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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?
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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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.