Ruger AR-556

Ruger AR-556

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Reviews: 173
GUNCRITIC SCORE 97%
Total reviews: 173
Positive: 159
Mixed: 8
Negative: 6
Retail Price: $513.00
Used Value: $333.45
Sale Price: $471.99

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Ruger AR-556 Description

Milled gas block is located at a carbine length (M4) position. Multiple attachment points include a QD socket and bayonet lug. Serrations on the angled face of the gas block provide a low glare surface. The handguards are made from heat-resistant glass-filled nylon. Front sight post is elevation adjustable, and a front sight tool is included. A-2 Style F-Height allows co-witness with many optics. Ruger Rapid Deploy folding rear sight provides windage adjustability. Elevation adjustable front sight. 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. Medium contour barrel is cold hammer-forged. 1:8 inch right hand 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 Remington ammunition. M4 feed ramps. Matte Type III Hard Coat Oxide Finish provides corrosion resistance. Ruger flash suppressor. 1/2-28 inch threaded barrel. Ergonomic pistol grip features an extended trigger reach. Enlarged trigger guard. Chrome-plated bolt carrier. Chrome-plated gas key. Gas key is staked so that it will not loosen after extensive firing. Matte black oxide finish. Includes one 30-round Magpul PMAG magazine.

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Ruger AR-556 User Reviews

Positive: 169 Mixed: 0 Negative: 4
  • 100

    I have been a Ruger fan since 1976 and this rifle has only reinforced that. The AR556 is supposedly an entry level MSR but is built on a very simple and solid platform. The fit, finish and functionality have been flawles...s over the past few months and hundreds of rounds......accuracy has been spot on from day one and seems to be consistent at any range. If your looking for a MSR that won't break the bank but will perform like rifles at twice the cost.......this is the one. Accurate, flawless performance, fun to shoot and looks pretty cool to boot. Just top it with a red dot and ur good to go. I recommend this rifle to anyone looking for this type of firearm. more

    December 29, 2018
    William S
  • 100

    As with previous orders I have made, this ordered was quickly shipped and received. They were packed well and upon initial inspection, they appeared to be in perfect shape. I have not fired either of these rifles, (I pur...chased 2), but I have no doubt they will perform flawlessly. I disassembled them for the first cleaning and degreasing and found no issues. As with my previous purchases from Buds Gunshop, (and firing those weapons), I am {2fc35925d7a021adc21390728e836c64fb8898e6ec4b4c640eb694f1672682d6}100 satisfied. Buds Gunshop has good deals and quality firearms. I would and have recommended Buds Gunshop. Thank you Buds! more

    December 18, 2018
    TOM B
  • 100

    Great product and great service from buds gun

    November 16, 2018
    Jose M
  • 100

    arrived in excellent condition no problems with it put a lot of ammo through it with no problems

    October 6, 2018
    lawrence g
  • 100

    So far I am very pleased with my AR. I haven't had the opportunity to fire it yet but plan to very soon.

    October 1, 2018
    James G
  • 100

    This is the best rifle I've ever shot with. The stock is comfortable and it sights perfectly. I am far from being a professional shooter but this gun makes me feel like an expert.

    September 25, 2018
    Marquise W
  • 100

    Ruger products are quality products. This is my backup AR15 but I lover the performance of the weapon and if needed I wold pick this up and know it will perform! it's got about 3000 rounds through it - no jams, no proble...ms! I love Ruger products! more

    September 10, 2018
    Jason D
  • 100

    Great future
    Is a excelente Berry good AR excelente product ...

    July 12, 2018
    Christ007
  • 40

    Meh. Had a steel cases cartridge get stuck in the barrel after the 15th or so shot. Had to slam the stock to get it out. Then, after a few hundred rounds, the buffer spring retaining pin came out and jammed the whole gun... up. Somehow the screw that keeps the stock on came loose. My gunsmith says that is not supposed to happen. He got it fixed up and shooting but now the bolt does not always lock back on the last round; let{b2614928924c67a9976dbebe0674929e74e37c242ded26ea67bac142e360f822}u2019s say more than half the time. Could be a magazine issue, but the way this gun has been working, it{b2614928924c67a9976dbebe0674929e74e37c242ded26ea67bac142e360f822}u2019s probably the gun. Kind of a lame experience thus far. more

    July 12, 2018
    Kevin K
  • 100

    I'm bad at giving thoughtful helpful reviews, however I love my rifle and have no negative comments about it. buy this!

    July 3, 2018
    Eric D
  • 100

    A great firearm from a great company very satisfied customer

    June 12, 2018
    phillip j
  • 100

    Ruger AR556 .223 16.1 FLD 30R BLKSYN / 8500. This AR556 is everything I have come to expect from Ruger; well made, lifetime warranty, excellent function, form and accuracy.

    June 7, 2018
    William Q
  • 100

    Very satisfied with this rifle. My first ever weapon that I've owned and it is supremely precise. The only issues I've run into so far was that the gas system wasn't getting the appropriate amount of gas but that was my ...fault since I didn't install the new gas block correctly and once that issue was resolved it started working like a beast with no issues/jams/double feeds. I'm glad I chose this over the S&W M&P since the S&W at the time was more expensive. more

    June 2, 2018
    John M
  • 100

    Before the Anti-Gun folks make impossible for me to get one I saw this ruger on sale and went for it, glad I did. From the reviews I've seen seems to be a good buy. There are a lot of other more expensive rifles out ther...e lord knows I think I looked at just about everyone of them and after awhile they start to look alike. Once again for home defense self defense or even hog hunting I think you would be happy with this buy. As with my other review I have not fired this rifle either,,,I'm just not in a big hurry,,,, construction is solid, action is smooth and we'll see about the aim. As with this rifle , like my other purchase, I bought some larger capacity magazines to extend my shooting pleasure.You may want to add picatinny rail or other accessories .Overall I'm well pleased with my purchase and for the money got a good bargain. more

    May 29, 2018
    Chris J
  • 80

    After approximately 150 rounds noticed it stoped firing all of a sudden and the bolt was stuck half way open. I could pull it back but it would not go forward any further that half way. Further inspection showed the trig...ger pin on one side had moved (walked) inward enough to go all the way into the receiver causing the the problem. I pushed the pin back through the hole from the posit side and the bolt closed and the rifle fired just fine. I fired another 5-10 rounds and watched the pin start to move again so I put it away and took it home. when I got home i did some research online and discovered the Hamer spring was apparently installed upside down at the factory! the hamer spring should be level all the way across until it rest on the trigger pin. If its angled downward on an angle and resting on the trigger pin its upside down and most likely causing your issues. In other words the long legs of the hammer spring should come up from the botom and straight across onto the trigger pin NOT over the top and angled downward onto the trigger pin. It was an easy fix however, it rendered the rifle totally useless when it occured and I was only target shooting at the time. I think someone at Ruger needs to slow down a bit but for $450.00 its still was a great deal for a budget AR. more

    May 28, 2018
    ANTHONY F
  • 100

    Beautiful design
    Thoroughly impressed with this rifle, absolutely worth every penny.

    May 8, 2018
    Shane T
  • 100

    Purchasing and receiving the gun were almost effortless. A few quick background checks and the gun was shipped promptly and it was received at a local gun shop in a few minutes. I would definitely shop at Buds again and ...support their great customer service. more

    May 4, 2018
    Paul H
  • 80

    So I bought this rifle wanting an entry level AR. I own several Ruger products and have loved the quality for the price. I got it at Bud's for $499 which was a steal. Bud's was great as usual and I had the rifle five day...s after ordering it on line. Broke it down and cleaned it and took it to the range. Got through one box of 50 and the bolt jammed. I had noticed that is was REALLY hard to break down when I got it. Well, took it home and broke it down again, cleaned it well, but no dice, still jamming. Called Ruger and I will have to say it didnt go so well. Guy took my info and said he would email the shipping ticket, two weeks later, nada. Called again and got it that day. Sent it back to Ruger and got the rifle back in ten days. Ruger said it was a problem with the upper and they replaced it. Took it to the range and shot 500 through it with no hiccups, supremely accurate right out of the box. Other than the waiting for them to get back to me I am satisfied. Anything that is machined can have problems so I dont blame Ruger, I give five stars for the gun itself and three for Rugers customer service so a four overall. more

    May 4, 2018
    Ronald Z
  • 100

    Very pleased with purchase. The firearm has functioned flawlessly and Buds service was great. Thanks Buds

    May 2, 2018
    alan e
  • 100

    Great Gun, Great price. I love this Gun its everything I was wanting. I'm very pleased with my purchase!!!!!!

    April 26, 2018
    Richard S
  • 100

    Shipped fast. Gun had packing oil on it so I had to give it a good cleaning. After it was clean I could really get a good look at it.The rifle did not have a scratch on it. It was about as close to perfect as you could h...ope for. I have shot about 175 rounds of Federal ammo thru it with out any issues. It runs. Very satisfied. more

    April 23, 2018
    Richard W
  • 100

    Fantastic entry AR. I took it to the range and in two mags had it sighted for 50 and 100 yards on the iron sights. Couldn't be happier with the price to performance from this rifle.

    April 13, 2018
    Dillon W
  • 100

    Buds was awesome as always. Even when there was a delay due to high volume of orders, my FFL still received in within 3 days after the payment cleared. This is my first carbine and I just got back from the range with it.... Nicely greased right out of the box, the iron sights however shot low right with the first 6 rounds at 75 ft (we couldn't go 100ft). Once it was zeroed, the thing was dead on. No FTF or FTE. The charge handle can be a little stuborn after shooting it but just give it the business and it'll shape up. The people who are saying this is a great entry level carbine are right. My instructor even said that this may be the best entry level carbine on the market. No bells, no whistles, just a nice reliable gun. Ruger definitely earned a fan with this one. I'm very excited to improve my skills with this carbine! more

    April 13, 2018
    Justin C
  • 100

    Shipped on time and in perfect condition, would recommend buds to anyone.

    April 11, 2018
    Scott h
  • 100

    I chose to put this gun on layaway. The process is so easy. You can pay anytime within the 90 days. Also you can use different credit cards to pay...doesnโ€™t have to be the same card every time you want to pay. The pric...e of the Ruger 556 was the best I could find online at the time. The shipping was the cheapest online and FAST!! I live in Hawaii and it took 3 days after full payment on gun. As for the Ruger 556...very pleased!!! Ready to shoot right out of the box. No problems whatsoever. Highly recommend. I also highly recommend getting it from Buds!!! more

    April 6, 2018
    Ross M
  • 100

    I have really enjoyed this rife so far! First AR, seems to be put together really well. No jams, easy to clean. Can't beat the price for a good solid 1st bare bones AR15. Thanks Buds!

    April 2, 2018
    Anthony M
  • 100

    Excellent price for the quality of the firearm. Met my expectations and more! Thanks Buds!

    March 27, 2018
    Jeremy W
  • 100

    Excellent AR. No issues. No FTF or FTE

    March 27, 2018
    LH S
  • 100

    This was my first AR, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. However, I have no complaints out of the box or after my first range trip. I put 60 rounds of American Eagle 5.56 through it with no performance troubles. Tig...htest group at 50 yds was just over 1 inch with the included iron sights. Groups expanded somewhat at 100 yd, but I suspect the gun is capable of tighter groups than the shooter in this case. I'm sure optics would also improve the results, though I have no gripes with the Ruger sights for what they are. The rifle sports all the basic requirements I was looking for in an AR: forward assist, dust cover, brass deflector, etc (though I think even most budget ARs are coming so equipped nowadays). more

    March 24, 2018
    Garrett H
  • 100

    Very good looking little carbine! My first auto loading rifle and I'm very excited to shoot it next week! ThanX Buds!

    March 23, 2018
    Michael A
  • 100

    good quality reasonable price
    RUGER has always turned out good firearms and this rife has a hi quality feel than others in price range

    March 22, 2018
    NoOne
  • 100

    Seems to be a well built sporting rifle. I'll probably add a couple of upgrades, not because I have to but that's the thing to do. I like the way it looks and functions. And as always Bud's made my buying experience perf...ect again. more

    March 22, 2018
    Raymond S
  • 80

    Great quality, entry level AR platform; ready for upgrades and improvements. Kinda like a Jeep: utilitarian and ready to customize. Only beef is that it jammed after only 22 rounds, which I blamed on the smattering of fa...ctory grease that seemed quite excessive. Good product though more

    March 21, 2018
    Todd P
  • 100

    First time buying from this site and had fast shipment and great gun to shoot.

    March 18, 2018
    Michael F
  • 100

    Wow I just don't know what to say except thank you Ruger and thank you Buds gun shop. This has been a couple of firsts for me. My first AR style rifle. And my first time Buying online and it was great. To Ruger great rif...le for the money and Buds gun shop I will be buying from your website again. Thank you. more

    March 15, 2018
    Rebecca C
  • 100

    This is my third purchase from Buds and as always process was a breeze and shipped to my FFL in a couple days. The rifle itself is of the best quality I've seen on a budget AR platform. You cannot beat the price for this... kind of top notch Ruger quality I definitely recommend. more

    March 14, 2018
    Edward J
  • 80

    First time buyer, ordering from Buds was a breeze. Firearm arrived within a week at my FFL, one thing I immediately noticed is how much oil/grease the gun was doused in. Not entirely a bad thing, but it certainly needed ...to be cleaned up before proper handling. Before taking it out to the range the first time, there were already marks/scuffs on the barrel and on the lower receiver that I can't get out, but none of them affect the performance of the rifle. I did take the cheapo handguard off and replace it with a drop in quadrail, and attached a red dot sight to the firearm as soon as I got it cleaned up. I found that the rear iron sight is sturdy, easy to use, however difficult to maintain great sight picture compared to the BUIS I was issued on my M4 in the Army. I took it out to the range and quickly got sighted in, and was impressed with the weapon functions and how smoothly rounds cycled through the rifle. Trigger squeeze is average, the reset is smooth, and I had no failure to feed in 300 rounds, even in when "rapid" firing the rifle. Of course, the rifle got fairly hot but it performed very well. A little bit of CLP and wipe down will go a long way to make this rifle perform flawlessly! 4/5 stars for quality of the rifle. Purchased for ~$520 - you can't get perfection for this cheap, but you can get a damn good rifle. more

    March 14, 2018
    Isaac D
  • 100

    Great purchase everything came as described. I am very happy with the rifle and buds

    March 14, 2018
    Jeremy D
  • 100

    I ordered the ruger ar556 and it is an awesome firearm. This was my first time purchasing online from Buds Gun sales and I will definitely recommend them

    March 14, 2018
    kelvin m
  • 100

    This is a great intro rifle. It has functioned flawlessly so far. It was easy to zero in the iron sights and had me within an inch grouping at 35 yards. Looking forward to putting more rounds through it.

    March 13, 2018
    Brian G
  • 100

    I was in the market for an Basic AR. It came down to the S&W Sport or the Ruger AR 762. All the reviews I read said that both were a good basic rifle and you would do well to choose either one. So as the Ruger had the be...tter price I went with the Ruger. I ordered Sunday late in the day and had the two Rugers in hand after lunch Wednesday. Very happy with the Rifle and Buds service. Over the last several years I have ordered over 15 or more guns from Buds and never a problem. Buds is always my go to place to buy guns. more

    March 13, 2018
    James B
  • 100

    I do not regret owning this gun. I'm not a big gun person I'm a person of reason and for me to own a gun I have no reason other then protection as I feel I have never shot a gun and still have not shot a gun the gun is s...till factory New due to the fact that I work a night job but just knowing I own a gun makes me feel just some what safer like wow this guy owns a gun, I don't wanna go mess with him in the wrong way more

    March 13, 2018
    Mahdy M
  • 100

    Awesome rifle right out of the box!!. Received it very fast even with the high volume sales traffic. I removed the gun from the box & checked it to insure it was ready to fire. Ran a mixture of ammo through it total of 1...50rds with zero issues. Federal.223 & 5.56 ammo and 30rds of monarch.223. So far so good, nice flip up sights and a smooth trigger!! I will purchase a second one in the near future. Oh and thanks Buds for a great price!! more

    March 12, 2018
    Anthony V
  • 100

    Excited, pleased and exceptionally good! Buds is a pleasure to do business with and after my 2nd purchase, I'm sold on purchasing firearms online. As far as this Ruger purchase, the handle and basic functions was exactly... what I was looking for. I plan to upgrade a few things as far as the pistol grip, the stock and a few more accessories, but overall this was a great purchase. more

    March 11, 2018
    Cedric R
  • 100

    The ruger AR is great. I love it and the purchase was easy I paid got it sent to a store near me it came within a week and I walked out with my new AR . will buy more when I can

    March 10, 2018
    Tim L
  • 100

    Came as described. Great looking gun. Hoping to shoot in a few weeks. Nice clean and simple gun which is what I wanted. Weight is nice, even hanging a 60rd mag on it.

    March 9, 2018
    Brian L
  • 100

    LOVE my Ruger AR 556. This is one of the most basic AR model rifles, however, it is a high quality build for a very economical price. This was my first AR style weapon, so I was not looking for something real fancy or pr...icey. This meets all my expectations and more. Highly recommend this to any other first time gun owner/AR owner. God bless! more

    March 8, 2018
    Addison A
  • 100

    Awesome weapon. Always wanted to purchase an at and never had the chance to. Finally did. Very smooth and enjoyable. Thanks for the great service and speedy delivery.

    March 8, 2018
    Eric L
  • 100

    Hi you guys - I received the AR556 at my FFL dealer about a week after ordering. It came packaged very well. It was clean and had some oil residue at the right places. Everything I checked out was 'right on'. I haven't f...ired it yet but hope to this coming week. It really feels good and am looking forward to the range. Buds is simply 'Great'. I appreciate there good service. I've bought with them many times. Ron more

    March 7, 2018
    Ronald K
  • 20

    Gun Review 1 Star, BUD's Gunshop Review Five stars. Ruger AR completely seized within the first 15 rounds of fire. Locked solid with live chamber in the round. May have been a fluke but couldn't see myself trusting this ...AR after that. Buds however was great took care of everything including the seized weapon which they finally were able with a hammer to remove the live round. Also then allowed me to return the weapon without hassle. Purchased a S&W Sport 2 instead. I typically love Ruger weapons can't see myself giving their AR's another chance though. Weapon had two stovepipes just prior to seizing completely. Not sure of the final report but i believe this was an indicator that something had failed inside the weapon. Again great service buds. On a side note very happy with my Ruger GP100 more

    March 2, 2018
    Michael C
  • 100

    Great rifle! Put 100 rounds through it and no problems. Using the open sights at 50 yards right on the money with no adjustments. AR looks great. Had to reacquaint myself with the take down and cleaning procedure, had to... actually read the manual. more

    March 2, 2018
    Ronald S
  • 100

    From Bud's to me in 2 days! Fast & Friendly Service!

    March 1, 2018
    Merl C
  • 100

    Great rifle! Bud's saved me about$150 on this rifle over any other dealer! Fast shipping. Highly recommend Bud's!!!

    February 28, 2018
    Everard M
  • 80

    Great gun for the price! Haven't shot this one yet, but I've shot this model before, so I know they shoot pretty well. Lower and upper fit together nice and snug. My only complaint is a few minor scratches in the finish ...of the barrel and lower, but I've never purchased a gun under $600 with a completely flawless finish. more

    February 26, 2018
    Graham F
  • 100

    Very Nice entry level AR-15, I have bought 5 of these for family members and not one of them has had an issue... I have several Colts and a Bushmaster Varminter and these Rugers will hang with them for 1/3 to 1/2 of the ...price... I am going to mount a scope on one and see how it does reaching out to touch someone. I shoot Dimes at 100 yards with the Bushmaster Varminter (24 inch barrel) (but they don't make them anymore) and the Colts, (20 inch barrels) have a hard time keeping up, so it will be interesting to push one of these 16 inchers out to a reasonable distance. Iron sights I can keep them all in a softball to soccerball sized group at 100 yards. Time to get precise !!! more

    February 24, 2018
    Mike D
  • 100

    This was my first AR and I absolutely love it, no regrets. Everything shoots fine but it does sometimes jam on steel case. But perhaps that might be because I loaded the ammo wrong or the gun hasnt been broken into yet. ...Love this gun 10/10. Only other alternative is the MP15s more

    February 17, 2018
    Hung N
  • 100

    Very good everything went smooth during the purchase...delivered on time no problems. I would recommend them to anyone.

    February 13, 2018
    James J
  • 100

    High quality, well made product.
    So far, my new AR-556 is great. Functioning is perfect, no stoppages or issues. Accuracy is perfectly acceptable. It's fun to shoot and reliable enough to serve as a defense weapon if necessary.

    February 11, 2018
    CaptainLarry
  • 100

    I am totally pleased with my Ruger AR 556 and with my purchase experience with Buds Gun Shop. I had one question about the shipping of my rifle which Buds answered promptly. I have shot my rifle twice with no problems wh...atsoever. I mounted a Nikon P-223 1-4 scope and sighted it in at 22 yards, and after several adjustments, put three shots inside a one inch bullseye with all three holes overlapping. Very accurate rifle and so much fun to shoot, can't wait to shoot it again. more

    February 8, 2018
    David R
  • 100

    Great gun and service, the price can't be beat. the gun is jamming when loading but it's my fault, i'm not pulling back all the way plus I'm babying the gun.

    February 6, 2018
    Robert M
  • 100

    Great AR-15!!!!!
    Awesome, awesome rifle for sport or self defense. Plenty of magazine capacity.

    February 2, 2018
    Richard
  • 100

    Truly awesome firepower for the money. I love mine simple yet effective.

    February 1, 2018
    Eric D
  • 100

    A great buy for the money. Accurate and fun to shoot. A great gun for those not wanting to drop $1k. Buds and Ruger delivering again!

    January 29, 2018
    Nathan T
  • 100

    The best intro AR you can buy. The Ruger Ar 556 is a no-frills, nothing extra, mil spec rifle. I was personally between this and the M&P Sport II and while I haven't had any experience with the M&P (so nothing against th...em), I love the Ruger. It does have a dust cover and forward assist which the M&P doesn't so that's a cool feature. The Magpul flip up sights are also pretty cool. That's probably something that AR's that are any lower end than this won't have. Its delta ring is SO MUCH EASIER to release than most other ARs. I constantly watch friends with pull-down delta rings struggle to get their hand guard off. It takes me about 5 seconds with one hand. The stock is a regular collapsible M4 stock, nothing special there. If you're looking a first AR and aren't quite ready to spend $1000 then go with the Ruger. It's kind of like a rail liquor (in a good way); there's nothing wrong with it, yes there are better and more expensive options, but go any cheaper and you're going to regret it. A solid intro level rifle for a pretty unbeatable price. more

    January 26, 2018
    Sam W
  • 100

    Reliable, accurate, easy to use
    I highly recommend this gun if you are new to ARs. It's reliable, accurate, and easy to use. Looks great for a basic AR15. You can't beat it for the price. Ruger did great with this gun.

    January 23, 2018
    Garcia35
  • 100

    This is my first AR and I found it to be very user friendly coming out of the box. took it to the range and fired a couple hundred rounds with little difficulty. Would recommend to first time buyers

    January 23, 2018
    Michael M
  • 100

    Ruger .556 Nato
    Great purchase l love the futures the rifle and the way it was manufacture. Great price for what you pay for! Shoots like a charm! I would definitely buy another one!

    January 21, 2018
    Swimmex308
  • 100

    Quality rifle, fast shipping!

    January 17, 2018
    Corey N
  • 100

    This is an amazing AR! Ive fired well over a thousand rounds in it and not had a single problem. Its easy to modify if you want but it also comes with some great things already in the package. The adjustable stock is nic...e and the flip up iron sights are strong. Would definitely recommend this AR to anyone looking for a great little guy at a good deal. more

    January 10, 2018
    Daniel V
  • 100

    This rifle is phenomenal, just make sure to have all the trigger pins properly in place before going to the range! It's solid, reliable and handsome.

    January 4, 2018
    William R
  • 100

    This is my second purchase from buds and I love it. I think I have a new way to order firearms now. The AR556 is Ann awesome rifle and I love it just the way it is. I have not had any problems firing it, a great choice f...or me. more

    December 30, 2017
    Lamont B
  • 100

    Excellent entry level AR. The barrel nut and delta ring concept is genius! Why it took so long to figure this out, I'll never understand. I am grateful it finally was introduced!

    December 21, 2017
    Craig G
  • 100

    Amazing great deal Xmas gift from myself.... Well worth the price ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

    December 18, 2017
    Jason D
  • 100

    Good gun and fast shipping! Thanks.

    December 12, 2017
    Scott H
  • 100

    This is a well-made rifle. The machining and fitment are second to none. Ruger has a real winner and is going to give the high-end ar market a run for their money. I will probably buy another when money permits.

    December 9, 2017
    Luke G
  • 100

    Loving everything about this rifle. Feels good. Seems well built, good finish and I got it at a very good price. Have not had a chance to go out and shoot it yet. Highly recommend for someone looking to get a good non-fa...ncy ar 15. more

    December 8, 2017
    Patrick O
  • 100

    Great job by Bud's again. A first AR for me, so my first trip to the range was both anxious and satisfying. The rifle performed flawlessly. Fit and finish was very good and accuracy with the factory sights was close, out... of the box. Only minor adjustments to the rear sights were required to get it right on. I have a number of other rifles of larger calibers, so I found the recoil is very mild and manageable. Even my wife found it enjoyable. more

    December 7, 2017
    Joseph D
  • 100

    I purchased a Ruger 556 as my first rifle, I had always been just a pistol and shotgun person. I have not had the opportunity to take it to the range yet but everytime I look at it I hear it calling, so soon it will be. ...I had already purchased a triple-r lug extension and a m9 bayonet and they look like they came from the factory together. I made my last payment to Bud's on a Wednesday morning and it arrived at my ffl holder the next day. Sure it was only from Lexington to Toledo but even getting it out the door that fast was impressive. Thanks Bud's and I will be back. Mike H. more

    November 30, 2017
    michael h
  • 100

    Great gun for the price. Just an overall great gun.

    November 27, 2017
    Ron F
  • 100

    Love the rifle and all about it. The only issue I've had is firing pin retainer is a cotter pin and difficult to re install after disassembly. Back hole is just large enough for pin closed but it spreads slightly when re...moved. I have two of these rifles and both are the same. Not impossible to put back but only drawback I've seen in both. more

    November 21, 2017
    Woodie B
  • 100

    Great Deal! A simple, quality, no-frills M4 clone for a great price. After a deep clean and lube, took to the range and gave it a quick 50 yard sight-in at 2" high. Proceeded to shoot from a supported position at the 325... meter javelina target and scored routine hits with factory sights. Great barrel, decent trigger, all around smokin' deal. No FTF, FTE or any other problem. Thanks Bud's and Ruger! more

    November 21, 2017
    Zachary F
  • 100

    The fit, finish and function of this rifle were great right out of the box. Once zeroed, the rifle was extremely accurate. Definitely on par with other AR rifles. Front sight tool and owners manual were missing, but Ruge...r's customer service provided them at no cost in 2 days. A definite plus with their responsiveness. This is a great rifle with the factory service to back it up. more

    November 13, 2017
    wm n
  • 100

    Bought this ruger ar15 very nicely built very attractive fires great shot 200 rounds no problems felt like it didn't even shoot that many rounds through it not much kick love it thanks buds great company:)

    November 5, 2017
    Marcelino G
  • 100

    I have not had the chance to fire this Rifle ,, but it looks well made as all Ruger products seem to be,, I will comment that I have done some other business with Buds, and they always come through

    October 31, 2017
    Doug h
  • 100

    This is a phenomenal rifle for the price! It's my forster AR and I'm very pleased with its accuracy. I don't know how, but I got it for $450 one random day. Price is almost $650 now! Spent about $150 on furniture and I'm... set... Has about 200 rounds through it with no issues. more

    October 30, 2017
    Jesse A
  • 100

    I've put about 400 rds through it without any FTF or FTE. Initially the bcg had excessive lub. Cleaned it off and not problem. Put on a Sparc II red dot and MOE SL handguard. Its turning out to be a good AR so far.

    October 30, 2017
    Ronaldo M
  • 100

    This Ruger is a wow from the price to the performance. Ready to go right out of the box. Only thing had to do is adjust sights a small bit and it was spot on from 50-100 yards. Trigger is amazing. Quality AR at budget pr...ice. Preformed so well ordered a 2bd one more

    October 28, 2017
    Billy B
  • 100

    I watched this firearm for a couple years and wanted to get one when they came out but decided to wait till there was some run time on them. Reviews I watched always lead me to Buds Website checking out the price of the ...firearm and reading recently purchased reviews. October 2 this year after watching a review as always I jumped to Buds and woohoo the Firearm was ON SALE! I didn't hesitate and pushed purchase. I don't know if I just lucked out and caught a Great Sale or if Buds Team finally got tired of me checking the Ruger AR556 out and introduced a subliminal BUY ME NOW Price but I bought. It took 10-11 days to FFL and I couldn't wait to get it in hand. It came well oiled so as my routine first thing I did was take it down, inspect it, check the barrel, clean it and lube it up with Frog Lube. Then I hard chambered the Bolt on a empty feed about 30 times popped the Bolt and inspected again. After that I manually chambered about 20 live rounds into a clothes hamper then inspected the casings for any nicks or scratches. All was good so I took it outside stabilized it and after getting zero I was hitting 1/4 inch groups center target at 50 with the open sights. I ran it hot, let it cool, ran full mag on five mag's and it stayed consistent. I replaced the stock with a Minimalist Stock just because that's what I like. The front sight isn't as wide as it looks on the internet pictures and fits the finish of the firearm really nice. I purchased a Fail Zero M16 Complete Bolt Carrier Group with thoughts of changing the factory Bolt out but since the OE is so smooth I have decided against it. I had to change out the hand rail just another me thing but kept the Grip and just added a A2 Plug which gives it a clean finished look. I had been debating on what Optic I was going to run on it and after it showed me the accuracy it was capable of I made my mind up and ordered the Optics the Rifle deserves. Thursday this week the Optics came in and yesterday I met some buddy's at the firing range to sight it in. I carried my LBT Go Pouch loaded with Mag's over one shoulder and the Ruger AR556 in a soft case over the other. You should have seen the looks on their face when I unzipped and flipped open the soft case! The Ruger AR556 was topped with a Brand New Eotech EXPS 3-0 & G33 Magnifier. I had to tell them to stand back and give me some room. One of them asked me why in the world I spent that kind of money on a Optic for a Ruger and I told him because the Rifle deserves it. The Ruger AR556 is a tight, well crafted Firearm with a smooth action and awesome accuracy in capable hands. Even though some consider it a entry level firearm it has become my favorite shooter. It's not the most expensive I could have purchased but some of us learn expensive isn't always the best and this Firearm is a fine example. Thanks Ruger and Thanks to Bud's for a Great Deal! more

    October 27, 2017
    James A
  • 100

    Bud's always has the best prices. I am very happy with the new AR556.

    October 27, 2017
    Rodney R
  • 100

    Everything arrived fast and as promised. The rifle looked good. everything worked! Thanks Buds

    October 24, 2017
    Brian H
  • 100

    Great price fast shipping very happy with purchase.

    October 22, 2017
    Donald C
  • 100

    I bought this rifle for about $470 and it seemed like a great deal at that price.

    October 22, 2017
    Eric J
  • 100

    Really nice carbine but I expected that being a Ruger. The upper and lower has a small amount of play but that is easily cured, same with the but stock. I like the sights and many lower priced guns do not come with sight...s, if you intend putting a scope on it the front sight is too tall for that but I did not so that isn't an issue for me. The gun is very accurate and groups well. The only negative I have is the magazine, while it works good if you insert in until it locks it will slip up too far if after you insert it you slap the bottom of the magazine like many recommend you do. more

    October 21, 2017
    Marvin N
  • 100

    Very nice well made rifle for the money.

    October 21, 2017
    vernon s
  • 100

    I purchased the Ruger AR556 at much lower price than advertised today. I have wanted an AR for many, many years, and Bud's price was too good to turn down. It is a quality product, and I have many other Ruger firearms th...at have never failed me. My only regret is that I did not have the money to buy two at such a low price. I am impressed with the level of craftsmanship and quality. Check out reviews of the AR556 on youtube. Shipping was quick, and I am sure that Bud's will support me if any issues arise. more

    October 20, 2017
    Chris H
  • 100

    Great rifle at a great price. Although it's considered an entry level AR, it has plenty of great features, eats any ammo and is accurate right out of the box. It's a steal at Bud's price and shipped quickly. I'm a return... customer for a reason...customer service is great. more

    October 20, 2017
    ronald w
  • 100

    Did a quick test after initial cleaning, fired well, no issues, on target. Great rifle at a fantastic price, $150.00 less than anywhere around me.

    October 19, 2017
    DAVID B
  • 100

    what can i say it was a great experience shopping at bud's prices are good ,fast shipping ,good communications i will be purchasing again from bud's am overall satisfied with my purchase,service....

    October 19, 2017
    Jonathan M
  • 100

    One of the best online experiences I've had. Low prices, quality products and fast shipping. Great online retailer!

    October 19, 2017
    Laz C
  • 100

    Fast shipping, item was received as exactly as it was described. Weapon worked flawless, will definitely be buying from buds again! Highly recommend!

    October 18, 2017
    Alan F
  • 80

    Firearm perfect. Incredible price. Shipping was extremely fast. This was my first purchase and the only thing I would suggest to consumers is research your FFL that the firearm is going to. The FFL I used ended up being ...a great guy, but I didn't educate myself about their business hours before hand. Will do business with Bud's and Spider tactical again. more

    October 18, 2017
    Raymond H
  • 60

    Great price and service from Buds! The rifle however experienced several problems, FTFs & FTE's. Hoping that a through cleaning will address any issues, if not, it's back to Ruger. Have several Ruger firearms, have had z...ero problems with any of them. Hoping issue will be resolved after break in... more

    October 17, 2017
    Carl C
  • 100

    Outstanding rifle. Smooth deal with Buds.

    October 16, 2017
    William D
  • 100

    Ordered it on a Tuesday afternoon and was at my FFL/LGS Thursday 8:30AM, arriving in perfect condition. Thanks Buds

    October 14, 2017
    Bryan B
  • 100

    This is my third AR purchase from Buds they have been great every time, this is a very well put together gun, fit and finish is excellent as to be expected from Ruger, very pleased with price and quality, thank you Buds

    October 13, 2017
    jeff s
  • 100

    Love the new Ruger AR 15. Got mine for 486.00 on sale back in August. Budsgunshop is great, Best selection and prices on all firearms.

    October 11, 2017
    Patrick M
  • 100

    This rifle exceeds expectations. Being milspec I did not expect the fit and finish to be as excellent as it was. The rear flip up sights are more than adequate and will not need to be upgraded. The stocks are basic but e...xecuted well. Accuracy is great I would think. Anything past one hundred yards is elusive to me, but I believe the rifle would hold up its end in less shaky hands. I paired the rifle with a strike force red dot which I like very much , and installed a cmc two stage trigger. It's a nice setup I think. I am now most assuredly tactical and the envy of all my idiot friends. The transaction was seamless, the price was unbeatable, and shipping was prompt. I would highly recommend talking to JR at Buds as he was most helpful. I would call him at home day or night. He doesn't mind at all. If you want his cell number just shoot me an email. Thanks Jr !! In all seriousness the gun is awesome. Buy it more

    October 10, 2017
    Brandon G
  • 100

    Great service and delivery at a great price as usual! 100 yard hits within 12 inches, with iron sights, OUT OF THE BOX!!!! VERY impressed with Ruger and Buds pricing. Excellent value for a well made AR.....

    October 10, 2017
    Dewayne B
  • 100

    This is my first rifle and it is amazing. For the price you are getting a good quality AR-15. I had a couple of feeding issues the first time I took it to the range, but after I cleaned and lubed it up it has been runnin...g like a champ. Awesome service and fast shipping with Buds! more

    October 10, 2017
    Jesus N
  • 100

    This platform is solid! Out of the box nail driver! I have had a couple AR systems but no one can beat this rifle with Ruger's reputation backing it up. The value is there, the workmanship is there and Buds kicks em out ...quick. For me, standard shipping, 3 days and my FFL was calling me. Get one now! more

    October 9, 2017
    Jeremy D
  • 100

    I have purchased other weapons from Bud's and have always received great service. From ordering to delivery was 8 working day this also count me mailing Bud's my check. The model 8500 is by far the best AR on the market ...for the price, It shoots straight out of the box with no jams, feeding or ejecting. I would recommend any Ruger product and Bud's for all of your shooting needs. more

    October 9, 2017
    Melton C
  • 100

    I just picked this rifle up today the fit and finish is great just what I was looking for!!! The transition with buds was awesome. I came back on the site to put down my review to my dismay to find he rifle went up a cou...ple hundred dollars because of a mass shooting??? Thatโ€™s no different then whatโ€™s happens and the gas pump.!! more

    October 8, 2017
    Brandon W
  • 100

    Great rifle and a great price. Very fast shipping. Thanks Buds.

    October 4, 2017
    Chris R
  • 100

    This is the best bang for your buck your gonna find and I love it also I received my firearm in 5 days from buds guns thanks again

    October 4, 2017
    DEREK L
  • 100

    Awesome product at an awesome price. Very expedient delivery. Will shop with you again and again

    October 4, 2017
    Erica Q
  • 100

    Great rifle for the price!

    October 4, 2017
    James H
  • 100

    This is the second firearm I have purchased from Bud's. Very pleased with the purchase process. Free shipping and no tax. Now on to my last purchase. For a long time I could not relate to Black rifles. Always thought a p...roper firearm was a steel pipe bolted to a hunk of walnut. A few years ago I bought a RRA NM AR 15 for shooting at Camp Perry. A rifle that is much more accurate than I am but weighs over 13 pounds. Recently I saw a Ruger AR 556 at a local gun shop and thought it would be a fun rifle for popping holes in paper. At Bud's they had the same rifle at a much lower cost. Shortly after my check cleared the Ruger was at my FFL. For a light weight budget AR its a real bargain. A couple negatives: it did not come with a front sling swivel and the single stage trigger was terrible, rough and close to eight pounds to break. It was soon replaced with Rock River Arms two stage National Match trigger. With its 1/8 barrel it shoots 55 & 75 gr bullets sub MOA. I had no use for the included 30 round magazine and bought a 10 round mag. Very pleased. more

    October 4, 2017
    John K
  • 100

    I am very happy with my AR. I don't think could have made a better choice.

    October 4, 2017
    everett a
  • 100

    Buds was super easy to deal with. Ordered on a Friday and the rifle was at the local ffl dealer by Wed. As for the rifle, at this price don't hesitate just buy. Arrived in flawless condition. The upper and lower fit toge...ther nice and tight. I changed out the furniture to magpul on the front and Hogue on the handle and stock. more

    October 2, 2017
    MICHAEL B
  • 100

    No frills light weight AR, Dialed in the front post and put rounds down range no miss feeds or failure to eject. I was using 55gr FMJ bulk ammo. I will be using it to teach my son to shoot an AR and plinking. Liked it en...ough to buy a second one when the price dropped. more

    September 30, 2017
    Bryon H
  • 100

    Very pleased with this gun. Has to be my fav in my collection. Shoots very smooth. Top notch at a fraction of the price. Think i've become a big ruger fan.

    September 30, 2017
    robert w
  • 100

    Seems to be a quality firearm, typical ruger quality. Have not shot it yet so this is first impression. Buds was great as usual.

    September 29, 2017
    chris s
  • 100

    Got the Ruger AR566 at a great price. A couple days later it went down $50 and I used the 30 day price guarantee and I got a $50 check in short order. Then I bought 2 more more at the lower price. Great gun at a great pr...ice. But that's what I expect ftom Buds. more

    September 28, 2017
    Ken J
  • 100

    I am truly pleased with my purchase of this Ruger AR556! When I received it, I stripped it, cleaned it, and then took it out into the country and shot 200 rounds. It didn't miss a beat and was fairly accurate straight ou...t the box. I only had to make minor adjustments to the sights. This was my first AR and first time purchasing a gun online. I couldn't beat the Bud's price on this Ruger, or the service throughout the whole process! Thanks Bud's more

    September 28, 2017
    Richard H
  • 100

    Solid rifle shoots well and is accurate right out of the box. Love the iron sights on it as well, but I added a scope to it and kept the iron sights on it for backup. Was shipped fairly fast to my FFL. Highly recommend i...t for a good budget AR. more

    September 27, 2017
    Nathan M
  • 100

    I recently purchased a Ruger AR556 from Bud's Guns. My experience with ordering online was better than expected, no negative issues to mention. The AR was everything I was expecting. Great gun and I have already put 350 ...rounds through it without issue. Great gun and would pick up another if the wife would let me. Thanks more

    September 25, 2017
    James K
  • 100

    First, buds service was exceptional, my ar556 shipped same day and was at my FFL in less than 3 days (mind you I live in Houston and I ordered this firearm literally two day after the storm passed by, I was expecting alm...ost two weeks to get my hands on her) . The firearm came in immaculate condition, well oiled, and from what I understand the firearm is "mil spec". Well understand that this firearm is rugers own rendition of a basic AR, so whether it truly is mil spec, depends on you. the barrel is cold hammer forged 4140 chromoly vanadium steel, many people complain it's not chrome-lined and 4150 steel (milspec) but unless you're in constant fire fights and you're job depends on it, rugers barrel should be more than enough. The BCG is immaculate and is well machined, and the gas key is properly staked, and if you really wanted to you can swap it out for another BCG, my BCM fit fine (but I only checked to make sure it fit). I installed a sight mark CSR red dot, and took my ar556 out to the range to zero it out, I fed cheap 55gr FMJ, Tula, american federal eagle, and silver bear and winchester 62gr, it handled 100 rounds of ammo all over the board without an issue. The ergonomics were to my liking, the ruger pistol grip and handguard felt comfortable in my hand, but the beauty of an AR is the ability to customize it to your liking. But, right out of the box,I couldn't ask for more. It's backed by a lifetime warranty (thank you ruger) and if push comes to shove, I am faithful in my rugers ability to help me defend me and my family. for sub 500 USD, I am incredibly pleased in my purchase, ruger warranty, and Buds incredible customer service. And to buds, you've got a customer for life, keep it up. more

    September 22, 2017
    Daniel A
  • 100

    My First rifle, and I love it. Ruger is my go to, reliable, american made brand that I trust to buy into. This AR rifle is great to shoot. Put a couple hundred rounds through, my first time out without any jams, little r...ecoil. Shot 25 yards without a scope and grouped all the hits within the target. Ease of use. Great price!!!!! Ruger ships with a Pmag, gun lock, and all the right information. Get one! more

    September 22, 2017
    Todd B
  • 100

    What can I say about Buds? This is the first time I have ordered firearms through Buds and it was quick, easy, best price around. This is an incredible first AR or even a base model to tweak for your own. I can't say eno...ugh solid things about this rifle except kudos Ruger! more

    September 22, 2017
    daniel s
  • 100

    This is a great gun for the money buds delivery was exceptional as always and the customer service is also Superior buy with confidence. All the Google reviews of this weapon are in the excellent range so don't hesitate ...to buy such a high-quality weapon at a steal of a price more

    September 21, 2017
    Brian H
  • 100

    Best price on the web is at Buds for this nicely made ar15. So save yourself sometime and stop searching. This gun is near as perfect as it gets for a economy entry level ar15. Sights are accurate and no problems with fi...ring or ejecting so far. Be advised that shipping takes about a week longer if you pay cash price so if you want it fast pay by credit card. I would recommend anyone to buy this product from Buds. more

    September 21, 2017
    Charles P
  • 100

    Can't complain, well worth the price.

    September 12, 2017
    Joshua G
  • 100

    Buds shipped within 24hrs. Got the gun in 4 days. Thank you again Buds for another smooth transaction. This is the only way to buy a gun. The AR556 is great right out of the box. Lightweight and reliable, at this price i...t's an excellent truck gun. 100rds of cheap steel case with no issues. Trigger is heavier and sloppier than I prefer, but sufficient until I replace it. more

    September 9, 2017
    david r
  • 100

    rifle got here promptly. shoots great right out the box.

    September 8, 2017
    aubrey h
  • 100

    Received Ar 556 within the week ordered and pleased with look. Buds dropped the price after ordered but Norton sent me their promised difference in less than 2 weeks. They told me it would be within 3 weeks and they were.... No complaints here, got a Ruger for $130 less than it would have been to go to Academy on sale. more

    September 1, 2017
    Woodie B
  • 100

    Best ar under 1000
    I boy got this when academy had the Buy one get a free 10/22 it was supposed to be with the Magpul edition but when I did the background I was denied but then The next day it came in approved but they had sold out of the... Magpul edition so the manager let me get this one and I'm glad it worked out that way got it for 701 with tax plus a free ruger 10/22 can't beat that at all best deal ever I've not had any problems yet put about 5 or 600 rounds tho it so far highly recommend the ruger ar556 more

    August 31, 2017
    Patrick
  • 100

    Fantastic rifle, great price. Would highly recommend after taking to the range.

    July 27, 2017
    David L
  • 100

    Simply the best one I've ever owned
    Accurate right out of the box. No issues. All common accessories that I purchased fit without any problems. High quality workmanship. Very happy with the purchase.

    July 23, 2017
    onebullet
  • 100

    This is the 4th weapon I have brought from Buds and my first AR. Just picked it from my FLL yesterday and will shoot this weekend. another great experience and the Ruger AR556 is all that they say it is.

    July 21, 2017
    Robert M
  • 100

    I like very much the Ruger 556. I am now 63 years old but first time to use an AR15 rifle. The Ruger 556 is very easy to zero-in, with several turns of the Front sight, I am hitting my target at 50 and 100 yards. I stron...gly recommend this Ruger 556 for beginners like me Especially the price - reasonable for this quality AR 15 rifle. I would like to thank Gurney and Tara for expediting my order. I am here in Hawaii and it took I think only 5 days from the date I placed my order. More power to Buds family! Carlos more

    July 3, 2017
    Carlos D
  • 100

    Shipped and received fast! Gun is just as described! Will buy from Buds again!

    June 22, 2017
    Joseph M
  • 100

    This Ruger AR556 comes highly recommended as a good entry to the AR family of guns, That's why I decided to buy it. I was looking for a good price and positive buying experience. I have purchased several guns from Bud's ...in the past with great ease of acquisition and great customer service . In my case, even with the transfer fee I paid much less than my FFL wanted, I have not fired the rifle yet so I can't comment on performance. It's a beautiful little rifle. What I can comment on , in a nutshell , is that I would recommend purchasing from Bud's Gun Shop, without hesitation. more

    June 22, 2017
    Marvin S
  • 100

    Very solid build, good quality. Iron sights needed only minor windage adjustment straight out of box. Easily got 1-1.5" groups at 100 yd, rifle shoots better then I do. No issues with ammo, shot AE AR556, SilverBear 55 g...r and PMC 62 gr. One nice feature is delta ring, it is threaded, do not have to kill yourself trying to push the ring off to remove handguard like in other AR15's. I recommend this rifle, both as a first rifle and as a platform to build upon. more

    June 7, 2017
    Sergey D
  • 100

    Great gun great price, I caught the gun on sale for $518.00 I utilized the preferred FFL closest to me shipping was fast, took it to the range the following week end put 150 rounds through it @ 50 & 100 yards no hangups ...or jams all rounds followed through flawlessly this was my first gun purchase with Buds I'm totally pleased with the smooth transition as well as the performance of the Ruger AR-15 223/556 model 8050, will definitely purchased again through Buds discount guns, Thanks Buds! more

    June 6, 2017
    Paul W
  • 100

    Good price fast shipping and a mil speck AR for under $500 how can you go wrong. Took it to the range the first day and had the sights adjusted within 10 rounds dropped a UTG scope on it and at 50 yards was hitting the 1...0 ring every shot . I have since changed the trigger spring and polished the all the trigger parts . At the range now I would put it up against any $1000 off the shelf AR 5.56 rifle out there. more

    May 12, 2017
    Ned D
  • 100

    The river AR556 is a great gun for the price,you get all the reliability of ruger in a lower price then it's competitors

    May 5, 2017
    Bryon B
  • 100

    Great gun fast shipping. Most definitely will order from here again

    May 1, 2017
    Marcus L
  • 100

    Just received my AR556 from Buds . . . only one word to describe this jewel: B A D A S S ! ! ! Ruger created a great rifle!

    April 30, 2017
    ruben t
  • 100

    I am very pleased with my purchase of this Rutger ar556,would highly recommend Bud's for a great deal on fire arms.

    April 20, 2017
    Bob H
  • 100

    Buds Gun Shop is my GOTO site for my firearm purchases. The price is always the best and shipping is quick. As far as the Ruger 556, I am quite impressed with Ruger's introduction into the gas impingement market. The wea...pon performed flawlessly right out of the box. I have put over 1000 rounds through it without a hiccup. I highly recommend this product. more

    March 28, 2017
    James G
  • 100

    The Ruger AR556 is a great buy for the money. This Ruger rifle shot great right out of the box with the stock iron sights. I shot about 100 rounds the first weekend I had the rifle without a hitch...no fail to feeds or j...ams. The trigger is heavy and I ordered a Rock River Arms NM trigger to drop in it. Heavy pull triggers are typical on these type of stock rifles. The iron sights are descent, but I also ordered a nice AR red dot sight for it. That's it. I'm ready to rock n' roll. more

    March 23, 2017
    Phil M
  • 100

    I can't say enough good things about this rifle. After an initial cleaning I have put around 1000 rounds through it. I usually buy cheap walmart (brass) ammo and it shot every round without any problems whatsoever. Havin...g said that, I did try some wolf (steel case) ammo just to see how it would function. This rifle did not function with steel case ammo. It had ftf and fte within the first 10 rounds. So don't run steel case ammo in this rifle. Leave that junk to the AK's and Glocks. Imo this gun is well worth the money. And of coarse Buds is the only place I will purchase a gun. Fast shipping and the best prices that I could find on the Internet and elsewhere. more

    February 26, 2017
    Sean S
  • 100

    This was my first MSR rifle, and I did a good deal of research for a basic rifle. I didn't want to spend over $750 for my first foray into this area, but I also didn't want an inferior product. I basically came down to t...he Ruger and the S&W M&P 15. I choose the Ruger because I have several other of their firearms, and they, and their customer service, have always been fantastic. The Ruger AR-556 is a no-frills, yet very, very solid MSR. It is well built and the tolerances are very tight between the upper and lower. The trigger is nothing to write home about, but it is on par with every other mil-spec MSR I have shot. Once you get used to where it breaks, you'll do just fine with it. I've put probably 2,000 rounds through it at ranges from 25 yards to 300, and I use the out of box open sights and set up. I've done nothing to this rifle, and I can consistently hit a steel target 2x3' at 200 yards all day long. I'm not bragging about my marksmanship, I'm bragging about how this rifle shoots as is. I can also probably make 70-80{0e4aa1ea9a9f74bb94ed2a69d0a35b33f719b24fca5fb9aa9a934d6615f6df67} hits at the 300 yard target of that size too. It is just a great shooting, fun rifle. If you are looking for a great starting point in the MSR arena, I just don't think you can go wrong with the Ruger AR-556. I'll probably buy another as a truck gun. more

    January 15, 2017
    Michael F
  • 40

    Finally bought it, nice gun BUT.....
    Got the gun home and looked it over REALLY good and found the forward assist roll pin was pushed through over 1/8". I will need to replace the roll pin BEFORE I can shoot this gun. I am still happy with my purchase,... just disappointed with Ruger for letting the gun leave the factory this way. more

    December 10, 2016
  • 100

    Best option for the money
    Love this rifle. I changed stock, hand guard, etc. Shoots great. I've put about 400 rounds through it with zero problems. My only problem with the rifle out of the box is the stock, which moves around a little when ...extended. I swapped it for a Magpul and it's great now. Planning on getting another one for the wife. more

    December 8, 2016
    farmerdan
  • 100

    Great AR15 for the money!
    This is my first AR15 rifle, and I love it!!! I have put a few boxes of monarch steel 223 and american Eagle 556 rounds through this rifle without without any malfunctions. It was easy and fun to take apart and clean! I ...got it on sale for 650 and out of the box, this is a deal. I love the adjustable stock, the sights are great too! The Ruger 556 is easy for a beginner and there are many videos on youtube showing how to break down and clean this rifle. The trigger was easy and I got used to it after a few rounds. With such little recoil, this rifle was a joy to shoot and nice for an entry level AR. I am looking to get a vortex retical for quicker sight acquisition next. I would recommend the Ruger AR15 to anyone looking to buy a 556/223 rifle for sure! more

    November 22, 2016
    Ruger556GetOne
  • 80

    Rough out of box
    Just pulled it out of the box and has a good amount of oil on it, but it still has some stiff parts. I broke it down and oiled the upper a little more and when pulling the charging handle there is quite a bit of powder c...oating coming off the gun internal and external. Same thing with the mag release button ai guess just needs to be wore in. more

    November 4, 2016
    Djohnson17
  • 80

    Good but do your reasearch
    This is a good gun for the price but the trigger pull has to be the worst thing about it. There is no slack and it is almost at 9lbs to get the bang.

    October 30, 2016
    TXbuck28
  • 100

    Excellent Gun!
    Bought this gun a couple of weeks ago and am 100% satisfied. Quality built and performance is near perfect.

    October 24, 2016
    jkhaney
  • 100

    great rifle
    i bought this rifle last week, super gun. I would recommend to anyone. Love the adjustable stock. Can not beat for price and quality. I would buy again.

    October 15, 2016
    BossHogg1
  • 100

    Great gun!
    I have put approx. 500 rounds through mine without any malfunctions. It is very accurate and shoots every bit as good as the M-4 Carbine I carried in the service. For the price this is a great AR.

    October 12, 2016
    Lunchbox
  • 100

    Lightweight accurate & FUN !
    Light, easy to operate & fun to shot. Good thing that ammo is affordable because its reliable & fun to burn up a few rounds! Ideal for those that need a lightweight rifle that doesnt kick.

    September 17, 2016
    Waco Kid
  • 100

    Great little rifle!
    I purchased this rifle wanting a budget AR. But this gun is surprisingly well built. After owning this for a year I can vouch for it. I am 100% satisfied with this gun, and would recommend it to anyone wanting an entry l...evel Rifle. more

    May 31, 2016
    Mitch H
  • 60

    If you want to modify/ heavily accessorize, no.
    I purchased this gun because after some research based on 3 criteria. Good reviews, low price point, name recognition. There are a ton of good reviews on this rifle as well as several youtube reviews so it was easy to fi...nd information in regards to the performance. The price of $699 is not too expensive, you can find it cheaper elsewhere if you really look but i was content with the price, and Ruger is a time tested brand that has a proven track record. I didn't want to choose some here today gone tomorrow, mom and pop gun company that no one had ever heard of until about a year ago. Ruger has proven they will last and that was important to me. I purchased the rifle with the intention of outfitting the rifle with certain items over time and carrying it on duty. My negatives: -The rifle is not milspec, not even close. I believe the only thing on this rifle that is milspec is the buffer tube, but i could be wrong. -The barrel is pinned from the top, not the bottom (again not milspec) so if i want to change to barrel you will have to put a different a2 front sight or just switch to a gas block and use a pop up front sight, which is what i did. -The delta ring is very different (again not milspec) it's not really a negative but i tore up my removal tool trying to get it off so I'm listing it as a negative. It screws off, just fyi. -It scratches pretty easy and the finish wasn't "perfect" but it doesn't affect the performance, I noticed it when i bought it and still bought it so that shows how big a deal i think it is. -The barrel nut and castle nut were torqued on so insanely tight at the factory i broke a barrel nut wrench and destroyed the barrel nut trying to get it of. -It DOES NOT eject steel case ammo. I have tried a couple different brands and always have the same result. Load, shoot, fail to eject. I haven't done any research to see if it is a problem with this model or just my specific one, but it is very annoying considering i just want to put holes in paper with it and it won't shoot the cheap stuff. My positives: -Aluminum lower. I didn't want a plastic lower because this gun is going to be abused while I am on duty and I just don't completely trust the plastic to hold up over time. -It shoots pretty good, when using brass ammo (I have never had a malfunction with brass ammo). Haven't shot farther than 100 yards with it but got 2 inch groupings at 100 yrds with it. -Fairly lightweight. Compared to other all metal AR's this is fairly lightweight which is a huge plus, especially if you plan on carrying it for any extended period of time. -Price, name recognition & plethora of reviews. Overall, it is well built and shoots straight. If all you plan on doing is grabbing an optic and maybe upgrading the furniture then this is the gun for you. If you plan on getting into some serious more modifications like free floating (etc.) i would look else where in the same price range. more

    May 6, 2016
    this is my name
  • 100

    Solid Gun!
    I bought this AR with hesitation. Put a red dot and a magnifier on it. Accurate to 100 yards using iron sights! no jams in 500 rounds. Has held up in the field great! was completely surprised by the value i got.

    April 3, 2016
    chfmt
  • 100

    Love it
    I've put about 800 rounds through it so far and this thing is awesome. I added a sparc ii red dot, and a magpul handguard with a foregrip and had it zeroed in no time. I love this rifle. For the money, you can'...t go wrong. more

    February 16, 2016
    Bosox4776
  • 100

    Good price good gun
    Look it up on YouTube that will tell you all u need to know

    January 30, 2016
    Ar556fan
  • 100

    Flawless transaction, great to do business with Buds. Fit and finish is excellant as expected with a Ruger.

    January 5, 2016
    Steve F
  • 100

    Great AR
    Got this ruger ar and love it great ar for the money I will recommend to buying it

    November 12, 2015
    Davide
  • 100

    Excellent value for the price. I have shot about 1,500 rounds of Tula steel case 55g FMJ through it now. This is 223 Rem ammo, not official 5.56. Have not had a single FTE or FTF using either magpul or D&H 20- and 30- ro...und mags. I would say that the rifle is probably more accurate than what the sights that come with it are capable of. Its about 1.5-2.0 MOA at 100 yards, and maybe 3 MOA at 200, with the stock sights. The front sight post is pretty thick, which makes it tougher at 200. I have not shot it past 200. Not a gripe at all and an easy fix w better sights or optics. The ergonomics are as good as advertised. I think it's a terrific buy. more

    October 20, 2015
    Justin H
  • 100

    Great AR, Awesome price...
    I have had mine for over a month and have fired about 200 rounds out of it. Amazing quality. Precision shooting out of the box. Easy to accessorize. I have shot different brands of ammo and have not had a malfunction yet.... more

    January 6, 2015
    Beast956
  • 20

    Best AR on the market for price
    seriously the best AR for the money. It beats the competition by several hundred dollars, and has wayyyy better quality parts. Ruger is just one of the best gun producing companies, hands down. I used to be a gun salesma...n, and Ruger is always my go-to brand. more

    January 6, 2015
    TannerB
  • 100

    great ar
    For the price this gun has all the features and then some. Great straight out of the box.

    January 2, 2015
    bjeezy