The “R” in the SIG 556R stands for “Russian.” And why not? SIG reckons the Russkie’s 7.62 x 39mm round is a “more potent round for small to medium game.” Yes, well, does SIG got game? The American AK community greeted the previous version with Bronx (Minsk?) cheers, thanks to the SIG 556R’s preference for SIG mags.
Gabe Suarez reckons the the SIG 556R’s all that and a bunch of crap ammo. Strangely, the Gabester doesn’t mention that 35.875″ SIG 556R can fold to 26”, “making it ideal for situations where maximum maneuverability is required.” For small to medium game.
“For Special Forces requiring an accurate, more potent rifle, chambered in 7.62x39mm, the SIG556R sets a new standard for dependable operation and function.” Dependable? AK? Go figure, at $1266 retail. FWIW, Gabe’s in.