Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Rippem12, LPRJr, Newfoundland outfitter, GarageNite, brayden98
61801 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81338
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44146
BOBO the Clown 42131
BMD 40617
bill oxner 38102
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34314
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31222
facebook
Forum Stats
61801 Members
46 Forums
427491 Topics
5897025 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6513841 - 10/26/16 09:58 PM Ruger sr556
fish&coach Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 5
Pro's and con's. Looking to buy first AR.

Top
#6513857 - 10/26/16 10:18 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
LandPirate Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 11035
Loc: Buda
I've got one. Good rifle, especially for the price. It's certainly as good as any other AR at the price. It's Mil-Spec, so parts and components are interchangeable. It has some built in QD ports for attaching a sling. The front sight is milled and looks better than the standard "pig iron" looking sight on most AR's.

First thing you'll want to do is swap out the awful 8+lb trigger. I easily installed a Rock River 3lb trigger. Much improved.

During break-in keep it clean and well lubed. I've have no malfunctions with mine. It's probably close to 1000 rounds down the tube so far. No complaints on my end.
_________________________
Mike
Buda, Tx
Hunt near Freer

Top
#6513915 - 10/26/16 11:45 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
booradley Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1964
Loc: Justin, TX
If I were to purchase a piston driven AR, that is what I'd get. So far DI works for me.
_________________________
Assistant Secretary - U.S. Dry Bean Council

Top
#6514597 - 10/27/16 01:10 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
cabosandinh Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1298
Loc: Dallas, TX
Pros - tight, reliable, precise, bag + 3 mags, good flip up sights, good value, good quality

Cons - starts at $1600 and above, so not a 'cheap' AR

Top
#6514628 - 10/27/16 01:39 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: cabosandinh]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7487
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Pros - tight, reliable, precise, bag + 3 mags, good flip up sights, good value, good quality

Cons - starts at $1600 and above, so not a 'cheap' AR


You should find new places to shop. GragAGun has one for $1085, CDNN $1199.
_________________________

Top
#6514675 - 10/27/16 02:09 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
Fishing Fester Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 1154
Loc: Weatherford
I've had 2, and the same one twice. I tried so hard to love this rifle. Everything mentioned above is correct. But for me the thing was just too heavy for me for the kind of stalk hunting I was doing at the time.
_________________________



Top
#6514681 - 10/27/16 02:12 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
cabosandinh Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1298
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Pros - tight, reliable, precise, bag + 3 mags, good flip up sights, good value, good quality

Cons - starts at $1600 and above, so not a 'cheap' AR


You should find new places to shop. GragAGun has one for $1085, CDNN $1199.


not exactly the same gun I was referring to

the one on GrabAGun does not have flash hider, and didn't say anything about
Carry Bag, 3 mags

there are several variants of the SR-556

Top
#6514811 - 10/27/16 03:44 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: cabosandinh]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7487
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Pros - tight, reliable, precise, bag + 3 mags, good flip up sights, good value, good quality

Cons - starts at $1600 and above, so not a 'cheap' AR


You should find new places to shop. GragAGun has one for $1085, CDNN $1199.


not exactly the same gun I was referring to

the one on GrabAGun does not have flash hider, and didn't say anything about
Carry Bag, 3 mags

there are several variants of the SR-556


3 mags & case
_________________________

Top
#6514831 - 10/27/16 04:05 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
cabosandinh Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1298
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Pros - tight, reliable, precise, bag + 3 mags, good flip up sights, good value, good quality

Cons - starts at $1600 and above, so not a 'cheap' AR


You should find new places to shop. GragAGun has one for $1085, CDNN $1199.


not exactly the same gun I was referring to

the one on GrabAGun does not have flash hider, and didn't say anything about
Carry Bag, 3 mags

there are several variants of the SR-556


3 mags & case


that's the one and that's a good price

Top
#6515378 - 10/27/16 11:04 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: cabosandinh]
fish&coach Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 5
Meant AR not SR.

Top
#6515924 - 10/28/16 11:53 AM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
deewayne2003 Offline


Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4233
Originally Posted By: fish&coach
Meant AR not SR.


They are both good guns; the AR is entry level and for the money I think you get a lot more bang for your buck with the Ruger over the other entry grade AR's out there.

Gunbroker has them for just over $600 delivered

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/593998231

Top
#6516061 - 10/28/16 01:22 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7487
Loc: Lubbock, TX
If I was buying an entry level AR I would certainly check the Ruger and the new S&W M&P before I bought anything else.
_________________________

Top
#6516235 - 10/28/16 02:45 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
fish&coach Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 5
What about Colt Expanse? I have it narrowed to Ruger, S&W and Colt Expanse. I think laugh

Top
#6516835 - 10/28/16 10:23 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
tth_40 Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 13914
Loc: North Texas.
I've heard good things about the Ruger ARs. S&W M&P ARS are solid.


I have a SR556 E model that's been 100% for the entire time I've owned it. The weight doesn't bother me a bit. They're heavier than your DI ARs, but not prohibitively so.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: theserxtremedays
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide