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TreeHugger
03-04-2012, 2:40 PM
Looking to get a mediocre 16" AR 7.62. Already ordered a Larue OBR 16" 7.62 that will have a scope and an angled mounted AIMPOINT Micro. Now, looking to get a lighter patrol type setup that will have an AIMPOINT only and BUIS, am tempted to get the Larue PredatAR, but after splurging on the OBR, I think I should cut back on the spending. So, looking at the following, any good?

Sig Sauer SIG716 Patrol Rifle FDE $1699
http://www.riflegear.com/images/Product/medium/1415.jpg
http://www.riflegear.com/p-1415-sig-sauer-sig716-patrol-rifle-fde.aspx

MrPlink
03-04-2012, 2:51 PM
too early to tell, they havent been out that long.
The 516 seems to be a good rifle, so I cant imagine this being horribly different.

Also, have you considered a magnified optic?
Not that there is anything wrong with just a good ol reflex sight, but IMO you are loosing a little bit of the potential of a full sized round with just a dot.

TreeHugger
03-04-2012, 3:14 PM
You are totally correct, didn't think about the fact that it's 7.62, my mind was still working in 223 mode. I will definitely look into a magnified optic as a potential, makes a lot of sense. Thanks

Maybe I will be a ginnie pig with this Sig

MrPlink
03-04-2012, 3:17 PM
Maybe I will be a ginnie pig with this Sig

I could think of worse companies to gamble with. Sig is pretty big and respected, so it is hard for me to picture one running into issues with a new product of theirs and not being taken care of. But crazier things have happened..