The SR556 Takedown could be the most compact, non-SBR profile modern sporting rifle ever
Ruger just announced the release of its SR556 Takedown rifle, a fully-functional piston AR that breaks down into three parts and can fit in a low-profile shoulder bag. And to make it even more awesome, the SR556 Takedown can be fitted with a barrel chambered in 300 Blackout in an instant.
The rifle uses technology similar to the Ruger 10/22 takedown with the barrel removed from the upper receiver by simply moving the slider bar towards the breech, rotating the barrel and pulling it free without any tools. To install, just slide the barrel into the upper and twist until it locks. The takedown mechanism provides a repeatable point of impact.
“We are excited to bring the portability and ease of storage that we introduced with the 10/22 Takedown to a modern sporting rifle” noted Mike Fifer, CEO. “The SR-556 Takedown has all the reliability of the original two-stage piston SR-556 and adds new and innovative features for MSR shooters.”
The SR-556 Takedown maintains the best-of-class elements of the SR-556 and comes standard with a host of accessories that today’s shooters demand. The quad rail handguard provides ample mounting area for accessories and provides a stiff and secure mount for the takedown mechanism. The slider bar for removing the barrel is located on the bottom rail under the gas block and is out of the way of accessories. The upper receiver is complete with dust cover, forward assist, and metal flip-up windage adjustable rear sight. All aluminum parts are hardcoat anodized.
The package includes a 30-round PMag and a killer ballistic nylon carrying case. The SR556 Takedown comes with a retail price of $2,049.