Ruger SR-556 Takedown
The words SR-556 and Takedown are pretty commonplace now within the firearms industry, but never together. Ruger has unveiled this morning the SR-556 Takedown which is exactly what you might think it means! Its a modern sporting rifle platform with a barrel that can be easily dissembled for backpacking, storage, and/or caliber exchange.
It has a lot of premium features that the standard (if you can call it standard) SR-556 has built into it. Here’s the rundown of this unique sporting rifle that I, personally, never saw coming!
Ruger uses their own Chrome-Plated, Two-Stage Piston for a much smoother operating action than most of its competitors. It also features a Multi-Stage Regulator offering less of a need to clean your firearm and endurance for days.
The Elite 452™ AR trigger is also a component exclusive to the SR-556 Takedown. Its Two-Stage design breaks at a crisp 4 1/2 Lbs and is very smooth for the user. The trigger also has a full-strength hammer spring eliminating the concern for light primer strikes, and employs a lightweight hammer making it 30% faster when making successive shots than other MSR triggers.
This firearm ships with three (3) Magpul PMAG 30 Round magazines and the rifle is equipped with an M.O.E. (Magpul Original Equipment) grip as well as an M.O.E. SL (Slim Line) collapsible buttstock. The Magpul furniture accents the rifle nicely, and its ruggedness is accepted industry-wide.
Quite possibly the coolest or the most tacti-cool part about the SR-556 Takedown is its ability to be taken down quickly for easier transport, storage, or caliber exchange. The barrel exchange kit does not come with the firearm itself (it must be bought separate), but to have the ability to change from caliber-to-caliber in mere seconds is very appealing!
So if you’re in the market for possibly a new AR and you’re not sure whether to buy a .300 Blackout rifle or maybe a 5.56mm NATO there is no longer a need to compromise. Get the best of both worlds with an SR-556 Takedown! You can have inexpensive fun at the range with the 5.56mm NATO caliber, and do more meaningful hunting with the .300 Blackout caliber. Right now the AR market has a lot of people buying price-point rifles, and when you can easily shoot 2 calibers versus one out of the same rifle with a mere twist of the barrel, this rifle is sure to receive some attention!