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US Army selects Sig Sauer


Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2022, 08:31:22 AM »
It would be nice to have one of those, for sure.
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Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 12:09:43 PM »
It would be nice to have one of those, for sure.
     The civilian version, MCX-Spear has an MSRP from Sig right at $8,000 :( By the time they get to the dealers there will probably be a bit lower negotiated price, but not much) 
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Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 02:14:54 PM »
Since the Army has picked it there will almost certainly be a spike in sales of the civilian version of the rifle. Again, the real question will be how much ammo will be available and what manufacturers are going to make it vs making "established" cartridges.
I'm not going to offer any prediction on how well this ammo will sell in the inflated price world we are dealing with.
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Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 03:54:15 PM »
Public admission that going away from the 7.62/308 is a 60 year old mistake! 

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2022, 07:22:13 PM »
I wonder how long it will take for Biden to give 680,000 of these to the Taliban?
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Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2022, 08:05:39 PM »
He should just give me one LOL. No way I can pay $8 grand for any rifle, even if the damn thing could field dress a deer for you and cook it too.
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Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2022, 08:55:57 PM »
I think someone is getting greased on this deal,  how good is good enough ?  I'm all for innovation ibut when they are spending this kind of money I sure hope it's a good investment and return on the dollar.  There wasn't anything terribly wrong with the old 1911 , then we get a Beretta and 30 yrs later it's gone.  Both are good guns and both have their flaws so what's so special about the Sig pistol ?  It's not like it's a primary weapon it's a frekin handgun. 

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2022, 05:47:47 AM »
A basic search says the current M249 Saw by FN costs almost $10K. So, $8K is a bargain?  ;D

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Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2022, 06:18:58 AM »
It says 6.8 cartridge. Is there more details on this?
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2022, 06:50:29 AM »
It says 6.8 cartridge. Is there more details on this?


     I wonder if it's based off the 6.8 Western?
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2022, 08:19:13 AM »
It might be the 6.8 (.277) Fury. That's the 3 piece cartridge. I seem to remember somebody posting about it a while back. Danno maybe?

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Re: US Army selects Sig Sauer
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2022, 09:22:53 AM »
I haven't seen anything about the 6.8 Fury as the cartridge to go with this new rifle. It is possible a polymer case will be used as a weight-saving feature.
Sig Sauer has a 10-year contract worth $20.4 million. I'm no bean counter for the government so I don't know how many rifles (in all configurations) will be produced. You can be on the M-4 carbines staying around for at least another 10 years.
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2022, 09:55:14 AM »
You can be on the M-4 carbines staying around for at least another 10 years.

This quote is from the link posted here:
     The M4 will continue to be used by general purpose forces, essentially all other soldiers in the Army for the coming decades. Marines are also expected to receive quantities of the weapons for their close combat forces. (Marines to receive a portion of the NGSW)
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2022, 01:43:08 PM »
When I served it was the standard issue M16A1 rifle.  I really never cared for it,  it's still here although in a much updated version. I really did like the Model 1911 .45ACP and the M60(7.62x51 NATO) Machine Gun.  I carried and qualified with both. They are both long gone.

Now ALL our military small arms are from companies that are not even AMERICAN!  Somebody is getting their pockets lined.
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