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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 08:54:04 AM »
I'll take one.   

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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 11:28:26 AM »
I can never decide whether I'm in the market for an AR10 or not. I have a few AR15's in 5.56 (and now a 300AAC) and a Ruger GSR, but if I were I'd go with the lightest I could find and I don't think that's it. The direct gas/piston thing doesn't mean that much to me, maybe I'll come around one day  :-\
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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 01:01:13 PM »
I became a piston fan back in the day when the AR got a bad rap for being dirty and the word back then was that the cause was a swap in the powder used.  The GAO determined that the same ballistic performance could be achieved with a cheaper powder than was specified by the design team.  Unfortunately, the cheap powder was also much dirtier and the direct gas impingement system helped dump that dirt into the works.

I never wanted to be limited in my reloading powder choices, so I became a piston fan.

All that might be untrue or corrected in modern designs, but I don't care.  I still prefer a piston...not that I've ever owned one.
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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 12:41:35 AM »
Michael seemed all giddy about it a couple of podcasts ago.  I'm wondering where this stacks up against his beloved FAL.

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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 07:41:11 AM »
I've been trying to  talk myself out of an FAL for a couple of months, I think I only want one for historic/'sentimental' reasons (we have a brief history).
I came to the conclusion that by the time I'd finished making it shootable at distance (rail/optic etc.) for my ageing eyes it wouldn't have the same charm as those I remember......so now I'm saving for an ugly SCAR Heavy!  :-X
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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 08:11:04 PM »
I can never decide whether I'm in the market for an AR10 or not. I have a few AR15's in 5.56 (and now a 300AAC) and a Ruger GSR, but if I were I'd go with the lightest I could find and I don't think that's it. The direct gas/piston thing doesn't mean that much to me, maybe I'll come around one day  :-\

I like the piston for a few reasons, but I can't justify the up charge for it.  Apparently they gold plate the piston parts  >:(
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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 12:05:30 PM »
I too have been fighting. I bought a RRA 5.56 system. I built a .300 AAC system via parts. Now I am planning to build a .308 system but am finding part purchasing much more daunting.

I may just buy myself a SCAR 17 and call it a day. :-D
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Re: Ruger introduces the SR-7.62!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 10:50:25 AM »
My first 7.62 AR platform was a Rock River brand.  I still have it but as I've aged, I don't shoot it much.  It is too heavy to reasonably hunt with unless in a blind or someplace where you don't have to carry it far.   I have to use a padded shooting vest with a padded boot on the stock, especially in summer when it is hot and only a T-shirt to shoot it more than one 20 round mag.  It is really a hard hitting rifle when compared to my AR 5.56.  It is just suited for younger, more energetic types.

Reloading the 7.62 requires a lot of case lube when sizing compared to the 5.56.

At least surplus NATO rounds are, or use to be, available.

I still have it and have thought about getting rid of it but can't seem to bring myself to that point.

 

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