Sub MOA SR-556

Help Support Ruger Forum:

deadduck357

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
404
Take it how ever you want, caus I didnt take pics, I know pics are worth a thousand words, but ya can also argue about pics on the internet. I took my SR-556 out again and my best 3 3rnd groups at 100 with 55gr Rem. UMC were .573, .506, .678 MOA. Im very please and surprised especially with cheap 55gr. Im getting to really like this carbine.
 

Sig685

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 21, 2003
Messages
177
That is great news. Now you need to start working on real groups like 5 rounds or better yet, 10 rounds. This is not a Mini-14, this is a real rifle.
 

deadduck357

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
404
Sig685":3ey6sh07 said:
That is great news. Now you need to start working on real groups like 5 rounds or better yet, 10 rounds. This is not a Mini-14, this is a real rifle.

You supply the ammo I'll be glad too
 

Sig685

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 21, 2003
Messages
177
Depends. where are you located? Just kidding, I only have match handloads anymore and they would open up the SR556 like a can of beans. Maybe.
 

9x19

Hunter
Joined
Dec 1, 1999
Messages
2,431
deadduck,

The persistent showers this week (and work) have kept me from wringing-out my own SR556, but it does function just fine, and is easy to hit with at shorter ranges.

I'm hoping mine proves to be as accurate as yours. :D
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2005
Messages
8,704
Those dern expensive 556s are sure looking good....

ran some 75gr ammo though my M4 last week and actually did a 3" group with the standard iron sights which is awesome for me... I won't tell you what my $1000+ mini-14 did...Sig 685 will just say "I told you so".
 

Sig685

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 21, 2003
Messages
177
To be honest, it's actually a lot of fun to read here the many great reports on the SR556. I can't help but think this was unknown here with any semiautomatic rifle from Ruger and now the environment has changed.

Of course I told you so, I have been telling you and all other Mini owners so for years; what, do you think I was lying?

I can only imagine the epiphany that many Ruger owners are experiencing now. It will be fun to hear from the diehard Mini-14 owners who will simply totally refuse to even consider an SR556, for whatever reason. The SR556 may not be perfect but it appears to be a nice rifle.
 

deadduck357

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
404
I have some Black Hills 68gr Heavy Match HP's im looking forward to running through it to see what it would produce with a heavy, but with the availability to replenish my stash im reluctant, 55gr is in good supply now.
 

9x19

Hunter
Joined
Dec 1, 1999
Messages
2,431
My Ruger is in good company... but will be wearing a Nikon 2x-7x at the range.

Tres Amigos:

ARx3.jpg
 

deadduck357

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
404
9x19 your starting to get a good family there. What manufactures are the M4's ? One looks to be either a BM ORC or S&W OR
 

Sig685

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 21, 2003
Messages
177
deadduck357":d1d1esea said:
I have some Black Hills 68gr Heavy Match HP's im looking forward to running through it to see what it would produce with a heavy, but with the availability to replenish my stash im reluctant, 55gr is in good supply now.

The BHA 68 gr Heavy Match is a fine cartridge, you could see some really nice groups out of them. I'm a 80gr whore, with 77gr for magazine length bullets, but I think the 69gr SMKs are more accurate than the 77gr.

Let us know who it works out.
 

redsouthpaw

Bearcat
Joined
Dec 20, 2007
Messages
66
deadduck357":kcqvs1u9 said:
I have some Black Hills 68gr Heavy Match HP's im looking forward to running through it to see what it would produce with a heavy, but with the availability to replenish my stash im reluctant, 55gr is in good supply now.
The 68gr Black Hills is the most accurate factory round I have fired in my M&P-15, It should do well in the SR556.
My SR556 grouped pretty well with 10 rounds at 100 yards with ammo I loaded for my S&W. I will begin to tweak my load to find something that works in my Ruger.
24gr H335 under 60gr V-Max fired through my SR556
SR556-target.jpg
 

9x19

Hunter
Joined
Dec 1, 1999
Messages
2,431
deadduck357":3piej5hm said:
9x19 your starting to get a good family there. What manufactures are the M4's ? One looks to be either a BM ORC or S&W OR

Both of the DI guns are Bushmaster... an ORC and M4A3... I'm just not a fan of the 20" guns.
 

wetidlerjr

Single-Sixer
Joined
Dec 17, 2002
Messages
299
Sig685":28y5bgdf said:
That is great news. Now you need to start working on real groups like 5 rounds or better yet, 10 rounds. This is not a Mini-14, this is a real rifle.

Never give up, do you. :roll:
 

redsouthpaw

Bearcat
Joined
Dec 20, 2007
Messages
66
deadduck357":20i03x93 said:
Take it how ever you want, caus I didnt take pics, I know pics are worth a thousand words, but ya can also argue about pics on the internet. I took my SR-556 out again and my best 3 3rnd groups at 100 with 55gr Rem. UMC were .573, .506, .678 MOA. Im very please and surprised especially with cheap 55gr. Im getting to really like this carbine.
Well, not quite as good as the groups you posted. But I have proof. :D
5 round group measured .970 at 100 yards.
SR556-target-2.jpg
 

deadduck357

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
404
redsouthpaw":105opjl2 said:
deadduck357":105opjl2 said:
Take it how ever you want, caus I didnt take pics, I know pics are worth a thousand words, but ya can also argue about pics on the internet. I took my SR-556 out again and my best 3 3rnd groups at 100 with 55gr Rem. UMC were .573, .506, .678 MOA. Im very please and surprised especially with cheap 55gr. Im getting to really like this carbine.
Well, not quite as good as the groups you posted. But I have proof. :D
5 round group measured .970 at 100 yards.
SR556-target-2.jpg

Redsouth, let me ask you a question. How did you come up with .970 when the reading in the pic is .70 ?
 

9x19

Hunter
Joined
Dec 1, 1999
Messages
2,431
The dial is just the last two digits... the first digit (9) is on the scale (between the jaws)... and since it is less than 1 you get 0.970" :D
 

deadduck357

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
404
9x19":3k3x04xd said:
The dial is just the last two digits... the first digit (9) is on the scale (between the jaws)... and since it is less than 1 you get 0.970" :D

OK. So a .926MOA five round group, still sub-MOA.
 
Top