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Posted: 8/29/2007 12:45:31 PM EST
After owning this rifle for a few weeks I finally got a chance to shoot it today. It's equipped with a EoTech 512, Arms #40, Samson FFS and a cheapo Grip Pod.

I went with a friend of mine and this is what our rack looked like



..who says that there's an ammo shortage , I brought almost ever AR mag that I own, and each one was fully loaded.





..and of course my shooting buddy brought some ammo of his own



Here's Mark shooting the 556



..and myself





Took a few shots to get the EoTech sighted in



..but after that it was on








Now keep in mind that I'm not trying to be the most accurate shooter out there, fist sized groups at 50yds is fine with me, plus once something gets sighted in I tend to get a little trigger happy

After it was all said and done the Sig went through 450rds of mostly Wolf 55GR and a few rds of Black Hills and AdCoM.



Noticed this brass build up when I was putting it back into the range bag, no big deal I'm sure that it will come off.





Overall I am very pleased by the rifle and adjusted to the 2 stage trigger very quicly, infact it spoiled me so much that I'm going to have to get a 2 stage for my AR. The one thing that I did notice towards the end of the day is that my hand felt tired, I guess the mixture of the fat grip and my carpal tunnel made my hand wear out soner than I expected, I do not have this problem with the MIAD on my AR.

..and the quote of the day goes to my buddy Mark.

"Shooting the AR is like driving a Mustang GT where as shooting the 556 is like driving an M3."

Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:48:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ghetto:

..who says that there's an ammo shortage , I brought almost ever AR mag that I own, and each one was fully loaded.






Your mag-foo is weak. You are going to make a tasty snack for the living dead!


Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:49:09 PM EST
Did you zero the iron sights?
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:49:21 PM EST
interesting bipod on it


nice EBR's
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:49:21 PM EST
I don't know why people diss the SIG so much. I think it's cool looking with the railed forend and maybe a MagPul CTR stock...

Did it choke at all or run like a sewing machine?
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:49:54 PM EST
Well it looks like you guys enjoyed yourselfs.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:50:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:50:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
Did you zero the iron sights?


Sure did, only took about 12 shots or so.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:51:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By macman37:
I don't know why people diss the SIG so much. I think it's cool looking with the railed forend and maybe a MagPul CTR stock...

Did it choke at all or run like a sewing machine?


It ran perfect all day long UNTIL I ran some AdCom through it after a few hounds rds of Wolf and BAM, stuck case. I used a cleaning rod to get the case out and it ran fine for the rest of the day.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:52:58 PM EST
What's in the buffer tube?
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:57:17 PM EST
Need more mags and ammo.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:57:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ghetto:

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
Did you zero the iron sights?


Sure did, only took about 12 shots or so.


I am wondering if that was meant as a slam, and GrumpyM4 did not bother to look at the pictures and see that your Sig 556 in fact DOES have iron sights.

If an honest question, I apologize.
If a slam, well, there is no middle finger smiley.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:58:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?



White Lithium Grease.....DUH!
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:58:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?


Mostly Nitrogen, some oxygen, argon, neon, carbon dioxide, a bunch of others.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:59:01 PM EST
But, but, but....... The 556 is a piece of crap! It will fall apart and it has sub standard parts everythere!

Nice rifle! thanks for the positive report. The 556 has been bashed to death here and it's nice to see yet another happy owner of a 556. When I can, i'll be picking up one to replace the ones I had to sell
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 12:59:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?


Nothing

Link Posted: 8/29/2007 1:01:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2007 1:02:12 PM EST by Einstein]
Ahhh.. Lil' Chris has grown up.

Well if the 556 is an M3, then putting a can on it would be like putting a Superturbonawzcharger on the M3.

Need me to help you set up the paperwork? Oh yeah ASC aka Fud-R-Us for the suck.

Link Posted: 8/29/2007 1:02:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2007 1:06:35 PM EST by fishngrits]

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By Ghetto:

..who says that there's an ammo shortage , I brought almost ever AR mag that I own, and each one was fully loaded.

www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/153/3945/191992.jpg



Your mag-foo is weak. You are going to make a tasty snack for the living dead!




Get some mags before you perish!!!

ETA: Cool gun. Glad it worked out for you.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 1:07:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Einstein:
Ahhh.. Lil' Chris has grown up.

Well if the 556 is an M3, then putting a can on it would be like putting a Superturbonawzcharger on the M3.

Need me to help you set up the paperwork? Oh yeah ASC aka Fud-R-Us for the suck.



I remember us getting throw out of ASC

..and yes a can is next, probably early next year since we just bought a house.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 1:08:22 PM EST
That's all the mags you have?
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 1:20:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Warspite:
That's all the mags you have?


I have almost 30 mags, that's 900rds on tap, I figured that's a pretty good supply
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 2:29:24 PM EST
Ghetto, how do you like your GripPod? I haven't had a chance to put mine to use yet.
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 2:33:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By fishngrits:
Ghetto, how do you like your GripPod? I haven't had a chance to put mine to use yet.


I like it alot, espcially since I paid $30 for it

I bought a knock off to try to see if I liked it before I bought the real thing and I really like it!
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 2:38:25 PM EST
once I get my current AR project finished, a 556 or XCR is next..
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 2:45:10 PM EST
sweet
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 3:13:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2007 3:17:29 PM EST by TIML]
Where'd you get the FakePod?

Me+556


ETA;
Just found these $10 doesn't sound to bad
www.amazon.com/Tippmann-Milsim-Paintball-Weaver-Bipod/dp/B000UMLATS/ref=sr_1_5/104-5384412-2704765?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1188432861&sr=8-5

www.amazon.com/Hand-Grip-Handle-fits-system/dp/B000GTAO6K/ref=sr_1_1/104-5384412-2704765?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1188432861&sr=8-1
Link Posted: 8/29/2007 3:32:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By TIML:
Where'd you get the FakePod?

Me+556
a679.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/94/l_9e0e0262a5f5fd158cbac7a55dd938de.jpg

ETA;
Just found these $10 doesn't sound to bad
www.amazon.com/Tippmann-Milsim-Paintball-Weaver-Bipod/dp/B000UMLATS/ref=sr_1_5/104-5384412-2704765?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1188432861&sr=8-5

www.amazon.com/Hand-Grip-Handle-fits-system/dp/B000GTAO6K/ref=sr_1_1/104-5384412-2704765?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1188432861&sr=8-1


I paid $30 for it off of GunBroker.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 3:26:22 AM EST
Morning bump
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 3:34:14 AM EST
Nice looking gun.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 8:35:04 AM EST
I had a blast at the range. I forgot to bring a screwdriver to attach the rear sight on my 16" A3. Oh well, I mainly shot my SP1, Placing my shots better than Ghetto did, I got a better group open sight.

I can't hold that against Ghetto, since he was firing at least 2-4 shots per every one shot of mine. So I took a bit extra time aiming, got a better group. Towards the end of the day, I was still setting my shots, while Ghetto getting really trigger happy.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 8:36:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 20iner:
Any pics with brass in the air?


No, I tried several times to get a picture of it, but his camera is slow to respond. I couldn't snag a pic of it in the air. The pic of him from behind, there is a brass blur right by his front sight.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 8:39:18 AM EST
Looks like a fun range day. You were at American Shooting Center right? Their are tons of idiots their.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 8:41:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By opti12206:
Looks like a fun range day. You were at American Shooting Center right? Their are tons of idiots their.

They're sure are.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 8:45:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?


Mostly Nitrogen, some oxygen, argon, neon, carbon dioxide, a bunch of others.



Which is why the 556 doesn't make sense to me.

I am going with the XCR when I have the funds together for a piston rifle.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 8:50:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Warspite:

Originally Posted By opti12206:
Looks like a fun range day. You were at American Shooting Center right? Their are tons of idiots their.

They're sure are.






I loves me some irony.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 9:42:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?


Mostly Nitrogen, some oxygen, argon, neon, carbon dioxide, a bunch of others.



Which is why the 556 doesn't make sense to me.

I am going with the XCR when I have the funds together for a piston rifle.


The XCR is a great gun, but man is it heavy, and who's to say what's going to happen when/if they go out of business? I'm pretty sure that Sig Sauer will be around for a while
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 11:09:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?


Mostly Nitrogen, some oxygen, argon, neon, carbon dioxide, a bunch of others.



Which is why the 556 doesn't make sense to me.

I am going with the XCR when I have the funds together for a piston rifle.


Why does that not make sense to you?

Have you seen a pic of mine?

Link Posted: 8/30/2007 11:48:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?


Mostly Nitrogen, some oxygen, argon, neon, carbon dioxide, a bunch of others.



Which is why the 556 doesn't make sense to me.

I am going with the XCR when I have the funds together for a piston rifle.


Why does that not make sense to you?

Have you seen a pic of mine?




This is why I want one.......ugh, I still have to have money for the Masada though. What to do, what to do?
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 5:23:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By azhammer:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
What's in the buffer tube?


Mostly Nitrogen, some oxygen, argon, neon, carbon dioxide, a bunch of others.



Which is why the 556 doesn't make sense to me.

I am going with the XCR when I have the funds together for a piston rifle.


Why does that not make sense to you?

Have you seen a pic of mine?

nullbits.foxxz.net/albums/album61/Sig556_006.jpg



This is why I want one.......ugh, I still have to have money for the Masada though. What to do, what to do?


Screw money! Get both!
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 5:34:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Screw money! Get both!



I suppose, by the time the Masada makes its debut I should have enough.
Link Posted: 8/30/2007 5:37:44 PM EST
I love them. Best trigger on an assault-type rifle, ever.
Link Posted: 8/31/2007 2:30:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
I love them. Best trigger on an assault-type rifle, ever.


It really is, after putting 100rds or so through it, I picked up the AR pulled the trigger back like I was used to do with the 556 and *BANG* whoops, (of course the rifle was pointed down range and on target) the AR doesn't have a 2 stage like the 556

So now I gotta order one for it
Link Posted: 8/31/2007 3:21:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:

Originally Posted By macman37:
I don't know why people diss the SIG so much. I think it's cool looking with the railed forend and maybe a MagPul CTR stock...

Did it choke at all or run like a sewing machine?


I was looking at a SIG556 at a gunshop today and it had a Magpul CTR already on it. The dealer said it came that way...is Magpul supplying SIGarms now?



who actually has one?

Link Posted: 8/31/2007 9:17:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:

Originally Posted By macman37:
I don't know why people diss the SIG so much. I think it's cool looking with the railed forend and maybe a MagPul CTR stock...

Did it choke at all or run like a sewing machine?


I was looking at a SIG556 at a gunshop today and it had a Magpul CTR already on it. The dealer said it came that way...is Magpul supplying SIGarms now?



who actually has one?




Knob Creek has one and Shooter supply had about 5 of them Wednesday.
Link Posted: 8/31/2007 9:36:44 AM EST
Very nice - you got it at a good price, too.

My only suggestion: investigate the macro function on your camera, it will make all those close-up pictures nice and clear.
Link Posted: 8/31/2007 9:38:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:
Very nice - you got it at a good price, too.

My only suggestion: investigate the macro function on your camera, it will make all those close-up pictures nice and clear.


It's an older camera, so sometimes it works well and sometimes it doesn't
Link Posted: 8/31/2007 10:45:16 AM EST
Nice-looking rifle.

Good on ya.
Link Posted: 9/3/2007 11:34:33 AM EST
Congrats on the nice running rifle. I just took my 556 out to the range and the damn thing is really impressive. The recoil impulse is nil and the thing is back on target for a follow up shot quicker than anything I've shot. I went through 25 mags of wolf without a hitch. Enjoy it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2007 1:08:37 AM EST
Nice looking rifle. I hear nothing but good things from people who own them. Obviously a smart purchase.

It sounds like the two stage trigger has you spoiled.
Link Posted: 9/15/2007 1:57:26 PM EST
Put another flawless 200rds through it yesterday
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:38:41 AM EST
Yeah this is getting bumped.


Hey Chris me and you need to get together so I can shoot that thing some time. I've been thinking about getting one.


Ross
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