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    sr556 vs nea ar15

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    Our local shops got an 16" sr556e.I like it.Anyone got one?
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    Nope, i passed up my opportunity to buy one. Too heavy and piston driven. Other rifles will do the same thing for cheaper and are lighter to carry.

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    I have an NEA 18'' barrel they aren't as light as led to believe when you have been carrying them for a few hours hunting. I removed the brake to save weight and fitted a Samson evo free float tube. This thread will be an interesting one, haven't handled the ruger sr 556.

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    The sr556 has a narrow foreend and seems very pointable.Theres only $200 between them
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    The SR556 uses a propriety operating system, which has nowhere near the spare part support the NEA will be compatible with, should you ever have issues.

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    what have you got?
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    Mates Sr is heavy as put it against my rock river and nearly broke my arm with the weight. Piston driven should be a bit cleaner but have not shot it yet. Foregrip is quite small if you have smaller hands you may like it.

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    did he get it from craftys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    what have you got?
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    A few different direct impingement uppers. Oddly one of them uses propriety parts - wouldn't have got it if I'd known.

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    build 'em yourself?

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    One of them, the other two are factory, I have another build on the go.

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    how involved is it to get the parts?I might have a go at building one myself.

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    Mark,

    What are you going to use it for and will this be your first AR-15? As Gimp has said previously pistons solve a problem that doesn't exist. The biggest advantage to them is that they are easier to suppress. After that its personal preference.

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    hello
    3 gun,range use and hunting, in that order.The Sr556 is on the rack in my local gunshop,I'm not fussed about the piston.

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    The sr556 is bloody heavy, for 3 gun you would be better with a lightweight ar15

 

 

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