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Ruger AR-556 Centerfire Rifle
Item No. 210969
Ruger AR-556 Centerfire Rifle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
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Ruger AR-556 Centerfire Rifle

Ruger AR-556 Centerfire Rifle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
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Item No. 210969
$687.70
Additional Freight charge of $15.00 applies.
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The Ruger AR-556 offers consumers an affordable, American-made modern sporting rifle with the rugged reliability they have come to expect from Ruger. The AR-556 is constructed from top-quality components, including forged 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower receivers and a chrome-moly steel barrel with M4 feed ramp cuts. The 16.1-inch medium contour barrel is cold hammer-forged, providing ultra-precise rifling for exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The AR-556's carbine-length, flat-top, M4 design is fully configured with a six-position telescoping stock and heat-resistant glass-filled nylon hand guards for shooting comfort and durability. The Ruger Rapid Deploy folding rear sight provides windage adjustability and is a solid, reliable aiming system when coupled with the elevation-adjustable front sight. The rear sight can be folded out of the way to make room for optics. The 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. Standardized M4/AR components are utilized throughout, so the AR-556 can be customized easily. 30-round Magpul PMAG. 1 in 8" twist.
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Action Semi-Auto
Barrel Matte Blued
Barrel Length 16.10 in
Caliber 5.56x45mm NATO
Firearm Capacity 30
Firearm Model AR-556
Firearm Type Centerfire Rifle
Firearm Weight 6 lb. 8 oz.
Hand Right Hand
Rate of Twist 1:8
Stock Matte Black Collapsible
Vendor Part Number 8500
Unit Weight 9.75 lb
Brand Ruger
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value budget AR Web product listing says SOLD OUT but my local store had two. The Ruger AR-556 is my 1st AR. This rifle is WELL oiled from the factory so I ran a patch or two through the barrel before 1st use. Been to the range once to dial in iron sights at 50 yds, got 90 rounds thru it so far, no problemo. Did some research, I believe you will not find a better value, this is a terrific firearm. Found one in stock at local Gander Mtn after two weeks of checking around at a handful of local stores with no luck. Just keep checking back, Ruger will probably make more, & the pros at Gander Mtn will set you up :)
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value Firearm I purchased this AR about 6 months ago and I've held off writing a review until I had some time with it. All I can say is you won't be sorry if you purchase one. Fires and ejects every time with any ammo I cycle through it. Very accurate!!! I mounted a Vortex Sparc II red dot with great results. Well made and a solid performer. Dollar for dollar you would be hard pressed do do better. Nice job Ruger!
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruger AR 5.56 Purchase Straight out of the box for the money, this is about as good as it's going to get period. I had no hesitation in the decision on this one. The price, and treatment I get from the people at Gander Mountain West Palm Beach, Florida is second to no one in the retail business. Garrett, thank you for your attention, I know you guys get busy but you and your staff did a wonderful job!
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Nice Rifle I bought this back in Nov. and have shot it several times about 150 rounds, no jams or miss fires. Will say that the trigger is a bit tight/stiff, and I wish the front sight could be removed easier. I do like how easy it is to remove the forward grips. Over all this is a sweet gun. Comes with some nice options that you would pay more for with other makers
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from best yet !!!!! would have given 5 stars but for sling att point. fun and easy to shoot and clean. thinking of buying one for my son. shot out of box and at 100 yds I put three rounds in a half dollar circle
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality and dependablity to boot solid rifle,very dependable,have shot about thousand rounds or so with zero jambs or miss fires,easy breakdown for cleaning,easy millspec upgrades if you prefer overall a great rifle
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second purchase from Gander I've only put 30 rnds through it but it was accurate and operated flawlessly. Plan to shoot it more this week.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Rifle at a Reasonable Price. I am looking forward to shooting this rifle over and over again.
Date published: 2015-06-22
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Can you purchase this in New York State  without license  I’ve heard various opinions 

Asked by: Freddy57
By my understanding of the current regulations, the State of New York has a ban on 'assault weapons' which this firearm is defined as by the NYSAFE Act. So this firearm cannot be shipped to or sold in New York State. To go even further, the actual purchasing of firearms has further regulations depending on where you live in New York. The NYSAFE Act blankets the entire state, this program requires a permit for a handgun purchase but not a long gun(shotgun/rifle). On the other hand, residents of New York City require a license for handguns or a permit for shotguns/rifles. You should check with your local government body to determine if they have any regulations outside of the current statewide ones for firearm purchasing. NYSAFE website: https://safeact.ny.gov/ NYPD, Firearms Licensing: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/services/law-enforcement/permits-licenses-firearms.page
Answered by: Product Specialist
Date published: 2020-04-14

Is there a collapsible stock that would fit this rifle?

Asked by: EJMAN
Magpul MOE milspec stocks will fit this rifle.
Answered by: Harley Quinn
Date published: 2020-01-25

Can a "carrying handle" be added to this rifle'

Asked by: Sammyman
Yes, you can add a carry handle to your Ruger AR-556.
Answered by: Product Specialist Dallas
Date published: 2019-10-11

does thgis AR flat top come with a "CARRYING HANDLE" with sight?

Asked by: Papa JZ
No, the Ruger AR-556 Centerfire Rifle does not include a carrying handle/sight.
Answered by: Product Specialist John
Date published: 2017-05-03

Is that a bayonet lug on the Ruger AR-556 and if yes, which bayonet(s) will it accept?

Asked by: TimA
Yes. It will accept the boosack noodle. 
Answered by: BigBaller23
Date published: 2020-01-01

what is the accuracy range of this rifle

Asked by: larbo
Per Tactical Life.com Gun Review: "I used the iron sights for the initial accuracy evaluation using Federal’s 62-grain Tactical Bonded (LE223T3) ammo, a popular duty load. Shooting at 50 yards from kneeling, it was possible to keep everything inside a 6-inch circle. Moving to prone, groups were half that size. At typical deployment distances of 25 yards and closer, the AR-556 was as accurate as this platform gets. Within these ranges, these results were quite good for an iron-sighted rifle configured as this one was. It is light, capable and accurate." "Moving to 100 yards, I attached an EOTech EXPS3 for group shooting. This is a very popular sighting system. Silver State Armory’s 77-grain OTM ammo created the best group, which was right at an inch. Hornady’s 60-grain TAP A-MAX, another solid duty round, produced similar results. Every group was under 2 inches at this range. Comparatively speaking, the AR-556 is as accurate as most stock AR-platform rifles I’ve tested over the last several years."
Answered by: Product Specialist Dallas
Date published: 2020-01-25

Can you sell to California Residents?

Asked by: Gary
Unfortunately this Ruger AR-556 Centerfire Rifle is not California compliant. At this time we do not have a California compliant version in stock. Please check back online soon as we are constantly updating our inventory online.
Answered by: Product Specialist John
Date published: 2017-03-28

Is the AR556 leage to purchase in NJ?

Asked by: Freds77
Actually yes you can legally purchase a Ruger AR15 556 223 in New Jersey. I have. The only difference is you can't have a muzzle break, adjustable stock,and no more than a 15 round magazine. That is exactly how mine came out of the box,brand new from Ruger, completely NJ compliant
Answered by: Bigdog
Date published: 2017-03-18
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