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Old 08-03-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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Won a gunbroker auction

I am now the proud owner of a Ruger SR556 CLA. Couldn't beat the deal i got, picked up for 970.00 including shipping. Should be here next week. Now to start buying more ammo.
 
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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Nice score man! I really dig the Ruger AR's.
 
Old 08-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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sweeet
 
Old 08-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #4
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I am stoked, my cost on it is 1349.00.
 
Old 08-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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I am now the proud owner of a Ruger SR556 CLA. Couldn't beat the deal i got, picked up for 970.00 including shipping. Should be here next week. Now to start buying more ammo.
You will love it. I bought and E model, and added scope, rails and troys and a savy sniper sling setup and vortex flash hider ( Smith Enterprise Vortex A3 Flash Hider 1/2-28 Thread AR-15 Matte ) & Vortex Optics KillFLASH ARD.
I was planning on lapping the bore (its the non chromed one) but after
the first range trip I am not touching it.
It is as good as any match rifle I have ever picked up, but you will probably want to put a Geissele (Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced Trigger) - SSA-E
It is an excellent 2 stage.
The trigger Ruger sends out on their SR556 rifles is junk with about a 7 to 9 lb pull.
Guess they are afraid someone might want to actually shoot.
The SSA-E has about a 2 lb first stage and about a 1 1/2# press off.
If you are accustomed to std impingement AR's the first thing you will notice is it is a little foreward heavy. I really like the piston system they have in it.
That is one sweet rifle.
Much better than my HBAR.
Yep you best get lots of ammo, its going to draw you to the range often. :)

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Old 08-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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You will love it. I bought and E model, and added scope, rails and troys and a savy sniper sling setup and vortex flash hider ( Smith Enterprise Vortex A3 Flash Hider 1/2-28 Thread AR-15 Matte ) & Vortex Optics KillFLASH ARD.
I was planning on lapping the bore (its the non chromed one) but after
the first range trip I am not touching it.
It is as good as any match rifle I have ever picked up, but you will probably want to put a Geissele (Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced Trigger) - SSA-E
It is an excellent 2 stage.
The trigger Ruger sends out on their SR556 rifles is junk with about a 7 to 9 lb pull.
Guess they are afraid someone might want to actually shoot.
The SSA-E has about a 2 lb first stage and about a 1 1/2# press off.
If you are accustomed to std impingement AR's the first thing you will notice is it is a little foreward heavy. I really like the piston system they have in it.
That is one sweet rifle.
Much better than my HBAR.
Yep you best get lots of ammo, its going to draw you to the range often. :)

Thanks for all of the information. I will have to replace the trigger for sure. I am glad I got the CLA to help with the foreward heavy issue.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 11:53 PM   #7
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Thanks for all of the information. I will have to replace the trigger for sure. I am glad I got the CLA to help with the foreward heavy issue.
You will love it. I am not sure what your model has for a trigger, but most have a hard pull.
It comes with a single stage evil trigger unless someone already changed it.
The Geissle SSA-E is an easy drop in and sweet. THEY HAVE A VIDEO ONSITE TO SHOW YOU HOW TO PUT IT IN.
Takes about 5 min.
The only one that doesn't come with the single stage is the VT model.

The foreward weight is the same on all of them. Just a trait of the gun, but definitely not a problem, just different than most AR's.
I think its more to do with the piston system on it.

Good price

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:03 AM   #8
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You will love it. I am not sure what your model has for a trigger, but most have a hard pull.
It comes with a single stage evil trigger unless someone already changed it.
The Geissle SSA-E is an easy drop in and sweet. THEY HAVE A VIDEO ONSITE TO SHOW YOU HOW TO PUT IT IN.
Takes about 5 min.
The only one that doesn't come with the single stage is the VT model.

The foreward weight is the same on all of them. Just a trait of the gun, but definitely not a problem, just different than most AR's.
I think its more to do with the piston system on it.

Good price

The CLA is the lightened rail model, people were actually complaining it was almost but heavy. Supposed to be a half pound lighter. I will no more today.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #9
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The CLA is the lightened rail model, people were actually complaining it was almost but heavy. Supposed to be a half pound lighter. I will no more today.
Let us know when you get it
 
Old 08-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #10
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Its here!!!!!!







 
Old 08-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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Its here!!!!!!
Sweet :)
Have you ever had a piston system before ?
 
Old 08-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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First piston system for me. Picked up 60 rounds so I can at least shoot it.

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Old 08-09-2013, 01:24 AM   #13
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First is ton system for me. Picked up 60 rounds so I can atleastnshoot it.
You aren't excited or anything are you :D
You will find it keeps your action carbon free and a slightly different (less) recoil. Although there is hardly any with any AR, this will even be less. You better get more ammo :)
Do you notice what I meant about a bit more forward weight ?
 
Old 08-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #14
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That's pretty sweet
 
Old 08-10-2013, 10:12 PM   #15
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You aren't excited or anything are you :D
You will find it keeps your action carbon free and a slightly different (less) recoil. Although there is hardly any with any AR, this will even be less. You better get more ammo :)
Do you notice what I meant about a bit more forward weight ?
Lol nope.

Wow what a great gun and super accurate. Got it out today to do a little shooting. Was hitting everything with the buis. I am even more in love with this gun. Hope my wife doesn't get jealous, she was shooting great as well.
 
Old 08-10-2013, 10:45 PM   #16
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Lol nope.

Wow what a great gun and super accurate. Got it out today to do a little shooting. Was hitting everything with the buis. I am even more in love with this gun. Hope my wife doesn't get jealous, she was shooting great as well.
:D
Yeah, everything about them is great. Dont think I will ever go back to an impingment sys again.
Look into putting a Geissle SSA-E trigger into it and you will marry it

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Old 08-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #17
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:D
Yeah, everything about them is great. Dont think I will ever go back to an impingment sys again.
Look into putting a Geissle SSA-E trigger into it and you will marry it
I emailed Geissle about becoming a dealer so we shall see.
 
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