View Full Version : SIG 556 to be chambered in 7.62x39

11-08-2010, 9:54 AM

not the actual gun, but this pic could be found in the first link. It's supposed to be an older prototype of a SIG 550 in x39.

We just received a phone call from our contact at Sig and Sig Sauer is producing a SIG 556 chambered in 7.6239. This new SIG556 will have a AK-47 bolt and it will support standard AK-47 magazines. Apparently these new models are in production and will be shipping from the factory in roughly four to six weeks. The SIG556 is modeled after the Swiss style 550/551 and one can expect the new model to be much like the existing models (with the exception of the bolt and probably the receiver). This model will have a 16″ barrel.





11-08-2010, 10:08 AM
nah, I stick w/ the AK, not interested in paying over a grand for a 7.62x39 rifle

11-08-2010, 10:38 AM
^ I built my 7.62x39 AR for.....150. ;)

11-08-2010, 10:44 AM
I guess it can't be called the sig556

11-08-2010, 2:00 PM
I guess it can't be called the sig556

Haha, yea. I feel like the Sig 556 is a waste already with it's so-so accuracy. I would have been all over one if they retained the accuracy that I have heard the actual Swiss military issued Sig rifles had. And to the member that said he'd keep his AK, I couldn't agree more.