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. 
 

Sig Sauer CROSS PRS
The CROSS PRS features a one-piece receiver, a 20-MOA top rail, and a 24-inch bull barrel with a full-length steel Arca rail under the M-LOK handguard. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
Sig Sauer CROSS PRS
When it comes to controls, the rifle has an enlarged bolt handle, a thumb rest on the selector switch, and a PRS-style straight-angle grip with a weight inside. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
Sig Sauer CROSS PRS
The stainless steel buttstock includes a bag rider and is fully adjustable without tools for length of pull and height. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
Sig Sauer CROSS PRS
Even at 14.5 pounds and fitted with a can and some decent glass, the CROSS PRS has a good balance to it. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

 
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. 

Video by Ben Philippi.

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