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I think this rifle is increadably sexy. I would want it to have a longer barrel 20" would be awesome. A 16" barrel will waste a lot of energy in a 308. I could live with an 18" but IMHO a 16" barrel in a 308 waste a lot of potential energy.
 

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It says "Ruger" and it costs over $2k. For that money, I'd rather go with a LMT 308MWS or a Sig 716. Heck, you could also save up your funds and get a SCAR 17S. Either that or go cheap and get a PTR or DSA FAL. Not a fan of Ruger, and never will be.
 

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Reading up on it and it seems they did what Ruger does they built it right.
As for the shorter barrel it is shooting great with a 1 in 10 twist
Adding it to the list. And the weight is out standing for a semi 308.
Real Guns - Ruger's SR-762 Part 1
 

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Think I am going shopping, They just won't leave me alone. Putting this in my face.
I really must check one out.
Ruger 762 308.
Ruger® SR-762? Autoloading Rifle Models
I saw one in person last Friday. It was very impressive, to be honest. It shouldered very easily, was surprisingly light in weight, the build quality was very good bordering on excellent, the rail on the upper was very slim and fit my support hand perfectly, the fit and finish were top notch, and I was, like I said, very impressed, and made a mental note to come back and check it out more closely.

At the time the LGS was having an anniversary sale, 10% off everything in the store, so I was really focused on the H&K MR762A1 I came to look at. The Ruger was noticeably lighter than the H&K, like grabbing an AR-15 after handling an AR-10 in weight and handling. But I have to say the SIG 716 and the Ruger SR762 made me hesitate about buying the H&K.

For the price of the H&K, I could buy two SIG 716s and a brand new EOTech XR308 MRDS to sit on top, plus it takes LR-308 P-Mags, and Magpul has announced that they will be selling 25 round P-Mags in 7.62 this year (or at least in the near future). The Ruger also made me think I needed to do some more research and comparison shopping first.

And that H&K is still singing its siren song to me, luring me closer, tugging on my wallet....

Smitty, I think you are on to something. I put it back because the siren had sucked me in, but I remembered that SR762 as worth a hard second look....

The H&K also had ten 20 round proprietary mags, which is a factor, because these are like hen's teeth to find, and with the 10% discount, I would have saved enough overall to be getting five mags free (compared to MSRP). I almost pulled the trigger, but then I stepped away, whipped out the calculator, and got far enough away I could not hear the siren song, and I left the 7.62s on the rack...all of them. Live to spend another day.

They had some nice weapon choices: H&K (best but OMG sticker price), SCAR 17 ($800 cheaper than the MR762 with the discount); SIG 716 ($1799); POF ($2249); SR762 (forgot the price, dang siren); and a new S&W M&P 10.

So, I exercised some financial self-discipline (easy because I am naturally cheap) and bought some 9mm ammo (normal price with the discount), a Benchmade APO II auto knife, and a VTAC flashlight mount. And then I left.

Almost went back yesterday before the sale ended...but I decided to wait.

That H&K is truly a dream rifle, but that is a lot of cake for a gun...especially when you look at owning two top quality rifles using the same amount of cash, with money left over for optics and ammo....

Worth a look, Smitty, but I still want to see that Colt LE901-16S first...just sayin'!
 

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Very nice looking gun and I am sure that like all Rugers its very well designed and built to last. Its a bit pricey for my taste although I am sure its well worth the asking price. My biggest reservation regarding this rifle would be the barrel length. 16.25 inches is aweful short for a cartridge with the amount of powder that needs to be burned in the .308.
 

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There is a mysterious point, which I have never been able to pinpoint, where you are really just paying incrementally for the name. Even though I absolutely love my USP .45, everything HK makes is usually to the right of that magical point :)
 

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THE rifle platform for .308 is the venerable M14.

The rest are wannabe's, . . . and none has succeeded so far.

This high priced EBR I would suppose is simply that, . . . a high priced EBR, . . . nothing more.

May God bless,
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Be aware though, it's still darn difficult to find FMJ .308 right now and has been since something weird happened last November.
I haven't seen .357 since something happened last November. .38 once in a while, but .357 is gold. However .308, .270 and .30-06 never went out of fashion where I am; the types of calibers available and not available vary dramatically by location.
 

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I saw one in person last Friday. It was very impressive, to be honest. It shouldered very easily, was surprisingly light in weight, the build quality was very good bordering on excellent, the rail on the upper was very slim and fit my support hand perfectly, the fit and finish were top notch, and I was, like I said, very impressed, and made a mental note to come back and check it out more closely.

At the time the LGS was having an anniversary sale, 10% off everything in the store, so I was really focused on the H&K MR762A1 I came to look at. The Ruger was noticeably lighter than the H&K, like grabbing an AR-15 after handling an AR-10 in weight and handling. But I have to say the SIG 716 and the Ruger SR762 made me hesitate about buying the H&K.

For the price of the H&K, I could buy two SIG 716s and a brand new EOTech XR308 MRDS to sit on top, plus it takes LR-308 P-Mags, and Magpul has announced that they will be selling 25 round P-Mags in 7.62 this year (or at least in the near future). The Ruger also made me think I needed to do some more research and comparison shopping first.

And that H&K is still singing its siren song to me, luring me closer, tugging on my wallet....

Smitty, I think you are on to something. I put it back because the siren had sucked me in, but I remembered that SR762 as worth a hard second look....

The H&K also had ten 20 round proprietary mags, which is a factor, because these are like hen's teeth to find, and with the 10% discount, I would have saved enough overall to be getting five mags free (compared to MSRP). I almost pulled the trigger, but then I stepped away, whipped out the calculator, and got far enough away I could not hear the siren song, and I left the 7.62s on the rack...all of them. Live to spend another day.

They had some nice weapon choices: H&K (best but OMG sticker price), SCAR 17 ($800 cheaper than the MR762 with the discount); SIG 716 ($1799); POF ($2249); SR762 (forgot the price, dang siren); and a new S&W M&P 10.

So, I exercised some financial self-discipline (easy because I am naturally cheap) and bought some 9mm ammo (normal price with the discount), a Benchmade APO II auto knife, and a VTAC flashlight mount. And then I left.

Almost went back yesterday before the sale ended...but I decided to wait.

That H&K is truly a dream rifle, but that is a lot of cake for a gun...especially when you look at owning two top quality rifles using the same amount of cash, with money left over for optics and ammo....

Worth a look, Smitty, but I still want to see that Colt LE901-16S first...just sayin'!
Before I start let me say this I'm a big H&K fan so I'm a little bias. I own several H&Ks the HK91, 93A1, 93A2 and MR556. You really get what you pay for IMO. Then again I didn't pay the outrageous prices they are asking for them today. If you are looking at piston driven AR be aware of carrier tilt. I've seen it in most piston driven ARs but not the H&K. Just Google carrier tilt and look what brands pop up? If you want the best piston drive AR or DI IMO on the market today it's the H&K. This is one of the reasons the Navy Seals replaced the M4 with the HK 416 and the Marines replaced the M249 with the HK M27.

Before I purchased the MR556 there was no way I would choose an AR as an SHTF rifle. Too uunreliable my H&Ks 91& 93 will shoot junk that will jam most if not all ARs. The only other rifle I found that will keep up with the H&K is my Arsenal SLR-106. The AR is an excellent rifle as long as your rounds are within specification. Get a round out of spec and they are going to jam. This is why I always check each round new or reloaded before I put in my stash. If they are not in specification they go to a box call HOG food. Then I feed them to the HOGS (my HK91, 93 & SLR-106) because like hogs they will eat anything!
 

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THE rifle platform for .308 is the venerable M14.

The rest are wannabe's, . . . and none has succeeded so far.

This high priced EBR I would suppose is simply that, . . . a high priced EBR, . . . nothing more.

May God bless,
Dwight
Try looking at the LaRue Tac. OBR rifle
 

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I have a Recon in a .308 and like it for the price. I put a 4 power Vortex on it and it's perfect. Where I live in WV you only have 100-150yds. anyway. Cut that in half in the summer
 

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If I were to make a comparison of the M1a vs. the .308 platform I think barrel length is barrel length. The M1a Socom II and my Recon has the same length barrel. I took the cluster rail off of my Socom and got rid of it. The AR is a more versatile platform. Weight issues as well forward
 

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I like Ruger, but that M1A I got last year has met and exceeded my expectations. Also if I was going this route I think same money would get you the Colt 900 or 901 whatever they call it, and that you can drop a 5.56mm upper on and use which is really cool.

Think I am going shopping, They just won't leave me alone. Putting this in my face.
I really must check one out.
Ruger 762 308.
Ruger® SR-762? Autoloading Rifle Models
 

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The M14 is a great weapon. It is not the be all of 308 rifles. It was a combat rifle heavy and long. Just two of the reasons it is not standard issue anymore.
The M24 would out shoot it.
The M14 carries a pretty hefty price tag today. Lowering it's standing a bit in the ranks.
The COLT LE901 308 is a cool weapon but not built from the ground up to be a 308. It will shoot ,but being a conversion it has to give a little to do both jobs.
 
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