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Ruger SFAR Drop

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Varminterror, Sep 6, 2022.

  1. mshootnit

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    I'd like to see one in 6 Creed.
     
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  2. marksman13

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    Folks have been playing QC for Sig, Remington, Kel-Tec, etc for years. I don’t see any reason they wouldn’t do the same for Ruger. With Ruger’s customer service, if you get a lemon, they’ll make it right.
     
  3. someguy2800

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    It’s an AR. They aren’t that hard to make work.
     
  4. LoonWulf

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    Me too, tho 6.5 would be fine as well.....no interest in a .308 so id probably be swapping the barrel pretty quick if i were an early adopter.
     
  5. someguy2800

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    What I really want is a 338 federal but that’s not gonna happen so I’ll settle for a 308. DPMS actually made their G2 small frame AR in 338 fed but I’ve never been able to find one in actual existence.
     
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  6. earlthegoat2

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    I’ve always thought a lightweight Lr-308/AR10 would make for a good 45 Raptor.
     
  7. someguy2800

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    I’ll take an upper in that also. Now we just need to one of these small frame guns to get popular enough for an aftermarket.
     
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    Color me as unenthused as I have never needed anything in .308 and still don't but don't let me rain on the lover's parade. Get one and go shoot the dickens out of it.
     
  9. robin banks

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    that means you gotta buy two
     
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  10. js8588

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    Its not ambi. *I* don't need one. She'd asked me to build her a hunting rifle. This accomplishes that turn-key.
     
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  11. robin banks

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    just funning with you son
    how can you not need one lol
     
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  12. mshootnit

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  13. marksman13

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    I think this is going to be a home run for Ruger. I love my POF Rogue, but I would have saved some money by going this route if it had been available.
     
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  14. Gtscotty

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    Strategy question, for mostly suppressed use, get the 16" MLGS and turn hope it will behave with the regulator turned down, or get the 20" RLGS and chop it to ~17"? Some folks on another forum brought up the second approach and I'm a bit intrigued, in general i've found suppressors to mix better with longer gas systems, but that's not a huge amount of dwell time.
     
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  15. marksman13

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    Personally I’d go with the 16”. Once I installed an adjustable gas block on my Rogue, it became a reliable rifle.
     
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  16. South Prairie Jim

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    Personally I would not be interested in this type of weapon nor would I have any use for it in any caliber option.
     
  17. KansasTrapper77

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    I would never buy a “boutique” rifle in the AR-15 pattern. Because I want everything universal and part swap able. AR-10? Maybe because to my understanding there is no official pattern, just two manufacturers patterns. So a boutique AR-10 that actually takes some Mil-Spec Ar15 parts is a win.
     
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  18. gotboostvr

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    That's kind of where I'm at with it as well. I've never owned a factory AR15, having not a dozen or so. Some just put together the lower, and snapped on a upper, sometimes built the upper from parts...

    But for my one and only AR10 I just picked up a turn-key rifle.
     
  19. Mosin77

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    I have very limited experience with the AR-10. A friend has one and one time he pulled it out and I took a few shots. It struck me as a very big and fairly heavy gun. The recoil was …well, you know you are shooting a big .30 cal battle rifle cartridge. (An old military man who was with us let me know in no uncertain terms that putting my left hand around the front of the mag was not accepted practice.)

    Not sure I’d want something smaller and lighter on account of the round, yet smaller and lighter is good because the AR-10 definitely felt too big. I’ll look forward to reading some reports, I’m sure someone here will own one of these soon.
     
  20. someguy2800

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    It looks to me like it will take standard AR trigger groups, grips, buffer tubes, gas blocks, and gas tubes. I would assume standard AR15 takedown pins, bolt catch, and probably AR10 mag release. I don't know if it will accept AR15 forends or barrel nuts but I hope so. What does that leave you with for proprietary parts? The bolt carrier and bolt head? Probably the buffer. The ejectors look like standard AR15. They alluded to a proprietary extractor, and obviously the firing pin will be longer. I'm really hoping this becomes a 3rd standardized AR platform so we can have AR15, DPMS AR10, and Ruger SFAR pattern rifles with aftermarket receivers, barrels, and bolts. I wonder if ruger was able to come up with anything patentable on this. If not it should be open source for anyone that wants to copy it.
     
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  21. KansasTrapper77

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    M1 Garand weights nearly 10lbs and a slightly more powerful cartridge and you can shoot one of those all day long. To my limited understanding a built AR10 w/optic can easily surpass the 10lb mark with a slightly weaker cartridge. I think I want my AR10 as light as possible because I can always add weight. Scopes, lights, bi-pods etc.
     
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  22. mshootnit

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    more cool ruger 308s
    Usually the big heavy AR10's don't kick too bad. My M&P10 is around 8.5 lb scoped. It does not kick too bad. The two port brake will help a bunch.
     
  23. someguy2800

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    Nobody bats an eye at 6-7 lb 308 bolt actions. If someone finds the recoil objectionable, then good chance they will probably also find carrying a 10-11 lb rifle objectionable too. Probably best to look at a different cartridge in that case.
     
  24. robin banks

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    I saw a guy with a full auto AR 10 in 308 with a short barrel let loose with the whole mag and I was stunned the barrel hardly moved. on you tube if you want to see it type in gunscom. windsor arms makes the rifle. it fires at 800 RPM. amazing video
     
  25. adcoch1

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    I'm a huge fan of 30-06, so don't take this wrong, but the 308 isn't weaker than WW 2 30-06. It's a duplicate in performance. Knocking 3 lbs off the weight of a battle rifle is a great thing, and I want one. I want a garand too, no matter how much it weighs!
     
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