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Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by RCBS, May 17, 2009.

  1. May 17, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    RCBS

    RCBS [OP] Mr Thundermaker is about to start barking fire!

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    http://www.ruger-firearms.com/SR556/

    never had much ambition to get me a black rifle...but i do love Rugers! :D

    damnit, just after i spent up all my toy money too. gonna have to have a yard sale...maybe a fund raiser lol
     
  2. May 17, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    Big fan of Bill Ruger's firearms also. I think I will stick with the Ranch Rifle.
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 3:48 AM
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    I'm sure it's a good-quality rifle and that it'll be popular......and expensive/hard-to-find in the short-term. The whole "piston driven" concept has become the "in" thing with semi-autos lately it seems, the advantage being increased reliability when the gun is dirty. And I'm talking real dirty, 500 plus rounds without cleaning. But the piston drive adds a bunch of weight to the gun, and that one is almost 8 pounds. That's pretty hefty for a 16" barrel, folding stock carbine. A comparable AR would weigh considerably less. The SIG 556 is very similar, and is a nice gun but has a very muzzle-heavy feel to it IMHO and I much prefer the lighter weight and balance of a standard AR.

    Good to see more companies getting into the black-rifle business, though, all the more in the way of resources to fight back when (not "if") the gobermint tries to ban them.
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    hell, id buy one. with the rate Ruger stock is taking off right now, oh yeah, id definitley buy one
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    There is a demand for AR's right now, so its no big surprise Ruger decided to get a piece of the pie.
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    yepp. I wonder how it fires. Gawd it makes me want one of them soooo bad
     
  7. May 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    I think a piston AR would be cool. I get sick of the BOINGGGG!! every time i pull the trigger.
     
  8. May 19, 2009 at 3:08 AM
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    The Ruger has all the bells and whistles.

    Bill Ruger is spinning in his grave. But the company seems to be changing and progressing.

    They are now offering their 20 round Mini 14 mags which in the past came in white boxes that said LEO.

    Now a black rifle. Excellent.

    I have an LWRC piston upper, and you can configure a rifle like Ruger's for cheaper. It and others are proven.

    Try Googling these:.....

    LWRC
    POF
    ADDAX
     
  9. May 19, 2009 at 3:42 AM
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    30 round mags also now availible for the mini at Ruger.com. i bought a couple of the 20's. no comparison against the aftermarket clips. the factory clips, though expensive, are far superior to the other three brands i have, with triple k being the only one close for quality. i know there are probably better, cheaper AR variants out there, but as i said before...i love Rugers, and would be buying from more of a collection standpoint than anything.
     
  10. May 20, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    You can eliminate that boing by shoving a bunch of grease into the buffer tube. Quite a few competitive AR shooters do it, no negative effect on the gun functioning and no boing. I don't myself, don't want to have to clean the stuff out and the boing doesn't bother me, but it do work.
     
  11. May 20, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    what is the mini 14? is it a realtively good gun, is it for home defense, or varmits?
     
  12. May 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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  13. May 21, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Another remedy to the b-o-i-n-n-n-g-g-g, is to replace the coiled spring with a David Tubb flat wound spring.

    http://www.davidtubb.com/tcom_images/ar15_images/cs_flatwire_brochure.pdf
     
  14. May 26, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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  15. May 26, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    Yeah there is also some other thingy you can replace the spring with. Cant remember the name but it exists, trust me. Ive been putting it off for about 2 years now. Maby by 2011, ill have one,
     
  16. May 26, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Been drooling over this one since I got an email from Ruger about it roughly 2 weeks ago. Too damned expensive (despite the fact that the MSRP is always higher than real-life prices) for what it is, but still, if I had the discretionary funds handy, I'd jump on the first one I came across.
     
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