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M&P Sport II or Ruger SR5.56?

This is a discussion on M&P Sport II or Ruger SR5.56? within the Rifles, SKS, AR, AK, Long Guns forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Both are great entry level rifles, accurate and built well. Both have forward assists, dust covers, and a basic bare bones approach. The ruger is ...

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    M&P Sport II or Ruger SR5.56?

    Both are great entry level rifles, accurate and built well.

    Both have forward assists, dust covers, and a basic bare bones approach.

    The ruger is gas piston driven with an adjustable valve, has a full rail on top, magpul flip up sites. You need to buy rail peices for the handguard if you want rail other places like the sides or bottom for accessories.

    The S&W would need a low profile gas block installed if you wanted to swap out the hand guard for some rails. It does have a chrome lined barrel and a flip up rear site.

    My thoughts are the SR5.56 but there is always somethimg you dont know.

    If you had to choose between the two, which way would you go, and what is the reasoning?
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    Piston ARs are not so great. We have had several failures of various guns at the range. The AR platform should stay DGI. Leave the pistons to everything else.
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    M&P. That adjustable valve doesn't sit well with me. One more thing to cause a hang up. And that's the last thing you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalCanuck View Post
    Both are great entry level rifles, accurate and built well.

    Both have forward assists, dust covers, and a basic bare bones approach.

    The ruger is gas piston driven with an adjustable valve, has a full rail on top, magpul flip up sites. You need to buy rail peices for the handguard if you want rail other places like the sides or bottom for accessories.

    The S&W would need a low profile gas block installed if you wanted to swap out the hand guard for some rails. It does have a chrome lined barrel and a flip up rear site.

    My thoughts are the SR5.56 but there is always somethimg you dont know.

    If you had to choose between the two, which way would you go, and what is the reasoning?
    IIRC the Ruger SR556 is NOT an entry level carbine

    Ruger® AR-556® * Autoloading Rifle Models
    Ruger® SR-556® Takedown Autoloading Rifle Models
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    This is the SR5.56 we have here in Canada. Amd this what I would lean towards...

    http://www.targetsportscanada.com/pr...i-auto-rifle-1
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    Twice as nice for twice the price indeed.
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    Gas piston AR's are outstanding. There are different systems. While I own both the gas piston wins out every time.. Current purchases in most cases for us are Gas piston.
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    I waited for years trying to figure all this stuff out. what calibre, what manufacture, what trigger, forward assist or no, optics or no, and on and on....

    Finally I bought a flat top S&W M&P 15. It ultimately came down to price and manufacturer reputation for quality.

    I spent more time fretting over the details than I have shooting the damn thing.

    Just get one and go shooting. There is no better way to figure out what you want.
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    SR556 on the way. Its probably, knowing the buyer, one of a few that will end up living together
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Gas piston AR's are outstanding. There are different systems. While I own both the gas piston wins out every time.. Current purchases in most cases for us are Gas piston.
    Never a single problem with the gas pistons except the weight. Even with the extra weight thing, the gas pistons are staged at the front of the safe. To compensate for the weight I keep a dumbbell by the couch for a few extra curls while I watch tv. The last one purchased was DI but, its a back-up and most likely to end up in the hands of a 100lb. woman in the event of______.
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