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Does anyone have any experience with the Ruger SR-556? What opinions does everyone have about them? I have been looking at them online and think I would like to have one, but I just wanted to get some opinions about them first.
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It is really front heavy. All the rails might look pretty, but they really throw the balance of the rifle off.
If you want a piston AR, there are lots of better options. The new Sig 516 has a lower MSRP and might be a better choice.
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"Small Arms Review" has a review of it this month. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
The 556 is nice, but I'm going to hold out for the 516. It's Sig's version of an AR-15. American Rifleman had a nice write up on them and have a MSRP of ~$1300. I haven't seen one available yet, but I'm saving my pennies.
I haven't heard anything definate. Double-check the article I linked to just in case I missed it.
I have an SR-556. I bought shortly after they started hitting the stores for about $1,550. It's a solid rifle. A little heavier in the front end as others have said. I'd take it all day long over a standard M4. Function has been flawless with standard AR15 mags, but the MagPuls just don't feel secure in the gun like a standard metal mag does. No issue since I have standard mags all over the place and that's what I use. I really like the gun and will be keeping it. If I had known last fall that Sig's 516 was on the way and their design, I would have probably held out for the Sig for one reason... The Sig appears to have a standard operating rod setup, one piece all the way back to the bolt carrier. Ruger's is chopped up into I think 3 pieces. Perfectly functional, I just prefer the tried single design.
Good rifle. Prefer it over the standard AR GI system. Shoots great. Quality firearm. But $1,900 is way over priced.
Ruger SR-556 Autoloading Rifle.... it looks a little large for concealed carry!
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I am new to the forum but i was doing some research on the Ruger 556, I sell these and have a customer who has now returned 2 of these for replacement, He was noticing metal shaving on the bolt and charging tube, It was jamming alot is what he had been telling me so i have order another replacement Firearm for him and he is on his way to pick this one up and exchange for the other, 2 times now for the same reason, I know there is a breakin period on these since Ruger specs are tight, but then I was asking what shells he was working with and he was using some forigne brand ammo that I am not familar with, So far as I have been doing alot of reading and asking Ruger what the problem could be and still have no answer . Burs in the charging tube and on bolt maybe, Have not a clue on this and neither does Ruger, Anyone have a problem with this Rifle and if so please let me know so I can talk with ruger at the Shot Show In Vegas. Thanks Group LB
Ruger SR556 is an excellent AR only cons is that some of them had the Bolt Carrier rubbing inside the walls of the buffer tube , other then that its a great gun and yes its alittle overpriced but i rather have the SR 556 then a SIG556.