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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    If you like build quality of civilian and cheaper 716i, you should really checkout SIG Patrol G2. Although one cannot go wrong with any SIG, it is likely that decision to favor civilian market focused 716i over pure military/LE G2 is cost. G2 is over $1800 plus all the bells and whistles...
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Patrol G2 weighs 4300 grams and 716i 3800 grams. G2 is heavier due to short stroke piston system that 716i does not have. All AR style platforms are usually lighter and cheaper than piston systems.
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Instead of buying 72000 more rifles first buy 72000 ACOG or MeproX4 sights for first purchase. It will make the investment worth the price. I can’t bear to see SIG rifle without appropriate optic. Might as well use FN-FAL
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Is there any plan to buy optics for all these rifles? .308 needs a sturdy one and all I can think of costs as much as the rifle.
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Huge difference: .308 maintains supersonic speed up-to 1000 yards while AK round will be subsonic at 500. That means accuracy becomes significantly less. You can take a deeper dive on this topic with learning about ballistic coefficient, terminal velocity, different bullet weights, muzzle...
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    I like SIGs, they are great: you could have forced them to open an assembly line in India with such a large order. Also, I do not see any order for scopes. It is an absolute must in today’s world. Ideal scope would be ACOG but that costs as much as the rifle. None of the rifles ordered by India...
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    There are many companies that would have gladly opened at least an assembly line for such a big order. Australian gun procurement is case and point. But then India is known to make these mistakes. Importing 200,000 plus Bulgarian AKs without a single one being made locally is unbelievable. US...
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Some more details on Indian purchase with actual Indian version on range video. https://soldiersystems.net/2020/03/24/sig-sauer-releases-tread-716i/
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    I doubt if OFB ever produced a rifle under license. Copied SLR, AK-47 and created INSAS.. but never invested in real tech transfer and licensing.
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    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    My friends who own SIG just love it. Arguably the best choice for price.
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