A precision bolt-action hunting rifle designed and manufactured in New Hampshire, Sig Sauer’s CROSS was announced this week.
The rifle– which will be available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Winchester, and the upcoming .277 SIG Fury Hybrid cartridge– has a one-piece aluminum receiver with a folding adjustable SIG precision stock. Using a stainless steel barrel that runs 16-inches (.308/.277) or 18-inches (6.5CM) long, overall length remains compact at about 36-inches. With the stock folded, you are looking at a 25-inch pack gun.
Unloaded weight eight is under 6.5-pounds for all models, a key takeaway from the design philosophy.
“Hunting rifles are typically focused on less weight, and accuracy is secondary,” said Tom Taylor, Sig’s Chief Marketing Officer. “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.”
Other features of the CROSS rifle platform include a stainless-steel rifled barrel with a free-float M-LOK handguard, full-length Pic rail for optics and a 2-stage match-grade trigger that is externally adjustable from 2.5 to 4-pounds. The three-lug bolt has a 60-degree throw and interchangeable bolt handle. In addition to the caliber options, the rifle will be offered in either a black anodized or First Lite Cipher ARMAKOTE camo finish.
MSRP on the Sig Sauer CROSS is $1,779.
Tactical Life got a sneak peek at the new platform, as well as the new .277 SIG Fury, and covers them both in the below video.