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Teeznutz
04-16-2009, 11:11 AM
Whats your preference? Why?? Which is best bang for your buck??

technique
04-16-2009, 11:16 AM
m96...its a nifty gun, you can change the barrel with ease, its like a transformer. Its NOT so.....plasticy.

Olav
04-16-2009, 11:24 AM
This should be a poll.

supermario
04-16-2009, 6:49 PM
Sig 556 are flawless shooters and Sig has been around and proven reliable.
I say Sig but i dont own a M96 so i cant say..

frigginchi
04-16-2009, 7:43 PM
I'll throw the Daewoo DR200 into the mix :)

http://www.azexarms.com/DAEWOO/PC180085.JPG

saki302
04-17-2009, 12:30 AM
If you're talking about parts and maintainability, Sig 556 hands down. Trigger- Sig over M96. the M96 has a few interesting features, but the barrel quick release did give some users issues. The bolt release button gave ME issues when I had one. I had mine pre-99 but traded with a friend's Armalite (AR). I do not regret my decision.

The Daewoos are interesting, but again, parts and maintenence is an issue (parts can be had but are expensive). I feel the Daewoo is a more proven rifle than the M96 but... he Sig, assuming it follows the 550 series internally (Which I believe it does), is the most proven design of the three.

-Dave

hybridatsun350
04-17-2009, 8:18 AM
I just recently acquired an M96 and I will admit that it does not have the same record or service history as the Sig or the Daewoo. The M96 is a great rifle, but I would call it more of a novelty than a battle rifle. There were very few of them made, and they are unique in many ways.

Teeznutz
04-17-2009, 7:44 PM
I just recently acquired an M96 and I will admit that it does not have the same record or service history as the Sig or the Daewoo. The M96 is a great rifle, but I would call it more of a novelty than a battle rifle. There were very few of them made, and they are unique in many ways.

M96 is definitely not an everyday rifle...... Hard to find parts........

hawk81
04-17-2009, 8:26 PM
I own both. Both are good. The M-96 lacks replacement parts.

capitol
04-17-2009, 8:30 PM
friggin,

how far do the golf balls go?

saki302
04-18-2009, 2:51 AM
The cool idea behind the M96 never materialized. They had planned to offer a belt-fed conversion unit for it, but scrapped it because it didn't work properly (so I was told). They do have a Bren magazine conversion out there, but the uselfulness is limited, IMO.

The only worthwhile accessory is the folding stock, and the 20" and 16" barrels based on the long hand guard- that makes it an instant swap. To put on the short hand guards, you need to swap out the gas system- kind of defeats the purpose of a QC barrel.

-Dave

50CalAL
04-18-2009, 3:26 AM
Never shot or owned a M96 but would have to say Sig 556. More readily available parts, lifetime warranty backed by a company that's been around for a while and uses AR mags. Also, the 556 will shoot just about any ammo you feed it.

B Strong
04-18-2009, 6:14 AM
The M96 is an orphan at this point.

The SIG is backed by an established manufacturer.

I own an M96, and have fired a SIG. The functional difference isn't enough to determine an advantage to either system, so just going on availability of spares and service, I'd go with the SIG.

hawk81
04-18-2009, 10:40 AM
I will tell you, the m-96 damned near made my younger loose his right eye. He wasn't wearing safety glasses and it threw an empty case into his eye. It cut his eye and he had to have his eyeball sewed up. That is why you wear safety glasses. It was a freak incident.

Teeznutz
04-18-2009, 11:46 AM
Decided to with the Sig 556 today. Great info. Much appreciated.....