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New from Sig

A rifle that fires 7.62×39 and uses AK mags. Not sure why they call it the Sig 556 Russian, though.

6 Responses to “New from Sig”

  1. TomcatsHanger Says:

    Maybe “Sig 762” would be confusing? But then they could have called it the “Sig 762 Russian”

  2. Wolfwood Says:

    Great! I’m glad someone’s finally come out with a rifle that will take the AK mags and cases of 7.62×39 that I’ve got lying around.

  3. mikee Says:

    It is a “Russian” because “Soviet Union” no longer exists, ditto “CCCP” or “USSR”, and “Commie Bastard Caliber” has negative connotations, and the “556” part was not understood by the Sig marketing department to have anything to do with a caliber.

    I once had a marketing person ask me why our semiconductor process machines were called the “200mm” model. It was because that was the size of the silicon wafers the machine processed. She had been with our company for over a year at that point.

  4. aczarnowski Says:

    Oh man. This has rekindled my, until now difficultly suppressed, desire for a modern 7.62×39 option. The VZ58 didn’t satisfy it but this looks promising!

    I really have a love/hate relationship with SHOT season.

  5. Sigivald Says:

    It’s a SIG Model 556, that uses Russian standard magazines and ammunition rather that 5.56×45.

    Not, as Mikee says, 5.56 caliber. (It’d be clearer in the US market if they’d ever sold the 55x series APART from the 556 here…)

  6. Tomcatshanger Says:

    I could buy into that, except they used to change the model number for barrel length and stock changes.

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