Another day, another SIG product announcement. This time it’s about their new CROSS precision, bolt-action hunting rifle – which also happens to be the first SIG SAUER hunting rifle that is manufactured in the USA.
Completely engineered, manufactured and built at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire, the CROSS has been extensively tested by premier competitive shooters and a team of professional hunters before being released to the public. As can be clearly seen from the product photos, the CROSS is also designed to feel familiar to anyone who’s trained on and/or regularly shoots an AR-style 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 also available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 WIN, and the soon-to-be-released 277 SIG Fury Hybrid Ammunition (which is the civilian version of the 6.8mm ammunition SIG has submitted to the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons program). The CROSS comes with either a black anodized or First Lite camo finish.
So why is it called CROSS? “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. He continued; “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.”
- Overall Length: 35.5””
- Folded Length: 27.0”
- Barrel Length: 18”
- Barrel Twist: 1:8
- Weight (w/o magazine): 6.4 lbs.
- 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.