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Old November 6th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #1
 
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New Ruger SR 762

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I just purchased a SR 762 yesterday and took it to the range this evening. Love the rifle, but don't care for the telescoping stock. Is there any way to change this over to a solid stock? Will a standard AR15 style one piece stock fit in its place? Or are Ruger SR stocks specfic to Ruger rifles?

I really like the AR-15/M16 rifle wood stock from Boyds website, but wasn't sure if it will fit or not. Would appreciate any input, thanks-




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Old November 6th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #2
 
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You will need to get a mil spec standard tube to do it. The installed tube is for the adjustable stock. It's actually easy to do.
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Congratulations, and welcome from the Texas Panhandle.
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Thanks Cmdr Cody-

So if I were to get a mil spec standard tube, could I use the Boyds stock at that point? Any suggestions where to get the standard tube? Brownell's?
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Gratz, I've been drooling over one of those since they were announced. Please keep us informed of how it holds up.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #6
 
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Hello all-

I just purchased a SR 762 yesterday and took it to the range this evening. Love the rifle, but don't care for the telescoping stock. Is there any way to change this over to a solid stock? Will a standard AR15 style one piece stock fit in its place? Or are Ruger SR stocks specfic to Ruger rifles?

I really like the AR-15/M16 rifle wood stock from Boyds website, but wasn't sure if it will fit or not. Would appreciate any input, thanks-
I think if you read the original spec's for the gun you'll see that stock is the same as the 556 gun which is a military spec tube.
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Congrats and welcome to the forum. So how much did it cost you vs msrp? I'm debating the Ruger vs the S&W M&P 10. I'd like to try hunting with it. Enjoy.
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Wow, I didn't think anyone would actually have this in stock for a while. Congrats!
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Got money ($100) on the table at my LGS for the first one in the door!
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Thanks to all of the folks that gave a welcome / congrats, I appreciate it. The rifle shoots really well, I used the iron peep sights at the indoor range (only 17 yards) in a standing position, and managed some really nice groups. There is very little kick from it, very easy to handle. I have a bolt action .308 that will kick really hard if you don't hold it firmly, not so with this carbine.

Had a little problem with the bolt sticking and 3 fail to fires, which was my fault for not having cleaned the gun prior to going. I only cleaned the barrel, and didn't do a full strip and clean. I put about 30 rounds thru it.

After I got home I disassembled it completely and found some brownish colored stuff on the firing pin and bolt parts, probably preservative of some type. Used degreaser and then some REM oil to lubricate, and went back today to fire another 50 rounds. Worked perfectly, no issues at all. Again, not Ruger's fault.

I have heard that it is best to fully clean a new gun prior to use, but was in a hurry to shoot it so I didn't. Live an learn.

To those who are curious, I paid $1780.00 for it. I actually had another rifle on layaway that I came to pick up (a DPMS Panther LR 308 with the long stainless bull barrel) when the Ruger came in. I immediately wanted it, and got it instead. I think it was a better choice, although a different direction than the DPMS rifle.
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I think if you read the original spec's for the gun you'll see that stock is the same as the 556 gun which is a military spec tube.
It's a mil spec adjustable tube, not rifle tube. They are different. The rifle tube is round and doesn't have the lower locking part. The stock installs with a screw in the end of the tube. The adjustable tube was for carbines, not long barrel rifles.
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing about your new Ruger family member. I want one!!!! But I am curious about other deals/pricing. Keep us posted the next time you try it out. Hopefully with the proper cleaning you'll do better.
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Cool! I'm glad you got one! Enjoy it! And welcome to the forum!
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I just joined the Ruger forum. I've loved Ruger firearms my whole life - great rifles and pistols. Mailed off the payment for my new SR-762 yesterday! Now I am trying to remain patient until it arrives at the local dealer.

Sham357 asked about cost. I got my from a Gunbroker.com dealer. Prices have ranged from $1525. to full MSRP. I gave just over $1,600. plus $25. shipping and handling. There are good deals if you are willing to shop.
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