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SIG Sauer 556 Russian R556-762R-16B 7.62x39mm, $1332

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The Sig Sauer 556R is a smooth-shooting piece of machinery, but is it worth the hefty price tag? We say yes.

SIG Sauer 556 Russian R556-762R-16B 7.62x39mm, $1332

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There's a lot going on at the front of the 556R. The gas valve (arrow) sits out to the right, allowing easy access to regulate gas flow according to the ammunition. Three plastic rails offered easy attachment of lights, lasers, or other whatnots.
The ambi flip safety is a nice touch; it is not as cumbersome as the safety on the WASR-10. You can easily flick it with your finger to make the rifle ready to fire or on safe.
The Sig's receiver has a Picatinny rail on top that came mounted with the Sig Sauer Mini Red Dot Sight. A flip-up rear sight is machined into the rail--pretty slick--but there's no accompanying sight that fits into the front dovetail.

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