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SIG’s New Precision Bolt Action

First lets take a look at the Propaganda & Press release.


NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 18, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the CROSS Rifle.  The first SIG-built precision bolt-action hunting rifle is designed by SIG SAUER engineers, completely manufactured and machined at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire, and tested by premier competitive shooters, the world’s best long range shooters, and a team of professional hunters that the CROSS is built for.

When our product management team and engineers researched developing a bolt-action rifle, they looked at what was missing from the market, and what new innovation SIG could bring to hunters and precision shooters,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.  “Hunting rifles are typically focused on less weight, and accuracy is secondary.  Precision rifles are designed for extreme accuracy, with no weight limitations.  What was missing from the market was a true crossover.  Our product management team and engineers took the best of both worlds and developed the CROSS featuring the characteristics of a hunting rifle, with the accuracy of a precision rifle.”

The CROSS Precision Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle is a lightweight precision rifle with a push button, foldable SIG precision stock, a one-piece aluminum receiver that eliminates the need for bedding the action, and AI magazines for creating the most accurate precision hunting platform. The CROSS features a stainless-steel rifled barrel with a free-float M-LOK handguard, a 2-stage match-grade trigger externally adjustable from 2.5 – 4 lbs., ambi-safety, a three-lug bolt design with a 60-degree throw and interchangeable bolt handle.  The precision stock is spring-loaded for one handed operation and can be fully adjusted in the field for length of pull and comb height with no tools.  The rifle has a full-length replaceable picatinny rail that allows for direct optics mounts, 20 MOA, and O MOA.  The CROSS is available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 WIN, and the soon-to-be-released 277 SIG Fury Hybrid Ammunition with a black anodized or First Lite camo finish.

“Right out of the box the CROSS comes loaded with new innovation and features that hunters and precision shooters will appreciate at a very affordable $1,779.00 MSRP price point,” continued Taylor.  “The CROSS delivers on all fronts, and we are especially proud that everything about the CROSS from concept to completion is 100% SIG SAUER and comes directly from our U.S. operations here in New Hampshire.”

CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle Specs (6.5 Creedmoor):
Overall Length: 35.5””
Folded Length: 27.0”
Barrel Length: 18”
Barrel Twist: 1:8
Weight (w/o magazine): 6.4 lbs.

CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle Specs (308 WIN / 277 FURY):
Overall Length: 36.5””
Folded Length: 25.0”
Barrel Length: 16”
Barrel Twist: 1:10 / 1:8.5
Weight (w/o magazine): 6.2 lbs.

Yeah that’s neat I guess, but yawn.. It’s SIG’s version of the now commonplace modular and endlessly adjustable precision bolt gun in 6.5 creedmoor and 308. The aluminum receiver will save some weight and you can adjust the stock until your heart is content. I feel no strong emotion on it one way or other and I wonder if anyone else will. Some one is already preordering it Im sure.

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3 thoughts on “SIG’s New Precision Bolt Action”

  1. I think it’s bringing something different to the party that isn’t a worked over or excessively milled Model 700 variant. I said different, not necessarily better. Bolt rifles have become the latest beneficiary of super modularity and that’s not a bad thing I guess. Long past are the days of any self respecting bolt rifle for serious use needing to be bedded in a McMillan. That lightweight will make for a whippy little rifle in 308 however.

    What I’m suspecting here is that this 277 Fury is the SAAMI submission of their 6.8mm round for the Army’s new peashooter. This is how they’re recouping development dollars in the hybrid case technology possibly. Or, it’s just something that’s been around forever and I’m too lazy to have read about it.

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    • According to a video on SSD the 277 Fury is the commercial version of their NGSW round. If they do offer the same hybrid case, and they really do get the velocities they’re saying (+3000fps for a 135gr pill) from a 16” barrel, then that isn’t bad. Now, what’s that barrel life gonna be though?

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