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Ruger SR-556E

This is a discussion on Ruger SR-556E within the AR Talk forums, part of the Long Gun Talk category; I've always wanted an AR, saw this one on sale and pulled the trigger. Any suggestions for optics and backup sights?...


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Old 10-21-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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Ruger SR-556E

I've always wanted an AR, saw this one on sale and pulled the trigger.


Any suggestions for optics and backup sights?
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Well the Troy backup sights that the SR556 comes with have never failed me, many people will suggest Magpul; I have no experience w/ that but it is my understanding that Magpul sights are budget friendly. EOTech sights work great, its what I run on mine!
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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I run magpul sights. They are polymer and are easy on the budget. My rifle is just a shooter but if I was building a fighting rifle I would go with Troy or something similar. I couldn't justify the price though on mine. I also run a primary arms micro red dot. I really enjoy it and it holds up fine for a game gun.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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@ghost--scout Right away I found the Troy sights with tritium lamps, do want, but I'll probably buy Magpul for now so I can start shooting next week.

I've always liked the Trijicon optics, had no idea they were so expensive. I might just shoot iron sights as a motivation to save.
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I also run a primary arms micro red dot.
Looking up Primary Arms I find:
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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Picked up a set of Troy battlesights on eBay. Made an offer below the seller's price and accepted the counter offer.
That will get it into a shootable configuration.


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Old 10-22-2011, 07:11 PM   #7
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I miss the ACOG I had on my M4 when I was in. It'd be nice if they made a 4x32 BAC without a BDC and w/ the LAPD reticle, or something very similar, because I really miss the utility of the ACOG and the fiber optic/tritium light combination.
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Picked up a set of Troy battlesights on eBay. Made an offer below the seller's price and accepted the counter offer.

That will get it into a shootable configuration.

Nice, Very nice!
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Was shipped overnight, picked it up on my lunch break today.

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:23 AM   #10
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Update: Troy Battle Sights are on, headed to the range tonight to zero in.

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