Ruger AR 556 Review Video
Watch the video to review features and specs of the Ruger AR 556, and compare the AR 556 to the Ruger SR762 and Mini 14 rifles.
Ruger AR 15 Black/Grey Specs:
- MODEL NUMBER: 8505
- CALIBER: 5.56 NATO / 223 REM
- StockTactical Gray Synthetic, Collapsible
- Front SightAdjustable Post
- Rear SightAdjustable Ruger® Rapid Deploy
- Barrel Length16.10"
- Thread Pattern1/2"-28
- HandguardTactical Gray Glass-Filled Nylon
- Twist1:8" RH
- FinishType III Hard Coat Anodized
- Weight6.5 lb.
- Overall Length32.25" - 35.50"
- Length of Pull10.25" - 13.50"
Ruger® Rapid Deploy folding rear sight provides windage adjustability, and pairs with the elevation adjustable front sight for a solid, reliable aiming system. The rear sight can be folded out of the way to make room for optics, but can be instantly redeployed if needed.
Six-position telescoping M4-style buttstock and Mil-Spec buffer tube allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters, or varying levels of outerwear or defensive gear.
Made from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging, the flattop upper receiver includes a forward assist, dust cover and brass deflector, and is Type III hard coat anodized for maximum durability.
Bolt is machined from 9310 alloy steel and is shot peened and pressure (proof) tested to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability.
Front sight post is elevation adjustable, and a front sight tool is included. The A2-style F-height allows co-witness with many optics.
Patent pending Barrel Nut and Delta Ring are designed for one person handguard removal and installation. The design accepts most standard carbine length handguards. The barrel nut uses a standard wrench and can be swapped with a Mil-Spec barrel nut if desired.
Milled gas block is located at a carbine-length (M4) position for improved balance and handling. Multiple attachment points include a QD socket and bayonet lug, for many sling and accessory mounting options. Serrations on the angled face of the gas block provide a low-glare surface.
Medium contour cold hammer-forged barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The 1:8" twist rate stabilizes bullets from 35 to 77 grains, and the 5.56 NATO chamber allows the use of both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem. Ammunition. M4 feed ramps provide improved operational reliability, and the matte black oxide finish reduces glare and provides corrosion resistance. A Ruger® flash suppressor is provided, and the 1/2"-28 threaded barrel allows for standard muzzle accessories to be installed.
Ergonomic pistol grip features an extended trigger reach for more precise trigger control.
Chrome-plated bolt carrier inside diameter and chrome-plated gas key inside diameter provide exceptional resistance to hot gases. The gas key is staked so that it will not loosen after extensive firing. A matte black oxide finish on the exterior of the bolt carrier provides corrosion resistance.
Single-stage trigger provides durable and reliable fire control. The enlarged trigger guard is designed to allow gloved shooting.
Handguards are made from heat-resistant glass-filled nylon for shooting comfort and durability.
Also includes: One, 30-round Magpul® PMAG®
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- Additional Information
Manufacturer Ruger SKU GAG_8505-12990 Condition New in Box Action Type No Caliber 5.56 UPC 736676085057 Model AR-556 Type No Manufacturer Part Number 8505 Accessories No Barrel Length 16.1 Finish Per Color Black / Grey Capacity 30 Firing Casing No Frame Per Material No Hand No Sights No