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Since the Sig 556 was discontinued, I've avoided all Sig rifles. Their reputation for changing a rifle and dropping support for the old one is just too obvious to ignore.

I've always like the MCX rifle for the slim folding stock. For reasons that I can't explain, I picked up a Virtus yesterday.

As much as I can't stand Sig's BS marketing group, I have been impressed with their engineers. They continue to innovate and I must tip my hat them. That they don't keep products around and their production lines keep screwing up is a sad but separate issue.

I shot the rifle last night and while cleaning really gained an appreciation for the design. It shoots great and seems like a really quality design to me.

I popped the barrel off for cleaning and just to see how easy/difficult it was. It was a breeze. I've gotta say, I really, really like the design. I woke up this morning checking my inbox for a note from Sig announcing some new rifle, and I fully expect the Virtus to be dropped soon-ish, but I hope I'm wrong.

As for the Virtus vs a DI gun...look, this isn't rocket science, the DI AR is a great gun and I love them. There is no part of me that thinks I need a piston over DI. I don't feel the Virtus is better than AR. I just like different things.

I will say, having a slim stock that folds is a great addition as is the quick change barrel. I wish this gun came from a company I had more long term faith in, but I still really like it so far.


So I wanted to confess...I've done something I've said I'd never do on this board several times and bought a Sig rifle. If you want a great rifle and aren't concerned about how long support for it will be around, I'd say this is well worth a look.

I'm surprised how few reviews there are about this gun on the internet. Sure, tons of gun rag articles, but I don't read that shill crap anyways. Id guess there is not a lot on the boards about it because of Sig's history of dumping models. Too bad, I think they got this one right.


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Buy some spare parts for it, while they are still around.

The Virtus is a very nice looking rifle, but I've resisted so far.

Enjoy you new rifle.


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Originally posted by esdunbar:
Since the Sig 556 was discontinued, I've avoided all Sig rifles. Their reputation for changing a rifle and dropping support for the old one is just too obvious to ignore.

I've always like the MCX rifle for the slim folding stock. For reasons that I can't explain, I picked up a Virtus yesterday.

As much as I can't stand Sig's BS marketing group, I have been impressed with their engineers. They continue to innovate and I must tip my hat them. That they don't keep products around and their production lines keep screwing up is a sad but separate issue.

I shot the rifle last night and while cleaning really gained an appreciation for the design. It shoots great and seems like a really quality design to me.

I popped the barrel off for cleaning and just to see how easy/difficult it was. It was a breeze. I've gotta say, I really, really like the design. I woke up this morning checking my inbox for a note from Sig announcing some new rifle, and I fully expect the Virtus to be dropped soon-ish, but I hope I'm wrong.

As for the Virtus vs a DI gun...look, this isn't rocket science, the DI AR is a great gun and I love them. There is no part of me that thinks I need a piston over DI. I don't feel the Virtus is better than AR. I just like different things.

I will say, having a slim stock that folds is a great addition as is the quick change barrel. I wish this gun came from a company I had more long term faith in, but I still really like it so far.


So I wanted to confess...I've done something I've said I'd never do on this board several times and bought a Sig rifle. If you want a great rifle and aren't concerned about how long support for it will be around, I'd say this is well worth a look.

I'm surprised how few reviews there are about this gun on the internet. Sure, tons of gun rag articles, but I don't read that shill crap anyways. Id guess there is not a lot on the boards about it because of Sig's history of dumping models. Too bad, I think they got this one right.


One of the flavors of Virtus - if it's still around - will be my foray into .300BLK.

If I like it I'll buy a spare and a stack of spare parts. I tend to invest in platforms that way.


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Originally posted by Rob Decker:
One of the flavors of Virtus - if it's still around - will be my foray into .300BLK.


I like mine:





Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage [immaturity]. Nonage is the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance.”
— Immanuel Kant
 
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I’m looking at the Rattler at the moment. I’m a big 300blk fan. I’m seeing Barnes supers getting 1,900 FPS on YouTube vids. That’s not bad out of a 5” barrel.

I’m kind of ashamed of myself for liking this platform. Big Grin


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Posts: 7009 | Location: Toledo, Ohio | Registered: April 19, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Don’t sweat it. I had a SBR’d Virtus for awhile and liked it quite a bit. Never had any issues with it. I got very luke warm results when I posted a pic of mine here some time ago... folks are starting to like them more as time goes by. Hopefully they won’t drop an MCX 3.0 ! Enjoy it!


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Originally posted by esdunbar:
I’m looking at the Rattler at the moment. I’m a big 300blk fan. I’m seeing Barnes supers getting 1,900 FPS on YouTube vids. That’s not bad out of a 5” barrel.

I’m kind of ashamed of myself for liking this platform. Big Grin


I have a Rattler. It’s a great little package and easily packable. I throw mine in a sling bag but as others have said, I worry about the long term support.
 
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Looks good and seems like it’s getting great feedback. Been looking for one in stock so I my hands on it in person
 
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