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May 13, 2020, 09:46 PM
boxer4u
SIG SG 553
quote:
Originally posted by kimberkid:
I just noticed I haven't taken a "family pic" since I got the 550 ... the only 2 SiG's I've sold is the 556R and 522 carbine ... only because I have their SBR'd counterparts and a friend wanted them after they'd gone out of production.



But you can pretend its in there ...




Damn nice collection!

Looks like you have some NATO lowers as well. Which do you prefer?
May 14, 2020, 08:09 AM
DSgrouse
quote:
Originally posted by PGT:
Like them a little.



How do you feel about adopting?
May 14, 2020, 08:51 AM
PGT
That's what got me into this mess. I just adopted a 551 railed complete upper that arrives today. :-P
May 14, 2020, 08:57 AM
DSgrouse
LOL. I love the 550 series, I just can't justify the cost.
May 14, 2020, 09:04 AM
PGT
They don't really lose value so while I get it, there's not much risk. I put my deposit on a PE90 that JDI is bringing in....I'll probably move the black 550 when that happens.
May 14, 2020, 09:24 AM
boxer4u
PGT, that’s a very nice collection! I’m lusting after just one but your collection is a dream out of reach! LOL

How does the SB brace compare to the Swiss stock? I cannot SBR in my state unfortunately and am leaning towards the SB brace.


Also, I found a M&M import 2013 MFG 553P that is chambered in 223. Did SAN later change to chambering in 556? I’m assuming the 223 can’t shoot the 556.
May 14, 2020, 09:37 AM
PGT
thanks...the brace works ok but had to shorten the SB tube to get LOP shorter than the stock. With the new triangle folder brace, I might just run that instead.




May 14, 2020, 09:44 AM
leonidas211
Truly the classiest of rifles. I will own a real one someday.


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May 14, 2020, 09:51 AM
Anubismp
I have a SAN 553 LB with the AR mag lower and its basically the worlds sweetest,most accurate AK. It might weigh more than an AR depending on build but it feels light in your hands and works well. I have the diopter version and like that system. If I ever decide to mount a dot on it I might look into the top rail.

Its a very well made gun and the Sig US guns (sorry guys, I used to be a battered spouse of a Sig 556) are a bus station hooker compared to the princess that is the Swiss guns. Night and day, no contest.

If you are looking for similar build quality check out B&Ts APCs as well but I love my 553LB.
May 14, 2020, 09:53 AM
boxer4u
quote:
Originally posted by PGT:
thanks...the brace works ok but had to shorten the SB tube to get LOP shorter than the stock. With the new triangle folder brace, I might just run that instead.






Ah I see. Aesthetically, the SB brace looks the closest to the genuine Swiss stock. But that triangle folder looks pretty good as well. I might have to look into that.


With the factory railed 553, is there sling loops on the gun? I see that the diopter rear has a hook incorporated.
May 14, 2020, 09:58 AM
leonidas211
quote:
Originally posted by Anubismp:
I have a SAN 553 LB with the AR mag lower and its basically the worlds sweetest,most accurate AK. It might weigh more than an AR depending on build but it feels light in your hands and works well. I have the diopter version and like that system. If I ever decide to mount a dot on it I might look into the top rail.

The Sig 551 Classic was not BAD but no comparison to whats posted here. The 556 = awful and an insult.



Its a very well made gun and the Sig US guns (sorry guys, I used to be a battered spouse of a Sig 556) are a bus station hooker compared to the princess that is the Swiss guns. Night and day, no contest.

If you are looking for similar build quality check out B&Ts APCs as well but I love my 553LB.



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May 14, 2020, 10:04 AM
PGT
quote:
Originally posted by boxer4u:
quote:
Originally posted by PGT:
thanks...the brace works ok but had to shorten the SB tube to get LOP shorter than the stock. With the new triangle folder brace, I might just run that instead.




Ah I see. Aesthetically, the SB brace looks the closest to the genuine Swiss stock. But that triangle folder looks pretty good as well. I might have to look into that.


With the factory railed 553, is there sling loops on the gun? I see that the diopter rear has a hook incorporated.


there's a ring on the gas block and one on the rail itself. you can see them in the pics.
May 14, 2020, 10:18 AM
Anubismp
Are the struts on the triangle folder brace hard or is the bottom strut soft? I've been looking at the MCX collapsible brace but that might be nice as well. I also may just SBR that thing so it may be a moot point except for travel.
May 14, 2020, 11:59 AM
PGT
they're plastic covering something stiff. I wouldn't call them soft.
May 14, 2020, 12:46 PM
boxer4u
quote:
Originally posted by PGT:
quote:
Originally posted by boxer4u:
quote:
Originally posted by PGT:
thanks...the brace works ok but had to shorten the SB tube to get LOP shorter than the stock. With the new triangle folder brace, I might just run that instead.




Ah I see. Aesthetically, the SB brace looks the closest to the genuine Swiss stock. But that triangle folder looks pretty good as well. I might have to look into that.


With the factory railed 553, is there sling loops on the gun? I see that the diopter rear has a hook incorporated.


there's a ring on the gas block and one on the rail itself. you can see them in the pics.



I see them now, thanks for pointing that out.
May 15, 2020, 09:20 PM
boxer4u
Well the local deal fell through so I’ll be ordering a Picatinny upper build through JDI. Up side is it will be 6 years newer!

Does anyone know if the 2 port has block can be changed later on for the 4 port, and is it simple to do?
May 15, 2020, 09:30 PM
PGT
THe gas block stays put and you just swap the regulator; it's a 15 second job. Might even be able to spec the 4 position regulator
May 15, 2020, 09:55 PM
boxer4u
quote:
Originally posted by PGT:
THe gas block stays put and you just swap the regulator; it's a 15 second job. Might even be able to spec the 4 position regulator



Wonderful, thank you.
I’d like to add a few mags to the order and upgrade to the 4 position regulator down the road.
May 16, 2020, 10:42 AM
Dakor
JDI is about to import the SG553 in 300 BLK, in case you were interested in the platform in something other than 223 Rem.
May 16, 2020, 01:27 PM
Andyb
4 pos is the way to go suppressed. Should be able to order through JDI as well.

Ordered a few mags from JDI the other day



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