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5 years 31 weeks ago, 6:35 PM

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Ruger SR-556 ?

So, I was looking at AR's today in the gun shop and went home to do internet research and found that Ruger has put out an AR! Maybe this is old news, but I didn't know about it. It's called the SR-556 and it is a gas piston and comes with 2 magpul magazines. Plus flip up combat sights and full rails. According to Ruger's website it's MSRP is around 1,995.00. More specifications from their website:

The Ruger SR-556 offers Ruger’s legendary rugged reliability while redefining the AR platform with piston driven performance. SR-556 rifles come feature-packed and pre-accessorized, and include the following:

** Chrome-plated, two-stage piston driven operating system provides improved reliability over gas driven rifles

** 4-position, chrome-plated gas regulator allows operator to tune rifle to specific ammunition or rifle conditions

** Chambered in the popular 5.56mm NATO/.223 Rem., the SR-556 comes with 3 MAGPUL PMAG 30-round magazines

** Chrome-plated bolt, bolt carrier and extractor aid in performance and durability

** Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined Mil-Spec 41V45 barrel provides long-lasting accuracy

** Troy Industries Folding BattleSights are adjustable and co-witness with Mil-Spec optics so they can be easily removed to make room for high-power scopes

** Troy Industries Quad Rail Handguard provides rigid mount for piston driven transfer rod

** Troy Industries Rail Covers provide comfortable hold for unused Picatinny rails

** 6-Position Telescoping M4-Style Buttstock is collapsible and allows the length of pull to be adjusted from 10.25” to 13.50”

** Hogue® Monogrip® Pistol Grip with finger grooves provides comfort when carrying and shooting

7.29 lbs

Legnth 16.12 inches
Like I said this is the first I heard about it. It's interesting to me that it's gas piston operated. I'll try to post a picture of it. Has anybody else heard about this or actually touched one?

5 years 31 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

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Looks like a great rifle and like you I had no idea that Ruger was making an AR to sale to. It looks very good and I like the gas piston system.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 8:05 PM

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Yea, I kept looking around and apparently it hasn't even shipped yet. Supposed to ship in June according to one site. I do like the fact that it has some nice extras, like the gas piston, hogue grips, flip up sights, rail system and magpul mags all standard. We will have to see how it all plays out.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 8:13 PM

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yes, very nice setup

Oh when you was asking about putting oil on your guns in gunsafe for long time. I don't put oil on my guns when I put them in a safe for awhile. Because the dust goes right to the oil on them. Done this for years now.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 8:22 PM

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Fordvg, oh, OK, thanks for the info on the oil. I'll just try to keep the humidity down in the safe to fend of rust.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

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with the keeping the humidity down in the safe. I have had my Colt National Match AR-15 now for about 13 years now.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 11:35 PM

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Ruger 556

I cant wait to see one. Getting overly excited.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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I've had two mini-14 ranch rifles and both were fucking garbage. Maybe it should read "better than Ruger's normally questionable reliability".

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 3:33 PM

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I give it 3 months before they have the first recall.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 5:08 PM

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Yes...

Ruger has been notorious for recalls. But, hey...that says one of two things and maybe both. They either can't get it right the first time (maybe they rush guns into production), or maybe they are just one of few companies that give a shit enough to make things right.

I love Ruger products. I own a KP89DC, a KPMKII512, and 3 various 10/22's. I would not hesitate to own another Ruger.

My recco would be to wait a year and then reconsider the purchase.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 5:08 PM

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Recalls

are a liability issue. They don't necessarily give a shit, they don't want to get sued. Ruger 10/22's are nice, and the pistols I've fired have been good, but I've had nothing but bad experience with the Mini-14 and mini-30.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 9:42 PM

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I agree

with mini 14 being POS's... but most rugers are pretty decent

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 6:40 PM

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Hmmm...

Im a big Ruger fan, P95 owner and I really want a NRA mini-14 (mainly because I love anything that resembles an M14).

But doesnt it seem a bit pricey for your first AR? For that price there are too many other proven guns. Good looking gun though.

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