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The new AR-556® Multi-Purpose Rifle ("MPR"). This custom-built modern sporting rifle features an 18" nitrided alloy barrel with rifle-length gas system, Ruger's 15" free-float handguard compatible with M-LOK® accessories, the Ruger® Elite 452™ AR-Trigger and ergonomic Magpul® furniture. The perfect rifle for a variety of uses, the AR-556 MPR is capable and versatile.

Ruger's talented team of engineers worked carefully to develop the ideal custom package for the AR-556 platform that does it all, right out of the box. From plinking to competition shooting, the MPR is the perfect rifle for just about anything.

The MPR's cold-hammer forged 18" alloy barrel with 5R rifling is salt bath nitrided for corrosion resistance and durability. The barrel is contoured to minimize weight without sacrificing rigidity, leaving a 0.75" journal for the low-profile gas block. The soft-shooting, rifle-length gas system paired with a Ruger® muzzle brake provides smoother operation and softens recoil to keep every shot on target.

Ruger's 15" free-float handguard is light, stiff and versatile, with Magpul M-LOK accessory attachment slots along the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions. Additional slots on the angled surfaces near the muzzle are perfect for mounting a light, laser or QD sling cup. Compared to a typical quad-rail forend, the 1.50" diameter handguard makes the MPR's forend slim and controllable. M-LOK-compatible Picatinny rail sections can be easily added. The integral Picatinny rail at the 12:00 position is tightly controlled to the most current STANAG 4649 specification.

The crisp 4.5 pound trigger pull of the Elite 452 two-stage trigger is a great addition to the MPR. The lower receiver is fitted with Magpul's MOE® grip and Mil-Spec MOE SL™ buttstock, making the rifle easy to handle, shoulder and shoot. The Mil-Spec compatible lower and upper receivers are CNC-machined from forgings and hard coat anodized. The MPR comes complete with dust cover, brass deflector and forward assist.

Firearm Features

Lower receiver is fitted with Magpul® MOE® grip and MOE SL™ collapsible buttstock on the Mil-Spec buffer tube.
Handguard is free-floating for accuracy and the slim, 15" length provides enhanced ergonomics and support.
Made from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging, the flattop upper receiver includes a forward assist, dust cover and brass deflector, and is Type III hard coat anodized for maximum durability.
Bolt is machined from 9310 alloy steel and is shot peened and pressure (proof) tested to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability.
The Ruger® Elite 452™ AR-Trigger is a two-stage trigger that offers a smooth, crisp, 4.5 pound trigger pull. It features a full-strength hammer spring for consistent primer ignition and a lightweight hammer that enables a 30% faster lock time over standard MSR triggers.
Rifle-length gas system provides smoother operation and reduces felt recoil.
Magpul® M-LOK® accessory attachment slots along the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions with additional slots on the angled faces near the muzzle.
Cold hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The 1:8" twist rate stabilizes bullets from 35 to 77 grains, and the 5.56 NATO chamber allows the use of both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem. Ammunition. M4 feed ramps provide improved operational reliability, and the matte black nitrided finish provides corrosion resistance.
Chrome-plated bolt carrier inside diameter and chrome-plated gas key inside diameter provide exceptional resistance to hot gases. The gas key is staked so that it will not loosen after extensive firing. A matte black oxide finish on the exterior of the bolt carrier provides corrosion resistance.
Ruger® muzzle brake is a radial port design that significantly reduces felt recoil and muzzle movement. The 1/2"-28 threaded barrel allows for standard muzzle accessories to be installed.
Also includes: One, 30-round Magpul® PMAG®.
Firearm Specifications

Model Number: 8514
Caliber: 5.56 NATO / 223 REM
Stock: Black Synthetic Collapsible
Front Sight: None
Rear Sight: None
Barrel Length: 18"
Thread Pattern: 1/2"-28
Handguard: Free-Float M-LOK®
Twist: 1:8" RH
Capacity: 30
Finish: Type III Hard Coat Anodized
Height: 8"
Weight: 6.8 lb.
Overall Length: 35" - 38.25"
Length of Pull: 11.10" - 14.40"
Grooves: 5

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Ugh.... Just built an LE6920 or else I would buy this one.

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Got one of these when they first came out. Great rifle, and a steal at this price.

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So did I. I really like this rifle. I put a 3x9 on it and coyote hunt. Only issue I’ve had is having to -1 mags cuz of the bolt. It always shoots.

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Really? I just put 250 rds. through my MPR today...all mags loaded to 30 rounds,except the 40 rd. ones which were loaded to 40, of course. I've never heard of this issue before...

What's the issue with he bolt that is causing you problems?

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Anyone have issue getting muzzle brake off? I put oil and used a torch and it won't budge.

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HELP..
I seen this deal and wanted to purchase.
I noticed that the comments said the best route is to go thru gunbuyer.com, but I don't see this exact AR with this price on their site.. does anyone have a link?

also, I seen this one on here too.. the "MPS", what is the difference? better? both show 18" barrels.. https://gun.deals/product/ruger-ar556-mps-223-rem-30-shot-black-six-posi...

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Same gun, wrong title

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Nice gun. My FFL has them for sale so I got to check one out. The gun seems solid (I only handled and broke down upper from lower but did not shoot). Couple observations. The break is a little strange as it just has a bunch of holes. Also, finish work on the break is not great but could have just been this specific gun. Second, the second stage of trigger had some grit. everything else on the gun is very impressive. Those two items may have just been this specific gun. I'm curious to see how everyone likes it. Impressive gun especially at the price point. Couple other items we noticed. The gas block is pretty cool. Looks like a light weight version that has extension for gas tube. Also, the BCG is different than the their standard 556. The machining is different. Gun felt solid and didn't point like 18 inch barrel. Felt like it was just your standard 16 inch barrel which is awesome for short and long range work.

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Gunbuyer was sold out, so I purchased from Sportsman Outdoors, and they said it might be around a month to ship. Signed up for 'back in stock' alerts on GunBuyer.com for their $559 price since it was out of stock earlier this week. Within a day, I got a notification from gunbuyer that it was back in stock, ordered, and canceled with Sportsman Outdoors. Already got a UPS tracking number and it is shipping today. Customer service is also excellent. They are very responsive and very helpful over email. This is my first AR - really looking forward to it!

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Should have clarified - gunbuyer shipped in two days!

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Wishing i purchased from them. Ordered 9 days ago and still hasn't shipped out.

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Mine just arrived.
Quick first impressions of the rifle. Upper and lower are mated nice and tight. There is no wobble there. No wobble in the handguard, and only the slightest bit of wobble in the stock. I love the feel of the handguard, super lean and seems pretty light. The gun has an excellent balance and feel to it. It does not feel or look like a cheap rifle. The fit and finish is surprisingly good. Not just for a rifle of this price point, but considering the price point I'm extra impressed. It came with a Gen 2 Pmag in the magpul packaging. Manual, lock, and a sticker. The barrel and handguard were wearing a plastic sleeve. The whole gun was not covered in plastic. Was more of a condom. Charging the rifle feels smooth, no snags or rough points. Magazine fits nicely in the magazine well, with minimal play. Mag drops free without any fuss when hitting the mag release. Trigger feels nice and light, the break could be a little bit cleaner, but it's still a huge upgrade over a mil spec trigger. I imagine the break will clean up after some break in. I have a geissele 2-stage (g2s) trigger on another rifle and this ruger trigger is almost on par with it. If the break cleans up after shooting they will be dead even. I won't get a chance to shoot it until this weekend. I've uploaded some pictures of it here https://m.imgur.com/a/df4c4

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I’ve had good experiences with mine, around 500 rounds put through it of a wide variety of ammo. Just gotta download mags -1 is all.

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Picked mine up today. Looks like they did a great job on this one. Only comment is the handguard slots are pretty sharp at the cutout edges. Gloves would be a welcome addition while holding although I plan on a bipod to use at the range. Finish matches nice, fit is tight. I should get to the range this week to put a couple hun through it and see how she settles in. Nice trigger. Great deal for the money.

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is the bolt staked properly?

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Properly? It is staked but not aggressively. I saw a you tube video comparing it to another and it is much less peened. It is probably fine since they have been building guns for a very long time and I have not heard of this being an issue. Should the screws need to be removed it looks possible. The castle nut is not staked on mine but again, I plan on keeping an eye on it and will stake it if it comes loose.

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it came with the sights or they are yours ?

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It does not come with sights.

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@D450 Don't get the colt. Get this

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Yes don't take the gun that is military battle proven that is the industry standard. Get the one with the cool ruger rail. After you put iron sights on the ruger. the colt is only $40-50 more. But forget it, get the ruger and the long non history it has in combat. I will take a colt to combat, would I take this ruger over it? not a chance. This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. That being said this is a great deal. but for a first ar not my first choice.

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I have been in 20 years now and have been in combat. I would take plenty of Rugers into battle and would leave plenty of Colts back home. That said, I own multiple guns from both makers. It would probably shock you to find out that the most reliable firearm I own so far (based on round count without failure) is a DPMS AP4. Not one single failure after thousands of rounds. I have others that have ran flawlessly, but none with that high of a round count.

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Recommendations on which colt?

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CCU or 6920.

If you are patient enough you can get an LE6920 for a little over $700. The CCU is going to be $900+, but it is set up nicely.

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yeah baby

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Looking to get my first AR, can't decide between AR556 mpr vs S&W mp15 Sport II. My intended purpose would be range use mostly. I am leaning more towards the AR556. Any suggestions?

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This one over the Colt.

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First AR get a colt

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Buy this one, I did. Buy sights if its yours 1st.

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Just got an email stating they are processing my order!!!!!

Has anyone gotten theirs yet?

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Just picked mine up today.

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I think the first shipment might be going today. I just got a tracking number.

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Mine shipped out 9/21.

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Mine shipped out 9/21.

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Should be decent, 7075 T6 would be preferred, but even if they went with 6061 in the handguard it will be more than adequate for most uses. This thing is going to be the rifle to beat in Q4 17 & Q1 18

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Seems like a killer deal. The only thing's I would have wanted and might be nitpicking is a 4150 cmv barrel and a mil spec bcg And also will have to wait until the jury is in on the quality of the handguard. If I would have to change it, defeats the purpose.

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I am new to rifles. Is this gun better then Smith Wesson M&P15 Sport II that sell for around 500$ ? The SW 16" barrel, and this one is 18. Would that be harder to shoot? What would I need if I buy this gun? I assume I need a scope, or red dot ? anything else that i need to start shooting? I will only use it in gun ranges or target shooting, no hunting.
Thank you.

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You would just need a scope or red dot. The 18" barrel will add velocity and range and the R5 rifling helps the accuracy. It would be a good first AR.

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I have an M&P Sport 2 and it's a nice rifle but at $599 I'd be all over this before I'd buy another Sport 2. The specs on this are great for the price, Ruger kicked ass!

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This is by far the better value, assuming you are good with an 18" barrel.

I would recommend adding some Magpul or IMI defense backup iron sights first, and get familiar with sights before moving on to a red dot, prism, or variable power scope. Have fun!

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I have the SW and like it. A great gun for the money, great service and SW provides super factory support. If you are looking for a first purchase that is a top pick. I just ordered one of these because I wanted to set an AR for longer range with a more powerful scope. This combo gives me what I need as the base and I will add my accessories. If you want a more accurate potential gun try this but be ready to put more money into it. If you want a very nice shooter ready to go out of the box buy the SW. Or do as I did. Get both and have two set up for different purposes. Both great brands that will hold value better and longer than most others to the average knowledge shooter.

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This an extremely great deal. It's about time a company came out with an in-house manufactured setup with the features we've all been asking for at a common-man price point. I don't see these dropping below $560 anytime soon. When these start showing up at dealers, inventory WILL shrink and prices will rise.

Why buy a > $300 upper when you can get the whole cow for a little bit more?

Anyone got their hands on one yet? I'd like to know how this thing stacks up against their 556 standard line in terms of quality, machining and tolerances...

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At first I was thinking it's just the standard Ruger with a free float handguard. But this is really a nice setup. Light, great trigger, comp, 18 inch cold hammer forged barrel, nice furniture, and awesome value. Just add a raptor charging handle, Qd end plate and your good to go. This would be a perfect gun for the newer strike eagle in 1-8.... What a time for those who love AR's! Already have a BCM Recce in 18 inch but this is still very tempting! Man I can't stop buying guns! On side note gunbuyer has it for $559 as well. Which leads me to believe they might come down even more which is hard to believe as this is a awesome price already.

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Ruger knocks out of the park again. They have been consistently making configurations people actually want the past 7+ years..

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I pre-ordered mine on 9-17 and It will be at my FFL Monday the 25th.

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I got an email with delivery date set on coming Monday.

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Smokey mountain guns and gunbuyer have in stock for 559 free shipping in case you dont want to wait for pre ordee fulfilment. Sportsmans just emailed me they will still mine within 1 to 2 days but I ordered early on.

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No way! Man I feel like a kid on Christma hearing that. Ordered mine the morning after deal posted so hope it's part of the first wave.

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Hope I don't have to wait too long for it.

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I got an E-mail stating that they've received the shipment and will be shipping it out in a day or two.
Better order it now :)

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I got the same email :)

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