posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 12:16 AM
When it comes to AR platforms, or any firearm for that matter, you really can't beat a Sig. I grew fond of Sig's during my years in the Navy with
the PK229 .40 being my service sidearm and anytime I was on active mission status I would grab up a Sig 551 over an M4 or even our standard issue
MK12's anyday. We had SR25's and I loved those hut that was only due to the 7.62x51 chamber which IMO shoots circles around any 5.56 round.
I've fired a lot of various firearms during my 16 years under NSWCOM but IMO Sig's were the most dependable, durable, failsafe guns in our armory.
As far as the 5.56 vs .308 debate, well you just can't beat the ballistics of the .308 round. I currently own 3 AR platforms, all Sig's, the 517 in
its standard 7.62x51, the 716 Precision Sniper in 7.62x51, and my old 551 in 5.56. I've used Sig's in SDV and SOC incursions going from submerged
to sandy beaches or muddy riverbanks and used them numerous times in the arid areas of Iraq and Afghan with no loss in dependability.
As far as your question of AR or good ole M14, that is just dependent on your own personal choices and what you intend to do with your gun. Personally
I love the M14 and own an M14 Tactical as well as my newest acquisition, a M21 Tactical custom chambered for 300 WinMag.
TBH of all my guns, my M14 probably gets the most rounds send down the barrel. Just a great shooting, stable gun to shoot. In the end its all a matter
of personal choice, I've shot several DPMS AR's in both 5.56 and 7.62 and honestly wasn't impressed with them. I've never been much of a fan of
H&K Arms with the exception of some of their pistols and sub machine guns and find their AR platform to leave quite a lot to be desired.