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 Post subject: Re: Ruger SR-762
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:27 pm 
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I like it. Especially the caliber.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:33 pm 
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I suspect Mr. Bill is rolling in his grave over this one! With S&W, Sig, Colt, Remington, DPMS, and just about everybody else, except Winchester & Browning, Ruger is just trying to get their market share of the profits. I think the XGI was a better looking and more affordable choice, had they made it work. Bob!! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger SR-762
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:57 pm 
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I WANT ONE !!
Looks like the closest thing to an M-14 I can get.

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 Post subject: SR-762
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Looks like fun! But $2200 msrp ouch.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger SR-762
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Isn't the Springfield Armory M1A pretty much a civilian M14?

http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=15

The SR762 is pretty bad-@zz...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:06 pm 
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Jimbo357mag wrote:
Did somebody mention firepower? I guess that is for taking out 6 or 7 dear when they are attacking you. :D :D


Well, if the were truly "dear" they wouldn't be attacking me ...... :wink:

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:14 pm 
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golferboy426 wrote:
oh great another gun I can't buy in CT


We can get them in CA by tweaking the mag release a bit, then it doesn't fall under the AW prohibition because the magazine is considered "not detachable". Even though it is readily removable.

I'm usually not a fan of the AR 10 types, had a POF for a while and never really warmed up to it for some reason. I'd switch out the stock on this Ruger, but I like the forend set up. Reminds me of the HK 91 a bit. The price seems a bit high, but I suppose will drop in the real world over time. For nearly $2K I'd expect something better by way of a standard AR trigger with an 8 lb pull.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Interesting, but not for the price, and I must second Blume357.

Pricing:
Ruger SR762 MSRP $2195 (Piston & Rail)
Sig Sauer SIG716 Patrol MSRP $2132 (Piston & Rail)
DPMS MK12 MSRP $1759 (Impingement & Rail)
S&W M&P 10 MSRP $1619 (Impingement & No Rail)
Armalite AR-10 A4 $1571 (Impingement & No Rail)
Remington products are extremely different (fixed stock, no rail, impingement), price comparison would not be helpful.

I did not make a mistake on the Sig Sauer/Ruger pricing. The Ruger actually has a higher MSRP than the direct equivalent Sig Sauer. Ruger is the most expensive game in town.

I am keeping my eye open for an FN FNAR. It is a piston driven rifle, based off of the current Browning BAR, that accepts detachable magazines, and has a conservative rail system (appropriate for such a rifle). With an out the door price $400-$700 lower than the Ruger, it is very appealing. Reviews of the FNAR tout its accuracy as well. Even though magazines prices are 150% higher with the FNAR, cost still favors the FNAR.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger SR-762
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:57 pm 
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The M14 certainly wasn't bad in the recoil department so I doubt the Ruger SR762 would be either. I got an ad from Ruger in the mail the other day about the 762, love to have it but the 2K MSRP is a bit too rich for my blood. The M1A is the civilian version of the M14.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger SR-762
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:40 pm 
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I would love to add an AR-10 to my safe. But my M1A would still be my Go-To, SHTF rifle.

(I also wish I could afford a REAL M-14.)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:38 pm 
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I have to agree with Jeff Quinn (I always do) that Ruger has accomplished with the SR762 what they did with the SR556. There are a lot of other choices for an AR10-type (the above mentioned manufacturers as well as higher quality brands like POF, JP Rifles, custom upgraded Armalite AR10s, etc) rifles just as there are many (many more) choices for an AR15. Ruger wasn't trying to beat everyone's price with the SR556 or the SR762, and I'm not sure why they only went with the piston-driven design, but the SR556 seems to have been a wise business move. When I can afford it and when I can find them available I plan to buy both. I'm not sure which I'll get first...They are both high quality guns and very reasonably priced when compared to similar higher end weapons. Also like Jeff said, I don't always want the lowest priced gun, sometimes I want something a bit nicer. The fact they carry Ruger's name and emblem sets them above the other brands for me in terms of customer service and warranty.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:43 pm 
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High-end .308 Black Rifle..... LaRue PredatOBR
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$3370

I think I'd go with the Ruger...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:57 pm 
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I would like to see a detailed and exhaustive comparison between the SR556, SR762 and their Sig Sauer equivalents...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:08 am 
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Who is manufacturing the upper, lower, pieces parts?

Ruger assembles SR556 parts so I assume the pieces parts are also outsourced on the 308.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger SR-762
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:27 am 
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Maybe I'm just out of touch with the real world, but there was a time when Ruger's business plan was to build guns for the average man.... I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around $2,200 being what the average man or woman would pay for a rifle.


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