Set to officially hit the market sometime next month, Guns.com got an early look at the new SIG Sauer MCX Spear in 6.5CM last week in Nevada. 

A kind of stepped-up version of the new MCX Spear LT, which was announced last year in 5.56 NATO, 7.62x39mm, and .300 Blackout, the new variants will be in .277 Fury, .308 Win, and 6.5, with the latter being the most interesting in our opinion.

As detailed by SIG's Mike Cantrell in the above video, the new rifles share the same broad strokes of the Spear LT, including AR trigger compatibility, a push-button folding stock, fully ambi controls, dual charging handles (left side non-reciprocating and rear AR-style), SIG's SLX suppressor quick detach muzzle device, a full-length top rail, and the ability to swap bolt/barrels for caliber exchanges. 

 

 the new SIG Sauer MCX Spear in 6.5CM
SIG had the Coyote flavored MCX Spear on the range in Nevada last week, with no plans for other colors at this time. When it comes to barrel length, the standard will be 16-inch rifles with a 13-inch option in the cards for the .308. The .308 and 6.5 will launch first, while the .277 will come out later in the year. (Photo: Chris Eger)
 the new SIG Sauer MCX Spear in 6.5CM
We were easily able to zap anything we could see on the range with the MCX Spear in 6.5CM, and the platform and flat-shooting cartridge seem to work well together. (Photo: Chris Eger)
 the new SIG Sauer MCX Spear in 6.5CM
Black rifle expert and Viking Tactics icon Sergeant Major (retired) Kyle Lamb seemed impressed. (Photo: Chris Eger)

 

Related: SIG Sauer MCX Review: Next-Gen Modern Sporting Rifle?

 

 the new SIG Sauer MCX Spear in 6.5CM
The same 20-round detachable mags will feed all three calibers: .277, .308, and 6.5. (Photo: Chris Eger)
SIG Sauer MCX Spear LT
The gun is a little larger brother to the MCX Spear LT which was introduced last year in 5.56 NATO, 7.62x39mm, and .300 Blackout, using the same colorways and feature set. (Photo: Chris Eger)

 

Cost will be in the low $4K region, making them even more expensive than SCARs, but the cool guy factor is included.

Video by Ben Philippi/Guns.com

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