Skip to comments.Ruger SR-762 Autoloading Rifle Debute (Piston-driven AR platform for 7.62NATO/.308 Win)
Posted on 10/18/2013 8:15:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the new Ruger SR-762, bringing the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge to the popular SR-556 family of rifles.
The SR-762 offers the downrange authority of the .308 cartridge in a two-stage, piston-driven rifle that runs cooler and cleaner than traditional gas-driven AR-style rifles.
The SR-762 is an ideal rifle for those who appreciate the familiar and ergonomic AR-style platform. The .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge is perfect for hunting medium and most large-sized game and enhances the capability of the AR-style platform in defensive or tactical roles.
The SR-762 retains the features of the original SR-556 that make it a solid performer among AR-style rifles. The patent-pending, two-stage piston delivers a smooth power stroke to the one-piece bolt carrier, which reduces felt recoil and improves the rifles durability. The four-position gas regulator allows the shooter to tune the rifle to function reliably with a broad variety of ammunition and in varying environmental conditions.
A heavy contour, 16.12 chrome-lined, cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10 twist features exterior fluting to minimize weight, yet provides outstanding accuracy. With the Ruger Lightweight Adaptable handguard in place, the SR-762 weighs 8.6 pounds and balances comfortably.
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Lovely! I’d love to try it back-to-back with the M&P AR-10...
I’ve got the AR-556 and love it. It’s a machine...a tad heavier than a Colt but all the dirt stays up front with the piston and the bolt carrier group stays purdy as a picture.
Nice. Got an email from Ruger this morning featuring this piece. If it came with 30 rd magazines I’d probably get one but since it only comes with 20’s I guess I’ll have to pass. LOL!
>> The .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge is perfect for hunting medium and most large-sized game
Ha ha! That’s the ticket! It’s an *elk hunting* rifle!
They must’ve thrown that line in there as a trap for the gun grabbers.
Wife just picked up an SR 556 last month. I’m impressed with it.
What good is it if you can’t buy it in Connecticut.
Self-ping for later.
Someone should tell AmmoLand there is only one “e” in debut.
Extra large for your viewing pleasure. Nice milled rail mounts are available to replace the standard dust cover.
Have you shot the wife’s SR-556 yet? What did you think?
The .308 is ~25% bigger diameter case. They cannot fit the same amount of rounds in the same space.
It looks nice.
I hope they come out with a longer barrel in the future. I don’t care at all if it has a piston or direct impingement system. I might even prefer the latter since they tend to be more accurate.
Has the price been set yet?
I’ve seen Mexicans holding FN FALs at the border, Matamoros and San Ysdro.
1. It’s almost as tall as they are; and,
2. They’re serious about their border, even if we—the Dems and Dem-lites—aren’t.
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