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Ruger SFAR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rshooter, Oct 28, 2022.

  1. Rshooter

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    As the OP I ask to keep this thread about the SFAR. I would hate to have it locked. As for the recoil I do not expect it to be too bad. I have a 16 inch FAL that is sweet.
     
  2. Rshooter

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    I could but the rifle is not designed to be carried far.
     
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  3. Demi-human

    Demi-human maybe likes firearms a little bit…

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    What a shame to come back to. I thought this thread was about a Ruger product, not machine guns, pay grades that no longer matter, or what we don’t care about.

    We are here to care about rifles, and in this thread a Ruger rifle specifically. Etiquette lessons and the rest are completely off topic…

    I, for one, am thankful Ruger chose to breathe life back into a midsized AR. There are a myriad wonderful hunting cartridges that don’t fit into an AR-15 that I feel would be better served by a lighter frame.
    Of course, I’m not recoil shy, so I like light rifles.
    The less rifle I have to carry around the more everything else I can carry.

    I hope they can come along with more chamberings soon. I’d like to try their hammer forged barrels. It would be great if they choose to increase their barrel making in general. The American rifle series is very well received. If anyone could make me buy a complete AR style rifle, Ruger could.
     
  4. marksman13

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    It is a shame ain’t it? THR has always been different from other forums and that’s why we love it. Eh…folks generally weed themselves out.

    Like you, I’m glad that Ruger decided to build a small framed 308 AR that is fairly budget friendly. I love my POF and I would choose it over the Ruger, but had the Ruger SFAR come out first, I’d likely have no need to spend the extra money on the POF.
     
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  5. Mars5l

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    Colin Noir just did a video about it on YouTube. He was rather giddy shooting it
     
  6. Pat Riot

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    I am very interested in the SFAR. I haven’t seen one except in ads and online pictures.
    I like the .308 round. I do not like the WEIGHT of an AR-10. I actually carry my guns when i hunt. I like to still hunt. I have never really cared for bolt guns. Maybe because I don’t have a lot of experience with them. I love leverguns, but options for having a longer range rifle are limited.
    All my rifles except 2 have been either semiauto or lever actions.
    I have an AR. I have owned 5 others but the .223/5.56 does not really trip my trigger, pun intended. I can’t use that for deer anyway.

    I had pretty much given up on an AR based rifle that can fire a fairly powerful long range short action cartridge that doesn’t weigh more than my M1 Garand. I have a nice compact Leupold Vari-X scope that would go nicely on an SFAR. ;)
     
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  7. marksman13

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    I handled one a couple weeks ago and if I didn’t already have that niche filled, I would have left the store with it that day. Ruger did a solid job in terms of how the rifle feels.
     
  8. FL-NC

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    That looks like a nice AR10. If I didn't have a OBR, I would be pursuing one.
     
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  9. trackskippy

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    Hey, if youre worried about the weight, get one of Rugers "piston" 5.56 AR's, and the 308 wont feel bad at all. :p
     
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    I like the idea of a semi that will handle a 308 size cartridge. I'm not planning on any long walks carrying a AR10 so the lighter weight isn't as important to me as to a lot of others, I only use mine at the range.
    You can add a muzzle brake to handle the extra recoil, I did that to a couple of rifles and the difference is impressive.
    I hope this becomes another option for building your own so we will be able to have custom choices (maybe AR12.5), I enjoy building my own and tinkering with them trying to squeeze out a little more accuracy and dependability.
     
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  11. Eagle103

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    I'm seriously considering getting one. The weight of a traditional AR-10 has always been a big turnoff for hunting purposes. I used an AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel for a few years but gave it up after multiple failures at longer distances. Went to a BAR in 30-06 which works great but I like the idea of adding a suppressor sometime in the future. Our great state of Minnesota has turned completely blue now so I probably shouldn't wait too long before purchasing one becomes needlessly difficult.
     
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  12. nipprdog

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    it weighs 27 ounces
     
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  13. Mosin77

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    Realistically I don’t own an AR-10 but my friend does, and when I’ve shot it at the range it feels massive. Ok to shoot off a bench I guess. This Ruger seems like a great real-world alternative and I hope to hear a lot more from folks who get them and shoot them.
     
  14. The_Quartermaster

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    Did you also add in the rifle extension underneath, the rifle buffer, and rifle buffer spring as well? You should, which is why I gave the rough estimate instead of nitpicking.
     
  15. Gtscotty

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    I used to have a POF Rogue, and have been following the SFAR since it was released. Finally got to handle one at Cabela's a few weeks ago, and it felt just like a trim AR-15, really not much weight difference from my Rogue after I added an AGB, different stock, buffer and muzzle brake, the handguard gives you an extra 4" as well. Probably would have picked the one up from Cabela's but I was about to head out for a few weeks on a hunt.

    Just got back a few days ago, and have an SFAR on the way as of this morning. I already have the SLX 3x micro-prism that I plan to mount on it after doing a little load work, I think that will make a good walking around/staking rifle combo with my Nomad TI mounted.
     
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    It will be interesting to see in a few years how the rifles are holding up. AR-10s are a lot beefier for a reason so hopefully there's enough meat on this thing to take the stouter round. Ruger generally displays good engineering to I'm optimistic.
     
  17. marksman13

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    Not to side track the thread, but why did you let your Rogue go?
     
  18. Gtscotty

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    I believe both the POF Rogue and the Sig Cross were announced at about the same time (or I heard about them at the same time). I was really more interested in the Cross, but found a Rogue for a decent price and figured I'd play with it while I was waiting for the Cross to launch. I liked it, and made some changes to make it behave better as a suppressor host, but it wasn't quite ideal. When the Cross finally launched I sold off the Rogue to fund the purchase. Still have the Cross, but I want to pick up another AR pattern .308, and think the SFAR will be better overall for my purposes than another Rogue, not to mention far cheaper once you count in the upgrades I would make to bring it up to the same standard.
     
  19. marksman13

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    Yeah, I had to order the Dictator gas block to reduce gas flow on my Rogue. Way over-gassed from the factory for suppressor use. I’ve been eye balling the Sig Cross, but just can’t talk myself into making the leap. Curious to hear how you compare the SFAR to the Rogue if you end up with one.
     
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  20. someguy2800

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    my thoughts exactly. On paper it doesn’t look like that big of a difference between an AR10 and AR15, but in your hands an AR10 is just big. It’s just enough of a difference for me to loose interest in it completely.
     
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  21. mavracer

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    A 308 AR is a really good jack of all trades, it's hardly ever just the wrong answer. The problem is it's also rarely the best answer for sporting purposes.
     
  22. Blkhrt13

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    I’m curious about the mag compatability, not because I have a whole lot of intent to buy one. But I’m wondering if they added a 3rd variety of ar10 mag to the market. I have read a few articles none of which discuss it. If I wanted a 308 rifle it would be a bolt gun. It prolly would be the 5th rifle caliber choice I would go for. My defense rifle choices are either 7.62x39 or 5.56. Sporting is either 375 win or 45-70. I guess I can already hunt with any of the above but not to the range of a 308 with the first two.
     
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  23. robin banks

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    the Portuguese used them in africa the first AR -10 and loved them
     
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    I watched the video. Two things stood out. There is a remarkable lack of muzzle rise. There was no accuracy test done.
     
  25. robin banks

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    why say you are sorry to him? you were not out of line at all. let him marinate in his misery
     
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