Does Ruger still make a piston driven AR-15?
(NYSE-RGR) is pleased to introduce the new Ruger® SR-556 autoloading rifle – an innovative two-stage piston driven rifle. The SR-556 offers Ruger’s legendary rugged reliability, redefining the AR platform with piston driven performance. Chambered in 5.56mm NATO, the Ruger SR-556 also fires . 223 Rem.
Is Ruger AR-556 accurate?
The Ruger AR-556 delivers when it comes to accuracy. The AR-556 comes standard with a 16.10-inch barrel with a 1:8 rate-of-twist. At one hundred yards, the AR-556 shot an average of 1.51-inch five-shot groups. In a self-defense situation, accuracy is critical.
Is a Ruger 556 mil spec?
The front sight/gas block on the Ruger AR-556 might look a little different to AR-15 fans. It is not a mil-spec forging but rather a refined design that’s machined in-house at Ruger. In fact, the rear sight is Ruger’s Rapid Deploy rear sight.
Can a Ruger SR 556 shoot 223?
The Ruger AR-556 has a 5.56 NATO chamber, so it will handle the more common . 223 Rem. ammo as well as the slightly hotter 5.56 NATO round (which will be most of the surplus military ammunition). The muzzle has standard 1/2×28 threads, so it will accept any standard AR muzzle device.
Is Ruger AR-556 an assault weapon?
The AR-15 has been one of the most successful civilian firearm platforms in history, with upwards of ten million sold. The firearm has become popular among sport shooters and hunters, and remains a preferred home defense weapon.
Is piston driven AR better?
Direct impingement ARs tend to be more accurate at a more affordable price while being easier to carry. On the other hand, piston-driven systems offer more reliability, while running cleaner and cooler. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide.
Why did Ruger stop making the SR 762?
The Ruger AR platform rifles were all discontinued in 2016. This was a corporate decision most likely driven out of fear and the political climate. The piston operated AR platform in 7.62 X 51 and it’s 5.56 X 45 sister platform were discontinued.