Sig Sauer introduces new 716i TREAD AR-10 Series Rifles

New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer this week announced the latest addition to their TREAD series rifles, the 716i.

With a lightweight direct impingement system paired with the company’s TREAD line of semi-customization, the 716i is chambered in .308 Winchester. Standard features include a free-floating M-LOK handguard, a 2-stage Matchlite Duo trigger, and an M1913 Mil-Std top-rail for optics.

Using a 16-inch barrel with a 1-in-10 twist, the overall length of the 716i is 37-inches while weight is 8.5-pounds. The barrel has 5/8X24 TPI threads for muzzle devices.

A Sig Sauer 716i rifle rests on a shooting bag

The 716i is essentially a larger caliber 308 WIN-chambered upgrade to the company’s SIG516-series of carbines, coupled with TREAD-branded accessories. The lower receiver is billed as being ambidextrous while the SLK stock is six-position adjustable. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

“The TREAD brand has gained recognition for offering premium products, at a competitive price point, that are designed, engineered and built with the same quality and innovation consumers expect from any Sig Sauer product,” said Tom Taylor, Sig’s CMO and executive vice president for Commercial Sales. “The 716i TREAD brings the power of the AR-10 platform to the TREAD series and is an exciting expansion to the line.”

MSRP on the Sig Sauer 716i TREAD is set to be around $1,299 and the rifle ships with a single 20-round magazine. This is a good deal less than the company’s 716G2 rifles, which typically run well north of $2K.

Sig Sauer recently won a large international contract to supply the Indian Army with more than 70,000 716-series rifles. 


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