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This is our in depth review of the FAMAE SG 542-1 semi auto 7.62x51 NATO battle rifle. The SG 542-1 was originally developed by Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG, currently SAN Swiss Arms AG) and the FAMAE SG 542-1 is a licensed copy of the original design made in Chile. The SG 542 is well regarded and known as one of the most reliable battle rifles and is still in service with multiple forces around the world. Topics discussed include weight, reliability, accuracy, magazines, after market parts, and more. The FAMAE 542-1 reviewed had after market optic rail and folding stock. Factory configuration of the rifle is with fixed stock and no optic rail.

Ammo used to review was;
Sellier and Bellot .308 win 147gr FMJ
American Eagle .308 win red box 150gr FMJ
South African Surplus 7.62x51 NATO 147gr FMJ
Hornady .308 win TAP FPD 168gr

To see how to disassemble and field strip the SG 542-1 click here; https://hoplitetactical.com/videos/firearm-reviews/104-famae-sg-542-1-disassembly-and-field-stripping

The FAMAE 542-1 is distributed in Canada by ERE Systems. Thanks to ERE Systems for their help and support in this review, visit them at http://www.eresystems.com/