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Old March 25th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #1
 
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Ruger SR556 vs A36 Plate At 75 Yards

I got my first chance at shooting my SR556 that has been waiting patiently for me in the safe for almost 5 months. I finally went to shoot yesterday and the first 30 rounds through either jammed or did not eject. After manually ejecting and digging out jammed shells and going from setting to setting on the cylinder. She opened up and shot with no issues. Not sure why it wouldn't shoot correctly or how I fixed it. But the next 150 rounds shot smooth as silk.

I was using iron sights and a EOtech at about 75 yards.

Some of the shots did actually penetrate the plate.
I had plates burned at work. I realized after the first shot that they had burned the wrong material when the plate mushroomed out.

I was using cheap standard American Eagle .223 (Blackbox) from Gander Mountain.










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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #2
 
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Nice!! have been waiting to take my first AR out too!!
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Old March 25th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #3
 
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Looks like you need some AR500 steel next time. Nice shooting. Did you have to muck with the gas settings?
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Yeh, I went through all the settings. I'm sure that it was that the rifle needed broken in?? Once it started to consistently shoot, I shot at every setting, I really didn't notice a difference between them. But i don't have any experience with the gas piston at all. I do know that it is load. I had alot of people ask why I was shooting some many rounds. I guess I don't have a shortage of ammo myself and wanted to get a real feel for the gun. Besides everyone wants to play with a new toy. The eotech is not piratical on this gun, I am going to look for the right scope. I don't feel that I am getting the full potential out of this gun from 75 yards. Any further with the eotech then 75 yards is a guess there would be no precision. I could go with a magnifier, but at that price point with the eotech, I'm sure I could get a good scope.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Did you thoroughly clean and properly lubricate the weapon before going to the range? You said it sat in your safe for five months before you could shoot. The chamber and bore of the barrel should have been completely dry before firing.

There are lower priced, high-quality magnifiers available for the Eotech that won't break the bank. I might also suggest you look at the Leatherwood Hi-Lux CMR scope with a BDC (Bullet Drop Compensator). They are high quality and modestly priced.
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To be honest I cleaned the fun about 3 months ago and did not touch it when I went to shoot. Could there be a damage? What should I look for?

The scope is tricky. I light the cross hairs and the ability to change distances like on my target 10/22. I am using the Mueller APV 4.5–1440 AO. Which is a big scope on the 10/22. I am looking for something comparable on the SR.
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The reason I asked is that FTE and the resulting jam is caused by oil in the chamber or improper lubrication. After I stripped and cleaned the bolt carrier group I lubricated it with MPro-7. No problems then or since.
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Thanks, I appreciate it

Ill take any insight into this gun.
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Welcome, On mine I have a Nikon p-223 3X9 with the 600 BDC on it with Burris PEPR mount and 45 degree offset back up iron sights.

I have some ar500 appleseed targets. I have shot the 8 and 4 inch at 50 yards with FMJ and the just clean the paint off. Be carefull of ricochets on that lighter steel.
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