SIG Sauer’s new SIG 716 Patrol Rifle—the company’s first AR chambered in 7.62 NATO—gets run through the Adelmann protocol in April’s issue of Shooting Illustrated, available on newsstands today. The piston-driven rifle’s adjustable gas system,  Magpul ACS six-position stock, QD sling mounts and a host of other features make it ideal for both civilian and law enforcement shooters. If you’re a .308 Win. fan looking to add a heavy-hitting AR to your collection, pick up a copy of the magazine today!

“Adelmann’s expertise as a former SOF sniper puts him in an unusual position to address a firearm’s strengths and weaknesses,” said Shooting Illustrated Editor-in-Chief Guy J. Sagi. “Not only does he dissect each gun before range time, parts get another inspection afterward.” In the SIG 716 Patrol Rifle article, for example, Adelmann scrutinized the piston system after testing to see if it was victimized by the carbon fouling often found on piston ARs. “Cleaning…took the same amount of time required to clean the rear of a DGIS AR’s bolt body,” he wrote. “The piston’s design pushes excess gas outside via two angled ports at the rear of the regulator’s body, reducing the amount of unneeded gas and fouling that would normally remain in the system.” Never content with his results, Adelmann then dropped in an aftermarket trigger from ALG Defense and headed back to the range.

For complete details and how it survived the Adelmann wringer, look for the April issue of Shooting Illustrated, The Definitive Source for the Modern Shooter, at a newsstand near you, or subscribe by calling (877) 223-3840.

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