SIG Sauer 716i TREAD, Best AR-10 Rifle, testing

Today’s Ballistic’s Best 2020 Reader’s Choice voting total brings us to the “Best Semi-Auto AR-10 Rifle” category. It might not be the biggest category, but it doesn’t lack in firepower.

2020 Reader’s Choice for “Best Semi-Auto AR-10 Rifle”

The nominees for our 2020 Reader’s Choice “Best Semi-Auto AR-10 Rifle” were:

  • POF-USA Rogue
  • Rock River Arms Select Target BT-3
  • SIG Sauer 716i TREAD

Before we get to the winner, here are all of the categories in our 2020 Reader’s Choice voting:

In total, there were 12,080 votes for the “Best Semi-Auto AR-10 Rifle” category. Grabbing more than 7,000 of the votes for a total of 59.13 percent is the winner: the SIG Sauer 716i TREAD.

SIG Sauer 716i TREAD Details

SIG Sauer 716i TREAD, Best AR-10 Rifle, range

Here’s what our experts had to say about the SIG Sauer 716i TREAD in their testing for the 2020 issue of Ballistic’s Best:

“The SIG Sauer TREAD lived up to its name as a good value, and for $1,399 you get a great AR-10 with a nice trigger, an ambidextrous safety, and upgraded grip and stock. Reliable and accurate, it was for the most part a dead heat. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these rifles.”

SIG Sauer 716i TREAD Specs

  • Caliber: .308 Win.
  • Barrel: 16 inches
  • Overall Length: 37 inches
  • Overall Weight: 6.5 pounds (empty)
  • Stocks: BCM
  • Sights: None
  • Action: Direct Impingement
  • Finish: Hard anodized
  • Capacity: 20+1
  • MSRP: $1,429

Also, if you want to see all of the official winners, grab a copy of Ballistic’s Best 2020. Both print and digital subs are available now at

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