Ruger SR-556E

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  1. Obscura

    Obscura XDTalk 4K Member

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    I've always wanted an AR, saw this one on sale and pulled the trigger.
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    Any suggestions for optics and backup sights?
     
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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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    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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    Obscura XDTalk 4K Member

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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.
     
  5. Obscura

    Obscura XDTalk 4K Member

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    Looking up Primary Arms I find:
    :shock: How does it know you killed'em?
     
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    Obscura XDTalk 4K Member

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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.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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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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    Nice, Very nice!
     
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    Obscura XDTalk 4K Member

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    Was shipped overnight, picked it up on my lunch break today. :)
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
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    I would get an aimpoint micro t1 or some sort of aimpoint.

    -Chris-
     
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    That's a nice looking rifle. What's the actual going rate on these? I understand the normal SR556 is going for the list price on the 556E, so I would hope that this is significantly less expensive than that.
     
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    Obscura XDTalk 4K Member

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    List is $1369, I paid $972 ordering from galleryofguns.com. I called around and price to walk in and buy one from a local store was around $1100.

    Adding tritium Troy Battlesights bumped the price up around what a regular one would be without the tritium and with the big heavy quad-rail. Win-win IMHO.

    For optics, I'm looking at the AimPoint micro T-1 and Trijicon ACOG. (leaning heavily in the ACOG direction)
     
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    SR556 with ACOG:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOv_QrTXk0"]Ruger SR556 with ACOG, slow fire - YouTube[/ame]

    it was super bright outside and being under a canopy - this was playing tricks with the camera's exposure meters so sorry 'bout that.
    I was shooting at a target 100 yards away and verifying each shot. All were very close to bullseye.

    Very happy with the ACOG performance, I can see why the military would use it.
     
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    Cool! Thanks for the video and review.

    I've since had a look at both optics and decided on ACOG.
     
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    I'm hoping to be able to afford an ACOG next year. I loved the one I had when I was deployed to Fallujah in 2006, could've made a world of difference if more people had them in Fallujah in 2004 time frame.
     
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    Check out the aimpoint Pro. You can find them with the mount for around $400.
     
  19. Obscura

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    I've been searching ebay and craigslist looking for a deal. They were out there but often the listings were missing information about the color, reticle, condition, etc. Then I found that [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002E6RDJY/ref=ox_ya_os_product"]Amazon.com has them new[/ame] for a decent price.
    [​IMG]

    I borrowed from my pickup truck savings and ordered one. Now I need to pay myself back before my pickup dies.
     
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    That is a nice rifle. I've been eyeing the SR-556cla. It's the carbine version of the 556e.
     

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