What happened to the SIG 516?

What happened to the SIG 516?

The SIG Sauer SIG516 is a semi-automatic rifle manufactured by SIG Sauer. It is an AR-15 style rifle chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO. Introduced in 2010, the SIG516 was discontinued as of 2019. A variant chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, the SIG716i, remains in production.

How good is the SIG 516?

Very accurate, the Sig Sauer 516 is able to work as hard as I can. I get most of my long-range experience with my 516 shooting varmints and coyotes, so I know it can handle the far afield critters with ease. The 1:7 twist barrel can handle heavier ammo for improved accuracy on long-range hunting as well.

Does Sig Sauer make good AR-15?

The Sig Sauer M400 Tread Rifle is definitely one of the best mid-level AR-15 rifles available at a price point under $1,000. The inclusion of an upgraded handguard and pistol grip have made this rifle line more user friendly.

Who uses a SIG 516?

Despite its theoretical advantages in cost and recoil, the SIG 516 saw far less adoption by military and police units compared to the HK416. It’s in use by a variety of SWAT units in the United States and was seen in the hands of Turkish special police in 2017.

Does Sig Sauer make a good AR-15?

To have a rifle that isn’t susceptible to dirt and grime is a big advantage. This upgraded AR-15 is an excellent addition to my armory and it will remain there for years to come. If you are looking for an extremely well-made carbine AR, look no further than the piston-driven Sig Sauer 516.

How good are Sig Sauer rifles?

It provides you with a smooth shooting experience even after 800 rounds of firing. The accuracy is commendable, thanks to the excellent barrel and mil-spec trigger. Sig Sauer has also included ambidextrous and enhanced controls in M400 TREAD Rifles, thereby taking the game above other manufacturers.

Is SIG AR’s good?

With a price of around $1,000, Sig Sauer M400 TREAD Rifle is definitely a great value entry-level rifle. It provides you with features that are usually found on more expensive rifles. Overall, the Sig Sauer M400 TREAD Rifles are a jack-of-all-trades platform, in which you can use for all kinds of shooting.

Does SIG make a good AR-15?

The Sig Sauer M400 Tread AR-15 is a great mid-level rifle that packs an upgraded handguard and pistol grip. The mil-spec trigger is decent and since it’s an AR there’s limitless further upgrade potentials. Reliability has been great and the price also offers great bang-for-the-buck.

Is the SIG Sauer Gen 2 516 a good gun?

The grip on the Gen 2 516 is Sig’s proprietary design, and the jury is still out on this one. While I like it better than standard A2 pistol grips found on many AR-15 style rifles, I’m not sure if I prefer it over some other designs. It’s not a “bad” design, I just believe it will take a while for it to adjust to my muscle memory in the hand.

What are some common issues with the SIG516 Gen 2?

Just purchased a SIG516 gen 2 in FDE, and I really want to love this rifle. Problem is that I have fired 300 rounds so far on two separate occasions, and with every magazine there have been issues. 1.) Rifle will not cycle the next round 2.) Bolt does not lock back after last round 3.) FTF, FTE

Are there any problems with SIG Sauer?

It’s no secret that there are a lot of problems at today’s Sig Sauer. This is not the same company that made the world’s finest firearms 20 years ago. Pound on customer service until you get the answer you want. I didn’t get to spend much time on the range but I shoot 140 rounds this morning.

What happened to your SIG 556 SWAT patrol?

I pought a Sig 556 Swat Patrol. liked it…after about 500 rounds the top rail came loose above the receiver. I called Sig…got a RMA within a couple days. The rifle was returned within aprox a week. It calimed to have the rail fixed…but I sent photos of the rail showing it was still out of line and loose. It also had some finish issues.