This is a discussion on Ruger SR-762 within the M16 AR15 forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; I haven't heard of this until today. Interesting concept, and a piston gun nonetheless.... Opinions?
That price ain't out of line for a quality .308 AR.
While it's of better quality and has more quality accuracy-enhancing features, my JP Enterprises LRP-07 in .308 had an MSRP of $4500 the way I spec'ed it out........although that's not what I spent. The .5MOA and better groups I get out of her make it worthwhile!
I have the SR-556 and its a good shooting good operating gun. In my opinion though its kind of heavy.
For $2100 is steep but for an adjustable piston 308 I would call it a steal. The LWRC REPR is $3,400.
The only reason i would not buy this is the handguard. If they offered a quad rail model it would be better. I have also heard that the Ruger gas system is difficult to take apart and work on so I have never attempted incursion into mine.
I am also wondering what the wait time for this item is. I'm guessing it will take you 3-4 months to get one if your ordered it today.
Ruger did mfg. a version of the Mini 14 in 308 back in the early 80's but were withdrawn from the market in short order for issues. While living in Alaska at that time dealer friend of mine got one in and was offered a premium to return it to Ruger. As for their latest offering, SR762 already placed an order for one, but am told scarce at this time, but that will change. Have the SR556 and for the price you pay, the package you get, it is a quality firearm. My local dealer is not greedy and will make a deal on Rugers and has always come through for me in the past and figure he will find one. See that they now offer a "match" grade SR56 and hope that they do the same with the SR762 for it would make a great Across the Course rifle or long range if they get that barrel stretched out to some 22-24"
ONLY IN AMERICA!!!!!!
I paid $1050 for an adjustable piston 308, PLUS bayonet, book and two magazines. It is called the battle-proven FAL.
I predict this will be a failure simply because it is priced WAAAY out of the market for the average Joe.
Their marketing reseach people are not doing their job.
If someone wants a piston 308 for $500 CHEAPER, they can get a NIB SAI M1A, or a NIB FAL from DSA.
With 7.62 ball at $1 a round, only the well-heeled can buy this thing and still afford to shoot it.
I predict it to be as big a flop as their Scout rifle that takes ONLY their propriotory magazines.
If it is not in the $600 to $800 range, most folks have a hard time justifying the cost when MulSurps are there at ¼ the cost.
It is hard to justify the cost of todays rifle for the same price as yesterdays car.
Lets face in todays market isn't every 308 battle rifle out of the price range for the average joe? Your looking at least 1400$ for any 308 battle rifle rather it be the FAL,PTR91,M1A Or any AR in 308, DPMS,Armalite,Colt and now the Ruger. But then again all of the average joes did not have any problem dropping 2,000$ on those AR-15's at the peak of sandy hook..... The one thing I think Ruger has got right with this is that it can take the 308 Pmags. So its not one of Rugers own magazines. Ruger should make more rifles like their Ruger 10/22 or the Mini 14. Everybody has or had one of those.
I do agree you with I would spend (I did) 1500 on a M1A before I would pay 2,000 for any AR-308
Last edited by TheShooter; October 18th, 2013 at 08:01 AM.
Lets face in todays market isn't every 308 battle rifle out of the price range for the average joe? Your looking at least 1400$ for any 308 battle rifle rather it be the FAL,PTR91,M1A Or any AR in 308, DPMS,Armalite,Colt and now the Rugerk
The days of cheap 308 battle rifles (and cheap 308 ammo) are over. If you want something decent it's gonna cost you and you better be able to reload for it or you'll go broke shooting it.
Cheapest 308 semi that is worth a damn right now will be a PTR for 1200 or so. I'd say VEPR too but the mags are goofy and proprietary at least HK mags are still all over the place.
Once the PTR parts kits and mags start to dry up expect them to go way up as well.