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New AR On The Way

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by SA Shooter, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I've never owned an AR based rifle before but that is about to change.

    I had a bit of familiarity with the M16 back in the day but I am not going to rely on that experience as a base for understanding the care and feeding of an AR.

    I considered buying parts and building my own, however, my abilities in that area are non-existent due to NO experience with the platform.

    So, I bought a fully assembled unit and expect to see it next week.

    More info later...
     
  2. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Inquiring minds want to know!
     
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  3. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'll be sure to post up the info with pics of my AR when I get it. Should be here early next week. I'm just not one for posting pics of other people's stuff.
     
  4. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Geez, the black rifle bug is spreading here. :D

    Don't be a tease, details are always nice. ;) But seriously, I hope you'll like it.
     
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  5. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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  6. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Text works in place of pictures too. But good choice on the Ruger, they're a good starter AR whether its a piston or DI.
     
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  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well.......I'm going to give you a subtle, NICE RUGER!!!:eek:
     
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  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    You are biased I think..
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Huh???o_O
     
  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah you...!

    You are biased towards all guns. :D
     
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  11. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good choice. You won't be sorry.
     
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  12. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Just picked it up from the LGS on the way home...literally "just" within the last hour. I have several boxes to open tonight! More later, like pics and stuff, for you all to view.
     
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  13. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Here it is...A Ruger SR-556 Takedown:

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  14. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    More pics:

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    Too bad I didn't win the most recent dwg for the engraving! :)

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  15. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Last of the pics...I think:

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    Now I gotta go RTFM, break it down and lube it up. Then I have an optic to mount, a Vortex Viper PST 1x4 24.
     
  16. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Nice... Maybe I need to pick up a Ruger instead of moving on to other guns.. Good buy.
     
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  17. NWCustomFirearms

    NWCustomFirearms Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Very nice! Good selection for your first AR!

    Shoot me a PM if you are interested in the laser engraving and I can give you the details and hook you up. Looks like there is plenty of room on the side of the Magwell
     
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  18. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    That is pretty cool. First I have seen of the takedown
     
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  19. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Dismounting the barrel is damned easy. I was very pleased with that. Fit and finish is excellent, reminds me of the old Ruger company quality. The Magpul stock and grip are nice too.

    I'll add a few things to it, such as an angled foregrip and a sling with some QD attachments. I might swap out the stock if I find the Magpul that's on it doesn't give me a good cheekweld and sight picture.

    I loaded up three 30 rd mags with the Caldwell MagCharger I got from JHavon tonight and that also works a lot better than the old fashioned way, i.e., with yer fingers...ouch....

    Tomorrow I'll mount the optic and take a few more pics.
     
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  20. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    That is just super awesome!!!! I want one. Hmmmm, I have a varmint AR, soon to have a shorty AR pistol completed, then I need a carbine to complete muster.

    SA Shooter is now Ruger Shooter!!;)
     
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