by NRA Staff - Tuesday, January 18, 2011
SIG Sauer had their new SIG556 R on hand to show off, and with good reason. Based on the SIG556 platform, the SIG556 R is chambered in 7.62x39 mm, and features a gas-piston, rotating bolt operating system. The 1 in 9.5" twist in the 16-inch barrel helps to give it greater accuracy than standard AK-style rifles. Originally designed with the special forces operator in mind, the SIG556 R is designed to accept most AK magazines. The MSRP is $1266.
Below, Shooting Illustrated's Adam Hegenstaller had a chance to chat with Product Manager David Grimshaw about some of the key features of the 556 R.
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