Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Ruger sg-556fb

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 81selfmade, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. 81selfmade

    81selfmade southern washington New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    So I've done alot of research about the Rugers sg556. I haven't come across anything bad about the rifle, but I wanted to get some opinions from everybody here.
     
  2. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    67
    I'd love to hear any input on this piece as well!!
     
  3. Lloyd Braun

    Lloyd Braun Vancouver Active Member

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    29
    not alot of the rifle is made in house, the bolt carrier group and the barrel are vendor parts .
    I emailed them about those items and im assuming ruger is just building these and putting their badging on them
    I bet you could build the same rifle for alot less yourself........
     
  4. 81selfmade

    81selfmade southern washington New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    the research and pricing i've done has shown me that the price would be about the same. maybe i haven't looked in the right places to build my own? If there are any suggestions on where to look for parts would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    184
    I have a Ruger and it's my favorite AR. It simply works great! Maybe now that prices seem to be dropping you might be able to build one yourself but when I bought mine, the sum of the parts was more than the complete rifle. The only time mine has not cycled is when I turned the gas off for suppressed single shots(very quiet as compared to regular AR). Get one. You won't be disappointed.
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    405
  7. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

    Messages:
    1,308
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Other than the 10/22, Ruger rifles are pretty well known for "minute of berm" accuracy. Try some precision shooting with a mini-14 and you'll see what I mean. I would not spend $1500+ on a Ruger RIFLE. for $900 you can get a Rock River Arms milspec M4 clone that shoots like a dream out of the box. If you want a piston gun, go with Sig Sauer or the SCAR.
     
  8. 81selfmade

    81selfmade southern washington New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't really mind that you have to use
    Ruger parts since the lower receiver is mil-spec and was thinking about getting a 6.8 up later on. I've checked out Daniel Defense but it seems for the price the Ruger is a better rifle with the options I'm looking for, more so the gas piston rather than direct impingement.
     
  9. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    I have a Ruger sr556 and I'm very happy with the rifle. I found others were having gas piston issues where as Ruger seems to have perfected the system.

    I haven't had any problems after a year of shooting.