Sturm, Ruger & Company has announced the new Ruger® SR-762™, bringing the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge to the popular SR-556® family of rifles. The SR-762™ offers the downrange authority of the .308 cartridge in a two-stage, piston-driven rifle that runs cooler and cleaner than traditional gas-driven AR-style rifles.
The SR-762™ 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. The patent-pending, two-stage piston delivers a smooth power stroke to the 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 broad variety of ammunition and in varying environmental conditions.
A heavy contour, 16.12” chrome-lined, cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10” twist features exterior fluting to minimize weight, yet provides outstanding accuracy. With the Ruger® Lightweight Adaptable handguard in place, the SR-762™ weighs 8.6 pounds and balances comfortably.
Three 20-round MAGPUL® PMAG® magazines are provided with the SR-762™, as well as folding backup iron sights, a Hogue® Monogrip®, Picatinny rail sections and rail covers that add considerable value to the package – as does the six-position stock, sight adjustment tool, and a soft-sided carry case.
The Ruger® SR-762™ has a suggested retail price of $2,195 – and is shipping now. Further details can be found on the Ruger website.
Editor’s note: Personally, I’d prefer to put a MagPul UBR, or Battleline Industries SAPR, butt-stock on this baby – but I still wouldn’t complain if somebody stuck one in my Christmas stocking…
On the other hand, if you want more of a first-hand look at the SR-762, take a look at the review over on Gunblast.com