Ruger introduces SR-556 in 6.8 SPC

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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  1. Ruger used SAAMI specs on the chamber and twist rate. If you want to wring the most performance out of this rifle, get the chamber reamed to Spec 2. I would have preferred if they had gone with a 1 in 11″ twist or slower, but it is Ruger. Every other AR manufacturer has gone with the newer spec.

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