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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

Davidsons 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 elevation adjustable front sight for a solid, reliable aiming system. The rear sight can be folded out of the way to make room for optics, but can be instantly redeployed if needed.

  • Six-position, telescoping, buttstock and Mil-Spec buffer tube allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear. (Model 8502 features a fixed stock.)

  • Made from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging, the flattop upper receiver includes a forward assist, dust cover and brass deflector.

  • Bolt is machined from 9310 alloy steel and is shot peened and pressure (proof) tested to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability.

  • 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.

  • Barrel nut and delta ring are designed for one person handguard removal and installation. This design accepts most standard carbine-length handguards. The barrel nut uses a standard wrench and can be swapped with a Mil-Spec barrel nut if desired.

  • Milled 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.

  • Cold hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning.

  • Ergonomic pistol grip features an extended trigger reach for more precise trigger control.

  • Bolt carrier and gas key have chrome-plated inside diameters to provide exceptional resistance to hot gases. The gas key is staked so that it will not loosen after extensive firing. A matte black oxide finish on the exterior of the bolt carrier provides corrosion resistance.

  • Single-stage trigger provides durable and reliable fire control. The enlarged trigger guard is designed to allow gloved shooting.

  • Handguards are made from heat-resistant glass-filled nylon for shooting comfort and durability.

  • Also includes: One, 30-round Magpul® PMAG®.

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