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Ruger AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gunther, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. Gunther

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    Has anyone heard anymore info on Rugers planned AR-15. Debut date, configuration etc.?
     
  2. Pizzagunner

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    Will it come with a five round magazine?:evil:

    I love Ruger, but adhering to the dead man's nutty capacity prejudice is nuts.
     
  3. possum

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    they are comming out with a piston operated ar, like i have posted on many occasions. but no one seemed to care. i found out about it December of last year. the say it comes out i can't say. i told them i wouldn't!:)
     
  4. possum

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    obviously they are not anymore, have you seen what they have been comming out with as of late? and with the ar comming out, it seems to me that they are letting him rest and caring less and less about what he might have thought.
     
  5. dakotasin

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    if ruger comes out w/ an ar, i'll be shocked. if they come out for an ar, look for 12-24 months after the first magazine advertisements (aka gun reviews)...

    it would be neat, but i'm not holding my breath...
     
  6. possum

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    don't hold your breath, but i can asure you it is comming.
     
  7. Onmilo

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    Will Ruger call it the 'XR16' and the ones that actually make it to market won't be able to group on a dinner plate at fifty feet???
     
  8. RevolvingCylinder

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    I can't find any real information on them manufacturing an AR-15. I think it would be very foolish for them to do so. They couldn't offer anything in an AR-15 that isn't offered by countless other manufacturers. It would be very un-Ruger for them not to innovate and many people would expect them to undercut their competitor's prices.

    What they really need to do is to develop a new rifle based upon the Mini-14/Mini-30 designs. Their 5.56 and 7.62x39 models need STANAG and ComBloc(respectively) magazine compatibility. A .308 rifle would also be a very good idea. I'm sure they can do a real design change that can offer features in a rifle that are much more attractive to most respective buyers(especially accuracy without being cost prohibitive). Putting a new stock or barrel on it isn't going to cut it. These rifles need to be different enough that they aren't seen to many as just another Mini.

    One market segment that Ruger could really benefit from is the 1911 market. I know that Ruger could design a pistol based on the basic 1911 that is as accurate and reliable as the P90 at an attractive price. It wouldn't be fancy but it would perform at a price most could afford.
     
  9. possum

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    i agree i think they aren't gonna get anything positive out of comming out with one, but there is one on the way.
     
  10. rcmodel

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    You mean like when they copied the Kel-Tec P3AT, right down to the parts list drawing?

    Yea! That was pretty innovative all right!

    rc
     
  11. taliv

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    well i don't know what to think about it. i'm not forgiving ruger any time soon, at least until they do something to make up for past sins, but still... the more the merrier

    i don't think they'll make much headway into the black-rifle segment of the market dominated by the likes of colt/lmt/bushy, but there's probably room in the remington factory-camo'd hunting AR market.


    it would be at least amusing though if they came out in a totally over-the-top tactical way. kind of like when the nannies started going after fast food for being unhealthy and all the fast food chains started offering raisins and apples.... except hardees, which came out with the total in-your-face beyond-unhealthy ridiculous thickburger

    you gotta respect that. the american spirit may have double-diabetes and need some exercise, but it's not quite dead yet
     
  12. NELSONs02

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    Will be interesting to see if THEY actually produce/design it and not do like Remington did with DPMS....
     
  13. lipadj46

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    Like Remington did with Bushmaster you mean?
     
  14. 22lr

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    Why would they, they are staying busy making Mini-14 and 30s. But even if they did I think the AR craze days are coming to an end with more people losing jobs and having to sell used ones. I dont think they would make that much money on them compared to just making more Minis. But thats just me, Ruger will always have my business when I buy a rifle.
     
  15. Travis Bickle

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    Seems like Ruger would be a lot better at making AKs than ARs.
     
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    Ruger make AK's. oh please no.
     
  17. Travis Bickle

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    Why?
     
  18. 45ACPUSER

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    Ruger and 308?
    Remember the "XGI" talk about Vaporware at it's best!
     
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    What I don't understand is why they'd be designing an AR instead of revamping their Minis to accept STANAG/AK magazines. That, in my opinion, would be more profitable, because suppose they do make an AR-15--what, aside from brand name, will make it different than any other of the dozens of ARs out there?
     
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    It will likely be called the mini-15 and be chambered in .17 mach 2, and will have a big brother called the mini-31 chambered in .220 Russian

    Inaccuracy and proprietary magazines are a given.
     
  21. 22lr

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    Thats a darn good idea, a mini that takes AR mags. Id buy right now.
     
  22. Almond27

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    Oh if they converted both Mini's over to AR and AK mags they would do themselves a favor.
     
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    Like Remington did with with Bushmaster and DPMS, you mean? ;)

    Remington's AR-10 is a rebranded Panther, while their AR-15 is a rebranded Bushmaster.
     
  24. Javelin

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    If Ruger makes one it will probably be the only AR to be completely recalled within 3 months of release.

    ;)
     
  25. JonB

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    HA! I was thinking the same thing.

    No way I'd plunk down cash on any Ruger semi-auto. Their track record for semi-autos isn't exactly stellar with accuracy, over priced mags, etc.
     
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