Originally posted by angryamerican
Gotta go with the Sig Arms 556. There is something to be said about actually being able to hit what you shoot at time and time again.
Well I guess The statement above is not good enough, so I will flesh it it for every body, to help you understand my choice.
First the sig556 is a great weapon in every respect. It can be field stripped and cleaned in seconds and ready for action. A big plus in my book.
It is light enough to be carried long term but not so light that it gets wild in fast shooting situations. To translate that. it comes back on
target allowing a second accurate shot IF
Its been said to me that the 7.62 would be a better choice for a all purpose survival rifle because of knock down power at range. This may be true
in a very general sense.
The reason I say a general sense is the 7.62 in my area is useless. Longer range with power to spare very true. My area doesn't have long range
opening's Any ware I may Bug out to his heavily wooded areas. If I hucker down at home again heavily wooded. If I'm at work not heavily wooded
but heavy on the buildings. not a lot of long range shot opportunity. Lets be honest here how many of you have ever been shot?
Lets give a example here. your huffing threw the woods or open fields doesn't matter for this argument. Suddenly blam you take one in the chest.
You are FOB regardless of what it is a 556 or 762. If its a 762 you've got seconds to live if its a 556 you've got maybe a minute. There is so
many people out there who are classic over killers. I want this gun because it has the most power the longest range.
The most power is no good if you cant hit the target in the first shot. We all miss folks
some less then others but WE ALL
. Now you have missed and your heaver round rifle has just cost you seconds to get it back on target to try for another shot. The sig on
the other hand if you miss drops right back on target almost of its own accord. Ime not kidding either. This was one of the greatest fire arms Ive
ever had the pleasure of shooting. This rifle has had every aspect tuned and perfected.
See the video link below. Watch the end of the barrel while this guy is plucking away. you will see what I mean. it comes back on target, I cant
say that enough.
The sigs 16 inch barrel is not the longest barrel in the world but look at the situation you might find your self in. Lets flush out my earlier
example. about walking thru the woods or open field and takeing one in the chest only view it from the shooters point.
You are huckerd down in your chosen area and see the bad guys coming. You get in your vantage point and get on target and take the shot with your
new 762. blam the guy goes down only to be replaced by another one buy the time you have a bead on him he has you and your done. Why because your
762 put you way off target after the shot.
Now same situation with the 556. Blam first guy drops second guy replaces blam he drops to. Why because the 556 came back on target immediately.
you go back to your family instead of being worm food like the two suckers laying in the bush. Mostly dead and fading fast.
The fire arm must be matched to you and your location. Lots of large-ish open spaces great take the 7.62 I would. But they don't fit well IMO as a
all purpose survival/Defense rifle.
One of my all time favorite rifles in the world is the M14 which uses the 7.62. Great guns cant say enough about them except I wish the dam muzzle
didn't rise so much. Remember from some of my earlier post I own several M14's There is a reason why the US army replace the M14. It has fair
accuracy it has a lot of knock down power at distance but it gets out of control. In combat we miss. Our ability to get back on target can save our
Match the Gun to your situwation you think you may find your self in.