Product Spotlight: Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine

Gallery of Guns
April 23, 2019

This week's Product Spotlight is the Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine. It features a flat top upper receiver and same-plane Picatinny gas block for easy attachment of magnified optic, red dot or open sights. Construction of the rifle consist of 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. The Handguards are made from heat-resistant glass-filled nylon for shooting comfort and durability. The rifle has a six-position, telescoping, M4-style buttstock and Mil-Spec buffer tube allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear. the barrel on this rifle is 16.1" long and is cold hammer-forged with 1:8" twist rifling that provides exceptional accuracy with bullets from 35 to 77 grain weights. M4 feed ramps and 5.56 NATO chamber allows the use of both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem. ammunition. The barrel has a matte black oxide finish to reduce glare and provide corrosion resistance.