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Exclamation Ruger enters the AR-15 platform market.

The RUGER SR-556 is the new AR-based tactical carbine available on the market, piston-driven, with a 16,12" barrel with birdcage flash hider, and chambered in 5'56x45mm/.223-Remington caliber (by now). Uses 6-positions M4-style telescoping stock, TROY INDUSTRIES quad-rail with cover, flip-up iron sights, and is shipped with three 30-rds MagPul P-MAG magazines. MSRP goes about 1,995 US$ by now.
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Looks very nice
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It annoys me a little, when a company that can afford to innovate more than this instead essentially follows the crowd. I think there are more improvements they could have made.
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What annoys me even more is how every damn weapon nowadays has a rail system and "add on iron sites". It's so trendy, and the lack of irons is just plain stupid. I'm surprised knives don't have rails on them.
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True, it would be nice to see built-in flip ups, even if it was very simple fixed sights set at 100 yards or something. Shave some weight off. Also, I'm thinking that 4 rails in 90% of situations are superfluous. Weight savings could be made by eliminating the side rails, or at least eliminating all but the last couple inches at the end of the gun for side rails. Offset mounts combined with full length top and bottom rails can fit just about any necessary combination of gear.
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Rugars just hoping to cash in on the Gun rush,as usal they are running behind
It seems the big rush on guns has finally slowed down everything is back in stock around here and the last Gun show was fairly dead.If only the ammo prices would drop we'd all be some happy peckerwoods!
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Dolphin's statement does make me wonder, just how many parts they are making themselves... and if they are basically slapping together 3rd party parts to put their name on to get some recognition from new buyers in the rush.
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I could totally see that. Ruger to me has always meant quality, yet never meant state of the art. Seems to me they saw the demand for the AR platform and jumped onboard. Smart business move though. That thing looks just like the Colt M - 4 I'm carrying over here in the sandbox, and I'll bet it's just as unreliable.


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Dolphin's statement does make me wonder, just how many parts they are making themselves... and if they are basically slapping together 3rd party parts to put their name on to get some recognition from new buyers in the rush.
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My guess is that they are using TROY parts, period. As for reliability, well, the thing might be just as good as, to say, a Mini-14 or its select-fire/full-auto counterpart, the AC-556; and it's a piston-driven weapon, not a direct gas-impringment system, so reliability should be overly improved...
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