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Old 12-27-2016, 01:43 PM   #1
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Sig 7.62 Ambidextrous charging handle

Hello everybody,

Does anyone know if there is a confirmed aftermarket ambidextrous charging handle available that will fit a Sig 716 rifle (7.62)? I tried the Ranier Arms Raptor for 7.62 and it fits sweetly into the groove but locks into place once the bolt is slid home and will not release or slide out at all. To get it out I had to disassemble the handle and bolt... so it is being returned today.

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Hello everybody,

Does anyone know if there is a confirmed aftermarket ambidextrous charging handle available that will fit a Sig 716 rifle (7.62)? I tried the Ranier Arms Raptor for 7.62 and it fits sweetly into the groove but locks into place once the bolt is slid home and will not release or slide out at all. To get it out I had to disassemble the handle and bolt... so it is being returned today.

Thanks for any replies.
I am sort of lost here, not sure what you mean, the 716 is an AR platform rifle and the charging handle is in the back, which is ambidextrous
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I am sort of lost here, not sure what you mean, the 716 is an AR platform rifle and the charging handle is in the back, which is ambidextrous
Not true. The Standard CH is ONLY activated on the left side, i.e for a right handed shooter. In order for a left handed shooter to use it, they have to reach across. When you charge with the weapon shouldered is primarily when this occurs, but pay attention to how often the weapon is charged with 1 finger hooked on the left side of the CH.
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Not true. The Standard CH is ONLY activated on the left side, i.e for a right handed shooter. In order for a left handed shooter to use it, they have to reach across. When you charge with the weapon shouldered is primarily when this occurs, but pay attention to how often the weapon is charged with 1 finger hooked on the left side of the CH.
OK BUT the proper procedure is to use 2 (two) fingers to charge the firearm, so it is ambidextrous, however you do what you want, no matter to me.
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I believe these folks can fix you up. 716 is listed as ambidextrous.

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Hello everybody,

Does anyone know if there is a confirmed aftermarket ambidextrous charging handle available that will fit a Sig 716 rifle (7.62)? I tried the Ranier Arms Raptor for 7.62 and it fits sweetly into the groove but locks into place once the bolt is slid home and will not release or slide out at all. To get it out I had to disassemble the handle and bolt... so it is being returned today.

Thanks for any replies.
RWhite please read the forum descriptions before posting in them. This thread has been moved to Sig Rifles. Go back and read the description for the Feedback forum.
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Thanks for all the replies. I talked to BTE and they confirm theirs will fit and work, but out of stock at the moment. Will order one and wait.
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I have one and it fits perfect... worth the wait and money spent....
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I believe these folks can fix you up. 716 is listed as ambidextrous.

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That's what I got for my 716 patrol and it work great.
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I believe these folks can fix you up. 716 is listed as ambidextrous.

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I have had the BTE Ambi for my 716 for over a year and it is AWESOME. You cant go wrong with the BTE
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