Best ammo for new Ruger SR556

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Best ammo for new Ruger SR556

Post by Redleg » Tue May 01, 2012 12:15 am

I just plunked down my dough for a Ruger SR556. I would like to lay in a store of ammo -- does this gun have any "preferences" that way? Was looking at Federal 55 gr. which seems reasonably cheap. Anyone out there have experience with this rifle?

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Post by Hakaman » Wed May 02, 2012 11:10 am

I would think this rifle is able to shoot any ammo, like any AR-15. If you want to get good quality ammo, I suggest loading your own. You can get bulk 55gr bullets pretty cheap which, when loaded, will be a better shooting, half the price, and more accurate round then store bought. I have never bought bulk loaded ammo before, but if you do, make sure it is reliable ammo.

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Post by bearandoldman » Wed May 02, 2012 11:15 am

You might look into the Hornady 52 grain V max in the 50 round boxes for around the 25$ mark. Very accurate and you get good brass for reloading, have shot a lot of it in my Savage heavy barrel bolt gun.
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Post by Bullseye » Thu May 03, 2012 5:47 am

Hopefully you will get better performance out of a 55gr (M193) bullet than I have in a 1-9 twist barrel. Generally I've had to use heavier bullets than that to get the accuracy I want. The 62 gr (green tip M855) has given me acceptable performance. For my best performance I find that The Black Hills 77 gr match ammo (Mk 262) does the job.

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Post by Redleg » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:50 am

Thank you for all the good info. The 77 grain did in fact yield very good results. Not bad with 55 grain either.

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