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    New SIG556xi

    This could be interesting I hadn't seen it before.

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    WOW!
    Use your enemies' magazines and ammo. What could not be good about that? Interesting indeed. Trade my AK and AR in for that no problem!
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    1. Sig = CHECK
    2. 7.62x39 = CHECK
    3. Fully ambidextrous = CHECK
    4. Not $4000 = CHECK ($1400 MSRP)
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    Uh they already make the sig556r the russian ak mag version of the the sig 556 and it is like 1-2k at most now ...

    The selling point of this over a 556r or 556 is you can switch rounds/mag type on the fly .. SIG556xi.. As long as they do put the parts on the market unlike Travor and there 5.45 modifer then I may just get this as a ar an ak mag rifle can be very handy
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    Now that does look promising. A bit more work than I would have thought for a conversion to a different caliber, not something I would want to do under fire. I see barrel clocking and torque becoming an issue.

    It will be interesting to see how well it holds up after a year/5k rounds in the field ~ civilian use.

    I also noticed they have joined the ranks of integrated ambil lower. Come on standardization!

    Should have started with a 7.62 base and set it to work down in caliber.
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    It seems like a good idea. I wonder how the ATF is going to get involved, serialized upper, swappable barrels (SBR) and swappable lowers. I wonder if it will need a tax stamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    It seems like a good idea. I wonder how the ATF is going to get involved, serialized upper, swappable barrels (SBR) and swappable lowers. I wonder if it will need a tax stamp.
    The P250 doesn't need one. I'm assume they abide by the same principle.

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    I love my 556 it is a great rifle.

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    Hope this turns out well, One would think somebody would already have built this based off demand by now. I don't think anybody has really nailed down a modular "UBER" reliable 7.62-5.56- what ever caliber in whatever county they are fighting in rifle. To me it just says "Modular" i.e. --> "Not reliable"

    with all the AR Uppers then,
    MGI tried it and.............................nada, then
    Magpul i.e. Bushmaster Masada ACR or whatever its called.....ultimately its a cool 5.56, I always look back to that show "Future Weapons" with Mac the Navy Seal I still laugh when he showed the Masada and how it would use the "ENEMIES rounds", he holds up a 5.56 and then a 7.62 its suppose to be a 39mm but he holds up a 51mm...and If you go to Bushmasters website guess what no 7.62 conversions.... Last time I checked no "Enemy" was shooting 6.8 SPC.
    I know SIG has come out wth some modular stuff that has worked, but with a Rifle I'm not going to hold my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixel5 View Post
    The P250 doesn't need one. I'm assume they abide by the same principle.
    A couple of differences was that the P250 serialized receiver was still the part with the trigger and it was a pistol so the swappable barrels thing is new territory too.
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