Yesterday Ruger announced the SR-762, a .308 Win/7.62 NATO chambered version of their semiautomatic SR-556 piston rifle.Â
Ruger Introduces the SR-762 Piston-Driven Rifle Chambered in .308 Win./7.62 NATO
October 17, 2013
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the new RugerÂ® SR-762â„¢, bringing the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge to the popular SR-556Â® family of rifles. The SR-762â„¢ 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-762â„¢ 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-762â„¢ retains the features of the original SR-556Â® 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 RugerÂ® Lightweight Adaptable handguard in place, the SR-762â„¢ weighs 8.6 pounds and balances comfortably.
Three 20-round MAGPULÂ® PMAGÂ® magazines are provided with the SR-762â„¢. Folding backup iron sights, a HogueÂ® MonogripÂ®, Picatinny rail sections and rail covers add considerable value to the package, as does the six-position stock, sight adjustment tool, and a soft-sided carry case.
The RugerÂ® SR-762â„¢ has a suggested retail price of $2,195.
For more information on the new RugerÂ® SR-762â„¢, or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning RugerÂ® firearms, visit Ruger.com or www.Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the RugerÂ® SR-762â„¢, visit www.ShopRuger.com.