Maybe you’re someone who wants a precision rifle, but maybe you have a bit of old school in you, too, and you also want a bolt action rifle.
If that’s the case, then you may be in luck because Sig Sauer has announced a new bolt action precision rifle which is available in .308 WIN and in 6.5 Creedmoor. It is also available in 277 SIG Fury Hybrid cartridges. Duncan Johnson writes,
The SIG CROSS rifle is the first-ever true crossover bolt-action precision hunting rifle, engineered to meet the demands of today’s hunter. The SIG CROSS was designed and built, from concept to completion, at the SIG SAUER research and development facilities in New Hampshire with the input of the industry’s premier competitive shooters, some of the world’s best long-range shooters, and a team of professional hunters that the CROSS is built for.
The SIG SAUER CROSS features a precision free-floating stainless-steel barrel fitted to a one-piece aluminum receiver, with no need for bedding or action screws, to deliver extreme accuracy; an aluminum M-LOK™ handguard for quick and easy attachment of bipods, rails, night-vision or thermal clip-on optics; familiar AR-15 styled controls for a seamless transition to the CROSS platform; a unique two-stage match-grade trigger that can be adjusted from 2 to 4.5lbs, and AICS pattern magazines for the ultimate compatibility across calibers, platforms, cartridges, and loads.
The unique folding and locking precision stock of the CROSS offers toolless adjustment that can be modified for any shooting position while in the field. With folded stock the CROSS measures as short as 25” making it the ideal hunting rifle to fit in any backcountry backpack.
Now, as you can see in the picture above, just because this is a bolt action rifle, though, don’t think that that this is going to look like something out of the old west or a Davy Crockett story. No, this is a modern weapon.
But if you’re looking for a precision rifle that is a little different, this may be worth considering.
I have a Sig Sauer GB 9 mil.
Love the weapon but it has no way of attach any accessories to it any ideas?
You sold me on a AR308 in your previous article. But too late to the game. Everything is sold out. I thought about a .308 bolt action, but you did too good a job selling the semi-auto.
You can still buy the odd .308 at online auctions. But you got to be pretty desperate to buy a gun you have never handled. OK, if rich it is fine, but for a couple thousand dollars too rich for my budget to screw up.
If Biden gets in and gets his way, these may be the ‘good ole days’ when it comes to guns and ammo. He plans to bankrupt the gun and ammo companies with lawsuits. And cut out all online sales of pretty much anything gun related. So even if he can’t repeal the 2A, he can make availability nil. We can see how that works real time with 9mm. Have not seen any in months in-store.
And you were right about .308 availability, at least with soft tip. I’m finding lots of .308 sporting rounds from .85 cents a round and up…name brands too.
During the deepest of the ammo shortages you could usually find .40 Auto, 32 Auto, some .22, various cowboy loads, 30-30, sporting shotshells, along with Creedmoor, 30-06 and some .308 sporting. But I can’t find any FMJ .308. and little or no shotgun defense rounds. But you can get 12Ga BB loads, so that is doable.
.308 AP ammo is going for almost $13 a round…that should say something. Well, time will tell how it all works out. Back in the early 80’s I had a HK91 .308. Paid $325 for it. Sold it for next to nothing. Now you can’t buy a .308 AR in-store to save your life.
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