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Old 11-07-2017, 02:15 AM   #1
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Question Time To Stock My Swiss SG-551: Which Style To Go With?

Alright folks, I need to make a decision....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX2qgCNhF78

Its time to put a buttstock on that Swiss SG 551P, and I have 2 options.

1) Traditional Swiss black skeletonized side folder,
or
2) Modern Swiss style folder that also adjusts (collapses) with 3 positions.


I am sure most would say go with #1 and I am not crossing it out, however my SG 550 rifle already has the traditional stock. It is in green and of the earlier 'whaletail' design but still quite close to the traditional black.
And I thought the modern adjustable might kind of go with the SG 551's modern alloy lower also maybe?

But then again, the SG 551 does have the classic diopter sights and polymer handguards; not the modern flat top rail and railed HGs.

Not sure and I have both stocks here ATM.
For what its worth, the adjustable is a bit cheaper.

The adjustable does have tight lockup, so no real worry about excessive play.
The fixed folder is slimmer and maybe a little bit lighter.
Decisions decisions, I welcome any and all thoughts.

Also, what are you guys seeing in photos of military and law enforcement with the SG 551 in the field?
Are any with the adjustable stock? or all with the traditional?


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Old 11-07-2017, 03:54 AM   #2
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I’m a fan of adjustable stocks. I can toss my rifle to my wife (much smaller than I am) and she can easily shoot my toys. Seems practical to me. To each their own, but I like having adjustable stocks on most of my rifles for that reason.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:35 AM   #3
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I know I will be doing a traditional on my 551 when I either Form 1 it or install a Michaels Machines barrel extension. Just haven't made up my mind yet.

My 553 will probably get a adjustable sidefolder.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:27 AM   #4
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Adjustable side folder not even on the early Sig556 folders that came with them.

Traditional on all.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:28 PM   #5
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Since you already have a traditional SIG, might as well make a more practical ergonomic one to be a shooter.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:08 PM   #6
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Number 1 all the way.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:17 PM   #7
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If you go #2 make sure it is a Swiss original.

The "U.S." ones were crap. Lots of videos showing the stock latch pieces coming apart when trying to fold the stock out again when it was collapsed.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:26 PM   #8
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No worries, #2 would be original Swiss. SIG (US) never fooled me with their knock-off crap lol. A friend bought one of the first SIG556s, and while i thought the furniture was horrible, at least I could ID several Swiss parts in it....and then SIG started using fewer and fewer originals, and more and more copies from...err....China? Korea? Israel? wtf knows!
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:30 AM   #9
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Traditional - all the way. The 551, is a collectable weapon and should be kept in the original configuration. You know you also want to buy the SAPR. Angels and devils on your shoulder discussing the SAPR. Don't listen to reason. It's only money. Go ahead and do it.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:56 PM   #10
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The SAPR is a badass weapon. I love mine even though I haven't shot it yet. If Dave still has any of them I'd grab one
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My SIG-556 came with the Swiss collapsible folder and a few other Swiss parts...

It's a good solid stock but I prefer the standard style stock myself...

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