Sig's newest addition to its CROSS bolt-action precision rifle family picks up some weight to clock in on the PRS circuit.
On the rifle range at Sig's Freedom Days event at the Ben Avery Shooting Center outside of Phoenix last week was an interesting new CROSS model that only went "live" with Sig on Thursday. We were there and talked to Rich Spalla, product manager for the CROSS series, about the new rifle in the above video.
The new PRS model rifle differs from the standard CROSS as it has a bull barrel, a redesigned stainless-steel buttstock, a straighter pistol grip, and a full-length steel Arca rail on the bottom for bipod and tripod action. This takes the rifle up to 14.5 pounds, which is quite a weight gain from the CROSS's typical 6.5-pound range, but the original series is meant for hunting and tactical use in the field, whereas the new CROSS PRS is more for Precision Rifle Series matches where extra heft isn't a bad thing – so long as it helps with accuracy.
Using 10-round mags, and a 24-inch bull barrel, the Sig Sauer CROSS PRS will be available initially in 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester.