SIG SAUER WEEK - SIG 716 PATROL RIFLE
Our fourth post in the ‘SIG Sauer Week’ series covers the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) SIG 716 Patrol rifle in .308WIN, the big brother of the .223REM SIG 516 AR rifle that we posted and sold last Monday. This example was manufactured in the Newington plant in the U.S. and supplied through SIG Sauer GmbH in Eckernförde, Germany. Read on for another LSB journey in firearms history…
SIG SAUER introduced the 716 DMR at the 2016 SHOT Show. Just like its smaller counterpart, the 716 utilises a short-stroke pushrod operating system, an M1913 mil-spec rail, free-floating barrel, aluminium for-end and a telescoping stock.
The SIG 716 is part of a line of rifles with varying configurations which are versatile enough to penetrate the defence, law enforcement, and commercial markets. These rifles utilise a gas-piston system with a 3-position gas regulator. They employ a piston to reset the bolt as opposed to the direct-impingement (DI) method that vents much of the gas into the bolt chamber to reset it. This presents an obvious advantage over traditional DI AR rifles, which are prone to foul the bolt-carrier area and cause failures if the gun is not kept reasonably clean.
The SIG 716 has a free-floating, aluminium quad rail handguard with four M1913 Picatinny rails. The barrels is chrome-lined and cold-hammer forged with a Nitride finish for extreme durability and corrosion resistance. The lower is machined from a 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminium, just like the upper. The upper and lower feature a black, hard-coat anodized finish.
SIG added a few nice features to the Patrol Rifle. Firstly, the lower has a couple of pressure buttons under the two takedown pins. These are spring loaded and apply upwards pressure against the takedown pins. This ensures that there is no slack whatsoever between the upper and lower components. Secondly, SIG provided multiple connection points for slings so that you may attach one-, two-, or three-point slings with push-button release connectors. Thirdly,
SIG designed the bolt carrier group themselves, choosing to make it an integral part of the bolt carrier group rather than simply riveting it on, a must for pistol-driven AR rifles.
This brand-new SIG 716 Patrol rifle in 308WIN calibre and with a 16.6” barrel is being offered on a first come, first served basis. You can be yours for the discounted price of € 2,099 (a saving of € 600!) if you react fast and confirm your order with a deposit. A sale will be considered as closed only if you contact us (SMS, WhatsApp or Messenger) and follow up with a 50% deposit by BOV Mobile Pay or Bank Transfer to our account. Details will be provided in our reply to your message.
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You will require a 2020 Collector Licence A Special or a Target Shooter Licence A Special to purchase this firearm with its 20 round magazine. If you do not yet have these special licences, we can transfer the rifle with a 10-round magazine.
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