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Re: Gun Review: Springfield SAINT AR-15 Rifle
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 09:13:43 AM »
Will Springfield be marketing a Saint in 7.62 soon??

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Re: Gun Review: Springfield SAINT AR-15 Rifle
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 09:50:35 AM »
Springfield may come out with an AR10-based model of the Saint. Their most popular rifle in .308/6.62x51 NATO, of course, has been the M1A series.  I think that Springfield's prime attempt with the Saint was to capitalize on the AR15-based market, of which they had no products. I am not sure if Springfield would want a direct competitor to the M1A in their stable right now. But, I could be wrong.

It seems that the major issue with the Saint is the hand guard.  Fortunately, hand guards can be changed out easily, and I'm sure that 3rd party vendors will be all over that at some time soon - if not already.  I handled a Saint at a LGS and it does seem to be a well-manufactured firearm. I have to agree with most reviews; however, the trigger definitely needs some work.

To answer your question, i can only say that I have not heard any rumblings in that direction.  If Springfield listens to those who have operated the Saint, and makes some necessary changes, a Saint in .308/7.62x51 would be a nice firearm to own (IMHO).
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Re: Gun Review: Springfield SAINT AR-15 Rifle
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 01:12:07 PM »
Thanks Taurian.... It is one I hope to see....