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Old 12-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #21
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This ^^^^ as a non AR owner, but prior military, is one more reason I won't get one. FOUR GAS SETTINGS!?!?
WAY more complicated than it has any reason to ever be, with no excuse that I can possibly think of.

In all fairness to Ruger, I think one of those four settings is off - gas off, for single shot function. Then again I could be wrong!
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I used to have one and one of the settimgs is off.

The real main reason i sold it is because the one i had i couldnt clean under the barrel. After one texas trip it was caked in red dust. I couldnt get the handguard off as it was pinned in place non removeable. So i ended up washing it in a parts washer spraying the crap out of it with clp and trading it off for a 1903a3.

I dont like things i cant diy.

It shot ok accuracy was solid 1.5 moa it had a pleasent recoil impulse but that was due to its incredibly porky weight of 11.5 pounds!!

if it was belt fed and had swapable qd barrels like a m249 i would be all over it but its mag fed semi auto ar15. Other guns do it better and cheaper.
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I used to have one and one of the settimgs is off.

The real main reason i sold it is because the one i had i couldnt clean under the barrel. After one texas trip it was caked in red dust. I couldnt get the handguard off as it was pinned in place non removeable. So i ended up washing it in a parts washer spraying the crap out of it with clp and trading it off for a 1903a3.

I dont like things i cant diy.

It shot ok accuracy was solid 1.5 moa it had a pleasent recoil impulse but that was due to its incredibly porky weight of 11.5 pounds!!

if it was belt fed and had swapable qd barrels like a m249 i would be all over it but its mag fed semi auto ar15. Other guns do it better and cheaper.
I didn't realize that you couldn't strip the gun bare. Ill have to look into that. If that is the case then that could be a deciding factor against the purchase. (
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I didn't realize that you couldn't strip the gun bare. Ill have to look into that. If that is the case then that could be a deciding factor against the purchase. (
Mine was the early first production guns, this was about 3 years ago. They may have changed how the railed handguards are attached now.
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Mine was the early first production guns, this was about 3 years ago. They may have changed how the railed handguards are attached now.
Ill have to look into it. I like to be able to strip everything off of my gun if I so choose. I would have to have something that I had to clean around.
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Just bought mine and love it so far. IMHO to each their own as far as piston vs gas. It is a little heavier but I liked that. A lot of guns out there felt cheap and rickety. The Ruger feels solid and shoots smooth.
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I owned a SR556e for about a week. Sold it after one trip to the range. The bolt would not eject 55gr PMC XTAC. I tried all four gas settings.

My advice would be to steer clear. Never had a problem with that ammo in 4 other DI AR-15.
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I owned a SR556e for about a week. Sold it after one trip to the range. The bolt would not eject 55gr PMC XTAC. I tried all four gas settings.

My advice would be to steer clear. Never had a problem with that ammo in 4 other DI AR-15.
Well...
Apparently one of those gas settings definitely won't work!!
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Well...
Apparently one of those gas settings definitely won't work!!
Touché....
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Looking at ruger's ar 15. Can't seem to find many accounts about it. Anyone own one? Like it? Hate it?
I have the Ruger sr 556E I have about 500 rounds through it and haven't had a single problem if your worried about the price the 556E is about the price as a DI gun I got mine for $1100 and I love it

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