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Jarhead504
February 05, 2016, 18:45
A year or two ago at the Dealer Shot Show, SIG had a .308 WIN version of their Classic. Did they have one at this year's show? Does anybody know if they are going to go into full production of it this year? I would streamline my armory to get a SIG Classic in 308.

TIA,
Jarhead

EPC WN
February 05, 2016, 18:47
All Swissed out? Oh, hell yes!

Methane
February 05, 2016, 21:31
I believe you are referring to the SIG SG751 SAPR 7.62 NATO. It looks like the SG551A1 Classic 5.56 NATO. This rifle is currently manufactured and available in Switzerland, but not imported into the United States. Maybe SIG should start manufacturing these rifles in their EXETER, New Hampshire factory. Who would buy one of these rifles? I would prefer the SIG SG751 over the FNH SCAR17.

http://www.swissarms.ch/en/SG_751_Predslon_Rifle.html

http://www.swissarms.ch/en/produkte.html

nyalaman
February 06, 2016, 12:54
I'd buy it, but I'm in a red state. Lucky to have the 556.

VALMET
February 06, 2016, 22:25
I fell in love with the 751 the minute I saw it but it seems like SIG is going to stick with the AR platform when it comes to 7.62 (yawn).

Bubacus
February 07, 2016, 00:20
Always wanted one:

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VALMET
February 07, 2016, 12:00
Allegedly there is an importer in FL that is going to be bringing pistol versions of the 540-series in 5.56 at some point and the MSRP is going to be somewhere around $3k.

AGG
February 07, 2016, 19:48
I would buy the SG542 immediately--- a classic already!!! :)

Tony

Jarhead504
February 08, 2016, 18:32
I believe you are referring to the SIG SG751 SAPR 7.62 NATO. It looks like the SG551A1 Classic 5.56 NATO. This rifle is currently manufactured and available in Switzerland, but not imported into the United States. Maybe SIG should start manufacturing these rifles in their EXETER, New Hampshire factory. Who would buy one of these rifles? I would prefer the SIG SG751 over the FNH SCAR17.

http://www.swissarms.ch/en/SG_751_Predslon_Rifle.html

http://www.swissarms.ch/en/produkte.html

Yep! That's it. I hope they decide to make them over here soon. If any of yall get any information on when they become available, please post it here ASAP.

Thanks for the post.

Jarhead

LKY_13
February 09, 2016, 13:55
I fell in love with the 751 the minute I saw it but it seems like SIG is going to stick with the AR platform when it comes to 7.62 (yawn).

Same, and same.

To add insult to injury; I think the 556xi killed off the 556 lineup, entirely.
I was hoping Sig would bring back the 55X this year at shot (Maybe as a Legion?).
Instead, we got another 716 DMR. Arg! I hate you AR-- for making the market so... vanilla.

wanneroo
February 09, 2016, 20:10
I like variety myself and would be keen on a Sig 751 but the 716 is a great rifle and the AR's have cornered the market. I can't recall my 716 ever choking once and it's plenty accurate and easy to use.

d762nato
February 17, 2016, 06:54
Yes bring in the 751 Please. It's kind of goofey having the sig 556 out there and no 751. I don't get it myself, why not have the pair to sell. :confused:

mike12345
February 21, 2016, 05:37
I was looking at the actual 550/551 SAN rifles and I'm glad I didn't pay the extra money. I got, shot, and sold the New Hampshire version.

I would assume import restrictions, it's not worth the cost to tool up and manufacture it here.

Impala_Guy
February 21, 2016, 16:10
Im surprised sig hasn't tried importing real semi auto 550s from Switzerland like fn does with the SCAR......IE machine out the mag well and finish assembly in their US plant., but make it a real semi auto 550. I bet people would pay almost $3k for that. Even though the 550 is nothing special, that "Made In Switzerland" on the side is the ultimate marketing skull f'ing.

L Haney
February 21, 2016, 16:26
Even though the 550 is nothing special, that "Made In Switzerland" on the side is the ultimate marketing skull f'ing.

Damn dude! You made me hoorah laughing out loud with that. Thanks!

NFADLR
February 21, 2016, 17:54
I have always had the opinion that the real classic SIG would be the 510 aka the AMT or PE57.

I remember in the late 1980's a famous gun store in the Los Angeles area that had this item in both 308 and a rare caliber that had a wax sealant on the round maybe a Swiss 6.5 ?

That was one I wanted more than all of the rest more than the FAL, HKG3, GALIL 308 ARM.

At one time I had all 3 of those but not the SIG.

mike12345
February 21, 2016, 18:13
The PE57 is cool but it's way too expensive in a semi. I'd end up selling it rather than keep it just to look at.

E5c03
February 21, 2016, 18:54
I have always had the opinion that the real classic SIG would be the 510 aka the AMT or PE57.

I remember in the late 1980's a famous gun store in the Los Angeles area that had this item in both 308 and a rare caliber that had a wax sealant on the round maybe a Swiss 6.5 ?

That was one I wanted more than all of the rest more than the FAL, HKG3, GALIL 308 ARM.

At one time I had all 3 of those but not the SIG.

Would that have been a place called "The Stocade" ?
If so I came real close to buying that AMT/57.

NFADLR
February 21, 2016, 19:24
Nope, actually it was Martin B Retting, Culver City at the time. Not sure if they are still there but they had been there for a long time like just about since CGA 68.

At one time (before the violations of the 2nd amdt) one could have gone in there and bought any they had in stock and taken it home the same day without a wait or background check and lives happily ever after and no children or dogs been harmed.


Had a GF at the time that spoke of the stockade in the San Fernando valley was it?
Would that have been a place called "The Stocade" ?
If so I came real close to buying that AMT/57.

E5c03
February 21, 2016, 20:09
Nope, actually it was Martin B Retting, Culver City at the time. Not sure if they are still there but they had been there for a long time like just about since CGA 68.

At one time (before the violations of the 2nd amdt) one could have gone in there and bought any they had in stock and taken it home the same day without a wait or background check and lives happily ever after and no children or dogs been harmed.


Had a GF at the time that spoke of the stockade in the San Fernando valley was it?

Westminster? Know there was a HUGE shopping mall around there.