My First AR 2, too, to - Also

BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior MemberPosts: 4,260 Senior Member
I bought a new Ruger AR556. It has not been out long, their first direct impingement version. All the others they have built to date have been piston driven, the SR line. Anyhow, I really liked it over the other choices in the price range, $599.00, Bushmasters, S&W, ATI and Windam all cheaper but the Ruger felt better. Heck, they had Bushmasters (not polymer) for 523.00 plus a 50.00 rebate.

1:8 twist, 16 in barrel, mid lenght gas, F4 front sight, pop up rear. Can't post pics right now but it's this one

http://ruger.com/products/ar556/models.html

Hope to get some pics tonight, range report this weekend.
"He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,248 Senior Member
    That ought to do nicely. congrats.

    Sako
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Looks great. Ruger is finally making stuff that most folks actually want.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    First place I tried to buy mine a counter guy said those were coming but he didn't have any details. Looks like there'll be even more ARs at the shoot this time.

    Oh yeah, you suck!
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Wow I just reread the OP, a SUB $500 AR who'da thunk it
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    Nice!! Think you made a good choice. :up::up:

    I would have liked mine to be a mid length.

    :yousuck:
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,774 Senior Member
    Looks good! Ought to be a fun shooter. :up:
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Looks good to me.
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    Good choice. Ruger got it right with this one.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,835 Senior Member
    :up:
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,260 Senior Member
    Well after out .22 match this am, several of us went to the long distance range to shoot bigger stuff. Shortest target is 100 yd swinging 6 in plate. First shot miss, next 4 hits. I move up to 125, 2 10 in plates an one 6 in, nailed em all. I'm like holy crap this thing rocks. 150 yds I miss first one, then hit next 3 of 4. 200 yds I hit 2 of 4. I love this thing. Way more accurate than me out of the box. I was shooting cheap 55 gr Am. Eagle ammo. Just wish I had brought more.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    Sweet, gotta love them black rifles!
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    Well after out .22 match this am, several of us went to the long distance range to shoot bigger stuff. Shortest target is 100 yd swinging 6 in plate. First shot miss, next 4 hits. I move up to 125, 2 10 in plates an one 6 in, nailed em all. I'm like holy crap this thing rocks. 150 yds I miss first one, then hit next 3 of 4. 200 yds I hit 2 of 4. I love this thing. Way more accurate than me out of the box. I was shooting cheap 55 gr Am. Eagle ammo. Just wish I had brought more.

    You're going to go through a lot of ammo with that thing. A lot.
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    Buy ammo by the case, trust me.


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    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Well done. These guys are correct. I have found buying anything less than 250 rounds at a time to not be of much use. I dont generally shoot that much in a sitting but it is easier.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
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