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#6513841 - 10/26/16 09:58 PM Ruger sr556
fish&coach Offline
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Registered: 10/11/16
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Pro's and con's. Looking to buy first AR.

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#6513857 - 10/26/16 10:18 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
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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.
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#6513915 - 10/26/16 11:45 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
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If I were to purchase a piston driven AR, that is what I'd get. So far DI works for me.
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#6514597 - 10/27/16 01:10 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
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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

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#6514628 - 10/27/16 01:39 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: cabosandinh]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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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.
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#6514675 - 10/27/16 02:09 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
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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.
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#6514681 - 10/27/16 02:12 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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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

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#6514811 - 10/27/16 03:44 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: cabosandinh]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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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
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#6514831 - 10/27/16 04:05 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
cabosandinh Offline
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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

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#6515378 - 10/27/16 11:04 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: cabosandinh]
fish&coach Offline
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Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 5
Meant AR not SR.

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#6515924 - 10/28/16 11:53 AM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
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Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4169
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

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#6516061 - 10/28/16 01:22 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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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.
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#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

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#6516835 - 10/28/16 10:23 PM Re: Ruger sr556 [Re: fish&coach]
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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.
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