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Originally posted by kimberkid:
I’m sure the execution of the 556 was an embarrassment to SiG, or at least it should have been, by the time they finely “sort of” got it right with the 556A1 it was too little too late, and they had already alienated much of their buying base.

It just occurred to me, if SiG hadn’t given the 556 a 55 prefix, if it would have been compared to the 551 with such scrutiny.
Or, if they had only delivered on what they first show us in the the pre-production flyers, most people wouldn’t have been so disappointed.


Even the pre-production guns looked like a sloppy turd. That includes the guns mocked up on Swiss upper with 550 gas system (then later the 551 gas system), stupidly tall optic rail, folding front sight, Command Arms stocks, silly over styled m4 stock AR mag lower, etc.

At the very least I had high hopes that the upper receiver would be compatible with Swiss barrels, so the extraneous garbage could be tossed and a nice clone could be made using the upper receiver and fcg parts for 922(r). We, the early adopters quickly learned that upper was not compatible with Swiss barrels.

Optic rail attachment using nutcerts, full retard configuration as it relates to furniture, lower, etc. What a total goat F&$@.

The entire 556 project was a doomed from the start.


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[/QUOTE]The entire 556 project was a doomed from the start.[/QUOTE]

That sums it up pretty well.


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Ya might say I'm partial to them.




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