Ruger Introduces AR-556

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posted on October 7, 2014

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has announced the launch of its new AR-556 semi-automatic, M4-style, direct impingement Modern Sporting Rifle.

The AR-556 is constructed from top-quality components, including forged 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower receivers and a cold hammer-forged chrome-moly steel barrel with M4 feed ramp cuts. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, the AR-556's carbine-length, flat-top, M4 design is fully configured with a Ruger Rapid Deploy folding rear sight, milled F-height gas block with post front sight, forward assist, dust cover, and brass deflector.

"The AR-556 is the first firearm designed and built in our Mayodan, North Carolina, facility, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the finished product," said Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Killoy. "Through extensive design review and product testing, our Mayodan team has delivered a solid rifle that our customers will be proud to own - and we are proud to call a Ruger."

Technical Specifications:

• Weight: 6.5 lbs.
• Length: 32.25-35.50"
• Length of Pull: 10.25-13.5"
Width: 2.5"• Height: 7.75"
MSRP: $749

For more information, go to Ruger.com.

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