I picked up my black 522 two weeks ago can't believe anyone wouldn't like this rifle. I wasn't even looking for a gun at the time and found a picture buried in, of all places, a tractor forum, and said to myself "I will have that gun". I read a lot of reviews and found things like "no last shot bolt hold", "folder button works so hard it will break", "very hard mag release" and "no sights" worth chancing.
After drooling over pictures for over a month I decided I truly did want this gun. I picked it up, with some no-name scope, for 520.00. I could've gotten it cheaper going with green, but I wanted a black rifle, not a booger.
Seeing the gun in person made me fall in love even more, and firing it was ecstasy! I had bought a Savage 22LR semi to help quell my plinking fetish after deciding I was tired of throwing .40 a round down range for my Ar's but it just wasn't the same with a non-tacticool, almost geeky, rifle.
The thing is relatively accurate in my hands and the bigger issues others mentioned have apparently been addressed by Sig. The stock and mag release buttons are both silky smooth, one finger operations, as is locking the stock back in place and inserting the mag. Mag insertion and securement is actually easier than either of my Stag Ar's.
Front sight? Kudos to Sig for leaving it out. Less cost for something I'd barely ever use or end up replacing anyway.
So far I have only fed the little plink Federal WalMart bulk. I'm guessing over 400rounds at this point with on one failure. The bolt was pretty dirty so I will blame that. I did one through "exploratory" cleaning at 200 some rounds and pulled the bolt for a quick clp wipe-down after the jam.
Impressions? Out of two Stag Ar's, A savage 22lr semi, my 1929 Mosin-Nagant (which is a HOOT!), a Ward Hercules 20guage and a S&W40 this IS my favorite gun. I am 6'2" and this is the only one that I am truly comfortable when in firing stance, plus with the cheapo Centerpoint scope it just looks and feels bad donkey hybrid.
Nice job Sig!