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New Ruger AR 5.56
« on: June 12, 2017, 08:29:43 PM »
I ordered that Ruger 5.56 from that Palmetto State Armory sale a couple of weeks ago.

Finally got it today. Really nice deal for a cheap AR - $450 shipped.

I already have a SCAR 16S and PS90. I have owned a few other 5.56 piston based carbines including two AUGs and a Rock River PDS. I've shot DI AR15s, but believe it or not, this is my first AR not piston based. For the money, I could not pass it up....

I changed out the forgrip to a Magpul one....



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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 08:56:19 PM »
Looks like you got a good deal there. :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 09:07:04 PM »
Nice AR at a nice price. Does Ruger supply their own brand magazine or is that aftermarket?
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 09:07:42 PM »
Nice AR at a nice price. Does Ruger supply their own brand magazine or is that aftermarket?

Comes with a 30 round magpul new in package.

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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 09:11:03 PM »
Nice lookin.

Does she run ?
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 09:17:59 PM »
Nice lookin.

Does she run ?

Just picked it up near 6pm. No way I had a chance to try it.

I did clean and lube it. I will likely wait for Tarosean to be free and go try it with him.

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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 09:25:59 PM »
Nice AR at a nice price. Does Ruger supply their own brand magazine or is that aftermarket?

Comes with a 30 round magpul new in package.
When I got my Aero Percision last year it didn't come with a magazine which I thought was strange. Champion provided one free of charge.
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 09:32:22 PM »
small question- did it have those sights, or is that something that had to be added ?
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 09:54:27 PM »
small question- did it have those sights, or is that something that had to be added ?

It came with those sights and that rear grip. I only changed the forward grip.

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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 06:01:05 AM »
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I'm new to AR ownership (got the Colt M4) - curious as to what "job(s)" you have in store for it

bought mine only because it's the platform that the binary trigger "works with" - have it in "along-nightstand-duty" rotation (rotation with 20ga shotgun and Wife's Beretta PCC 9mm)

sincerely hope the only other use for it will be range shooting, to keep current
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 06:30:48 AM »
Well, you definately got a deal.  :thumbsup1:

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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 08:22:57 AM »
Well, you definately got a deal.  :thumbsup1:

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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2017, 08:23:40 AM »
Looks good.   :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2: :rocknroll2:
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 09:08:45 AM »
Unfortunately, I think I am going to have to sell this unfired. I just got hit with an almost $1300 car repair bill today - that's why I put the Sig up for sale last night. They told me what the price was gonna be this morning. The AR will be going up for sale by the end of tonight.

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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 10:34:00 AM »
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that's gotta be a pisser
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 07:35:37 PM »
. . . I just got hit with an almost $1300 car repair bill today . . .
sorry to hear of that.
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 07:57:32 PM »
Man that's a pisser and you were just telling me about it the other day. If I needed another AR I would jump on it. Hope  it works out for you.
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2017, 10:04:23 PM »
 I will be putting up a Beretta 92 with night sights for sale tomorrow. With the Sig I am selling. I may or may not have to sell the AR. I will see.

I traded my car in and got a new one this evening. Dealership did not make me pay for the repair on my old car. I am using the money from the two pistol sales to pay off my other expenses I still owe.

Also cancelled internet and dish network today... NOW, I can pay a car note. I had $ for a down payment, but making the monthly note was the problem.

So, we'll see if the Ar gets sold. I will hold it for now. But am selling 2 guns to eliminate 1 credit card bill.

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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2017, 02:58:00 AM »
I will be putting up a Beretta 92 with night sights for sale tomorrow. With the Sig I am selling. I may or may not have to sell the AR. I will see.

I traded my car in and got a new one this evening. Dealership did not make me pay for the repair on my old car. I am using the money from the two pistol sales to pay off my other expenses I still owe.

Also cancelled internet and dish network today... NOW, I can pay a car note. I had $ for a down payment, but making the monthly note was the problem.

So, we'll see if the Ar gets sold. I will hold it for now. But am selling 2 guns to eliminate 1 credit card bill.


The wife ask me today about or TV, internet, and landline , which is all one package through Xfinity.
 guess the price is going up again. I think its about $175 now with just basic tv.

I told her to shut the shit off if she wants. The TV has 200 channels of either 30 year old reruns or liberal garbage.
So I could possibly care about the TV.
The landline rings at least 10 times a day with scammers, and we DONT answer it anyway. Any familly members know to call our cells, which is really all we use, and dont give the number to anyone but familly.

I will miss the internet, which is really all I use. I even use it to watch documentarys, movies, etc. AND of course, come browse  the gun forums and see who is doing what, buying what,  and maybe poke the bear a little when the mods let me get away with it  :P.

So if she cancels it, and I disappear for a while , just know that I will miss shooting the bull with you guys.  I have found 2 gun forums I like & visit the most, and this is one of them.  Good bunch of people on here.   :thumbsup1:

Not sure the if and when, but wanted to get that out there before hand. 

BTW, what kinda new car did ya get Ship?
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Re: New Ruger AR 5.56
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2017, 05:56:20 AM »
I bought another Nissan Rogue. The almost $1400 repair bill that they waived away was like 6 car payments. So, that was like getting another $1400 on the trade in