Originally Posted by JimRau
There is life after retirement, but you have to WORK at it!!!
I am considering the SR-762, how do you like it? Any short comings with it?
I put the "work" into retirement since my first day in the Army brother.
Cant wait, as I'm an aspiring future wannabe civilian....lol
So far, the SR762 has proven to be a decent rifle. (Already shot a few hogs with it.)
All 3 mags that sold with it feed it well, and the dual stage adjustable piston drive gas system is extremely easy to keep clean. (I'll never mess with DGI again...lol)
Other than my Raptor NVS, I haven't bothered to add an optic yet. (Too much fun using the rifle's Samson iron sights.)
Of all the 7.62x51mm semiautomatic rifles I have owned and shot over the years.......this one has very little felt recoil, even though it sells with a flash hider on it.
It should make for a good host when I get around to utilizing a can.
This rifle is a well balanced stick overall, and "feels" better in hand, as compared to their SR556.
I'm not a big fan of rails everywhere on a rifle, so this one has them where I want them, but not where I don't need them to be...... ( The 2 sections of rail and the grips that sold with it are still in the wrap, and will most lkely stay there....... as really like the "lean and clean" feel of the handguard as it is.)
The things I aint all that fond of......
1. Ruger could have put together a better trigger. Mine has a gritty feel to it, even though it is starting to smooth out after use.
2. An ambi safety switch would have been nice.
3. The flash hider is about useless compared to other flash hiders, and seems that it's only real purpose is to protect the threaded muzzle and crown.
4. It's black. Not fond of black rifles, but cant blame Ruger here, as that's what sells concerning rifles like the SR. (At least it aint pink.....lol)
5. It should have come with a sling. ( I consider a sling to be a component of a rifle). The stock seems to be an exact replica of the type that is utilized on our issued M4's. It sports a sling swivel there, but not a front sling swivel.
My "not so goods" are all personal preference, and all are relatively easy to remedy.
The SR762 has a lot of potential for a anti hog rifle, and especially for folks who like AR types.
Feral pigs technically was a human created issue, but me and my clan enjoy hunting them, and eating some of them. (Youngins are tasty)
Fun for the whole family.
(I would add some hog pics, but having problems loading them here right now.)