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Ruger® AR-556®

Ruger® AR-556®

Affordable, American-made Modern Sporting Rifle with the rugged reliability that you have come to expect from Ruger.

Chambered in 5.56 NATO.

Now available in a state compliant model that is legal for sale in the following, otherwise restricted locations: Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

Model: 8500
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Standard
MSRP: $799.00
Model: 8502
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 10
Feature: Non-Threaded Barrel
MSRP: $799.00
Model: 8511
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 10
Feature: State Compliant Capacity
MSRP: $799.00
Model: 8513
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 10
Feature: Fixed A2 Stock, MonsterMan Grip
MSRP: $849.00
Model: 8515
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Magpul® MOE® Furniture
MSRP: $849.00
Model: 8516
Caliber:  
Capacity: 0
Feature:  
MSRP: $299.00
Model: 8523
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 10
Feature: Fixed Magazine
MSRP: $849.00
Model: 8525
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Same-Plane Picatinny Gas Block
MSRP: $789.00
Model: 8529
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Free-Float Handguard
MSRP: $819.00

Davidson's Distributor Exclusive

Model: 8503
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Barrett Brown Furniture

Lipsey's Distributor Exclusive

Model: 8504
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: OD Green Furniture

The Shooting Store Distributor Exclusive

Model: 8505
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Tactical Gray Furniture

United Sporting Companies Distributor Exclusive

Model: 8507
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Flat Dark Earth Furniture

TALO Distributor Exclusive

Model: 8517
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: Turquoise Furniture

TALO Distributor Exclusive

Model: 8519
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Feature: White Furniture
  • Ruger® Rapid Deploy folding rear sight provides windage adjustability and pairs with the A2-style, F-height, elevation-adjustable front sight for a solid, reliable aiming system (excludes models 8525, 8529 and AR-lower receivers).

  • Made from 7075-T6 hard-coat anodized aluminum forgings, shot-peened and proof-tested 9310 steel bolt, and 8620 steel bolt carrier. The inside diameter of the carrier and gas key are chrome plated and the key is staked for longevity (excludes model 8516).

  • Barrel nut and delta ring allow easy, one-person service of the heat-resistant glass-filled nylon handguard. The design accepts most standard carbine-length handguards. The barrel nut uses a standard wrench (excludes models 8516 and 8529).

  • Gas block is located at a carbine-length (M4) position for improved balance and handling. Multiple attachment points include a QD socket and bayonet lug (excludes 8502), for many sling and accessory mounting options. Serrations on the angled face of the gas block provide a low-glare surface.

  • Handguards are made from heat-resistant glass-filled nylon for shooting comfort and durability (excludes model 8516 and 8529).

  • Single-stage trigger provides durable and reliable fire control. The enlarged trigger guard is designed to allow gloved shooting in cold weather (excludes AR-lower receivers).

  • Six-position, telescoping, buttstock and Mil-Spec buffer tube allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear. (Excludes models 8502 and 8513.)

  • Complete rifles are equipped wih a cold hammer-forged alloy barrel with 1:8" twist rifling that provides exceptional accuracy with bullets from 35 to 77 grains. M4 feed ramps and 5.56 NATO chamber allows the use of both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem. ammunition. The barrel and 1/2"-28 Ruger® flash suppressor have a matte black oxide finish to reduce glare and provide corrosion resistance (excludes model 8502 and 8313).

  • Front sight post is elevation adjustable, and a front sight tool is included. The A2-style, F-height front sight allows co-witness with many optics (excludes models 8516, 8525 and 8529).

  • Ergonomic pistol grip features an extended trigger reach for more precise trigger control (excludes model 8513).

  • Made from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging, the flat top upper receiver features a forward assist, dust cover and brass deflector (excludes model 8516).

  • Also includes: one magazine.

Features listed above are available on all standard models, but may not appear on Distributor Exclusive models. See individual spec sheets for model specific features.

Ruger® AR-Lower Receiver Now Available for $129 MSRP

  • Features
  • Disassembly
  • Elite 452® AR-Trigger - Features
  • Delta Ring Removal
  • Cleaning
  • Disassembly for Trigger Installation
  • Web Spot
  • Reassembly
  • Elite 452® AR-Trigger Installation