Ruger AR-556 AR-15

Ruger AR-556 AR-15

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Reviews: 76
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Total reviews: 76
Positive: 64
Mixed: 4
Negative: 8
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Ruger AR-556 AR-15 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 AR-15 Reviews

Positive: 71 Mixed: 0 Negative: 5
  • 100

    Good for the money
    I almost gave it 4 stars due to the 9 lbs trigger pull but I have been told that is mil spec so I gave it a 5 star. I will be upgrading the trigger but that is the only negative issue I had. 1st range trip ran 150 rounds... with no problems. It was surprisingly accurate even with the mil spec trigger. more

    October 2, 2018
    gvw3
  • 20

    Broke after first bullet
    Front sight and connected gas tube came loose after first bullet. The two pins that hold the sight in place were missing. I didn't expect this poor workmanship from a Ruger.

    March 30, 2018
    sooperedd
  • 100

    OUTSTANDING
    I've owned several AR15s and this is by far the best I've owned. Good shooter, no problems.

    March 6, 2018
    Texas249th
  • 100

    Quality +
    I bought this because of the price, and that all the Rugers I owned were pretty darn good guns. Wow was I surprised by the workmanship of the AR-556.> Great gun

    February 3, 2018
    johnboy08
  • 100

    TYPICAL RUGER
    I'm not saying some folks may have had a bad experience, but I bought one of these and both myself and my son have put a few hundred rounds through it so far, ( of various ammo, steel cased, brass cased, premium, and &qu...ot;entertainment ammo") So far I haven't seen any hiccups at all, not a tack driver, but its not supposed to be, shoots well, feeds well, no complaints, Just what I expect from all my Rugers, they just work, more

    January 24, 2018
    Redneck45
  • 60

    My First AR
    Out of the box it shot a little high and the take down pins were very hard to push out. I end up replacing the pins to make it easy on myself for taking it apart. I shot 7 different magazines of 210 rounds through this r...ifle with only one jam. It end up being the magazine it came with. It could of been from me not slamming the magazine hard enough inside the rifle. The front post had some paint missing off of it from the factory but you wouldn't notice it unless you were adjusting it. The trigger has a hard 9 pound pull that I end up replacing with one that is 4. The butt stock looks and feels cheap. The pop up sight is nice even though it is made out of plastic. I really don't like the delta ring being plastic as well but it never gave me problems. The flash hider looks great and works fine. Overall this is a great rifle but beware you might have to put some money into it. Also I would recommend using double ear protection while shooting this rifle since the stock is against your cheek and ear. It is one of the loudest guns I own. more

    August 14, 2017
    MrMosin
  • 100

    Best Bang For The Buck
    This is a great little shooter. What I like about it is that it is totally mil-spec. Very easy to upgrade parts through many vendors. I've taken it to the range many times and have not had a single jam. Ruger is a fine m...anufacture of firearms and their customer service is excellent if you ever need them. I wanted the vintage military look so I replace the rear flip-up sight with a carry handle with built in adjustable sight. Love the look. more

    June 17, 2017
    FirstStateMark
  • 100

    Great AR rifle
    This gun is very accurate, works well with any ammo. Shoots sub Moa with Leopold 3.5 x 10 scope. No FTF/FTE, Extremely pleased!

    May 14, 2017
    primative
  • 100

    Great AR for price
    In short well worth the money,buy.

    April 25, 2017
    rtwolf
  • 100

    Love my gun
    This is my first ar. I learned quick they need to be wet with oil. Once I figured that she shoots great! Real accurate. I did swap the a2 post for a low pro to accommodate a scope. Great gun! .

    April 27, 2017
    EagleVision86
  • 100

    Nice rifle
    This seems to be a good entry level AR-15. It's definitely no frills but it gets the job done. Put 100 rounds through so far without any issues.

    April 22, 2017
    Dtarti
  • 100

    Works as Advertised
    I searched a long time to find an AR I could use at the range and maybe use for coyotes and feral hogs as well. This one fit the bill and was very affordable. I would have liked it in .308 but the 5.56 works well and is ...much cheaper to buy and shoot. I ordered a scope and rings at the same time and Cabelas mounted them for me at no charge. I walked out the door after a little paper work and was on my way to the range in short order. Took just a few adjustments and I was hitting where I wanted to every time. It's a little heavy but it fires and ejects casings like it should and it's very easy to shoot. I love the rifle and Cabelas made it very easy and affordable for me to purchase. Very satisfied with the purchase. more

    April 19, 2017
    JOHREE
  • 80

    Ar-556
    All round good shooter, first 500 rounds no malfunctions. Only wishing it came with a better handguard with rails.

    April 13, 2017
    Pickyshooter
  • 100

    Great Value
    Have had this for a month or so now and have been to the range twice with it so far. Through 300 rounds with zero issues or misfires. Easy to adjust sites and very accurate. Breaks down pretty easy minus the take down pi...n. Had to tap it out and pull out with a cloth and pliers. Other reviews say it loosens over time, but it is not even remotely close to how easy it is to remove on Ruger's website or videos. For the price i think it is a great value and will last. A great all around shooter or base for future customization. more

    April 9, 2017
    DrKielbasa
  • 40

    Another lemon
    Received my AR-556 and as soon as I got home I couldn't believe they let this thing leave the factory. Needs a whole new upper receiver apparently, it's at the factory now since I sent it back as soon as I was not able t...o even remove the rear takedown pin due to the holes lining up so poorly between the lower and upper receiver (a punch and 20 hard whacks with a mallet wouldn't even get it to budge). Who knows what other problems it might have but I didn't have a chance to fire it...was a ruger fan before this, now not so sure. more

    April 10, 2017
    AlexP333
  • 100

    Awesome
    I just shot this gun for the first time,it didn't take much to sight it in.it shot flawlessly I would definite recommend it.cant wait to add a red dot and go back to the range.

    April 3, 2017
    Dstacks
  • 100

    A VERY GOOD PURCHASE
    I've done a lot of reading and re-reading before I finally made my decision to purchase my RUGER AR-556 TACTICAL RIFLE. So far my research has paid off. I haven't had ANY jams at all and the rifle has fired every round f...lawlessly. It's a very reliable and trustworthy gun to shoot as an entry level .223 / 556 rifle. I also made this purchase because of Ruger's second to none customer service. more

    April 1, 2017
    BigRen
  • 80

    Good for the price
    When first got mine never shot it and bolt carrier was broken so sent back to ruger and now it works like a well oiled machine ruger has great customer service

    March 25, 2017
    Creo
  • 100

    So Far So Good
    Took my new rifle to the range this weekend for the first time. 1inch groups with Vortex scope at 200 yards with Hornady Vmax. Not too bad for a cheap AR. Shot about 5 different brands with different weights with no issu...es. Cheap Tula and expensive brands with no issues at all. more

    March 16, 2017
    Jarhead8596
  • 100

    Ruger AR556
    Last weekend I purchased a Ruger AR556 during a sale on the rifle. I was pretty excited to break the gun in. I went to the range shot my pistols first, then went back to my truck and took out my new gun. Went down range ...and shot less than ten rounds nice group but 4" low on paper. Went to adjust my sight and noticed that the sight tool and gun lock were not in the box with the gun. Which is inconvenient and pretty disappointing. I bought quite a few of my guns from Cabela's when they are running a good sale but I'm disappointed my tool was misplaced probably during there safety check. I know these are only $5, however I expect everything from the factory that's included to be with my gun when I leave the store. I wish I was aware it came with a sight tool before I left the store. The gun itself is a well built fun for the money. more

    March 8, 2017
    JACK1086
  • 60

    Sending back to ruger
    Never fired my new rifle and every time I would dry fire it would lock up so thanks for the great rifle

    March 10, 2017
    Creo
  • 20

    Doesn't work out of the box
    Charging handle wouldn't pull back unless you mortared it. Then after trying to pull several times, it would work. Then if you dry fired it, it would seize again. Gun is at Ruger now.

    March 3, 2017
    CharlieBrown1955
  • 20

    Doesn't work out of the box
    Carrier assembly sticks at battery. After I mortar and jiggle charging handle, it eventually works and will continue to retract until you pull the trigger. Then it sticks at battery again and the safety will not move to ...the safe position. I am in the process of contacting SR and will update this review with solution, including review of customer service. more

    March 2, 2017
    CharlieBrown1955
  • 100

    Great straight out of the box!
    This is my first AR15. Great rifle. Shoots great straight out of the box. Very accurate. Day one at the range - zero problems - zero complaints! I'm in New Jersey so we don't have many AR15 options but the Ruger AR-556 C...ompliant Model meets all NJ requirements. more

    February 20, 2017
    BertNJ
  • 100

    First ar
    Didn't go in to buy this, but it was on sale, so i was like you've wanted one. Go get it.I've put about 300 rounds down range and i love it. No issues of any kind. Shoots great.

    January 15, 2017
    9miilie
  • 100

    Super AR-15 variant
    I bought the AR-556 a bit over a year ago. It has been flawless in operation. The trigger isn't the world's best, but it works. I'll probably upgrade that, or have it re-worked, sometime in the future. I've put 550 round...s through it so far and have had no problems with it at all. Added a scope as the front post buries the black in the target I typically use at 100 yds. Ruger nailed it with this rifle. I learned the platform in 1973 with the M-16 and once you know the drill it works the same (except for a lack of full auto, oh well). Go for it. more

    November 7, 2016
    NWPilot
  • 100

    Great Gun
    Looked at many AR's but like Ruger. Very happy with gun.

    November 9, 2016
    Arnieob1
  • 100

    AR-556
    Great rifle for the price. I recommend it to everyone. Fires without jamming. There are others out there for twice the price but all in all you can't go wrong with this rifle.

    November 1, 2016
    chuckoliious
  • 100

    Ruger AR 556
    Well made and very tight, tried various brands of .223 & .556 with no FT feed or fire. Improved trigger would tighten shot groups. Very satisfied especially with sale price. Ordered on line and picked up in KC with n...o issues. more

    October 23, 2016
    bingmire
  • 100

    Typical Ruger
    Typical Ruger firearm. Solid, we'll built. Just works. Fun gun to shoot.

    October 19, 2016
    Winterwarlock
  • 100

    Best AR on the market for price
    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.

    December 31, 2014
    TannerB
  • 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 24, 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

    June 1, 2016
    Mitch H
  • 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 6, 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 12, 2016
    Bosox4776
  • 100

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

    January 23, 2016
    Ar556fan
  • 100

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

    November 15, 2015
    Davide
  • 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 12, 2015
    Beast956
  • 100

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

    January 6, 2015
    Djohnson17
  • 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

    October 31, 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.

    November 3, 2016
    TXbuck28
  • 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 13, 2016
    this is my name
  • 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 2, 2015
    TannerB
  • 100

    was as advertised and the shipping was fast as always. Haven't had a chance to shoot it but will let you know

    October 13, 2018
    hogger
  • 100

    My wife got me this for my bday. Took it out shooting putting 200 rounds through it. Accirate at 200 yard and had no issues just fun. This is a great intro ar556 and I highly reccommend this long gun to snyone wanting a ...mid ranged price starter ar556/15. more

    August 14, 2018
    Dave
  • 100

    Great service and product.

    March 11, 2018
    GrizzlyOso
  • 100

    Very easy purchase with great price. All done legally and simply with list of FFL dealers in my area. SWill buy again.

    March 2, 2018
    GILBERT
  • 100

    having looked over at least 75 different AR's/ MSR's I chose the Ar-5.56 from RUGER!!! Best entry level MSR on market, easily upgraded with after market furniture to suit whatever your needs are. Ready for optics, cleans... up easily after use due to polished BCG fit and finish are spot on. Accuracy in mine are 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups at 100 yards. I recommend and show and tell friends about the value, quality, accuracy. more

    February 6, 2018
    GILBERT
  • 100

    I love this rifle! It is a perfect fit for me and is fun to shoot. Really great price also.

    March 11, 2018
    MONGOTOM
  • 100

    Excellent, well made rifle for an excellent price!!

    January 26, 2018
    Az shooter
  • 100

    Very pleased with this rifle, it is a beauty and works great! I did some research before purchase and found that the Ruger AR556 is just as good as the higher priced models as far as quality goes, the only thing differen...t is the barrel is not chrome lined and there is no carry handle, but that didn't bother me at all. more

    March 3, 2018
    John Jay
  • 100

    I was hesitant about ordering a copy of the rifle I hated during my stint in the Army in the early 70's. I felt the rifle didn't have enough "Knock Down" power after using a 30-06 hunting as a young man. After getting fa...miliar again with the controls and location of everything, off to the range. This weapon operated flawlessly and after two clicks to the right and two clicks down on the elevation it was dead on. This rifle is now one of my go to rifle whenever I head out to shoot. Many Thanks to Ruger and Sportsman's Guide. more

    February 24, 2018
    watchdogman
  • 100

    good quality, great feel and accuracy.

    February 17, 2018
    GILBERT
  • 100

    After receiving the Rifle and going through the manual to be familiar with the rifle. I found this rifle very accurate right out of the box with minor adjustments. So far I've put 200 rounds through it with no jams or mi...sfires. In a matter of a weekend with it, my brother and some friends have already started their purchases. Many Thanks to our friends at Sportsman's Guide who make it easy to purchase with their 4 Pay Plan. Can't wait for my next purchase. more

    January 27, 2018
    Arthur
  • 100

    It comes with adjustable stock, 16 in barrel and it has iron sights. And It is a Ruger so what else would you need to know?

    November 25, 2017
    4wheelinjunky
  • 100

    Ruger name, quality rifle for your first AR.

    February 18, 2018
    Paul
  • 100

    SUPER GUN , GREAT PRICE ,FAST SHIPPING , NO HASSEL , THANKS ++++

    February 5, 2018
    GILBERT
  • 100

    ACCURATE ,LOW WEIGHT [WIFE LOVES IT] SHOOTS GREAT. WE PUT OVER 500 ROUNDS DOWN RANGE WITH IT NO PROBLEMS SO FAR. CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE!

    January 29, 2018
    JacoLuis
  • 100

    Shot steel case rounds without a hitch. Happy with performance and accuracy.

    January 24, 2018
    Paul
  • 100

    The Ruger AR 556 is solidly built, and handles like a dream. While this model sports basic options , it functions flawlessly. I have over 2000 rounds with no issues. My only suggestion is that it comes with the front qui...ck release strap connector. I was able to buy one for under $15 though. Overall great AR for a great price! more

    January 20, 2018
    Arthur
  • 100

    I picked these rifle up from my FFL today and heck I couldn't be more please. It arrived fast. I immediately noticed Ruger took their time with packaging to ensure it arrived in perfect condition. I own several other ARs... of various brands and I can tell you the fit and finish is top notch for the price range or even higher. I was very pleased to see it came with a magpul flip up rear site and pmag that weren't shown in the description. Whether you are new to the AR world or not I highly suggest buying a quality bulletproof AR like this Ruger. One can definitely buy without any worry! more

    January 27, 2018
    Big D
  • 100

    great gun at a great price . you cant beat this deal

    January 10, 2018
    lee 1
  • 100

    Rifle was shipped very quickly and arrived in good condition. Everything is as ordered.

    January 26, 2018
    Paul
  • 100

    The price is unbelievable! Way cheaper than anywhere else! The gun shoots great and is very accurate! Would get this over S&W Sport MP-15 II because of the 8-1 berral twist. That way shoots heavy and light bullits ! Don...t hesitate get it! more

    January 24, 2018
    Paul
  • 100

    Very nice rifle. Good shooter. And a GREAT price.

    November 28, 2017
    YETI
  • 100

    I now owned 2 of this Ruger AR15! That's how much I like and enjoy shooting this rifle. If you're on a budget and want an AR15, this is the rifle for you! The quality and value build into this gun is beyond my expectatio...n. I have shot close to thousand of steel casing Wolf ammo in these two rifles and had no issue at all. You can't beat the deal on SPG! more

    November 27, 2017
    Walter
  • 100

    I shopped for one of these for awhile. This was by far the best priced AR556 out there. As a owner of other Ruger firearms, I expected top quality and was not disappointed! 200+ rounds at the range without one single pro...blem. more

    November 24, 2017
    Knot at Work
  • 100

    typical Ruger quality. Great price.

    February 20, 2018
    Big D
  • 100

    I was keeping my eye on an AR-15 and came across this deal. Could not resist the price. I am extremely happy with my purchase.

    November 12, 2017
    David W
  • 100

    This is an awesome deal all the way around. Great price, great quality, and shipping was incredibly fast. Ruger knocked it out of the ballpark with this product, it won't disappoint right out of the box, and the Guide fo...llowed up with pricing that can't be touched anywhere I've found. A great gun, and an incredible price !!! more

    November 12, 2017
    David W
  • 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

    Great rifle for a great price!
    saw this on sale for $459 with free shipping. I jumped on it. From time of order and when it arrived at my local FFL was less than a week. I have owned this rifle before and you cant beat it for the price. Just one thing... when you first get it. Take it completely apart Clean that factory oil off (It was covered with tons of oil) and re oil it how you are suppose to. more

    October 25, 2017
    Walter
  • 100

    All I have to say is WOW!
    Got compliments on this rifle at the range my first time out with it. Sure I put some nice furniture on it but this girl right next to me was really into it I guess she was liking the way I was shooting. So I let her try... it. For a girl to never shoot an AR and get center mass shots at 10 yards with open sights and not complain about kick or anything? That sounds like an easy one for me. The farthest I could shoot was 25 yds indoor range. Let me tell you it took a few clicks on the rear sight to get it locked but a full mag on a Shoot-n-c Target kid you not 3in average moa with a soft mag rest on the counter. I forgot to mention I switched out the trigger springs because I've done it before and I know it improves the results of your shooting. No fte no ftf so smooth 100 rounds. I'm very happy with the rifle and I would not expect anything less from a ruger. Perfect for them texan hogs come winter time. With a scope this rifle can easily punch holes at 200-300 yards easily. I give it a 10/10. It's definitely a keeper. more

    July 9, 2017
    Michael F
  • 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
  • 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

    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