stock and SureFire 520 to fit in a small (28") covert case and can be carried as a truck gun. It is an option along with my 870 and 239 for home defence since home invasions are going up around here. Call me paranoid, I think the islamist are going to hit us all over after Jan 20, 2009. We are doing everything we can to get ready, firearms, ammo, first aid, food and meeting places and commo. I think after it happens, no matter McCain or osama, it will be like Katrina nationwide, gun grabs and panic all over.
 

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Coyote a blind and a predator call.

When I took it to the range I knew it wasnt what it wanted to do. It violently threw the brass in rebellion causing the people to my right to move. It would show out no matter what ammo I put through it. Shooting very tight groups to its critics dismay. I have the blind the predator call this fall my so called home defense range weapon will hunt! Its kinda like a skinny big eared kid hyper active and will never amount to much as most gun critics would have you believe. But they probably dont watch the olympics either.
 

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The zombie infection in these parts recently spread to the wild animals. For a while it was just humans, but now we got zombie deer, zombie bears, zombie mountain lions. The worst are the freaking zombie squirrels. Glad I got my 556.
 
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