Ruger’s SR-556 rifle has been a massive success. The piston-driven rifle from the well-known rifle maker has been flying off the shelves, and for good reason. We haven’t had a chance to do a proper review of the rifle ourselves, but I spent a week out at Gunsite in Arizona shooting and carrying the gun and I have nothing but good things to say about it — the thing kept ticking despite basting in the fine Arizona dust, and not being cleaned all week long. Now, news comes that Ruger has released a 7.62×51 / .308 Winchester version of the gun dubbed the SR-762. Just in time for hunting season, the heavy-hitting piston gun with a two stage trigger sounds like a hog hunter’s dream. Needless to say, we’ve already asked for one to review. In the meantime, make the jump for the presser . . .
The NEW Ruger® SR-762™ brings the downrange authority of the .308 cartridge to the popular SR-556® family of two-stage, piston-driven, AR-style rifles. The SR-762™ is a lightweight, quick-handling carbine that is an ideal rifle for those who appreciate the familiar and ergonomic AR-style platform. The .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge is perfect for hunting medium and most large-sized game and enhances the capability of the AR-style platform in defensive or tactical roles. The SR-762™ retains the features of the original SR-556® that make it a solid performer among AR-style rifles.