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Old 12-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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SIG 716 Precision Marksman - New Look?!

Just saw this on SIG USA's website.

Different stock, (longer) rails, gas block further in front?

Preferred the older look, actually.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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Me too, hell not even a 20" barrel!!!!, looks like no suppressor,just capped and threaded(yu hope its threaded in case yu would like to install a break or suppressor) oh well glad I bought the patrol instead, I would have liked to buy a 20 inch barrel and install it and have myself the option of being able to extend its capabilities a bit further.
Is it possible to install another manufacturers 20 inch barrel on our guns, or is our barrel some what proprietary, I was thinking since its milspec we should be good to go,any one know any details on something like swapping barrels out? LWRC,POF,LaRUE come to mind for 20" barrels.
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There's something about a proprietary barrel retaining pin or bolt - can't remember if it was posted on this Forum.

I don't physically have my SIG 716 yet, so I really can't say...

And I have no frame of reference since it'll be (one of) my first firearm(s).

My mind's still locked into the idea that 7.62 / .308 rifles should only have 20 - 24" barrels, and I'm still having difficulty wrapping my head around this (relatively) short barrel "Patrol" concept.

I'm obsessive about preserving my sight and hearing, and shudder to think what the muzzle blast would be like - it almost makes me want to install a suppressor from the get - go.

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
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Regarding the rails, let me take that thing about the length back... I'm not sure what the proportions are.

The newer one has 12 slots end to end, while the older one has 13.

I guess the best way to ascertain the length of the rails would be to count the number of Picatinny grooves... But I've somewhat lost interest in the rifle at this point.

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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I prefer the old rendition as well, too bad
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Is it possible to install another manufacturers 20 inch barrel on our guns, or is our barrel some what proprietary, I was thinking since its milspec we should be good to go,any one know any details on something like swapping barrels out? LWRC,POF,LaRUE come to mind for 20" barrels.
I am interested in this info too. If anyone knows where to find it please let me know.
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I preferred the older version as well. I thought the 20" barrel would have been ideal since my bolt gun also has a 20" barrel. The "dope" would have been nearly the same.

Also, now there is no mention of the barrel being "match grade" and the stock has changed from the Magpul PRS to the UBR. I Don't think the UBR stock is adjustable for comb height.

The end of the barrel appears to be threaded in the pics, but that is not specifially stated. I sure hope it is, as I was intending to mount a flash hider with suppressor lugs on my SIG716 (if I ever get one now). I have had one on "pre-order" since October. I already bought ten Magpul PMAGs for it. I hope I get to use them.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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Looking for any new news. I have a 716 and would really like a longer barrel option. Even thinking about jumping ship to M1A.
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No real news, unfortunately.
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Know what, maybe it doesn't really look that bad.

I'm curious as to why they decided to tap the gas closer to the muzzle.

Kind of like the Garands of old.

I still would have wanted a 20" barrel, though.

In my narrow little mind, all rifles need 20" barrels - and those in 7.62mm need to have them as long as 22"

Let's see if SIG actually delivers on this one.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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Anybody know what brand and model of scope mount they're using in the above video?

Don't really care for the suppressor design in the earlier video... Looks too much like a rifle grenade

Maybe it's supposed to cater to the paramilitaristi, high speed, low drag sooper trooper...
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Miad grip, geissele trigger, and UBR! Ill take the new style. I'm a fan of 18" barrels anyway. For me this would be more of a 4-500yd rifle, my remington 700 is built for 800+
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WOW! thanks for the vids!

No idea what mounts/scope that is.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #14
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Came across this on GunBroker:

NIB Sig Sauer 716 Precision Marksman 18" Barrel : Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com

Are these rifles actually in production?!
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Bump!

Any news on the Precision Marksman other than that GunBroker link I fished out?

Is this rifle definitely in production!

WAAANT!
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