Ruger has announced that the piston driven AR-15 style SR-556 will be available in 6.8 Remington SPC. I want an SR-556, because I think it would make an excellent 3-gun rifle, plus I like piston guns. Don’t hate on me. The SR-556/6.8 is intriguing to me because the 6.8 SPC is a much higher performing cartridge in terminal ballistics on game animals, and while I’m not much of a hunter I do want to take Frank James up on his invitation to go slaughter some feral hogs. The 6.8 SPC is a much better hog-whacker than a 5.56. The nice thing about the Ruger SR-556? It’s not an entry level gun. The parts on it are all quality aftermarket parts from the sights to the rails, which means from the factory you get a rifle that’s ready to rock a 3-Gun match, take down feral hogs, or serve as a top notch home defense carbine.
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