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Ruger AR15 available yet?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by stubbicatt, Jun 7, 2009.

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  1. stubbicatt

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    Any news when this rifle is supposed to be available for purchase?
     
  2. Lone_Gunman

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    I don't think they are out yet... but I am looking forward to getting one when they hit the market. I think the street price is going to be very attractive considering it is a gas piston AR with a lot of upgrades, and backed up by a company with excellent customer service.
     
  3. stubbicatt

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    Well, I am excited to get one of these Ruger rifles. I've never owned a Ruger product that wasn't extremely rugged, durable, and solid. I expect no less here.

    I guess Impact is taking orders for them.
     
  4. flyboy1788

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    when you guys get them, make sure to give a range report and post pics.
     
  5. P.B.Walsh

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    How would they be any better than LWRC ($2,500), or POF ($1,500-$2,500)?
     
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    i don't plan on getting one but i can't wait to hear the range reports, and see the pics.
     
  7. Lone_Gunman

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    They are going to be a lot less expensive for one thing
     
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    i just hope they don't have issues like the other stuff ruger has came out with recently. that will be interesting to see. i want to see one ran through a training course.
     
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    Wonder if the acuaccy will be like any other AR.
     
  10. Horsemany

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    I wonder if the accuracy will be like any other RUGER???? Hope not.
     
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    Go to Gunblast.com they did a review of the Ruger AR a couple of weeks ago.
     
  12. Reid73

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    Same for me ... except that I can wait. :rolleyes:
     
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    I wonder if the barrel's will be "typical ruger", or if the receiver will still be investment-cast. If the receiver's worth anything, I might try to obtain a stripped receiver, just for laughs.
     
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    lol, rather have a colt/lmt/noveske for that price
     
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    You are lumping unrelated things into one category. The brands you listed are not piston operated AR's.

    So if you want a piston operated AR, and buy the Colt/LMT/Noveske, you are not buying the right gun.

    Ruger is seeking a certain niche in the AR market... that for a gas piston operated AR. I don't think they are really trying to compete with the direct impingement guns.
     
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    Ruger AR15??

    News to me. Good news.
     
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    Nobody worth a salt casts AR15 lower or upper receivers anymore. I doubt you will be able to buy a stripped ruger lower or upper. Also like most others Ruger is not forging these receivers in house yet.
     
  19. stubbicatt

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    Ruger products are rather staid and pedestrian, but they are traditionally very rugged, if not a bit heavy for caliber. I have no issues with them, and they shoot as good as I can shoot, or better, so accuracy has always been just fine for me.

    As far as the recent recalls and such, in the last 10 years I cannot remember an American firearm I have purchased, other than Smith and Wesson revolvers, that didn't have to go back to the factory for some reason. I have just come to accept this as an inevitability. Glocks, CZ's, HK's, all these just work right right out of the box. I am convinced that if it says Made in America, it will be going back at some point early on in my ownership experience.

    So I anticipate sending the Ruger back too. It seems to be part of the deal these days. I just budget for it, keep the original shipping carton, and not worry.

    Initially it really bothered me, but not so anymore. I figure if everyone did the send back routine, eventually QC would improve at the American factories.

    Anyways, I am excited for this release, and anticipate selling off another 223 rifle that I rarely use for this one.
     
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    How long had that gun been in the works?
     
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    uhh...Okay, try "I would rather have a LMT/POF/LWRC for that price." LMT makes piston rifles, and good ones. IIRC, colt made a GP rifle too, anyone know if they plan on selling it to the public?
     
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    cost? Who knows about performance, but Ruger certainly wins with the pricing.
     
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    Are you serious? For 1995 you can get a LMT or Sig 556!
     
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    Lets see, they announced it roughly a month ago, right?

    So we still have 23 months to go before they hit the stores... ;)
     
  25. BK

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    That puts the recall right about a year from now.:neener:
     
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