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Ruger SR-762

Yesterday Ruger announced the SR-762, a .308 Win/7.62 NATO chambered version of their semiautomatic SR-556 piston rifle. 

Ruger SR-762 - photo by Ruger

Ruger SR-762 – photo by Ruger


Press Release

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 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-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-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-762â„¢ weighs 8.6 pounds and balances comfortably.

Three 20-round MAGPUL® PMAG® magazines are provided with the SR-762™. Folding backup iron sights, a Hogue® Monogrip®, 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 Ruger® SR-762™ has a suggested retail price of $2,195.

For more information on the new Ruger® SR-762™, or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit or To find accessories for the Ruger® SR-762™, visit


6 Responses to Ruger SR-762

  1. JD October 18, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Now that I might actually buy. Too bad I sold my .308 Pmags….no wait, I sold 7 of them for $750. I think I’m good.

  2. clay October 18, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Amazing, nothing like stepping back to my childhood of the early 60’s and seeing the resurrection of the AR-10 like I knew it back then.
    Armalite used the gas piston and now the circle is completed, we are back to the same tech as when it was first in development.

    I’ll stick with my short gas Para FAL though.

  3. Jimmy John Wanklestain October 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Pmags? Does that mean DPMS format?

  4. Uncle Kenny October 19, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    As a well known 7.62 true believer, I welcome Ruger’s contribution. It’s about the same price as my Sig 716 and takes the same magazines. That’s a positive. My Rock River LAR-8 takes FAL magazines so I am stocking two kinds, now. Replace the LAR with a Ruger? Sure, maybe.

    I would have to find out how many extra safeties Ruger added first.

  5. Uncle Kenny October 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    The Magpul Pmag 10, 20, and 25 LR are SR25/M110 standard. As I mentioned below, Sig uses them as do other manufacturers. It’s a good choice by Ruger. Magpul has Gen3 models for those just like they do for the 5.56.

    Some of the other AR-10 pattern makers have chosen badly and use mags that are non-standard. It’s bad enough that most of the basic parts don’t interchange so we can’t play Barbies like you AR-15 kids can, but using non-standard mags is just evil.

  6. elimn8u October 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I’ll ad it to my bucketlist of guns….it’s a long list and cash is tight…damn Ruger, come out with a gun I didn’t even know I wanted!!!