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6/25/2018 7:04:05 PM
Posted: 6/17/2018 11:01:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2018 11:02:49 AM EDT by ClanDireWolf]
like the earlier model 6965 with the crappy rotary mag?

I don't get the change.

It's been making me hold off on getting the model 26965.

I would get a Mossberg but the horror stories about them make them a no go.
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 11:11:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 11:23:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2018 11:29:51 AM EDT by ClanDireWolf]
Hmmm.

I seen a couple guys on YT say they can't close the bolt on 5.56 rounds.

Also, SAMMI disagree's with you.

SAAMI SafetyReminder

The main reason being that a barrel marked as chambered
in 223 Remington will have a shorter throat into the rifling than a
“5.56” barrel which will cause increased pressure when the “5.56”
ammunition is fired in it.
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Link Posted: 6/17/2018 11:33:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2018 11:45:51 AM EDT by AeroE]
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 11:45:06 AM EDT
none of this addresses the OP's question concerning the MAGAZINE which i believe is nonsensical (5.56 vs .223 mag differences = none)
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 11:46:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2018 11:48:29 AM EDT by hankforker]
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Originally Posted By ClanDireWolf:
Hmmm.

I seen a couple guys on YT say they can't close the bolt on 5.56 rounds.

Also, SAMMI disagree's with you.

SAAMI SafetyReminder
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Do you understand that SAAMI warning?

Edit: Sorry, thought this was GD.
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 11:46:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 11:59:09 AM EDT
Were these stock guns?
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Yes.
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 1:14:56 PM EDT
The continued distinctions are a bit bizzare. Seemingly no one is making a semi-auto gun in .223, and the strength of typical bolt actions make it a non-issue.
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 6:12:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By backbencher:
The continued distinctions are a bit bizzare. Seemingly no one is making a semi-auto gun in .223, and the strength of typical bolt actions make it a non-issue.
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This
Link Posted: 6/17/2018 8:22:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2018 10:41:58 AM EDT
My 26965 is marked 5.56 NATO on the barrel. The Ruger site lists it as .223, but on another forum where this issue was brought up a Ruger rep said the chamber is 5.56 on the RAR.

Now if this is actually the case or not I can't say. Shoot Ruger a message, OP. They respond very quickly.
Link Posted: 7/10/2018 7:30:53 PM EDT
I’ve had my Mossberg MVP Patrol 5.56 since it was first released. No issues with it at all. The rifle out of the box, is a tack driver. And groups tightened up even more when I slid it into the MDT chassis.

I think Ruger has a marketing oops going on. Someone has gotten the specs for the rifles screwed up on the website. Give Ruger a call or shoot them an email.



Originally Posted By ClanDireWolf:
like the earlier model 6965 with the crappy rotary mag?

I don't get the change.

It's been making me hold off on getting the model 26965.

I would get a Mossberg but the horror stories about them make them a no go.
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Link Posted: 7/10/2018 7:54:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jimmyc2112:
I’ve had my Mossberg MVP Patrol 5.56 since it was first released. No issues with it at all. The rifle out of the box, is a tack driver. And groups tightened up even more when I slid it into the MDT chassis.

I think Ruger has a marketing oops going on. Someone has gotten the specs for the rifles screwed up on the website. Give Ruger a call or shoot them an email.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms-1/i-pLnRnN4/1/b5b530a1/L/IMG_3788-Edit-L.jpg

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Originally Posted By jimmyc2112:
I’ve had my Mossberg MVP Patrol 5.56 since it was first released. No issues with it at all. The rifle out of the box, is a tack driver. And groups tightened up even more when I slid it into the MDT chassis.

I think Ruger has a marketing oops going on. Someone has gotten the specs for the rifles screwed up on the website. Give Ruger a call or shoot them an email.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms-1/i-pLnRnN4/1/b5b530a1/L/IMG_3788-Edit-L.jpg

Originally Posted By ClanDireWolf:
like the earlier model 6965 with the crappy rotary mag?

I don't get the change.

It's been making me hold off on getting the model 26965.

I would get a Mossberg but the horror stories about them make them a no go.
If Mossberg would have made at least one or two variants with a 1:8 or 1:7 twist they would have a even bigger chunk of that market. I had heard they finally offered one with the faster twist but I haven’t stayed informed.
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