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This is a discussion on AR 556 Barrel Nut within the Ruger Semi-Auto forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Originally Posted by Killilea If I may, I bought an SR 556 in NC which was manufactured for the State restrictions of NY. As a ...


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Old February 7th, 2017, 10:44 AM   #16
 
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If I may, I bought an SR 556 in NC which was manufactured for the State restrictions of NY. As a legal note, the weapon will never ever return to NY. It does not have a flash suppressor on it. My gunsmith told me it takes a special wrench to remove the barrel so he can turn it to thread it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The SR-556 barrel nut is Not the same as the AR-556 barrel nut. The SR has a free float and needs a proprietary tool. So your gunsmith is correct for the SR, but it's not correct for the AR which this thread I was about.



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Picked up a Ruger AR556 on sale and went to put on some aftermarket parts and thats where the trouble began....seems like Ruger has done all they can to not make it easy to a normal. Barrel nut would never give way, in fact the barrel would spin with the action rod inside it...never seen that happen but after a few slips and hours of trying to heat/freeze barrel nut i finally gave into furstration and broke the pos into numerous pieces....lets just say this ruger never fired a round before in landed in the trash can! Where all Ruger AR-556s should be....dont waste your time and money if you're wanting a decent gun.
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First post on here because you have not even fired your AR556 yet and you want to put some parts on it that will probably not help much. Broke it and now it is a POS? Welcome aboard and the are thousands of people with zero problems with theirs. Probably should have done a little bit of research before you went full retard on the modding or at least shot it a few times in stock form first. Sorry you had a bad experience but dont blame Ruger on this one buddy. Have a great day!
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Some parts of a weapon are made to easily be broken down for routine cleaning. Other parts can go the life of a weapon (far beyond or lives) without needing to be touched.

To me working on weapons is a form of mediation and relaxation. Trials in working on a weapon give me time for pause thought and reflection. Looking at approaches and consulting others.

If answer to having an weapon disassembly issue is to break the weapon I personally am glad you broke the weapon if your thought and sprit is not in the weapon it is better that you do not use it.

Perhaps you purchased the weapon on a credit card. If so that is good, each month when you make payment on broken weapon you can reflect on the situation and think of ways to improve how you handle the situation next time.

Also in reflection you should consider that you could have sent to Ruger CS for free explaining issue and they would have fixed and returned the weapon to you for free.
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First post on here because you have not even fired your AR556 yet and you want to put some parts on it that will probably not help much. Broke it and now it is a POS? Welcome aboard and the are thousands of people with zero problems with theirs. Probably should have done a little bit of research before you went full retard on the modding or at least shot it a few times in stock form first. Sorry you had a bad experience but dont blame Ruger on this one buddy. Have a great day!
Based on his screen name and the general "tone" of his post, I doubt we will ever see him post here again.
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Yeah but to bash Ruger because of his own fault is just disappointing. And very nicely put MeagerHair!
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Picked up a Ruger AR556 on sale and went to put on some aftermarket parts and thats where the trouble began....seems like Ruger has done all they can to not make it easy to a normal. Barrel nut would never give way, in fact the barrel would spin with the action rod inside it...never seen that happen but after a few slips and hours of trying to heat/freeze barrel nut i finally gave into furstration and broke the pos into numerous pieces....lets just say this ruger never fired a round before in landed in the trash can! Where all Ruger AR-556s should be....dont waste your time and money if you're wanting a decent gun.
Huh???? WTF.

I got nothin' for this.

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