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Ruger SR-762

Ruger SR-762

A few years back, Ruger admitted that it was time to enter the burgeoning AR-style rifle market. Rather than reproducing another gas-impingement platform, the company produced its own AR shooting system, which operated using a patented, chrome-plated, two-stage piston with a multi-stage regulator. That first AR-style rifle, dubbed the SR-556, was chambered in .223 Rem. and was well received by the shooting community. Our latest Gun of the Week, however, isn’t the SR-556. It’s the next step in the evolution of Ruger’s AR-style platform, chambered in .308-and it’s known as the SR-762.

The 762 is a re-design of the 556, beefed up to handle the larger  .308 cartridges. That said, the gun looks and feels very similar – in reality, it’s only a little bit more than a half-pound heavier than it’s “little” brother. Its steel components are treated with a non-reflective, black manganese-phosphate finish, while the aluminum components are finished in a matte, hard-coat anodizing to match. Like the 556, it sports a barrel that measures just over 16 inches, and it arrives with a 556-style flash suppressor already in place.

For more information, check out the video embedded below, hosted by Managing Online Editor Shawn Skipper, or go to Ruger.com.

Technical Specifications:

Action:
Two-Stage Piston Gas Operated Semi-Auto
Caliber:
.308 Win./7.62 NATO
Finish:
Manganese Phosphate/Hard Coat Anodized
Sights:
Adjustable AR-Type Folding Iron Sights
Barrel Length:
16.12”
Overall Length:
34.75” to 38”
Length of Pull: 11.5” to 14.75”
Height:
8”
Weight:
8.6 lbs.
Twist:
1:10” RH
Rifle Grooves:
6
MSRP: $2,195

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