ruger sr-556


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memphisjim
June 4, 2009, 02:49 AM
anyone know much about this rifle?
i just saw it on the webpage

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freakshow10mm
June 4, 2009, 03:06 AM
Gas piston AR that's over priced like the rest of them. Nothing special. Hopefully it will be more accurate than the Mini 14.

memphisjim
June 4, 2009, 03:11 AM
2grand for a ruger does seem high

Isher
June 4, 2009, 03:19 AM
Try a CZ VZ 58.,

If you want something for a hell of a lot less than 2g

Little brown carbine.

You won't have to go tacticool.

Or backwards.

No optics or rails needed

(Iron sights provided, factory, no less)

Just enjoy shooting it.

7.62 x 39


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freakshow10mm
June 4, 2009, 03:19 AM
Street price will be around $1500 and will compete with the SIG 556, which I think was Ruger's intention. The SRP for Ruger is misleading because they only sell wholesale to distributors that sell to dealers, so it's not like Ruger is selling dealer direct for $1700 and expecting dealers to make $250-300 on the sale. My guess is wholesale is around $1150-1250 and retail will be $1400-1500.

Kind of Blued
June 4, 2009, 04:27 AM
If it proves to be accurate and reliable, I think a "bare bones" version for ~$1,000 (street price) would sell pretty well.

I think Ruger forgot what they do well, i.e. undercut the competition with a product of decent quality.

rocinante
June 4, 2009, 11:54 AM
If it gets good feedback from guys like this board's members I will definitely consider it especially if it is in the 1500 price range. I get the sentiment it is a Ruger so it should be economy but hey Chevrolet makes the Corvette and prices it accordingly.

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