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theTactician
11-30-2009, 19:45
any reviews on this gun? I just recently bought this 22lr rifle from sig sauer which is a clone of the sig 556, sig 550 (civilian version). It comes with a red dot and has i believe a 24 round detachable magazine (california), a folding stock as well. its a cool looking gun thats why i was tempted to buy it and i did without any hesitation at all, much to the dismay of the other onlookers who also wanted to buy the said gun.:tongueout: Any helpful reviews, suggestions? thanks bros. have a good day. i can hardly wait to test it on the range soon.

DriBak
11-30-2009, 20:15
I want one but cannot find one. What did you pay? I'm surprised you got the red dot, most of the folks who have purchased them said the red dot was not included as first indicated by SS.

theTactician
11-30-2009, 22:59
I want one but cannot find one. What did you pay? I'm surprised you got the red dot, most of the folks who have purchased them said the red dot was not included as first indicated by SS.

it has the basic red dot sight(looked kinda cheap to me), not the sig sauer red dot sight though. I believe those sig red dots are expensive, as much as 200+ bucks. I got a good deal and thats what im happy about. it was one of those holiday specials. i guess i got lucky. :whistling:

theTactician
12-01-2009, 19:32
it has the basic red dot sight(looked kinda cheap to me), not the sig sauer red dot sight though. I believe those sig red dots are expensive, as much as 200+ bucks. I got a good deal and thats what im happy about. it was one of those holiday specials. i guess i got lucky. :whistling:

I was wrong, the red dot sight is not included. the store has informed me that if i want the red dot sight, it would be an additional 100 dollars. good thing, i already have one. cant wait to get it by next week.

CMG
12-01-2009, 21:40
I sent funds/FFL for mine today. $475 delivered (and my FFL doesn't charge me for transfers), it might be a bit high, but I wanted it before Christmas, so....... I also have a pair of BDM 50 round drums on order (since BDM has a 25% off sale going on) that will fit the Sig!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/Sig522bx.jpg

theTactician
12-02-2009, 21:09
I sent funds/FFL for mine today. $475 delivered (and my FFL doesn't charge me for transfers), it might be a bit high, but I wanted it before Christmas, so....... I also have a pair of BDM 50 round drums on order (since BDM has a 25% off sale going on) that will fit the Sig!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/Sig522bx.jpg

thats one bad-*** cool baby you got there bro!

theTactician
12-02-2009, 21:25
what's the best red dot scope for our cool sig 522? what are you thinking of getting? me, im thinkin of getting one that is not that expensive, the sig itself is for training purposes only

pugman
12-16-2009, 06:35
I sent funds/FFL for mine today. $475 delivered (and my FFL doesn't charge me for transfers), it might be a bit high, but I wanted it before Christmas, so....... I also have a pair of BDM 50 round drums on order (since BDM has a 25% off sale going on) that will fit the Sig!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/Sig522bx.jpg

I seriously want one of these but let me throw this out...

A 522 is a all metal rifle-correct? I've read some people don't like the plastic of the S&W, but others compare it to the polymer/steel Glock vs whatever argument. To me if it does the job, is fun and reliable then I don't care.

If it IS all metal...and $475 and basically a clone of 556/550 why are those rifles in another caliber so much more? Yes, the 556/550 have to be beefier to handle the higher pressure rounds--but 2 or 3xs as much?

Or is this just a marketing tactic? S&W and Sig are bringing out .22 rifles because ammo is getting more expensive..and someone concerned about cost isn't going to pay $900 for a .22 unless its custom

I want to hunt one of these down

CMG
12-16-2009, 09:52
The Sig 522 is NOT all metal... the lower is synthetic, as are the stock and fore-end.

Even if it were all metal, the 556 is a gas-piston rifle, much more complicated than the simple blow-back action of the 522. They aren't even close in terms of manufacturing costs.

seamaster
12-17-2009, 03:34
I sent funds/FFL for mine today. $475 delivered (and my FFL doesn't charge me for transfers), it might be a bit high, but I wanted it before Christmas, so....... I also have a pair of BDM 50 round drums on order (since BDM has a 25% off sale going on) that will fit the Sig!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/Sig522bx.jpg

That's a nice looking gun but I wish it wasn't so bloody heavy. My favorite of these tacticool guns is the M&P 15-22. S&W got the weight right.

DriBak
12-17-2009, 15:10
how much are the drums with the discount?

CMG
12-17-2009, 16:33
how much are the drums with the discount?

If you buy two (to get the 25% off (min $100 order)) they are $60 each.

I got mine, and they are as well made as you'd expect from BDM... haven't had the time to take them out back yet, though! :embarassed:

theTactician
12-22-2009, 00:25
what do you guys think of my sig? scope's too small huh?:wow:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/theTactician/sig.jpg

:rofl:

CMG
12-22-2009, 06:06
Looks fine to me... :supergrin:

M2 Carbine
12-22-2009, 10:09
At the Ft Worth gun show Sunday three dealers had the rifle.
The first wanted in the high $500, so I thought I'll forget about the SIG.
Second dealer, one row away, wanted $469, still a little high but I'll think about it.
Third dealer, on the next row, wanted $449 ($518 OTD).

I wanted to see if magazines were available before I bought the rifle. As it turned out the Colt magazine fits the SIG. $25-$29 for 25 round mags and pushing $90 for the drum.
I bought the gun ($449) and two mags.


When I got home I called a friend. He and his two boys came to my place to see the gun. I have a backyard range and they ran 7-8 magazines through the rifle. Then I shot a mag and one later.
Using Remington and Federal bulk pack we had two duds.

I have a BSA Green Dot on the gun. (I use a LOT of BSA Red Dot sights, something around 25 and have good luck with them)

I like the gun.
I don't like that the magazines don't have buttons on the followers, like the S&W M&P 15-22, to make loading easy and fast.
The gun is right heavy for a 22, but not bad.
The big complaint is the SIG doesn't come with iron sights. The Smith M&P comes with excellent removable iron sights. I think this is pretty cheap of SIG. I looked up the sights on SIG's web site. The iron sights cost half as much as the rifle.:shocked:

My friend asked me if I like the SIG or Smith M&P better.
I told him it's somewhat Apples and Oranges. The Smith is a PERFECT trainer for the .223 AR and I assume the SIG is a perfect trainer for the .223 SIG.

If I could buy only one rifle, all things considered, and unless I just wanted a SIG, between the Smith M&P and SIG, I would buy the M&P.
I like both rifles, but if nothing else the iron sights make the Smith a much better deal and the SIG/Colt mags are a PITA to load.

If I don't get rained out, I'm going to put a lot of WAL Mart bulk pack through the SIG today.:)

SCOTTtheBADGER
12-22-2009, 16:38
I have an M&P 15-22, and love it. I am coming into some money, and am giving serious thought to a 522. Is it worth getting, or is it more trouble than it is worth, what with no sights and hard to load mags?

M2 Carbine
12-22-2009, 17:04
I may have overstated how hard the mags are to load. It's not that they are any harder to load than any other hi cap of it's type, it's just that such mags as the M&P are much easier to load.

If you mostly use a Red Dot or scope then the lack of iron sights might not be important. I mostly use Red Dot sights but I'd still like to have irons available.


Today two of my young lady students ran 6 or 8 magazines through my SIG. Everyone else is shooting it more than me.:supergrin:
The girls liked the gun, and didn't mind loading the mags, so I may be too picky.
The girls said the gun was a little heavy but not too bad.

The gun does not like Wal Mart Remington bulk pack ammo at all but runs trouble free with Federal WM BP.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/LindseySIGrifle.jpg

BTW, today was only the second day this girl has ever shot a gun and I ran her through the Texas Concealed Carry shooting qualification course, using a 45 Kimber. She shot a fantastic 242/250.
I just had to brag on her.:supergrin:




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theTactician
12-24-2009, 14:44
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what's that scope in the sig? looks cool

DriBak
12-24-2009, 19:06
Sig did "rip us off" with the no sights deal, when they 1st announced the 522 it was supposed to come with a red dot and a rear sight. I have ordered some clone BUIS and intend to modify the front "gas block" for the front sight to work. I will post pics when my products arrive from over seas.

theTactician
12-26-2009, 03:25
Sig did "rip us off" with the no sights deal, when they 1st announced the 522 it was supposed to come with a red dot and a rear sight. I have ordered some clone BUIS and intend to modify the front "gas block" for the front sight to work. I will post pics when my products arrive from over seas.

i agree. seemed like a rip-off.. they should've included at least the iron sights if not the red dot

pugman
12-26-2009, 07:25
Sig did "rip us off" with the no sights deal, when they 1st announced the 522 it was supposed to come with a red dot and a rear sight. I have ordered some clone BUIS and intend to modify the front "gas block" for the front sight to work. I will post pics when my products arrive from over seas.

Let me console you and offer you $100 for the rifle :supergrin:

PM me and we can work out the details.

Well, if any place within 40 miles of me even carried these I would seriously look into buying one....

then again, I live in Wisconsin..almost zero chance of that

M2 Carbine
12-26-2009, 09:24
what's that scope in the sig? looks cool
It is just a inexpensive BSA Red Dot sight. They run about $30 but at times can be found very cheap.
I've been using them for years on everything from 22 pistols to 12 ga shotguns. I have a couple dozen, just received three new Greed Dots.
You would think such a cheap Red Dot sight wouldn't hold up, and I have had a couple fail, but pretty much they hold up as good as my expensive sights under normal use.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=OS&prodID=OSRD30&prodTitle=BSA 30mm Red Dot Sight 5 MOA

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/SWMP22whandguards.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/GSG5pistolJPG.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Ithicapistolgrip.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLRCarbinesling.jpg

theTactician
12-26-2009, 22:03
i finally decided to remove the dorky looking scope and added a red dot sight instead...what do you guys think? much better?

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/theTactician/DSC04348.jpg

M2 Carbine
12-27-2009, 08:23
I have to look for a small scope for mine, but I'm a Red Dot fan.

I want to get about another 5 magazines. I have 8 for the S&W M&P 15-22. That seems like a good number, 200 rounds before reloading more mags.
I'm thinking about getting the 50 round mag.

SCOTTtheBADGER
12-27-2009, 08:49
I saw references to the "included red dot" in several gun magazines. Did SIG ever imply that there would be one included?

RUT
12-27-2009, 09:26
I saw references to the "included red dot" in several gun magazines. Did SIG ever imply that there would be one included?

Their initial specs did indeed include a red dot, but that has since fallen by the wayside. You'd think they's at least include some sights....even MBUS would be better than nothing. On the other hand, I'd probably never use them on mine anyway, as my ageing eyes much prefer a red dot. :cool:

MoNsTeR
12-27-2009, 21:25
How's the trigger?

theTactician
12-30-2009, 00:03
How's the trigger?

very good, light pull, maybe, just maybe less than 4 lbs if im not mistaken

M2 Carbine
12-30-2009, 11:45
How's the trigger?
I put the trigger pull gage on it. 4 lb 9 oz. It feels lighter than that though.

Infallible
01-06-2010, 01:24
damn it after reading this, i just have to buy one too

ranger56528
01-07-2010, 14:09
Saw one(522) at the shop for 499.00,just about bought it but wanted the G26 more...

M2 Carbine
01-07-2010, 15:39
I wrote this on another thread I believe.

Anyhow last Saturday seven friends took turns shooting the 522 non stop, mostly rapid fire from the hip.

I was the camera man so didn't get to shoot.
I thought they shot something over 400 rounds but talking to my friend later he told me he had another 550 bulk pack that they went through, plus a half bulk pack, plus my 13 loaded magazines, plus part of a jar of Federals I had.
Best we can tell they put a good dent in 1,000 rounds, or more.

The gun was very dirty and bone dry of lubricant. It took a while to clean.
I figure next time I'll lube the bolt after several hundred rounds.

It just kept spitting out those Wal Mart Federal 22's.:)

Chattanoogaphil
02-28-2010, 08:13
That's a nice looking gun but I wish it wasn't so bloody heavy. My favorite of these tacticool guns is the M&P 15-22. S&W got the weight right.

Yes, my Sig 522 SWAT is noticeably heavier than my S&W 15-22. It's larger and bulkier feeling. Here's pics of them... you can see the size difference.