Thursday, October 17, 2013
Been Waiting for This One — Ruger SR-762!
The long-rumored, much anticipated Ruger piston rifle in 7.62/.308 arrives today!
The short story: 16.12 inch barrel; 1:10 Twist; weight coming in well under 9 pounds (8.6 on the spec sheet), probably because of the smooth-sided Ruger Adaptable handguard (which I really like on my 556). Includes 3 20-round MAGPUL PMAGs, essentially the defacto standard of the industry. The barrel is a chrome-lined hammer-forged 41V45 and is fluted. The flash hider is the Ruger Mini-14 style...paging TSD Kompressor! Hurry up with that .308 version! New Ruger comes with BUIS.
Hope to have one of these as quickly as I can get it. Been looking forward to this one! MSRP $2195.
I like the .308 cartridge and especially on an AR platform. As you recall, I shot the He-Man World Championships (and didn't finish last!) with a Colt 901 and Federal Match 168s. My FAL has been a long-time companion. Since I live in Rural Nowhere, I like the idea of a .308 at my fingertips. If ammo wasn't so DARNED expensive I'd settle on Heavy Metal class in 3-Gun, because it's just big fun. I wish GUNSITE offered their Battle Rifle class more than one a year (in mid-October!).
I've always been impressed with how easy the AR-10 platform guns are on the shoulder. Back in the very beginning of 3-Gun in the 1980s, I borrowed a friends HK-91, which was the ne plus ultra of of MBRs at the time, to shoot a couple of matches. It was like shooting with a jackhammer. It made shooting slugs out the 12 gauge seem like fun.