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Still have my first Gen 556.
 
Posts: 5193 | Registered: October 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I still have my WCA Sig 551 which is the Lexus edition of the Sig 556.

Put a Swiss gas block (gray) on it, 551 clone flash. Have a Swiss top rail that I want to have welded on to it for the proper popsicle site but just have never done it.

HK Ag
 
Posts: 2636 | Location: Tomball, Texas | Registered: August 09, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I still have my WCA Sig 551 which is the Lexus edition of the Sig 556.

Put a Swiss gas block (gray) on it, 551 clone flash. Have a Swiss top rail that I want to have welded on to it for the proper popsicle site but just have never done it.

HK Ag

My question is, is the WCA as smooth as a Swiss 55X rifle?

When I finally got my Swiss 552, it's my first Swiss 55X. The first time I pulled the charge handle I noticed the 552 action is much much smoother than either of my 556's ... the 552 felt like the carrier is on rollers and no gritty spring feel compared to the 556. My P556 is much better than the carbines but still not as smooth as the 552. I now own a 550, 551 & 553 ... all are much smoother than any of my 556's.

Looking back to my first 556, the only other rifles I had owned to compare was the AR-15 types, HK-93 and Valmet 62(while an AK design, its smoother than most 223/5.56 AK's).
Another that has spoiled me is the CZ 805 Bren, its also very smooth.


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Posts: 5264 | Registered: January 11, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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y question is, is the WCA as smooth as a Swiss 55X rifle?


Of course because it's just a bog standard 556 upper marked "551" with Swiss furniture and Swiss lower. It's a basically an overpriced 556. I sold both of mine and got proper Swiss rifles.
 
Posts: 2132 | Location: Leesburg VA | Registered: December 21, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Heck yes !!
Love my Classic and she runs great.
 
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Yes, I have an early 556, runs like a champ.
Never any issues.
 
Posts: 739 | Location: New Mexico | Registered: March 21, 2017Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Having had one of the first bunch of 556 rifles, and now having a proper SAN SIG 751 SAPR I can honestly say that there really is no comparison. Even though the internals of my early 556 were all Swiss made, the way that those parts interacted was not comparable to an entirely Swiss gun. My 556 functioned flawlessly but the action, while smoother than an AR, still wasn’t like ball bearings the way that my Swiss gun is.



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Posts: 5069 | Location: Albany, NY | Registered: February 28, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well gee Lt.g, glad you like your's like the rest of us like ours Razz Roll Eyes



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I still have my WCA Sig 551 which is the Lexus edition of the Sig 556.

Put a Swiss gas block (gray) on it, 551 clone flash. Have a Swiss top rail that I want to have welded on to it for the proper popsicle site but just have never done it.

HK Ag

My question is, is the WCA as smooth as a Swiss 55X rifle?

When I finally got my Swiss 552, it's my first Swiss 55X. The first time I pulled the charge handle I noticed the 552 action is much much smoother than either of my 556's ... the 552 felt like the carrier is on rollers and no gritty spring feel compared to the 556. My P556 is much better than the carbines but still not as smooth as the 552. I now own a 550, 551 & 553 ... all are much smoother than any of my 556's.

Looking back to my first 556, the only other rifles I had owned to compare was the AR-15 types, HK-93 and Valmet 62(while an AK design, its smoother than most 223/5.56 AK's).
Another that has spoiled me is the CZ 805 Bren, its also very smooth.


Kimberkid my WCA 551 has been a safe queen all its life. I have not pulled the bolt back in some time but my recollection is that it was nice but not as nice as my Swiss 552 (we have similar stories).

On my list is a 553 and a 550.

The Swiss models are almost impossible to beat. I fired a 550 on a Geneva work trip, we fired them at 300m on their local range. Boy what a treat. Also shot the STgw 57, that was a hoot.

Ball bearing like smoothness for miles.

HK Ag
 
Posts: 2636 | Location: Tomball, Texas | Registered: August 09, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a Ruger 556 black rifle.


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Posts: 333 | Location: Derby City KY. | Registered: April 13, 2020Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a 556 Commando with a Scully stock and a IOR/Valdada 1.1-4x26 scope. Also a 550 front sight, an H&K rear(on a custom base) and match trigger. I like this rifle a lot.
 
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a 556R resides in the safe currently.

Great shooter


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Posts: 5267 | Location: New Orleans...outside the levees, fishing in the Rigolets | Registered: October 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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a 556R resides in the safe currently.

Great shooter

Agreed!
Mine is a P556 Xi 7,62 and that little bit of added recoil of the is satisfying Smile In my safe, its accuracy is better than any other semiauto 7.62x39 I've got, including a milled Bulgarian/Arsenal AK.

As long as I'm not using a steel mag its been completely reliable ... my only regret is the same as my other firearms, not having the time to shoot more often.



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I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
 
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Comes to work with me everyday. Acog on top and eo at .45 degrees. Heavy, marginal trigger, goes bang every single time.
 
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Kimberkid--how does it run suppressed? I assume a Yankee Hill Phantom.
 
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Kimberkid--how does it run suppressed? I assume a Yankee Hill Phantom.

You assume correctly, YHM Phantom Ti3. It runs a bit harsh, wish I had a valve with a suppressed setting.


If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
 
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Still have my first gen, early 3,000s serial. While I don’t get to the range much anymore it’s still one of my favorite rifles.


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Posts: 2640 | Location: VA, mostly | Registered: June 14, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Do these count? Wink. The bottom one is NIB.






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Do these count? Wink. The bottom one is NIB.







That photo is one of my favorite SIG photos. I would love to own a crate of Swiss 55x like that, preferably a mix and match of all models and variations in gray and in black.


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From your lips to my ears. Sans, of course, any 556 models from the mix.


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