SIG SAUER 556R (7.62x39)

craftkr

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So I picked up a Sig Sauer 556R, the 556 platform but 7.62x39 aka the R is for Russian... I still don't understand their logic on that... but oh well. The first gen models of this rifle had some hiccups... but the second gen had most of that ironed out. Luckily this is a 2nd Gen and the original owner sent it back to Sig and they re worked it etc. etc.
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This is what it looked like when I got it, for whatever infinite reason SIG decided to put the little reflex sight on it vs. the fixed iron sights (rear diopter, I actually liked) like the 5.56 version. I tried to located some but they don't stay for sale long as people buy them quickly. After getting tired of searching I finally looked into my other options. I decided on a Troy battle rail in FDE, and then some HK style fixed Troy sights. Well I got home today and I saw that the UPS fairy had visited.... :weights:
So I opened the safe, threw it in the vise and broke out the lock tight! :what: Came out pretty cool, I'm still waiting on a angled fore grip (magpul) to come in tomorrow, but I didn't want to wait.... I mean, I wouldn't wait.... :confused: Here's what it looks like now. Sights seem to align well and good ergonomics with cheek weld etc. And the factory hand guards seemed to rattle allot, but that's not an issue now. Over all pretty impressed with the Troy battle rail, even had a dove tail to slide in the gas bock for a set screw on the front of the rail. Went together rather well, and feels nice and solid. So here's what it looks like.
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Over all it's a pretty cool rifle, has a swiss style folding stock. Nice for storage and I guess if you wanted to do sweeping with it as a room broom... Trying to decide to go duck hunting on Saturday or just go to the range and see how this thing shoots.
 
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craftkr

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Thanks, hopefully I might get to choot some piggys with it soon.... at least that's what I'm hoping for. This all started after acquiring my first Ak a few weeks ago. Cool rifle, but it just didn't seem like it was a tight gun... I know AK's are reliable and time tested and proven.... I still have it, but I found about these while doing some searching one night and felt this would be a better refined version of a similar to an AK... i.e. gas system, and 7.62x39.
 

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I've thought about a Rock River LAR47, but I sold off all my AK stuff when the prices doubled... and I'm hesitant to get back into that cartridge.

If I did, with current prices for AKs, I'd opt for something "better" as well. I like optics these days and AKs are not the most optic-friendly option. That was easy to overlook at $300, but not at $700+
 

craftkr

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Ill be finishing it up if that angled magpul thingy comes in. Might go to range saturday. I need to shoot this and my AK.

Need to find a place to have another range day but for long guns.

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Ill be finishing it up if that angled magpul thingy comes in. Might go to range saturday. I need to shoot this and my AK.

Need to find a place to have another range day but for long guns.

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Yeah I agree, I'm gonna look into the Corpus Rifle and Pistol club, thinking about checking out their carbine match coming up on the 1st.
 

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Nice. I held the swat version recently. I like the original handguards better. Balances better and feels much lighter than with the rail. Check the folding stock, you will find it is a real imported swiss stock. I wonder what the previous owner found wrong with the 2nd Gen? I thought they were gtg.
 

craftkr

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The bolt would stick a little. Sig replaced the bolt and he said no issues since then.

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craftkr

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Added the angled foregrip and pic of stock folded.
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