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Ruger SR-762 Autoloading Rifle Debute (Piston-driven AR platform for 7.62NATO/.308 Win)
Ammoland ^ | 10/17/2013

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 rifle’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; ruger; rugersr762; secondamendment
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1 posted on 10/18/2013 8:15:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Lovely! I’d love to try it back-to-back with the M&P AR-10...


2 posted on 10/18/2013 8:19:02 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 8:19:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

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!


4 posted on 10/18/2013 8:21:34 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Rules


5 posted on 10/18/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: RoosterRedux

>> 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.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 8:22:45 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Drool

Wife just picked up an SR 556 last month. I’m impressed with it.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 8:22:52 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: RoosterRedux

What good is it if you can’t buy it in Connecticut.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: RoosterRedux
This will drive the Anti-Gun Nuts even Nutty-er
9 posted on 10/18/2013 8:24:54 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: RoosterRedux
It is interesting that the AR family of clone manufacturers continues to grow in both .223 Remington/5.56 NATO and .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO. The new Ruger AR in .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO with an adjustable gas piston system is an improvement over the original AR-10 and AR-15 gas impingement systems. I wonder what the muzzle blast is like with the short carbine barrel?
10 posted on 10/18/2013 8:26:25 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: bmwcyle
You betcha...
11 posted on 10/18/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Self-ping for later.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 8:26:52 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RoosterRedux

Someone should tell AmmoLand there is only one “e” in debut.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: RoosterRedux
No offense to my AR FRiends, but I still think the FN FAL is the perfect 7.62 NATO platform.

Extra large for your viewing pleasure. Nice milled rail mounts are available to replace the standard dust cover.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 8:29:38 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Have you shot the wife’s SR-556 yet? What did you think?


15 posted on 10/18/2013 8:30:01 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


16 posted on 10/18/2013 8:30:36 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: rktman
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.

The .308 is ~25% bigger diameter case. They cannot fit the same amount of rounds in the same space.

17 posted on 10/18/2013 8:32:48 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: RoosterRedux

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?


18 posted on 10/18/2013 8:33:04 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.ammoland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Ruger-SR-762-Autoloading-Rifle-1.jpg


19 posted on 10/18/2013 8:33:13 AM PDT by ktw (72 ID, Finally Retired after 25 years!)
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To: SampleMan

I’ve seen Mexicans holding FN FALs at the border, Matamoros and San Ysdro.
Two things:
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.


20 posted on 10/18/2013 8:34:33 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: RoosterRedux

cool looking


21 posted on 10/18/2013 8:35:10 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rktman

I think 20 rnd mags are pretty standard because of the weight and size of the 7.62 cartridge.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 8:36:07 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Nice looking stuff.


23 posted on 10/18/2013 8:36:31 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: rktman

First:
I would prefer the pistol grip to be canted with the lower end further forward than the top end.

Second:
I would prefer a bullpup, for easier use getting in and out of vehicles, or around the house

Third:
I would prefer a delayed blowback: no gas tube to blow, no piston to kink. No sudden impacts from things slapping around.

Fourth:
I would prefer a quick change barrel, and would like to be able to change calibers by change of barrel and magazine.

Fifth:
I would prefer to have two magazines, and have the ejection path straight down between them, with a switch that when one magazine emptied would switch feed to the full magazine. That way I could feed from a full magazine while having time to change the empty one.


24 posted on 10/18/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: SampleMan

Great photo.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 8:37:38 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have a question for my more gun savvy FR brothers. I started shooting again about 6 months ago when I purchased a Sig Saur 9mm pistol on the advice of several here on FR. (I love it). I practice regularly at the range with a friend who also brings along his Rugar Mini 14 rifle. I really love shooting the Mini 14 and I am considering getting one but I know the AR style is all the rage. What are the advantages of the AR style and is there any compelling reason to choose that over a Mini 14 (I’m not concerned about price differences, I can afford either).


26 posted on 10/18/2013 8:38:14 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: MasterGunner01

An adjustable gas system means there is a design problem. Why have a gas system that needs to be adjusted. Better to make it strong enough to work, and buffer it as needed when all the power is not necessary.


27 posted on 10/18/2013 8:39:13 AM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: circlecity

Check the specs, but I think the Mini-14 (a fine rifle BTW) can only shoot the .223 cartridge and not both the .223 and 5.56 NATO.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 8:40:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ruger’s AR platform prices are silly, even on their 5.56 versions. For the money they ask, there are better options, and for a few dollars more, much better alternatives. Not saying they don’t make decent firearms, they do, but some of their prices just seem out of whack.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: RoosterRedux; circlecity
Check the specs, but I think the Mini-14 (a fine rifle BTW) can only shoot the .223 cartridge and not both the .223 and 5.56 NATO.

Only the target model is shown as only the .223. Other models list both.

Mini-14 Ranch Rifle
http://www.ruger.com/products/mini14RanchRifle/models.html

30 posted on 10/18/2013 8:48:00 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: donmeaker

The Sig piston system is also adjustable and I don’t think there is a problem. My Ruger SR 556 adjustable piston helps me shoot a wider range of power re: ammo and still achieve optimum bolt carrier group operation.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 8:48:35 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: yarddog

$2,195 says the link.


32 posted on 10/18/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: MasterGunner01
Would need a really good flash suppressor. And I'm wondering about the stress point where the upper and lower recoil spring/buffer tube meet. Recoil of a .308 is a bit more than a 5.56. I've seen rifles which needed a new lower because some guy purchased a .308 to ride his AR 15 lower.

I purchased and mounted three different piston kits on AR 15 rifles: Adams Arms, Osprey Defense, and CMMG. All three performed as advertised, but of the three the Osprey was far and away the most maintenance free in a few thousand rounds. The Adams Arms is the kit I prefer, since I use that rifle to run a CMMG stainless .22 conversion kit and the piston rod comes out easily and the gas can be turned off completely when shooting dirty .22lr ammo, so no debris gets up into the gas cycle. The Osprey is darn near self cleaning, with the simplest and most efficient system of the three, if all you intend to shoot is 556 or 223. I would like to mount a 5.45 x 39 with the Adams Arms and see how it runs, but not writing a review of that so can't afford the equipment.

33 posted on 10/18/2013 8:48:56 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: thackney

Thx for that update.


34 posted on 10/18/2013 8:50:00 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Beautiful piece of machinery.


35 posted on 10/18/2013 8:51:12 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: donmeaker

I suppose you would prefer to have someone carry that fifteen pound beast you’re imagining, too?


36 posted on 10/18/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ComputerGuy

Thanks, that price does seem a little out of line. Like someone else, I would much prefer an FAL for that kind of money.


37 posted on 10/18/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have not, but she loves it. I’m more of a 7.62X51 guy.


38 posted on 10/18/2013 8:55:35 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.ruger.com/products/sr762/extras.html


39 posted on 10/18/2013 8:55:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: RoosterRedux

No, my buddy’s Mini 15 shoots both 5.56 and .223 and we always shoot the 5.56 at the range.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 8:56:01 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity
What are the advantages of the AR style and is there any compelling reason to choose that over a Mini 14...

The AR pattern rifles enjoy a much larger market of parts and accessories. I like the Mini too, but earlier versions were known for accuracy problems - particularly as the rifle heated up. I think the current version has had most of those problems dealt with, but the AR is so much easier to work on, like a snap-together model. Magazines for the Mini-14 tend to be more expensive (for good ones that work) and in shorter supply. They do not interchange with the AR-15 mags.

If you're only going to buy one, I'd recommend the AR. Have a look at Windham Weaponry; they're the same people who started Bushmaster.

41 posted on 10/18/2013 8:56:38 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: RoosterRedux

“I think 20 rnd mags are pretty standard because of the weight and size of the 7.62 cartridge.”

Yep, standard on the M-14. Wonder if those mags would fit?


42 posted on 10/18/2013 8:57:21 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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"No, my buddy’s Mini 15 shoots both 5.56 and .223 and we always shoot the 5.56 at the range."

Mini 15 = Mini 14 (typo)

43 posted on 10/18/2013 8:57:40 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Yep. That’s what I was just told.


44 posted on 10/18/2013 8:57:49 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ruger continues to be a great company with excellent products and research. The chart, linked below, is a YTD comparison to GLD, the gold etf:

<img src”http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=RGR+Interactive#symbol=rgr;range=1y;compare=gld;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;";


45 posted on 10/18/2013 8:58:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Get our troops out of the middle east and let Allah sort out the Islamofascist losers!)
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To: MHGinTN

I wonder how well the 16” barrel stabilizes the 7.62 round. I bought a Springfield SOCOM 16 a few years ago and it sucks. It sucks like it is the worst shooting rifle I own, even compared to a battle beaten, brought back from Vietnam SKS.


46 posted on 10/18/2013 9:00:35 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: MHGinTN
I've seen rifles which needed a new lower because some guy purchased a .308 to ride his AR 15 lower.

.308 won't feed through the AR-15 magazine well - the cartridge is too long. Must've been some other custom chambering.

47 posted on 10/18/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks for the photo.

How much recoil does this rifle have?

Second question, do you really need the shoulder mount for scatter/shooting at close ranges?


48 posted on 10/18/2013 9:01:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Get our troops out of the middle east and let Allah sort out the Islamofascist losers!)
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To: RoosterRedux

The late Bill Ruger would not have wanted anybody to be able to purchase this rifle made by his own company. He was against “assault weapons” for the average citizen, except for his beloved mini-14. Even tho he is dead, boycott Ruger products.


49 posted on 10/18/2013 9:02:10 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ----- The New Gold!)
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To: donmeaker
An adjustable gas system does not necessarily mean a design problem. There are times when it is useful — operating with different weight bullets than the usual 147-150 grain or under severe environmental conditions. My concerns are felt recoil and muzzle blast from the carbine barrel.

I had an AR-10 rifle that was built from Portuguese parts on a U.S. semi-auto receiver. For some reason I still do not know, that rifle really beat up the shooter when fired. I eventually sold it to an ANG officer who wanted an AR-10 for his collection.

50 posted on 10/18/2013 9:02:27 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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