Gun Report

Ruger SR556 5.56 NATO/223 Rem., $1995

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Ruger's entry into the competitive AR-style market offers a complete package of quality features, which are also noted in its upper-tier price. Its performance was solid and trouble-free. A heavy trigger pull was our primary quibble.

Ruger SR556 5.56 NATO/223 Rem., $1995

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
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Action Finish
Barrel Finish
Trigger Pull Weight

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We found the Hogue Monogrip on the SR-556FB to be comfortable and secure.
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