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The SIG SAUER CROSS rifle could be the do-it-all gun we've all been waiting for.
As the shooting industry continues to expand, the variety of firearms widens as rapidly the quality improves. However, they tend to fall into two separate categories: tactical and hunting.
While hunting firearms are still fun to shoot at the range, and tactical firearms are still capable of hunting, firearms usually serve their designated purpose.
SIG SAUER decided to bridge that gap, however, with a tactical bolt-action rifle equipped for true backcountry hunting.
"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 bing 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. 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."
Not only do you get the best of both worlds, but also top-tier quality for each purpose.
For starters, it only weighs 6.5 pounds, making it one of the lightest long-range rifles on the market. And, it features a fully adjustable, folding stock, making it easy to carry deep into the wilderness. Spring-loaded for one-handed operation, the stock is fully adjustable for comb height and length of pull in the field without the use of any tools.
An adjustable, two-stage match trigger optimizes the CROSS' spot-on precision, as does a stainless steel, rifled barrel, a free-float M-LOK handguard, an ambi-safety and a three-lug bolt design with a 60-degree throw and an interchangeable bolt handle. Additionally, a one-piece aluminum receiver strips the need to bed the action.
Available in both black anodized and First Lite camo finishes, the CROSS comes chambered in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor and 277 SIG Fury (coming soon).
A full-length Picatinny rail creates allows hunters to mount 0 MOA and 20 MOA optics, too.
"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 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 U.S. operations here in New Hampshire."
If you've always wanted a rifle to exhaust at the range and also pack into your hunting bag, the SIG CROSS bolt-action rifle is finally here to grant your wish.