ShooterJohn

Ruger SR-556

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CAA and Tapco components, Troy fore end and sights...you can get that a lot cheaper. It's a good looking carbine though, and I'm sure that the piston driven system will sell well. Good for Ruger.

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I just brought mine home today SJ. Its CA Compliant.
Yep, throw a BB on it and your good to go

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Yep, throw a BB on it and your good to go
It came with one. Purchased here in CA. Approved through DOJ as a long gun.

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I meant if you didn't have a bullet button. :lol:;)
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post-3653-1254969168_thumb.jpgpost-3653-1254969155_thumb.jpgSame Rifle as the link SJ provides in his post but it has an Aimpoint M4 Optic with quick release on it. I have to be honest I bought this Ruger more for the fold down front and rear sites then for the Piston ejection system. Call me crazy but all the other choices did not have the versatility that would allow for tactical optic,scope, or open sites with such ease and so little time and no tools. The sites are up in the link SJ posted and simple folded down on my gun. I could use some help from you experts on the best sholder strap for this gun. I plan to try it out on coyotes to see if I like being able to shoot with both eyes open, seems like it will help when they are in close and of course just for the cool photo opportunity and will plink with it as well. Its a ten round Mag made to look like a higher capacity (I know kinda gay but this is CA........) The bullet button can be seen just above the front of the trigger behind the Magazine. Sorry about the cell phone photo but my camera is packed up for a trip.

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Hey Dan one sweet looking rifle. Congrats and enjoy. Oh don't beat yourself about 10 round mags just clip two tens together, not illegal to do that.

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Hey Dan one sweet looking rifle. Congrats and enjoy. Oh don't beat yourself about 10 round mags just clip two tens together, not illegal to do that.
Nice gun, glad to see they are coming into CA. I wouldn't mind a Ruger upper for one of my reg'd AW lowers.Do please tell me, does this have an M4 step barrel? More importantly, does the barrel get thinner under handguards a la USGI profile, or is it fairly straight taper a la the Colt 6921HB or the CMMG MedCon barrels?I wish it had a 1/7" twist bbl for the heavies (75gr TAP, 77gr SMK/OTM) however.I am not a huge fan of piston-driven ARs given overall general goodness of a quality AR platform, but it'd be fun to have one just the same.I've been leery of other brands because of either "garage R&D" (various conversions using screw down impactor replacing the gas key on bolt carrier) or because the companies are small, not necessarily likely to stay in biz over the long run, etc. - with unique parts that vary from implementation to implementation. At least we know Ruger (1) generally makes competent stuff [even thoguh I abhor the Mini14];' (2) replacement parts generally are around for a long time and are not that costly; (3) big enough company that there may even be Ruger-specific aftermarket parts - or other companies will build piston ARs compatible w/Ruger parts.Bill WieseSan Jose

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Hello Bill, The barrel has a 1/9 twist, and it appears to taper "quickly" if you will, within the first inch and a half, where it connects and then it still seems to have a very slight taper the rest of the way to the end of the handguards but I could be mistaken, about the slight taper, since its hard to see with the handguards and the full wrap picatanny rails on four sides. I can pull the handguards if this does not answer your question.As for the brand name, I am not as knowladgable as you and most the people on here that own these "blackguns" but once I decided to purchase one I found comfort in the fact that it was made by Ruger for reasons you have mentioned and while it is more sophisticated then I need I am banking on it lasting for my sons to enjoy as well. I like the piston driven system for ease of clean up, I dont fire anywhwere near enough rounds to justify it any other way. I have never owned one of these before and I have found it to be a very user friendly weapon and fun to shoot. It is more accurate then I expected, probably because my only comparison is my Mini 14 and M1 Carbine. Those two guns are very inconsistant and I was ready for a similar experiance, quite the contrary.

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I like the piston driven system for ease of clean up, I dont fire anywhwere near enough rounds to justify it any other way. I have never owned one of these before and I have found it to be a very user friendly weapon and fun to shoot. It is more accurate then I expected, probably because my only comparison is my Mini 14 and M1 Carbine. Those two guns are very inconsistant and I was ready for a similar experiance, quite the contrary.
Thanks Dan, I may go try and find an SR556 upper for my reg'd AW - just to play with.Bill

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Good to see Bill hanging out here in CPC. Lot's and I mean lot's of knowledge regarding our 2A rights and Ca. gun laws. :roflmao3[1]:

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Build it yourself out of a kit! Much more satifying to know you put it together yourself. It's also less expensive and you can put things on that you want, not some manufacturers model. My :signgreatreport3kg: .....

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LOL I know nothing about building a gun this will be my first AW I have been out of the sport of shooting for the last 12 years lots has changed in the last 12 years Tim

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;) ...I am slowly breaking my wife down in hopes that I get something like this one day

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Does she let you pee standing up? ;) It needed saying.This is why you always purchase a bigger safe than you need...so you can hide new stuff in the back! :lol:

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OUCH! :signlol2iu: haha! actually she does...just that I've made a few purchases over the past couple years and I guess I need to stop saying "1-more" cause that never helps...I need to say "a few more" and then she'd probably be okay

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Around my house I just lay down the law. I say (in a bold voice), "If I want to purchase another firearm, I will and i don't need no woman's approval!" Of course, when i say this my wife is usually at the grocery store. <g> You'd be surprised how many firearms you can win with a raffle ticket...my missus certainly is! :signbummer8tl:

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Yeah Dan just did what some people do he got interested in something else I guess. People come and go and come back again. Coyote hunting just isn't for everyone.

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Bruce, a quick google search found one for $1500.

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