Sig Sauer manufactures some of the finest pistols and rifles.
SIG556® No other semi-automatic rifle has captured the imagination of the shooting public like the SG 550 series rifle. For years this legendary Swiss made rifle has been restricted to law enforcement and military sales where it has continuously built on its reputation for outstanding performance, accuracy and durability. SIG SAUER® offers the U.S. produced version as the SIG556, which is available to the general consumer and law enforcement markets. The SIG556 features the same high-performance two position adjustable gas piston operating rod system engineered by SIG’s sister company Swiss Arms and marries it to a trigger housing that not only cuts the rifle’s weight by a pound but is designed to accept standard AR magazines.
I purchased their 556 rifle in .223 caliber and have been shooting it for the past couple of months. Of course being a NY resident I had to purchase the NY compliant model shown here. It has a fixed butt, 10 round magazine and no flash suppressor.
This gun is real sweet. I got it with a holographic sight in addition to the fixed sights it comes with stock.
The holo sight proved to be good only up to 50 yards and in low light conditions.
The fixed flip up peep sight is good for young shooters with good vision but for older users like me wearing prescription glasses it is useless.
I added a Cabela's 3-12 variable scope and still have to get it out to the range for sighting and shooting at long ranges as I would like to use this weapon for varmint hunting.
I did a bunch of hand loading and found that this gun likes heavy bullets. It has a very fast 1 in 7 twist that stabilizes heavy bullets. 60-65 grain bullets are giving me the best patterns but I have yet to try them at longer ranges.
This gun has Picatinny rails top, side and bottom for mounting all kinds of cool accessories.
For more information visit http://www.sigsauer.com.
Captain Al Lorenzetti