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SIG SG 716 (Sturmgewehr Model 716)


Battle Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) (2011)


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The SIG SG 716 comes in four distinct forms, each tailored to suit a certain tactical requirement.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/13/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The SIG SG 716 comes from the Swiss gunsmithing concern of SIG Sauer, Incorporated and first debuted in January of 2011. The weapon makes use of the 7.62x51mm NATO standard rifle cartridge and is a gas-operated weapon utilizing a short-stroke pushrod system. The adjustable gas system is a refined form that attempts to lower the chances of internal fouling of the mechanism and is touted as a very reliable and robust development. The gas cylinder is fitted over the barrel and taps the gasses from the fired cartridge as it exits the weapon, using this force to cycle the firing action. The adjustable nature of the gas system allows the operator to supply the proper amount of pressure to achieve various cycling results. The stock is adjustable to varying lengths from the rear of the receiver while the receiver itself is conventional in its arrangement and appearance, closely mimicking the lines of the Colt/Armalite series of automatic weapons while implementing ambidextrous controls for left-handed or right-handed shooters. The integral internal working components are all lined in chrome to protect against corrosion and make for a long-lasting system capable of much abuse. A 20-round detachable box magazine (SR-25 or PMag types accepted) is inserted in the magazine well ahead of the pistol grip and trigger unit. Depending on the model (see variant descriptions below), the barrel extends a short or long distance away from the forend. Four accessories rail systems complete the design, located along the top of the receiver, the sides of the forward handguard and the lower region of the handguard. These rails allow for the installation of various M1913 supported optics, laser aimers, flashlights and forward grips as required. A flash suppressor is optional as is a sound suppressor.

SIG Sauer has marketed the SIG SG 716 in four major production forms to date, each differentiated by various barrel lengths, tactical role and other, more subtle variations. The line begins with the base automatic full-length rifle known as the SIG 716 "Patrol Rifle" and comes with a 16" barrel, 37.40" overall length and Spec trigger system. This is followed by the shorter SIG SG 716 Carbine which sports a 14.5" barrel length, 36.2" overall length and Std Mil trigger system. There is a more compact form available in the SIG SG 716 CQB (Close Quarter Battle ) form that includes a 12.5" barrel length, 34.25" overall length and an Std Mil-Spec trigger system. A Precision Marksman is also highlighted and this fits a 20" heavy barrel within a 39.4" inch long body and makes use of a 2-stage match trigger of 5.4lb pull as well as a forward-folding bipod assembly. Unlike the other offerings, the Precision Marksman is available in semi-automatic fire only. The marksman rifle also features a 21.25" sight radius unlike the standard 15.5" sight radius found in the other three forms. The CQB weighs in at 8.4lbs while the Carbine is a handy 9lbs. The full-length automatic rifle is 9.3lbs and the marksman version is listed at 10.6lbs.

Specifications



Service Year
2011

Origin
Switzerland national flag graphic
Switzerland

Classification


Battle Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)


SIG-Sauer / Swiss Arms AG - Switzerland
National flag of Switzerland National flag of the United States Switzerland; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Automatic Function
Features a mechanical function to automate the firing action.
Accuracy / Precision
Long-range accuracy / precision capable; suitable for sniping, particularly when equipped with sighting aids.


Overall Length
871 mm
34.29 in
Barrel Length
406 mm
15.98 in
Empty Wgt
7.89 lb
3.58 kg
Sights


Adjustable Front and Rear; Optional Optics


Action


Gas-Operated; Rotating Bolt

Rotating Bolt
System utilizes internal mechanism to lock the breech or rear barrel assembly prior to firing.
Gas-Operated
Gas-operated system is featured, typically involving a gas cylinder and rear-driven piston directing energy to the bolt component.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


7.62x51mm NATO

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 7.62x51mm / .308 Winchester rifle cartridge
Rounds / Feed


20-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
1,968 ft
(600 m | 656 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
685
rds/min


SIG 716 CQB "Close Quarter Battle" - Compact Form; 31" length; 12.5" barrel.
SIG 716 Carbine - Carbine Form; 33" length; 14.5" barrel.
SIG 716 Patrol Rifle -Full-length battle rifle; 34.3" length; 16" barrel.
SIG 716 Precision Marksman - Accurized 716 variant; heavy 20" barrel; 2-stage match trigger; semi-automatic fire only.


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