View Full Version : Anyone ever seen a SIG556 at their Cabelas???

oz in SC
June 02, 2013, 19:27
I have been told by a potential buyer(well actually it would be a trade) that my SIG556 isn't worth anything above $1000 because of this ad.


Thing is,we don't HAVE a Cabelas anywhere near us and I am not sure if this is even a current special.

Anyone know????

June 02, 2013, 19:35
Sounds fishy

oz in SC
June 02, 2013, 19:38
IF Cabelas had them in stock,you would think people would be buying them to resell since it is difficult to find one for sale.

This guy also told me his Walmart sold the SIG556,something I haven't seen but maybe they do.I have seen the M400 and the 522 there,but not a 556.

June 02, 2013, 20:07
If I didn't have to drive 200 miles to see if it was true I would let you know first hand

oz in SC
June 02, 2013, 20:14
Our nearest store is several hundred miles away,until the one in SC opens up.
I emailed customer service and got the following response:
I apologize for the inconvenience, but at this time, we do not have access to the firearm and ammunition inventories in any of our Retail Stores due to the rapid inventory changes we have been experiencing. You can contact the local Retail Stores to check for availability of these items.
Thank you for visiting cabelas.com and come back soon!

So I am guessing no,they don't have them in stock.

June 02, 2013, 20:26
The gun library has a used one

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Sig-556-Rifle-556mm/1643675.uts?Ntk=GunLibrary&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3D searchForm%26N%3D0%26Ntk%3DGunLibrary%26Ntt%3DSIG5 56%26x%3D27%26y%3D11&Ntt=SIG556

oz in SC
June 02, 2013, 20:30
Pretty odd that Cabelas would sell a USED SIG556 for more than a new one....

June 02, 2013, 22:04
old advert
look at the reviews the last post was feb 2011.


oz in SC
June 02, 2013, 22:07
I figured,no way that Cabelas would need to drop the price that much.

Guy is offering me a MAK90 and a Glock 17 Gen4 for my SIG556,as he claims it is only worth $1000 or less.

Funny how that works,his Glock is valued above new price...my gun is way below.

June 02, 2013, 22:13
To me, the real question is what does the Sig 556 do that a standard ar15 won't? I wanted one until I handled one in a gunshop. The handguards were so loose they rattled, in fact, the whole thing was so loose it just felt cheaply made. That, and a $1600 price tag, ended my desire to own one.

oz in SC
June 02, 2013, 22:20
Has a better gas system???LOL
There does seem to have been something lost when the rifle finally made its way here,can't understand why SIG chose to mess with it,just make it like the original.

June 03, 2013, 20:59
About $1,000 is what the classic model goes for during non panic times. Gun prices are almost settled now.

June 15, 2013, 00:40
Sig has also announced they will stop making the 556, so with time I suspect prices will increase. Used price before craziness was around 1k (I bought mine for $950). I have not seen a 556 at the Cabelas near me (Dundee MI) in over a year. IMHO, he should throw in som cash with the glock and mak90.

For those who have not fired one, unlike piston ARs this weapon was designed from the ground up as a piston weapon. Think of an AK made by sig. It is a bit front heavy compared to an AR but recoil is less and there is noticeably less muzzle flip. I have given up on ARs after buying my Sig (I used the AR platform during my 15 years in the infantry and liked it). There were some initial quality issues when they started making them in the US, but that is not much of an issue anymore.

June 17, 2013, 15:47
Sig has also announced they will stop making the 556,

I have never heard this. Do you have a source or just hearsay?

June 19, 2013, 10:34
There is a full thread on this the sig556 forum, http://www.sigarms556.com/index.php

June 19, 2013, 16:33
I do not know what reps people spoke with or why on the Sig Forum thread people have been spreading the story about discontinuing this model.

Today, however, Sig Sauer Customer Service told me they are definitely not discontinuing the SIG 556 rifle. The customer service rep said: "It is one of our biggest sellers".

June 20, 2013, 21:20
Good to hear it will still be produced and available. I like mine a lot.

July 09, 2013, 14:18
The Sig 550 series is the best rifle ever made, on the planet, IMO. *shrug*

July 09, 2013, 14:30
I couldn't stand the way the buggered it up from the original.

July 16, 2013, 16:05
I'm looking to sell my AR and get a SIG Classic whenever I can find one.

July 16, 2013, 20:43
Twhat does the Sig 556 do that a standard ar15 won't?

Go bang every time you pull the trigger.

July 16, 2013, 21:12
Go bang every time you pull the trigger.