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Sig Sauer Introduces First Bolt-Action Rifle

With a bolt-action rifle rumored to be in the works for more than a year, Sig Sauer has finally released its first production model: the Cross, designed for hunting and competition.

Source: Shooting Sports Retailer, By Alan Clemons, December 19, 2019

With a bolt-action rifle rumored to be in the works for more than a year, Sig Sauer has finally released its first production model: the Cross, designed for hunting and competition.
The Cross is the first SIG-built precision bolt-action hunting rifle designed by Sig Sauer engineers, completely manufactured and machined at the company’s facilities in New Hampshire. The Cross has been tested by premier competitive shooters, the world’s best long range shooters and a team of professional hunters that the Cross is built for.
It is available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 WIN, and the soon-to-be-released 277 SIG Fury, with a black anodized or First Lite camo finish. The 277 Fury is a neat surprise announcement from Sig, too, coming as part of its next generation squad weapons development with the U.S. military.
Cost? The MSRP is $1,779.
“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,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.
“Hunting rifles are typically focused on less weight, and accuracy is secondary,” Taylor said. “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 is a lightweight precision rifle with a push button, foldable SIG precision stock, 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, 2-stage match-grade trigger externally adjustable from 2.5 – 4 pounds, 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 0 MOA.
“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,” Taylor said. “The Cross delivers on all fronts, and we are especially proud that everything about the CROSS from concept to completion is 100 percent Sig Sauer and comes directly from our U.S. operations here in New Hampshire.”

CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle Specs (6.5 Creedmoor):

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.

Review SigSauer.com Technical Specs for the Sig Sauer Cross Here




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