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Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard Now in 300 Blackout

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce that the AR-556® rifle with free-float handguard is now available chambered in .300 Blackout.

This addition to the Ruger® AR-556 rifle line features a 16.10″ cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:7″ twist and pistol-length gas system to reliably function with both the lightest supersonic hunting rounds and heavy, subsonic rounds.

The rifle also boasts an 11″ aluminum free-float handguard with Magpul® M-LOK® accessory attachment slots and a standard pistol grip for easy user customization.

The dust cover and metal magazine are marked with the caliber for easy identification of both the rifle and ammunition. The pistol-length gas system is tuned to run with a wide variety of ammunition, with or without a silencer. The 5/8″-24 muzzle threads are capped with a thread protector.

The press release can be accessed through the link below:

  AR-556® Rifle with Free-Float Handguard Information:
• Press Release • Press Images

For more information on the AR-556 rifle, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the AR-556 rifle and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

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