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Old 01-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Sig 716 Range Report

I picked up my Sig 716 on the 18th of December but between waiting on my LaRue Scope Mount to arrive and then 2 weekends of rain, I was finally able to get out and shoot her yesterday with my brother. Unfortunately I totally forgot to take a camera with me, so no photos of the actual shoot.

Here is my Sig 716 with a Konus M30 6.5-25x44mm Scope mounted with a LaRue Tactical 20 MOA PSR Scope Mount QD model #LT112.



The area we shot at was in the Griswold Hills Recreation Area on BLM (CA Bureau of Land Management) land about 45 miles SE from home. It’s the closet area not on private property that we can shoot at distances of 100+ yards. We arrived at the area at around 11am. The temperature was 45° F at an altitude of 1,270 ft.

In the pic below the green X is my firing position and the red X is the target at a distance of 100 yards measured with a Bushnell Sport 850 Rangefinder. Targets used were Champion Redfield Precision Sight-In Targets mounted on 5’ tall cardboard boxes with the bases loaded down with rocks…worked out very well. The targets never tipped over once.



Note: The night before I had bore sighted my scope the “old school” way by separating the receivers and removing the bolt carrier group. With the upper receiver mounted in a rifle vice, I looked down the bore and centered on a target I had mounted 50’ away. I then adjusted my scope’s crosshairs till they were centered on the bull’s eye. I tell you right now…spend the lousy $15-$20 bucks for a laser bore sight tool . I wasted 10 rounds of ammo just to find the paper the next day.

All rounds were fired from a prone position using a Harris Ultralight Bipod Series 1A2 Model #BRM (more on this bipod later).

As I stated in the note above, it took the first 10 rounds just to find the paper. I was that far off on my “old school” bore sighting. The 10th round found paper on the lower right corner of the target. After that it was a cakewalk. I adjusted 2.2 Mils up and left and I was in the zone. First 3 shot group as follows (data compiled using Balistic AE for iPod Touch):

Max Spread: 0.78 moa
Min Spread: 0.57
Grp. Distance to Center: 1.22 moa
Avg. Distance to Center: 1.25 moa
Group width: 0.53 moa
Group Height 0.78 moa
Group Offset Horizontal: 1.18 moa
Group Offset Vertical: 0.32 moa

After a 4 mil click adjustment left my final 3 shot group for zero:

Max Spread: 0.71 moa
Min Spread: 0.46
Grp. Distance to Center: 0.13 moa
Avg. Distance to Center: 0.38 moa
Group width: 0.64 moa
Group Height 0.64 moa
Group Offset Horizontal: 0.12 moa
Group Offset Vertical: 0.05 moa

I’m very, very happy with the performance of the Sig 716. I fired 3 different loads and had zero malfunctions in 80 rounds fired. Ammo used was: One box of Remington Premier Match 168 GR Matchking BTHP, one box of Remington UMC 150 GR and two boxes of Winchester 150 GR Power-Point.

The only problem I had the whole day was with the Harris Bipod. No matter how much I tightened the damn thing, after every magazine fired it would work itself loose again. Looks like I’m going to have to save some pennies and get myself a BT10-LW17 - Atlas Bipod from B&T Industries.

Oh...and I broke the rear Scope lens cap off when I flipped the rifle over to retighten the stinking bipod .

Now I have to find a place were I can get some real distance shots 300-700 yards.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Yeah I hear ya on the laser boresighter tool, I bought one for $8 dollars on Amazon with free shipping. It's not perfect but its better than adjusting your scope in the general direction that you think your target is compared to where the you think the bullet is hitting.
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good report
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a quick off topic question, does that eyepiece bother you when you pull the charging handle? i'm so tempted to move my scope up a little bit just so it is out of the way but then i have to move my eye closer (I know you suppose to move the scope to your eye, not your eye to the scope)

are those .308 ammo that you are using? i'm having a hard time finding 7.62x51 ammo.

nice report
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a quick off topic question, does that eyepiece bother you when you pull the charging handle? i'm so tempted to move my scope up a little bit just so it is out of the way but then i have to move my eye closer (I know you suppose to move the scope to your eye, not your eye to the scope)

are those .308 ammo that you are using? i'm having a hard time finding 7.62x51 ammo.

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Nope, I had no problems whatsoever operating the charging handle with my scope in that position. If I were to move it further up the rail I'd have to collapse the butt stock in order to maintain proper eye relief and I prefer the stock fully extended.

All ammo fired that day was .308. I haven't seen any 7.62x51 here locally. I'd like to test some out though to see how it stacks up compared to .308. I'm also ordering a new flash supressor to try and tame the recoil a little. It's not really bad at all but the 716 likes to jump a little when firing in the prone position. Kinda makes a follow-on shot a little difficult when you're off target after the first shot. I know a lot of this has to do with my position relative to the rifle, not being perfectly perpendicular. That's something I have to practice more. But at least with a better supressor/muzzle brake, I can stay on target a little better.

I'm going to try and get out again this weekend...weather is supposed to be decent.
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Hi Longshot716
Thanks for the response.
How do you like that Harris bipod? I was thinking of getting the mako T-PODG2PR bipod but i'm not so sure if it would be stable enough for the sig716.
I also found some federal premium 7.62x51 ammo at my local academy store
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Hi Longshot716
Thanks for the response.
How do you like that Harris bipod? I was thinking of getting the mako T-PODG2PR bipod but i'm not so sure if it would be stable enough for the sig716.
I also found some federal premium 7.62x51 ammo at my local academy store
Didn't like the Harris too much. It kept loosening up after every few rounds fired and I had to stop to tighten it back up. You have to pretty much take a wrench to it to keep it tight. Either that or some Loctite Blue. I think I'm going to save a little and next month get an Atlas Bipod. They aren't cheap at $280 but they're well built and stable as hell.

I went by my local sports store, Big 5 which is the only game in town, and they only had 3 boxes of .308 . Some off brand 140 GR crap for $17 p/20...I passed. I'll take a drive out to the LGS I usually go to tomorrow after work and see what they have. It's 30 miles out of my way but you gotta do what you gotta do. I really want to get my hands on some 7.62x51. I may just have to order it from Cabela's or somewhere.

I ordered a new muzzle brake the other day...should arrive tomorrow. I'm hoping it'll cut back on some of the muzzle climb while shooting prone. Here's a pic of it. Got it from Amazon. I'll post results when I shoot next. Hoping to get out again this weekend.

Ultimate Arms Gear Tactical Competition Style Steel Muzzle Brake Compensator

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