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Stan_Humphries
04-12-2009, 10:01 PM
I am sure this topic has been hammered to death, but unfortunately nothing comes up when I searched for "556".

Anyway, I held a 556 a few months ago, and I have been thinking fondly of it ever since. I am not concerned about future parts scarcity for the Sig, and so I am really leaning toward grabbing one (if one can be located).

Any reason why I should just grab myself another AR?
Does anyone have any regrets about their 556's?

n2k
04-12-2009, 10:07 PM
Search sig556.

tai
04-12-2009, 10:15 PM
If you already had an AR, I will go for the Sig 556, I have both and I am not sure why but I like Sig more.

supermario
04-12-2009, 10:23 PM
I am sure this topic has been hammered to death, but unfortunately nothing comes up when I searched for "556".

Anyway, I held a 556 a few months ago, and I have been thinking fondly of it ever since. I am not concerned about future parts scarcity for the Sig, and so I am really leaning toward grabbing one (if one can be located).

Any reason why I should just grab myself another AR?
Does anyone have any regrets about their 556's?


I bought my Sig556 last year and I love it,, i have an LMT AR and had a Noveske Ar and I loved the Sig so much more. I am not talking about modularity or price. I mean it shoots super smooth. Smoothest gun i have ever fired. Plus it hasnt had any malfunctions and If you happen to get your gun that dirty to the point of malfunction, then all you do is switch the gas
setting to #2 and keep on shooting!!:thumbsup: If i would reccomend any rifle it would be that one..

Teeznutz
04-12-2009, 10:35 PM
Gotta go 556.......I too am looking for one. Good Luck!

TZL
04-12-2009, 10:41 PM
I got one sig 556, loved it so much that I had to buy it a buddy !

I can't quite quantify it, but I really like the Sig 556, i wish it was a bit lighter its about 1.5 pounds heavier than a similar AR.... just more of it to love.....

NSR500
04-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Go with the SIG if you already have an AR.

CaliGunOwner
04-12-2009, 10:48 PM
I would get that 556 :thumbsup:

Frijolito1988
04-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Depends on what kind of AR you have, If you you have an m4gery and if you were to get another AR, id opt for a 20'' AR OR go completely diffrent platform gas piston and go for the Sig

Hoop
04-12-2009, 11:47 PM
I wish I'd gone for a sig back when they were 1200-1300 new. I'm happy enough with my 16" CAR "m4gery" though.

Joe
04-12-2009, 11:49 PM
I'd have to say go with the SIG also, just because you already have an AR

MontClaire
04-12-2009, 11:59 PM
AR will be more consistent and accurate, the sig556 will be as accurate a 5.45 AK and twice as heavy as 16in ar built. that being said...in shtf i'd rather have my sig. my wife will grab an AR and my daugther is instructed to carry ammo....don't ask....

supermario
04-13-2009, 12:27 AM
AR will be more consistent and accurate, the sig556 will be as accurate a 5.45 AK and twice as heavy as 16in ar built. that being said...in shtf i'd rather have my sig. my wife will grab an AR and my daugther is instructed to carry ammo....don't ask....


From what i hear, if you put sig551 handguards and a ctr stock its as light as an AR!

HK Dave
04-13-2009, 1:19 AM
Sig 556 looks cool... i think it would be a great addition if you already have an AR.

missiontrails
04-13-2009, 6:25 AM
The Sig is definately not as light as an AR. I know that the Sig performs well, but when I picked one up, my first thought was "this is heavy." Then, I started to imagine what it would feel like with a loaded mag and an optic...

BHPFan
04-13-2009, 7:55 AM
SIG 556.

I don't have one and I wish I bought one when it was more affordable. From what I heard, it has been downright ultra-reliable.

Hoop
04-13-2009, 8:15 AM
From what i hear, if you put sig551 handguards and a ctr stock its as light as an AR!

They aren't heavy, don't know what other guy was talking about. They have 1:7 barrels and can shoot MOA or better with heavy ammo, an optic and a good bench.

I REALLY like the "retro" ones like you are talking about with the 550 forearm on them.

lasereye
04-13-2009, 8:44 AM
I really want a Sig 556 too. Can these be turned featureless? I'd like to run my 30's thru it.

trinydex
04-13-2009, 9:34 AM
I wish I'd gone for a sig back when they were 1200-1300 new. I'm happy enough with my 16" CAR "m4gery" though.

how much are they going for now?

jtippins
04-13-2009, 10:11 AM
$1700 to $2000 depending on where you look... a bit 'over' priced in my opinion... but hey, I'd take one if the price was right. And I want a .308 AR like mad...

TZL
04-13-2009, 11:07 AM
MontClaire,

I own 10 ARs, (6 complete, 4 lowers) and two sig 556s

No way that a Sig is twice as heavy as an AR....especially if you really own one, you would know

(unloaded with no optics and accessories)

A stock sig 556 weighs 7.8lbs, my lighest AR is 6.5 lbs, most of the M4 style ones are 7-7.5, heaviest is 13 lbs, at most a Sig 556 weighs 1 lb more than a M4 style AR....1 lb / 6.5 lb = 15.4% , which is not twice as heavy (100%)

For weight reference:

My loaded Sig 556 with UBR, Samson forearm, eotech 557, 4x Maginifier, Surefire 900a, PWS FCS556 is 11.9 lbs

My Noveske N4 Recon is 10.8 lbs with similar setup, except with CTR instead of UBR, and 3x magnifier instead of 4x



Plus Sig 556's are 1-1.5 moa with good ammo, 1.5-2 moa bulk surplus ammo, this is on par if not better than M4-style ARs with 16" barrels (the best comparable), various magazine test have Sig 556 <1 MOA with certain ammo, usually TAP or BH 69gr

AK 5.45 are more like 3-4 MOA if you got a good one.......



AR will be more consistent and accurate, the sig556 will be as accurate a 5.45 AK and twice as heavy as 16in ar built. that being said...in shtf i'd rather have my sig. my wife will grab an AR and my daugther is instructed to carry ammo....don't ask....

TZL
04-13-2009, 11:11 AM
No Sig 556's aren't cheap

but take a standard, very basic AR, say Stag 2H = $1k

Add a piston system ($500 installed)

Add a two stage trigger ( $120 for a RRA)

you are easily at $1620.....not too far off a Sig 556.....

Yes the Sig is heavier and more expensive, but its also alot of fun, hard to quantify, but just shoots so sweetly.....

$1700 to $2000 depending on where you look... a bit 'over' priced in my opinion... but hey, I'd take one if the price was right. And I want a .308 AR like mad...

TZL
04-13-2009, 11:13 AM
you can make a monsterman work with it, i've seen it somewhere

you will have to shave a bit of the inside of the MMG out, as the Sig mounting area is wider than an AR, maybe try the MMG for AKs?

I really want a Sig 556 too. Can these be turned featureless? I'd like to run my 30's thru it.

Megaflow
04-13-2009, 8:56 PM
If nothing else you will get alot of looks while at the range. I know I do with mine.

X-NewYawker
04-13-2009, 9:00 PM
The SIG is a ********* AR clone. Get a Gas piston conversion for your upper and Buy $900 worth of ammo instead.
What good will EITHER gun do if they are empty...?

vf111
04-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Other than using AR-15 mags and some external parts, the 556 has little in common w/ the AR and is more like an AK47 "under the hood". Darn fine rifle though and much smoother shooting than any 16" AR I've ever shot and just as accurate. Besides the 556 doesn't have that infamous sprrooooiinnng sound next to my ear.;)

MikeR
04-14-2009, 12:21 AM
Ive seen 556s as low as $1300 used and as low as $1400ish new, ive been watching GB for about 5 months, prices really dropped when the classic came out.

I used to have a daewoo(sp?) dr200, I love the AK style gas system, shoots like a dream and no bo0i0oii0og. I will most likely keep one or two ARs and buy at least one Sig556, probably two, his and hers (no pink) she would shoot me with it :p

HK Dave
04-14-2009, 12:25 AM
Sig 556! Sig 556! HURRAH!

hawk81
04-14-2009, 9:25 AM
I have a sig 556 and it' great, I only paid $1100 because I got it in Texas almost 2 years ago. The only real drawback is it's pencil thin barrel.

TZL
04-16-2009, 2:09 PM
Sig556 groups

http://www.gunsandhunting.com/CivilianSG550.html

.7" - 1.23"