Ruger Announces SR-556 in 6.8 SPC

Sturm, Ruger & Co. announces SR-556 rifle chambered for 6.8 SPC.


Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced that it is chambering its SR-556 rifle for 6.8 SPC. The SR-556/6.8 is a two-stage, piston-driven AR, with the 6.8 SPC bullet offering more muzzle energy than the traditional 5.56 mm cartridge. With increased energy, the new chambering expands the SR-556's tactical and hunting roles.

The SR-556/6.8 features a chrome-lined barrel, Troy Industries folding battlesights, Quad rail and a Hogue Monogrip stock. The MSRP is $1995.

To learn more on the versatility of the rifle, be sure to read Glenn Gilbert's full review of the SR-556. For more information on the SR-556/6.8, visit the Ruger SR-556 product page.

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3 Responses to Ruger Announces SR-556 in 6.8 SPC

Jake wrote:
January 21, 2011

Sorry Ruger. You failed in the 6.8 arena. Should have been chambered for spcII. So sad that such a good gun is ruined by the limitations of the chambering.

david james wrote:
November 05, 2010

It's about time ! never liked 5.56 but i'll take the new 6.8

Travis Wigal wrote:
August 31, 2010

Wow6.8!! I've been wanting the SR series but the 5.56 was just too small, this gun is more economical than the Barrett .I can't wait to order mine!