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Ruger SR556 in 6.8SPC


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I saw today that Ruger announced an SR556 in 6.8SPC II

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE:RGR) is pleased to announce the new Ruger®  SR-556/6.8, a new chambering in the popular SR-556 two-stage, piston-driven,  AR-Style rifle. The new SR-556/6.8 brings the power and downrange authority of  the 6.8 SPC cartridge in a two-stage piston rifle that runs cooler and cleaner  than traditional gas-driven, AR-style rifles.

Packaged with one five-round magazine and two twenty-five round magazines,  the SR-556/6.8 is an ideal hunting rifle for those who appreciate the  versatility of the customizable and ergonomic AR-style platform. The 6.8 SPC has  ample power for hunting medium-sized game, and the greater muzzle and downrange  energy enhances the capability of the SR-556 in defensive or tactical roles as  well.

The SR-556/6.8 retains all the features of the original SR-556® that make it an  outstanding value in the AR-style rifles. The patent-pending, two-stage piston  delivers a smooth power stroke to the one-piece bolt carrier, which softens  recoil, aiding both shooter comfort and durability of the rifle. The  four-position gas regulator allows the shooter to tune the rifle to the  ammunition being fired and environmental conditions present. A chrome-lined,  cold hammer forged barrel provides accuracy and longevity, Troy Industries  Folding BattlesightsTM, Quad Rail and rail covers add considerable value to the  package, as does the Hogue® Monogrip®, six-position stock, sight adjustment  tool, and the padded carry case, all included with the SR-556/6.8.

The SR-556/6.8 maintains the mid-length gas system and the heavy (.850”)  barrel contour under the handguard of the original SR-556. The 1:10 twist barrel  has a standard SAAMI 6.8 SPC chambering, is 16.12” long, is threaded 5/8-24, and  is capped with the effective and distinctive Mini-14/SR-556 flash suppressor.  The SR-556/6.8 weights 7.75 pounds without a magazine.

For more information on the SR-556/6.8 or any of the other rifles, pistols,  or revolvers offered by Ruger, please visit www.Ruger.com, or see your local  firearms dealer.

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