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Posted: 4/21/2011 9:35:36 AM EDT
So is anyone having any luck running it through their Ruger SR 556?  I haven't even tried it yet.  Should I even waste my time?  
My supply of brass is off to a pretty good start.  I'm just looking at the cheaper ammo for casual practice...

I'm Looking into
Brown Bear
Silver bear
stuff like that...
Link Posted: 4/21/2011 10:07:25 AM EDT
Mine shoots anything without issues.

Buy a box or two and try.
Link Posted: 4/21/2011 10:08:11 AM EDT
Mine shoots anything without issues.

Buy a box or two and try.
Link Posted: 4/21/2011 10:38:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2011 11:45:54 AM EDT by parabellum_9x19]
Edited because I'm clearly lack reading comprehension.



Link Posted: 4/21/2011 11:32:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By parabellum_9x19:
SIG did clarify that shooting steel case ammo out of the 556 and 556R does not void the warranty.  That was a nasty rumor that started from a few Sig USA people speaking before consulting engineering.

I believe they "advise against it", but it will not void your warranty.

Now, entering the real world:  There are numserous reports of 556s out there putting thousands of rounds of steel cased ammo downrange without a single issue.



I think you missed the Ruger part of this thread.


Mine shoots steel cased ammo fine.
Link Posted: 4/21/2011 11:45:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KS-Diesel:
Originally Posted By parabellum_9x19:
SIG did clarify that shooting steel case ammo out of the 556 and 556R does not void the warranty.  That was a nasty rumor that started from a few Sig USA people speaking before consulting engineering.

I believe they "advise against it", but it will not void your warranty.

Now, entering the real world:  There are numserous reports of 556s out there putting thousands of rounds of steel cased ammo downrange without a single issue.



I think you missed the Ruger part of this thread.


Mine shoots steel cased ammo fine.


*smacks forehead*

Oh my god I'm an idiot....I saw "sr 556" and somehow translated that to "sig 556" in my brain.

Jesus....Ok, sorry, disregard what I posted.

Link Posted: 4/22/2011 8:38:40 AM EDT
My Ruger functions fine with Wolf and Golden Tiger steel case ammo.  I use gas setting "2".  Gas setting "1" gives an occasional failure to lock back the bolt when the mag is empty with both brass and steel case ammo.
Link Posted: 4/22/2011 11:40:21 AM EDT
I've had issues with Wolf.  Got stuck!  Only put a few rounds through and I was done.  Would not eject from the Chamber.  
Link Posted: 4/22/2011 11:44:57 AM EDT
Ive never tried it but after a call to ruger they said there are no issues and it wont effect warrarty either. shoot away.
Link Posted: 4/22/2011 11:48:28 AM EDT
mine really loved wolf 75gr bthp.
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 8:31:46 AM EDT
Thanks Folks!  Just ordered 500 rds of Silver Bear...  We will see how it works OR if I need one of you to buy the rest from me ;)
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 7:15:14 PM EDT



Originally Posted By soapboxpreacher:


I've had issues with Wolf.  Got stuck!  Only put a few rounds through and I was done.  Would not eject from the Chamber.  



Same here, wolf, golden tiger, silver bear. It sure likes the brass though



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:34:14 AM EDT
My SR556C has been reliable with Hornady steel cased training ammo and heavier stuff like WOLF 75gr but it doesn't seem to care for the lighter stuff like Silver Bear 62gr. Is this due to variances in case materials? Maybe pressure curve with different powders and lighter bullets? Dwell time of the rifle's action? A chamber that could use a little polishing?  Maybe a combination of all these.

As others have suggested; get a box or two to try before buying in quantity. Just make sure you take a cleaning rod to the range with you in case you do stick a case.

PS-not a bash on Ruger by any means, as I've seen stuck cases in non-piston guns, too.

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