I guess I'm not getting whats up with the special mag follower, will it feed correctly from regular AICS mags? Is the round presentation from normal mags different in this gun vs other systems?View attachment 7394696View attachment 7394699View attachment 7394703
Got home with it. Seems like a pretty good value for the cost. The stock seems much better than the prototype I had access to earlier in the year.
Like most modern Sigs it makes extensive use of MIM and cast parts. Not a concern when done properly, but it accounts for some of the difference in cost with the Fix.
The PMAG uses a proprietary follower made for the Cross to allow for loading a round through the ejection port.
I want to like it, hopefully it shoots. Ergonomically it is excellent.
Sig wanted a follower that functioned as a single-load sled when the mag was empty. It will feed fine from regular AICS mags.I guess I'm not getting whats up with the special mag follower, will it feed correctly from regular AICS mags? Is the round presentation from normal mags different in this gun vs other systems?
Just tell them to stick an at least 1" brake on the muzzle. Done. Your rifle is suddenly long enough....Damn...if there’s no ETA on the 6.5, I may have to look elsewhere for this whitetail season, or just go back to my 6.5 Grendel.
I’m not opposed to the idea of the 308, and rebarrel later...actually, I kind of like that idea. Now to see if the guy I talked to about the legal issues with the length in Michigan was full of it or not
Dave just curious as to your thoughts on the 277 Fury and what other actions do you feel would be strong enough to handle that round specifically do you think a AI-AX/AT would be strong enough?
I can't answer that question. Until it is SAAMI listed I don't know what the pressure specs are. Any action that is currently capable of running a WSM or SAUM safely should be good.Dave just curious as to your thoughts on the 277 Fury and what other actions do you feel would be strong enough to handle that round specifically do you think a AI-AX/AT would be strong enough?
Might be ugly but it damn sure works....I caved and bought the last .308 Cross within a few hundred miles this morning. I've just gotten to play with it a little, but in really liking the feel so far. It's kind of a bummer that the safety doesn't lock the bolt for a hiking hunter, but I knew that feature was missing going in.
None of which use barrel extensions. Winchester WSM's haven't had 1" threads in a lot of years. There's a reason they changed.Are a number of factory rifles with 1” tenon diameters not chambered in 300 wsm, most notably Winchester, Tikka and Sako ?
Thanks for pointing that outDave Tooley is one of the last guys I would high stress on here about something like this.
It’s somewhat like calling Jerry Miculek a novice on the wheel gun.
Not that that is exactly what you are doing here - you seem more curious than pushy so that isn’t a whack on the snout. It’s just a note that THAT guy knows to the thousandth if an inch what he’s talking about. He’s probably personally seen the failure he’s talking about.
I did a bit of work for a gun company specializing in extension barreled guns.
I haven’t done any math on magnum calibers and extensions, but you run into issues with the extension cracking if it has to contain too much barrel expansion when the case is fired. Thinner chamber walls bring this into the realm of possibility.
Extensions are usually much harder than barrels, and while a traditional bolt action is usually harder as well, it’s also much thicker and tougher.
This doesn't even get into lug failure modes.
No problem here.Thanks for pointing that out
I’m well aware of Dave Tooleys credentials, l was asking him to try and further my limited understanding. I can see how my post could have been interpreted as combative but it wasn’t intended that way
Sorry, but you got Sig’ed.So what do I win for the first broken Cross??
Appears that I have chamber issues,which resulted in a broken extractor.
All rounds were easy to chamber, but had some resistance opening the bolt. No pressure signs, but definitely signs of “rough” chamber. The second to last round stuck, but ejected easily when I ran the bolt a second time. The last round required a cleaning rod to bump it out. That’s when I
found a piece of shiny metal on the bolt face, that appears to part of the extractor(underside?)
The load is my bulk 308 load that I run in 4 autos and 5 different bolt guns.
175 gr SMK/45 gr BLC(2)/ small base die and crimped at 2.800( mixed brass)
I’ll be calling Sig Monday.
It's not chamber pressure with factory ammo that can lead to broken bits here. I'm not saying this is the case here but recycling brass through many different chambers has its challenges.But...but... 277 Fury!
I read on ARFCOM that there was an issue with some of the bolts found during launch. A Sig employee seemed to confirm but said the issue had been corrected.When I was at Cabela’s buying mine I was told the bolt was already recalled and they had to be sent back to Sig. I don’t know how true this is, but seeing this is concerning. Sorry about your troubles Wes I hope Sig takes care of you.