If given a choice...Ruger AR 556 or Browning A5

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Flymph, Apr 15, 2017.

RUGER AR 556 or BROWNING A5

  1. RUGER AR556

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  2. BROWNING A5

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  3. Other, explained

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  1. Flymph

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    Would you rather buy a Ruger AR556 for $540 or a Browning A5 for $325? The Ruger is new, the Browning has some wear but is overall in decent field worthy condition. I like shooting clays, but from what I understand you have to own land capable of setting up a range or be a member of a club (correct me if wrong). If I'm shooting still paper targets a rifle seems like more fun, and more practical for public land use. Also, I'm going with a semi auto for the added fun, and since I won't be hunting any time soon. I will probably get both, it's just a matter of first... I currently only have a sig 226, if that helps any decision. Any thoughts on this?
     
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  2. Koda

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    you can shoot clays all you want on public lands. In fact you can even bring the gizmo that launches them if you want. But I digress, I would get the 556...
     
  3. WAYNO

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    You can get an AR any day of the week, and be like everybody else. Own a Browning A5, and your social status will be immediately elevated. Then later, sneek back and get an AR while nobody is paying attention.

    WAYNO.
     
  4. Heyjoe

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    Mulan ruger all day. Clays are great but the current market for msr's isn't gonna last. My two pennies worth
     
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  5. GOG

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    Do you have your self defense needs covered? Or do you want a more sporting arm? The A5 is a classic gun, but given the current political climate the Ruger may be a more prudent purchase.
     
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  6. nammac

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    Why make a choice, get both. Still under 1k, that's a reasonable expenditure.

    Every collection needs, at a minimum:
    A combat handgun
    A 12 gauge scatter gun
    An AR in 5.56

    Adequate collections up the ante:
    A combat 12 gauge scatter gun
    An AR in 308
    A long range sniper rifle (caliber varies according to personal preferences)
    A .22 Ruger pistol
    A .22 rifle
    A variety of concealed carry & combat pistols in an array of calibers (you know for SHTF scenarios)
    Perhaps a nice 12 gauge O/U

    Just sayin'
     
  7. Joe13

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    Gotta go with the 556 also.

    Shotguns are easy to find on the cheap and will never be outlawed.

    If you have many AR's and no shotgun then that may be something to consider.

    You can shoot clays with a $100 pawn shop 12ga.

    I only shoot clays on public forest land.
     
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  8. Flopsweat

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    Well now I have feelings of near-adequacy. ;)
     
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  9. Joe13

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    Where is the Hi-Point and Desert Eagle???:rolleyes:
     
  10. nammac

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    Taurus is as close as I can get to a Hi-Point... Sorry, a mans gotta know his limits :cool:
     
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  11. AndyinEverson

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    Is the Browning a Belgium made one or a Japanese made one?
    If Belgium ... then I'd go with the Browning , they aren't made there anymore.
    The A5 is a classic shotgun and we all know my love for classic firearms...

    That said a AR15 rifle is a fun rifle to shoot and can be very versatile.
    And as others have stated it can easily end up on someone's "You can't have list"...
    So it might be wise to get one while you can.
    Andy
     
  12. salmonriverjohn

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    What he said:s0101:
    If it's a Belgium, you should grab it first. The AR's are not going away anytime soon given the latest addition to the Supreme Court, and the market is flooded with them.
    Take a long look at the scatter gun if it's not Japanese.
     
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  13. salmonriverjohn

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    Just read "AR Prices into the basement" in this same section and that's all you really need to know about the AR craze and prices.
    $400 + for new Rugers?, the gotta have it's crowd has their gun safes full and the markets flush with rifles that just a year ago cost almost twice as much.
    Just my opinion mind you.
     
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  14. Certaindeaf

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    If you don't own an AR, get an AR. Jesus said in the bible to get an AR.. probably.
     
  15. nehalemguy

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    Both of my teenage boys call John Browning "the Jesus of guns".

    I don't quite get it, but I think I understand their point.

    E
     
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  17. SKrueger

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    Dang you guys now I gotta go buy a .22 pistol so I can feel complete :D
     
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  18. AndyinEverson

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    Ah... But its not what guns you own ... but how well you shoot the guns you have.
    Besides if you shoot well enough ... you can have any gun you want :eek::D
    Just kidding!
    Andy
     
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  19. nammac

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    Just need to get the wife involved in shooting, that makes it much easier to acquire new specimens...

    :p
     
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  20. oknow

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    It it is going to be kinda hard to convince her she needs a S&W 500. :p
     
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