Ruger AR 556 classic - Shooting Sports Forum

AR-15 Talk AR-15 General Interest

Like Tree6Likes
  • 2 Post By Rockys Pop
  • 1 Post By curt mini14
  • 1 Post By chill1955
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2020, 01:08   #1
Honor our Constitution !
Rockys Pop's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: N.E. Alabama foothills
Posts: 4,069
Ruger AR 556 classic

School me please !

In my area they're under $600 w/a 30 rd. mag, which seems fair enough.

I'm extensively trained / qualified on the old M-16 A/ this won't be any great leap, but I have a few questions.

How are they out of the box?
I don't have the $1k+ it would take to buy a new Mini & make it "ready".

I AM a certified gunsmith and worked on many ARs when my shop was open so any necessary small mods are a non issue.

Are they REALLY dual ammo rifles accepting both brass .223 & steel 5.56 feed?

I don't need and am not interested in M.O.A. accuracy from this rifle.....but will it reliably give me center mass shilouette hits at 50/100 yds?

Many thanks for any answers past / current owners can give me.
curt mini14 and SMOGGUY like this.
Well i'm just all broke up about that mans rights !!
Rockys Pop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2020, 04:27   #2
Full Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: camp verde az
Posts: 1,650
i have one and there as good as any and mine holds moa all day with good ammo and about 2moa with steel ammo reliable as the day is long.
Rockys Pop likes this.
curt mini14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 05:07   #3
Full Member
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 163
I would check into S&W or Windham to see comparative prices first.
chill1955 and Rockys Pop like this.
MOTOROLANUT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2020, 09:26   #4
Temp Banned!
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,951
My Windham is a very interesting rifle and only accurate rifles are interesting. I pulled off the .410 upper yesterday and put the 5.56 upper back on and had to go check function and make sure POI was intact. 3 orange stickers 2 shots each at 50 yards off my bench. Zero was perfect all 3 pairs were touching
Rockys Pop likes this.
Sine Missione
chill1955 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:54.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All information is copyright by unless already under copyright.