Ruger SR-762 Rifle Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
March 11, 2014

Ruger SR-762 Review 

The Ruger SR-762 Rifle comes boxed as shown below which seems to be the standard for Ruger's AR styled rifles.


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Ruger SR-762 Review

The end of the box had a label with the critical identifying information such as:

  • Model: 05601
  • Finish: Black Anodized Aluminum
  • Serial Number: Shown
  • Catalog No: SR-762
  • Caliber: 7.62 NATO

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Ruger SR-762 Review

All items were packed inside the soft-case.

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Ruger SR-762 Review

Unzipping the case revealed the rifle and components packed as shown.

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Ruger SR-762 Review

Inside the case were the following items which are listed and shown below:

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Ruger SR-762 Review

When I first opened the box, I was a little surprised to see that the rifle shipped with three DPMS metal magazines instead of the polymer Magpul magazines as shown at the Ruger website.  One of the magazines had the card shown below attached and the card explains that Ruger found these metal magazines provided the best function in this rifle.

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Ruger SR-762 Review

These next photos show the "as received" condition of the SR-762 rifle.  As you would expect, the rifle was in a new condition and my detailed inspection didn't find any issue with the rifle.  The SR-762 looked like a quality piece of hardware and the overall surface finish of the parts was very nice.  The action seemed smooth and the rifle was thoroughly lubricated as with most new Ruger firearms.

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Ruger SR-762 Review

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Ruger SR-762 Review

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Ruger SR-762 Review

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Ruger SR-762 Review


First Impressions

I have been hoping and waiting on Ruger to start production of the SR-762 rifle for a couple of years and I was extremely excited to finally get my hands on the rifle.  To put it clearly, Ruger didn't let me down.  The SR-762 looked and felt impressive.   I was a little surprised with the metal DPMS magazines instead of the polymer Magpul magazines, but if Ruger feels the metal magazines will give a greater reliability, then those are the ones I want to own.  When shouldering the rifle, I could tell immediately that the SR-762 had a heavier feel (and it should) than the SR-556C which is about 1.2 pounds less.  Overall, I would say I had a very positive first impression of the SR-762.

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