October 22, 2013

Ruger Introduces SR-762 .308 Win./7.62 NATO

(GunReports.com) — Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has introduced the new Ruger SR-762, bringing the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge to the company’s SR-556 family of rifles. The Ruger SR-762 has a suggested retail price of $2195.

The SR-762 is a two-stage, piston-driven rifle that delivers power to a one-piece bolt carrier, which reduces felt recoil and improves the rifle’s durability. The four-position gas regulator allows the shooter to tune the rifle to function reliably with a variety of ammunition and in varying weather.

A heavy-contour 16.12-inch chrome-lined, cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10 twist features exterior fluting. A Ruger Lightweight Adaptable handguard brings the SR-762 in at 8.6 pounds.

Three 20-round MAGPUL PMAG magazines are provided with the SR-762, as are folding backup iron sights, a Hogue Monogrip, Picatinny rail sections and rail covers, a six-position stock, sight adjustment tool, and a soft-sided carry case.

For more information on the new Ruger SR-762, or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Ruger SR-762, visit ShopRuger.com.

Comments (6)

While my fighting in Vietnam was done mainly from the air, I did carry a variety of pieces with me in the aircraft. My M16 worked OK, because I was rarely in the dirt. That said, I favored an M14 because of the capability to reach out a bit further with a more solid punch. On the occasions when we had some hard landings in unfriendly places, the M14 comported itself quite well, but my M79 grenade launcher proved most effective.

Posted by: canovack | October 30, 2013 12:30 PM    Report this comment

Will someone please explain to me why it is that an AR style rifle in 5.56 costs less than a grand. Sometimes WAY LESS. Yet up the caliber to 7.62 and they all cost WELL OVER 2 GRAND. A Remington 700 Bolt gun ( and other similar models) costs almost the same price in .223 or .308, .30/06, etc. What gives?

Posted by: 9sec93lx | October 25, 2013 6:03 AM    Report this comment

I've got one...and it's a winner.

Posted by: wjkuleck | October 24, 2013 8:33 PM    Report this comment

KMack, the problems you experienced in 'Nam were caused by several factors. 1)Early rifles used "Hand Picked" lots of CLEAN burning IMR powder that met the pressure, and velocity of the M-16 rifle. 2)As things picked up, the Government put out a contract for more ammo production, and Federal/Winchester were able to produce the Mil-Spec(?) ammo required. 3)The problems that ensued from the use of ball powder were the gas port pressures were higher, with higher cyclic rate from 750RPM to 1200RPM (rifles broke). The use of calcium carbonate in the powder for long storage cause the gas tube to plug up. The heavy use of wax on the powder to control burning rate caused the rifles to lock up from the heavy deposits of wax in the chamber. Corrective actions that slowly came were. Reformulate the ball powder to use less calcium carbonate, and reduce the amount of wax used in controling burning rate. Replace the buffer with heavier one to slow the cyclic rate, and chrome plate the the bolt carrier, chamber, and add a forward assist, and cleaning kits issued. This became the XM16E1 rifle. With a few more changes it was finalized as the M16A1. In 1979 I read an Arsenal Report done at the Aberdeen Proving determining what the maximum survivability of the M16A1 with out cleaning. Ten new off the rack rifles were chosen, then were cleaned,and lubed. The averages when the rifles stopped was 5,500-6,000 rounds of mixed lots of ammo. Dude! Get you head out of the fox hole things have changed in 45 years!

Posted by: lotoofla | October 24, 2013 3:39 PM    Report this comment

Sorry, but I carried one of those miserable abortions in 'Nam in '68-'71 and will NEVER trust Stoner's design, even with a piston. Flip side; I have three totally reliable SKS's from about the same era. Those I shoot. With good bullets and good loads pushing them, an SKS is a minute and a half carbine. Can't really ask for more from a wartime weapon.

Posted by: KMacK | October 24, 2013 11:45 AM    Report this comment

I'll be impressed when Ruger comes out with one in .408 Chey Tac.

Posted by: Geometric1 | October 24, 2013 9:28 AM    Report this comment

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