CROSS Rifle: The First SIG SAUER Precision Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle Manufactured in the USA

    SIG Sauer’s expansion continues as they push into the bolt action rifle market with the new CROSS Rifle. Manufactured entirely at SIG Sauer’s New Hampshire factory with an aim to break into the hunting rifle market.

    The CROSS will be available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 WIN, and SIG’s brand new, soon-to-be released 277 SIG Fury Hybrid round.

    The CROSS out in the wild (SIG Sauer)

    SIG SAUER Introduces CROSS Rifle: The First SIG SAUER Precision Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle Manufactured in the USA

    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.”

    The CROSS in a field camo finish from First Lite (SIG Sauer)

    Here’s the specs for the two chamberings of the new Cross rifles:

    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

    SIG Sauer hope for an early summer 2020 release. No doubt we’ll learn more soon, in the meantime check out SIG’s site for more details.

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    Matthew Moss

    Matthew Moss – Assistant Editor.

    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

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