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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Ruger AR 556

I almost pulled the wallet out and bought one at the gun show last week. I see them in the Grice's ad and have read positive things on the internet.

Anyone own one or have any opinions or experience? Looking to buy one soon.
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I have one and for the money I think it is a great little gun. Shoots well, can't beat the price, good American gun. My son has laid claim to mine.

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I would want to make sure the parts are interchangeable other military and commercial AR parts. If they use parts particular to the Ruger AR and not interchangeable with other ARs that would be a concern for me.

Ruger has stopped making parts for some of their guns. I have an older Red Label and they do not have parts I need.
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A good friend of mine was shopping for a fun AR. He started looking at a Ruger, and ended up with a S&W. From what he said the trigger was bad, and the fit wasnt something he was willing to spend money on. Now for reference, he shoots match rifles, so the bar might be a little different.

Every day you see it on the news. Another felons life needlessly spared by inaccurate fire.

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i went in to buy a Ruger and left with a Saint, few dollars more but a better machine. well worth it.
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My brother bought a ruger ar chambered in 5.56. He likes it overall and I've enjoyed shooting it. His only complaint was that the front plastic was kinda flimsy
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 10:38 PM
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Like Dogface said you have to watch with Ruger AR parts as they tend to not be mil-spec, like most AR's. I have a S&W and a Stag model 3 both in 556. Both the S&W and Stag are all mil-spec parts. Also just picked up a nice Daniel Defense in 308.
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This could not have been more timely as I was looking at them at Encks just last week. Going to save up for a better product but I don't know what one.

These AR's confuse me..... I know I want:
A - 1 in 8 ROT to shoot heavy bullets
B - 5.56 compatible
C - accuracy is a priority
And after that - I don't know what I don't know.

Ruger no longer making spare parts? That, to me, indicates a fire sale to Remington or an "Out of Business" sign hung in the window.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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I got one and I love it. I did replace the trigger though.
I don't know about others triggers, but to the best of my knowledge most lower priced ARs have mil-spec triggers, and mil spec triggers are like 8-9lbs pull. I got a 3.5lb pull the Ruger AR-556 shoots great.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 08:27 AM
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FWIW, just saw Sportsmans Guide has the Ruger AR's for $479 + shipping. And I do believe the upper/lower and internals on a Ruger AR are mil-spec swappable.
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