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SIG556 or ar15

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by USNROBERTS, Jan 24, 2010.

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Sig556 or = ar15

Poll closed Mar 25, 2010.
  1. SIG556

    16 vote(s)
    32.0%
  2. AR15

    34 vote(s)
    68.0%
  1. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    USNROBERTS

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    Should i get a Sig 556 at $1000 ($1300-$300 mail in rebate) or a equally priced Ar-15 of any company.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Colton

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    Sig556
     
  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    The Sig I held seemed kind of heavy.... What AR would you be looking at?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    AR! you can completely customize it with anything you want for a fair price. I love sig, but i think the AR platform is best! ......... I saw today sig has made a ar15 that is coming out soon, might be worth checking into
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Im up in the air with the AR build. For the money i would likely go with magpul stock and grip and a free float 4 up front. Ive been playing with the idea of pairing it with a 20" fluted bull barrel. Probably would weigh in at 7.5+. So close or same as a sig556. I havent held the sig but i saw the coupon and it seemed like a good deal.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    USNROBERTS

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    I likely wouldnt be able to afford gas piston on the ar platform though. Any link to that sig ar?
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Love the Sig but you would need to put a quad rail on it. The plastic ones they come with are kind of flimsy. I still thing the AR would be the best buy though. Whole lot more accessories out there for them at a whole lot better price.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    AR, you can customize it how ever you'd like.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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  10. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    I really like the Sig design, and for $1000.00 I may lean twards it. The only thing I didnt like about it was teh weight. My AR is easilly 2# lighter than the Sig I looked at.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Agreed, especially when you start to mod the sig the weight adds up quick.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    I guess its coming down to whether i really want the gas piston system or not. On another note the sig516 is msrp at $1300 it seems. No telling what initial prices will be or the official release date on it.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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  14. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    I like the Sig.

    Have you considered the new Ruger? I've been hearing great things about it's operating system.
     
  15. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    I cant seem to find a good price online on the rugers. Anyone have a link?
     
  16. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    I'm not a fan of the Sigs piston system. I'd get an LMT, Charles Daily or something similar. For a piston rifle, LWRC FTW.;)
     
  17. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Whats the difference between the Sig, and LWRC?
     
  18. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Well for one, the LWRC has a proprietary short stroke piston system that is self regulating. The Sig556 does not. It does not need to be adjusted for different types of ammo like the Sig does. The short stroke piston also is inherently more accurate than a long stroke piston.
     
  19. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Cool. Thanks Matt.
     
  20. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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