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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:59:15 PM EDT
I was at the pawn shop the other day, and found a Sig 516 in FDE for $800. all I know is that it's piston-driven. Don't know if it's 1st gen or 2nd. Are these generally well-regarded, especially on this site?
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 10:06:58 PM EDT
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What kind of condition is it in?  If a like new Gen 2 that's a pretty great deal in my opinion.
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 10:13:28 PM EDT
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Well the new one is MSRP of over $2k I would say that is a good deal.
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 10:16:02 PM EDT
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What kind of condition is it in?  If a like new Gen 2 that's a pretty great deal in my opinion.
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How to tell if it's 1st gen or 2nd gen?
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 10:45:02 PM EDT
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How to tell if it's 1st gen or 2nd gen?
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Gas block mainly, some other minor differences.  Here is a good thread:

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Either way a good deal, if it's a Gen 2 in great shape probably an excellent deal.  Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 11:30:26 PM EDT
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Seems like a great deal. I haven't seen any Gen 1's in FDE, probably a Gen 2. Love my 516 but the thing is front heavy as shit.
Link Posted: 2/11/2017 5:09:33 PM EDT
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I've had my SIG 516 since about 2010.  

It's been a solid and accurate performer.  For about the last year, I've been using it for two- and three-gun.  One of my favorite ARs.
Link Posted: 2/11/2017 6:06:28 PM EDT
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worth it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2017 7:16:02 PM EDT
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Seems like a great deal. I haven't seen any Gen 1's in FDE, probably a Gen 2. Love my 516 but the thing is front heavy as shit.
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Tell me about it, that's the ONLY thing I don't like about mine.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 10:47:32 PM EDT
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I own one that's had about four thousand rounds through it. It's the gun that lives in my truck. I put a couple of mods in it- trigger (ssa-e), roller cam pin.
It's never missed a lick. The only thing that I don't really care for is the forearm- kinda big and heavy.
If the pawnshop gun looks to be in good shape- I'd buy it tomorrow.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 12:47:42 AM EDT
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Why wouldn't it be? Only if you like pistons. I'd rather do a Colt 6920 but that's just my personal opinion right or wrong.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 4:09:06 AM EDT
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A work friend uses one as a duty rifle. He's never had an issue with it but when he wanted to install a new rail it was apparently impossible to do cost effectively (It's a gen 1).

So if you plan to not change much on it I would say go for it. That's a great price.

Personally though I'd rather have a Colt as I am not a piston fan. Why go to a proprietary system on the most customizable rifle ever?
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