Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced the release of the new SR-762 rifle. The new rifle is chambered in 7.62 NATO (aka 7.62×51) and uses a two-stage piston system like the one used in the SR-556 rifles. The 16.12″ barrel is chrome lined and threaded for the easy addition of a suppressor. A Mini-14 type flash suppressor ships standard.
The SR-762 will ship with three Magpul magazines, folding iron sights, rail covers and a soft-sided carrying case. MSRP is $2,195. Many readers may already know this, but the 7.62 NATO cartridge is based on the .308 Winchester cartridge. Both cartridges can be fired safely from the SR-762 rifle.
Ruger Introduces the SR-762 Piston-Driven Rifle Chambered in .308 Win./7.62 NATO
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-762™ 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-762™ 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-762™ 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