The downside of a typical precision rifle is that it's typically heavy, thanks in large part to beefy stocks, chassis-type systems, and heavy contour barrels. As a result, 15-pound precision rifles—while incredibly accurate—aren't exactly the type of rifle you want to lug around in the field.
SIG solved the weight dilemma by designing its own bolt-action receiver, built in the chassis style, with skeletonized and folding stock. In the 6.5 Creedmoor offering (reviewed in this article), the Cross Rifle weighs a minuscule 6.8 pounds. The rifle is also offered in .308 Win. and .277 Fury, each of which weigh in at an even lighter 6.5 pounds. Needless to say, it's a featherweight design.
The 6.5 Creedmoor variant features an 18-inch, threaded barrel with stainless steel barrel and SIG's proprietary two-stage match trigger. Both stages break at under 2 pounds, and as range testing demonstrated, this lends itself to impressive accuracy.
At the range, the Cross Rifle produced tight five-shot groups. Because it is so light, I definitely started to feel the recoil after a couple boxes of ammunition. With a suppressor—I used the Gunwerks' 6IX can—recoil becomes much more shoulder friendly.
SIG also offers the rifle with or without BDX Electro Optics; for this review I utilized the Sierra 3 4.5-14x44 mm scope with Kilo 1000 rangefinder. When paired with the BDX app on a smartphone, it's incredibly easy to adjust your dope for specific loads, which in turn allows you to range and shoot with relative ease.