New Guns: SIG Sauer Debuts CROSS Bolt Action Rifle

The company’s new leap into bolt guns is designed for competition shooters as well as backcountry hunters

Sig Sauer Cross rifle.
The SIG Sauer CROSS rifle comes with a fully adjustable and foldable stock that's suitable for competition and hunting. Sig Sauer

SIG Sauer has made a big leap into the hunting rifle market with the eye-catching Cross rifle, which the gunmaker is categorizing as a precision hunting bolt-action rifle. Developed by hunters and elite long-range shooters, the Cross rifle was built to meet the demands of both PRS shooting and backcountry hunters—a tall order for any rifle.

The gun weighs in at just under 6.5 pounds, making it the lightest and most portable rifle in its class. It includes a folding precision-style stock with adjustable LOP and comb height, and a one-piece receiver for increased accuracy.

SIG Sauer CROSS bolt action rifle
All CROSS models come with a threaded barrel to accept a muzzle device or suppressor.Joseph Albanese

The 6.5 Creedmoor version comes with an 18-inch barrel. The stock also folds, so the overall length for stowing is just 27 inches. The shorter 16-inch, barreled .308 Win. and .277 SIG Fury models have 16-inch barrels and collapse to just 25 inches overall.

Other features include a two-stage match trigger, a free-floating M-Lok handguard, a one-piece aluminum receiver, SIG match-grade stainless barrels, a removable Picatinny top rail, and a threaded and tapered muzzle. It will be available with a black anodized finish or a camo First Lite Cipher Armorkote finish. All models are expected to be available summer 2020. SRP: $1,600, black; $1,800, camo. Booth #12532. (