Historically, there are always a handful of new products at the annual Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous that get us excited. Sometimes we know what they’re going to be ahead of time, and then other times we don’t. When we saw “first bolt action made 100 percent by SIG” for our 2019 event, the SIG Sauer Cross jumped to the very top of our list. Range time lived up to the billing, and then some.
SIG Sauer Cross Info
Like all things SIG, the Cross bolt-action rifle is technologically spectacular. SIG built the Cross as hybrid rifle, meant for both precision shooting and hunting. It certainly looks like it belongs in the precision market. While it might not look like typical hunting rifle, it certainly functions as one.
Available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308, and the soon-to-be-released .277 SIG Fury, taking down larger North American game isn’t a problem. However, the rifle’s most impressive feature is arguably its size. With a skeletonized folding stock, the Cross shrinks down to a mere 25 inches, making it an incredible backpack gun for hunters on the move.
We shot the Cross extensively at the 2019 Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous in Idaho and it lives up to the SIG hype. For what you see, the biggest concern for shooters is likely MSRP, but it’s probably not would you’d expect. The street price of the SIG Sauer Cross is expected to be around $1,600.
For a complete overview of the Cross, plus some range time, watch our full video with SIG’s Patrick Hanley above. Also, our pals at BallisticMag.com have a complete review of the SIG Cross for you. For even more information, please visit SIGSauer.com.
SIG Sauer Cross Specs (based on prototype; subject to change)
- Weight: 6.2 pounds
- Length: 25 inches (folded)
- Trigger: 2-stage adjustable match trigger (2.5-4.5 pounds)
- Grip Type: SIG AR-style grip
- Barrel Type: Stainless match grade medium contour barrel
- Barrel Length: 16 inches (.308 and .277 SIG Fury); 18 inches (6.5 Creedmoor)