Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard Now in 300 Blackout

Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard Now in 300 Blackout
Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard Now in 300 Blackout

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to announce that the AR-556® rifle with free-float handguard is now available chambered in .300 Blackout.

Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard in 300 Blackout

This addition to the Ruger® AR-556 rifle line features a 16.10” cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:7” twist and pistol-length gas system to reliably function with both the lightest supersonic hunting rounds and heavy, subsonic rounds.

The rifle also boasts an 11” aluminum free-float handguard with Magpul® M-LOK® accessory attachment slots and a standard pistol grip for easy user customization.

Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard in 300 Blackout
Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard in 300 Blackout

The dust cover and metal magazine are marked with the caliber for easy identification of both the rifle and ammunition. The pistol-length gas system is tuned to run with a wide variety of ammunition, with or without a silencer. The 5/8”-24 muzzle threads are capped with a thread protector.

For more information on the AR-556 rifle, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the AR-556 rifle and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.



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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers almost 700 variations of more than 40 product lines. For 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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The 300 BLK is a pistol cartridge with a small powder charge. If fired in a rifle length gas system it probably won’t cycle the BCG
It is dangerous because the 300 BLK will chamber and fire in a 5.56×45 , But the 30 caliber bullet will always stick just in front of the chamber.

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Vanns40

Not true, it works just fine and has for some time. You’ll note that they’re using a pistol length gas system and that may be to accommodate all loads. As for your second sentence, while true, that falls under common sense, by the user, and taking responsibility for their actions, not saying a company has a bad idea or shouldn’t produce something. By that logic you could say that people shouldn’t own Glock 19’s & 23’s because they could inadvertently put a 9mm Glock 19 magazine into a Glock 23 and fire it with potentially disastrous results.

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Baldwin

I run caliber labeled dust covers on all my AR’s and the 300 AAC mags are labeled “300” in large numbers AND have a thick ranger band around the base of those mags.

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I Haz A Question

Same here. I use colored rubber-band style wraps from Faxon Firearms to differentiate my 5.56 mags from my .300 BLK.

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I Haz A Question

Yo, Captain. The .300 BLK is simply **optimized** for a 10.5″ barrel with suppressor and subsonic loads. It will perform admirably, however, in a carbine barrel, and certainly with a standard or supersonic load. Mine are great and give me no problems whatsoever. Your comment about the possibility of not having enough power to cycle the BCG in a longer barrel configuration is absurd. A typical 9mm target cartridge is optimized for a 4.5″ handgun barrel, but will actually gain about +10% muzzle velocity out of a 16″ carbine barrel, per ballistics tests. Blackout would do just fine in a… Read more »

Bill
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Bill

I’m wondering why a pistol length gas system? Articles I’ve read indicate that a mid length gas system is smoother to shoot and gives less impulse recoil??

Baldwin
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Baldwin

You’re thinking 5.56. 300 AAC is designed around a 9″ barrel. Pistol length works just fine for short barrels, but you would probably be better off with a middie gas block on a longer 16″ barrel.